I took a cooking class last night at 2941 and thought it was one of the most fun food experiences I've had in a long while. The class was a demonstration of different techniques and recipes in chocolate. Chef Krinn and his pastry chef Chris did the class a room with a long table set up at the front and rectangular tables for the 30 participants set up in rows. The class started with Chris demonstrating a molded chocolate while Chef Krinn provided the commentary. Chef Krinn's discussion of the technique was educational but also punctuated with plenty of humor and some anectdotes about his apprenticeships in France. Dinner is provided in the cost of the class and started with a glass of wine and bread baskets. This was my first time at 2941 and the bread is as amazing as everyone has been saying. There was pumpernickel raisin, french baguette, cherry almond, garlic chive, and another fruit studded that had yellow and white chunks. I enjoyed a piece of each except for the pumpernickel as I'm not a raisin fan. The bread was followed by a great salad with a Citrus Coriander vinagrette and an entree of Chilean sea bass with black bean sauce and shitake mushrooms. Dessert was spread over at least an hour, maybe 1 1/2 hours since we were eating things prepared in the class, and served with a glass of sparkling wine. In addition to the molded chocolates, Chef Krinn and Chris demonstrated the chocolate caramel filling for the chocolates, a chocolate mousse, chocolate-coffee truffles coated with candied hazelnuts, chocolate brownie cookies, chocolate ganache, tempering chocolate, and a glossy chocolate glaze for cake. The things that struck me the most about this class was just how NICE Chef Krinn is. He obviously loves what he does and loves sharing that knowledge with others. He was so at ease keeping up a running commentary as he and Chris went through each of the dishes. He also made sure to get the participants as involved as he could. He walked around the room with bowls and pots of things to show each person what they should be looking for in each step of his recipes. Chris broke off a chunk of good tempered chocolate so that everyone could look at it and feel it while he discussed the characteristics of tempered chocolate. At the end of the class, some folks were asking about the vinagrette recipe and the cake recipe. Chef Krinn invited anyone who wanted a recipe to come back into the kitchen where he could pull it up and print it out for them. That completely floored me. He had about 15 people (each holding a complimentary loaf of bread) crowded around his computer station while he pulled up the recipes. All in all, it was an experience that lasted just under 4 hours. Quite the bargain, if you ask me. I broke into the bread this morning for breakfast and found that it was studded with chunks of figs. Yum!