Cooking Class - Japanese Izakaya Fare

Join Chef Alan as he shares his favorite recipes learned working in a Japanese izakaya.

In this hands-on class with Chef Alan, you will have the unique opportunity to learn how to prepare a deliciously exotic four-course menu typically only found at an izakaya — also known as a Japanese gastropub.

Some of the recipes you can look forward to creating in this class with Chef Alan include fried tofu fritters filled with gingko nuts, shiitake mushrooms, and pea shoots, tuna tempura with tobiko and a homemade Asian slaw, an authentic Japanese soba noodle stir fry with pork belly and vegetables, and a coconut mochi cake for dessert.

Guests are welcome to provide wine and beer to enjoy during the class.

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 14
  • Meal Courses 4
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Labels Asian, Couples, Date Night, Group, Japanese

Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Alan

Carrie A.


16 Sep 2019

Chef Alan is a personable, talented chef and accomplished improvisational musician. The improv thinking definitely translates into his cooking because I've never thought to put some ingredients together (i.e. mango, crab, and asparagus). I adored the tuna tempura and finished every last bite. I'll be attempting that one soon myself because I can't stop thinking about it. Thanks for cooking and hosting me, Alan! 

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Chef Alan is a restaurant consultant, cookbook author, and award-winning executive chef with nearly 40 years of high-level professional culinary experience under his belt. He regularly participates in the annual Great Chefs of Los Angeles event — a celebration of the city's best chefs and tastemakers — and specializes in a variety of cuisines, including Asian, French, Italian, Mexican, Spanish, Californian, and Floribbean.

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Chef Alan will travel to guests within Chicago for this experience.

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