This idea is best explained with the following pictures, but The Makery, a new restaurant that opened up down the street from us, lets you cook your own dinner. We each choose one or two dishes, everything is prepared beforehand, but we actually do the cooking of it. We can season it how we like, and make the plates look as beautiful as we like. It was such an entertaining and fun time with Abby and Grace. Particularly because we already love to cook, so getting to try a new dish that the restaurant actually came up with and cook it ourselves – without having to worry about all the prep – was so pleasant.
The Makery, DIY kitchen – restaurant
Look at these chefs!
Setting up to make our dishes!
Ready to make mini quiches with Abby! Brie, chopped dried fruit and apple
Abby and I at The Makery with our aprons
Grace preparing her pumpkin soup
Grace getting ready to puree together her pumpkin soup
Prepped for our main dishes! Salmon and pasta
Mini quiches in the oven
Grace pureeing her soup and Abby in awe!
Grace pureeing her pumpkin soup
Finishing touches on Grace’s pumpkin soup
Beautiful pumpkin soup with toasted pepitas and a drizzle of pumpkin seed oil!
Final product of the mini quiches
My chicken, gorgonzola and black olive pasta
Abby’s pork and tomato, red pepper pasta
Grace and her salman
Talking and enjoying the rest of our bottle of wine upstairs after dinner
Grace’s beautiful dinner!