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Abigail's Kitchen

Abigail's Kitchen

Cooking
Lower East Side, New York, New York
(380 Reviews)

The school, located in Greenwich Village, is owned by Abigail Hitchcock. It has been open for almost 13 years, something of a record in Manhattan.

The cooking classes in in this school offer a unique experience of learning in a working restaurant kitchen. (If there’s a sudden rush, students stand back!) There are also tours in various New York City neighborhoods—Chinatown Shop and Cook is a perennially sold-out favorite. In another popular cooking class, One Night Stand, the student/chef works with Abby to plan, cook and serve family and friends a meal at the restaurant.

Notes:
We don't have any age restrictions on either our classes or events. We take people of all ages, but those under 21 years of age are not allowed to consume wine or any alcoholic beverages.

Reviews of Abigail's Kitchen

(380 Reviews)
Dinner in the Dark

2/17/2020
Anavia F.

Attended: Dinner in the Dark


We enjoy the experience of Dinner in the Dark.

Dinner in the Dark

2/5/2020
Sarah P.

Attended: Dinner in the Dark


Great experience and wonderful chef/owner!

Knife Skills

2/3/2020
Mary Ella C.

Attended: Knife Skills


Very informative..instructor was great,!!

Vietnamese Menu: Spotlight on Pho

2/1/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Vietnamese Menu: Spotlight on Pho


Overall, instructor was knowledgable, but unhelpful at key points. Class was disorganized and food was ok. Read on for specifics. Pros: - Instructor was charismatic, knowledgable, and passionate about creating good food with good ingredients. - The knowledge of ingredients and techniques of making pho seemed in depth and pointed when presented by the instructor. - Spoke highly and in detail of local Vietnamese grocery stores in China town for acquiring specific ingredients Cons: - Class was disorganized. Ingredients and utensils were still being brought out after the designated start time. - Instructor's assistant was distracted and forgot to include specific ingredients within summer roles which caused many of them to lack those ingredients. - Instructor started describing how to make dumplings. Did not provide clear instruction. Left the table and simply handed two guests the recipe to follow without instruction. They were then left to figure out how to make the dumplings on their own. This could have been done at home and was not appropriate for a class setting. The instructor should work with their guests with the assumption they do not know how to create the dish as this is why they paid for the class. -When asked what the instructor's favorite pho place was in the city, the answer was they did not have one and that their pho was the best pho. This was unappreciated to say that there was not one restaurant in the city, who specialize in pho and Vietnamese cuisine, was any good. They could not mention at least one good place to try which was off putting. -After dessert and natural discussions around the table subsided past the 8:30pm class end, there was no send off or close from the instructor. People just simply got up in silence and said good bye which prompted the instructor to then start saying good bye.

Dinner in the Dark

1/27/2020
Mary G.

Attended: Dinner in the Dark


Excellent. Food and wine were great. A lot of fun.

Caribbean Feast

1/26/2020
Betty C.

Attended: Caribbean Feast


Yet another great class at Abigail's Kitchen. Chef Roger was informative and helpful, and the menu was delicious. Chef Abby and her team are terrific. Thanks for a wonderful experience!

Dinner in the Dark

1/22/2020
Chelsea H.

Attended: Dinner in the Dark


I loved it all! The sounds the tastes the courses were awesome. I do think some of my food had a touch of cream or something that I listed as a sensitivity, but it was all very tasty. If there was anything about the experience I would change, I’d say that if we are supposed to wait outside in the wintertime, we should know about it so we don’t end up arriving early and waiting so long in the cold. Anyway, thank you Abigail and staff you were all so kind and accommodating!

Knife Skills

1/19/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Knife Skills


Cordial, knowledgeable ppl. Nice atmosphere. Well organize.

Shop & Cook: Indian Market for Spices

1/18/2020
Roman K.

Attended: Shop & Cook: Indian Market for Spices


Amazing experience!!!

Wine Wednesday! Tasting: Natural Wines

1/16/2020
Antoine G.

Attended: Wine Wednesday! Tasting: Natural Wines


My partner and I took this class yesterday; we were blown away by the expertise and intimacy of the night. Abigail is such a knowledgable and bubbly hostess and she led the class with an infectious fervor. Matt, who also assisted with the class, made everything seamless between wines. We had such an amazing time discovering natural wines and understanding wine as a sensory experience. Thank you for everything!

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<b>Meet at the intersection of <br></b> <b>Canal & Baxter Streets in front</b>, New York, New York 10013
Abigail's Kitchen
Lower East Side, Manhattan
Meet at the intersection of
Canal & Baxter Streets in front
of the red Chinatown Info booth
New York, New York 10013

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Upcoming Classes at Abigail's Kitchen

Mardi Gras Menu
Mardi Gras Menu
Next start date:

Sunday Feb 23rd, 5pm - 8:30pm

Ukrainian Varenyky (Pierogi) Workshop
Ukrainian Varenyky (Pierogi) Workshop
Next start date:

Wednesday Feb 26th, 6:30pm - 10pm

Leap Year Macarons
Leap Year Macarons
Next start date:

Saturday Feb 29th, 11am - 1:30pm

Dinner in the Dark
Dinner in the Dark
Next start date:

Tuesday Feb 25th, 7pm - 9:15pm

Elegant Vegan Entertaining
Elegant Vegan Entertaining
Next start date:

Wednesday Mar 25th, 6:30pm - 10pm

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