Yesterday my boyfriend and I took a class we've been talking about for a while - Sushi Making 101! The sushi making class was at STEEL Restaurant & Lounge in Midtown Atlanta. This place is minutes from Tech, but it was my first visit so I was excited because of that reason too. I'm sharing my experience below, and I hope it's helpful for others considering taking this class.
Above are some quick facts about what the 1.5 hour class includes. I loved seeing the break down of the salmon and learning how to properly roll the sushi. The last 30 minutes of the session are mainly for eating, receiving some gifts from the restaurant, and paying for the class.
Before the class started, everyone got a complimentary drink!
The class was set up around the sushi bar area. We had one instructor (who was awesome!) and the chefs helped out some as well. The food to go into the sushi was ready for us when we got to the bar. The restaurant was very understanding of dietary restrictions and food allergies. It was no problem for me to make my sushi using just vegetables, even though the standard class includes spicy tuna, crab, and BBQ eel.
This was such a fun thing to do with someone else! Although I'm sure the class would have been just as awesome if I went alone, I was happy to share my work space with someone I know. Most people in our class appeared to be couples or friends attending together. The photo above was when we were about to add the sliced avocado to our cucumber roll!
The finished product! The chefs cut up my sushi rolls and added some finishing touches to the plate. How delicious does this look?! Our instructor brought out our finished plates and we were able to enjoy them at the tables in the dining room. Perfect way to taste our creations.
Before leaving, we also got Sushi 101 certificates & goodie bags with supplies for sushi making at home! This was such a fun date and new activity. I definitely suggest it to anyone who enjoys sushi and doing hands on activities with friends or significant others! And, since this was my first time at STEEL Restaurant & Lounge, it counts toward my 24 to-do's list!
Have you ever made your own sushi? How did it go?