Get in the kitchen, CSI-style.
The school, which has locations in Lincoln Square and in the Merchandise Mart, has introduced "Restaurant Recipes Revealed," a series of monthly classes that will walk guests step-by-step through the making of those entrees you find yourself thinking about long after the meal has ended.
The two-and-a-half-hour courses will feature the goods on making four dishes, which this month include monkey bread with dill butter from The Bristol and Birchwood Kitchen's speck sandwich stuffed with smoked prosciutto, celery root cream, celery and truffle oil on ciabatta.
The Chopping Block's food-obsessed staff select the dishes to be dissected, sometimes with the help of the restaurant chefs, sometimes not. But, each is easy to make, you'll get lots of samples during the class, and you'll get to take the recipe home.
The Chopping Block will next offer the "Restaurant Recipes Revealed" class from 7-9:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 14 and Thursday, Aug. 27 at its Lincoln Square outpost and from 6-8:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 24 at its Merchandise Mart venue.
The class is $40 a pop -- a good deal considering how much you would blow going directly to the source.