CityView February 2024

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Date night Fayetteville offers a wide variety of events to enjoy on date night: From in-house cooking classes by Chef Mei Personal Chef Service, to sipping wine while painting portraits of your partner at Wine & Design Fayetteville, to freestyling designs on pottery at Greg’s Art Pottery and Gifts, to a gripping dad/daughter date throwing axes at Axes and Armor. Whether you like a thrillingly adventurous date or a relaxing date night in enjoying food, you’ll find something perfect for you and your date. PHOTOGRAPHY BY TONY WOOTEN

10 February 2024

Chef Mei, the owner of Chef Mei Personal Chef Service, LLC, applies her boutique catering concept to teach a cooking class in the home of husband and wife Brian Krakover and Barbara Wise. Brian and Barbara use Chef Mei's services as a private chef biweekly but chose this evening to create an intimate experience by preparing a meal with her guidance. Opposite top, Barbara Wise (left) learns Chef Mai's smashing technique for her Crispy Smashed Brussels sprouts while her husband Brian begins sauteing squash for the Winter Squash Risotto with Sage and Pine Nuts. Opposite left, Brian seasoned steaks that he glazed with a Sweet Bourbon Coffee Sauce for tonight's dinner. Opposite right, Brian and Barbara sit to enjoy their self-prepared meal.

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