Children should never, ever play with fire. Unless, of course, they are planning to crank up the gas stove and prepare mommy and daddy a nice soba noodle salad, a blueberry-and-mint glazed lamb shank, an assortment of roasted root vegetables, and, to finish, a pumpkin-spiced crème brûlée.
It's true that most of our little ones lack the basic kitchen skills to provide their providers with gourmet meals on a regular basis, but thanks to Yia Yia's culinary classes for kids 6 and up, your child can study with professional chefs and learn how to prepare appetizers, pizzas, pastas, and -- of course -- desserts. In addition to expanding your progeny's gastronomic horizons, the $25 tuition fee also covers the cost of a chef's hat, and participants will receive a coupon good for one free appetizer at Yia Yia's Eurocafé in Germantown.
Kids' culinary classes are held on Saturday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. At the end of the class, students will receive a diploma entitling them to spend the rest of their wonder years in the scullery whipping up innovative delicacies for their parents.
Kids' Culinary Classes, Saturdays 10 to 11 a.m., at Yia Yia's eurocafÉ,
7615 Farmington in Germantown. Call 756-4004 to make reservations.