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Sur La Table

October 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Sur La Table is located on Girard Avenue in La Jolla.

Sur La Table is located on Girard Avenue in La Jolla.

Sur La Table La Jolla opened with great fanfare last summer and has won the hearts of local home cooks and foodies. They offer cooking classes focused on seasonal cuisine (“fantastic fall soups”) and are big on teaching techniques (“essential knife skills”) and international cuisines (‘tapas and paella”). I really appreciate that classes take place throughout the day and in the early evening, which means they are available to everyone.

The beautiful Sur La Table store, located on Girard Avenue, also sells a huge range of tools and cookware. Some things are basic (suitable for “challenged’ cooks like me) and others are hard-to-find specialty tools for my sophisticated foodie friends. Everything is of the highest quality.

Normally classes are 2 to 2 ½ hours in length and include time for tasting all of the dishes prepared. However, Sur La Table La Jolla also offers private cooking lessons and creates customized sessions for individuals or small groups. I’m guessing this will become a popular option for bridal showers, birthday parties and maybe even groups of travelers who want a hands-on experience with a special cuisine.

The classroom at Sur La Table La Jolla is comfortable and attractive.

The classroom at Sur La Table La Jolla is comfortable and attractive.

Speaking of bridal showers, Sur La Table is renowned for their excellent gift registry.

Since Sur La Table opened the first store in Seattle’s Pike Place Market in 1972, they have demonstrated their belief that the kitchen is the center of the home. This is certainly the case today in La Jolla where farm-to-table cuisine is on everyone’s lips (literally and figuratively) and folks who couldn’t keep a geranium alive a few years ago and now harvesting their home-grown tomatoes.

Even if you don’t have the time or inclination to take a Sur La Table cooking class, be sure to visit the store and feast your eyes on the artistically-displayed cookware, serving pieces, and tableware.

If you’re headed to La Jolla, check the Sur La Table Web site for class schedules and other events.

Bon appetit…

Elizabeth Hansen

P.S.  Sur La Table is participating in the La Jolla Foodie Getaway. Click here to enter the contest.

Sur La Table offers a wide range of very high quality cookware, serving pieces, and tableware.

Sur La Table offers a wide range of very high quality cookware, serving pieces, and tableware.

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I live in La Jolla and I'm a travel writer, so in addition to enjoying my home town's great weather, beautiful surroundings, and range of cultural and recreational options, I also see La Jolla - and the rest of San Diego - as a travel destination. And what I see sometimes drives me batty. People vacation in La Jolla, but don't take advantage of everything our community offers, so I decided to start this blog and provide insider advice for out-of-towners. Hey. I figure if I can write insider tips about exotic destinations on Authentic Luxury Travel, I ought to be able to lead readers off the beaten path that starts just outside my front door. In the process, I'm having fun revisiting my favorite places and discovering some new ones. Travel writers are naturally snoopy, and this blog is my excuse to have a good ol' sticky beak around my home town. I hope you find it helpful. If you are coming to La Jolla or another area of San Diego and would like my help in planning your trip, please read "Need Help Planning Your Trip" and then email me at ehansen298@aol.com. Elizabeth Hansen

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