This evening's hands-on class was Italian themed (my husband's favorite) featuring fall foods that are obtainable at home or by mail order (some spices). We have been to many previous classes at Savory Spoon, and again this was a great night out. After Janice Thomas (owner and tonight's teacher) explains each recipe, including little tricks of an experienced chef, we all divide up to cook one of the menu dishes (you can pick appetizer, main course, salad, desert - whatever interests you most), and Janice magically moves around to assist (or rescue) each group as the chopping/cooking/assembling/plating occurs. Participants can move to other groups to see what they are doing, and all the while we are having great discussions with new acquaintances that become friends for the night as we finally sit down and enjoy each dish together (which tastes wonderful no matter how inexperienced the chefs). High quality wine by the glass or bottle is available for purchase at prices similar to good restaurant charges. Our table all agreed you can't go to a restaurant and have such a great meal at the price of the class. I would strongly recommend this to anyone or group because it is such a fun night.