Going with the party’s theme of ‘Sweet and Spicy,’ Julie and her guests learned how to cook three delicious-sounding items, including: Potato and Green Pea Samosas served with a Serrano chili-based Green Chutney and Pickled Root Vegetables; Chicken Vindaloo; and Molten Chocolate Lava Cake with an Ancho Chili Ganache center, served with a Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and a Spicy Tuile Cookie.
Hey, where was our invite?!
Of the event, Julie said:
“I’m not your typical bride, so doing something out of the box like a cooking lesson at Le Cordon Bleu was perfect for my shower. I loved that although I invited a lot of friends from various parts of my life, the hands-on aspect created a forced interaction—in the best way possible! It was so unexpected and unique, and everyone had such a great time.”
Julie, 39, is engaged to marketing executive Rich Orosco. The couple confirmed their engagement to PEOPLE, in 2011.