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Hocking Hills, Ohio: Cooking getaway
Cooking with six strangers at the Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls--then serving the meal to 40 other guests--may not seem like a relaxed winter weekend at first. But Executive Chef Anthony Schulz and owner Ellen Grinsfelder are experts at running the rustic inn's culinary weekends.
Guests tackle recipes such as charred tomato salsa, fire-roasted red-pepper salad with vinaigrette and sauteed pineapple with coconut cream and caramel in phyllo cups. Schulz circulates through the kitchen, offering techniques and tips and refilling wineglasses. Pretty soon, the cooks are chatting in the kitchen like it's their own. And for the night, it is.
When the meal is done, you take a seat in the dining room, and the waitstaff serves each course. Then lean back in your chairs and relax -- happy, full, and eager to do it again someday. From $125. See Midwest Living's review. (800) 653-2557; innatcedarfalls.com
Pictured: Chef Anthony Schulz leads a cooking class at The Inn at Cedar Falls.