Starting April 11, the W Los Angeles will be hosting a series of private group cooking classes with Chef Dakota Weiss. Hotel guests and L.A. locals have the opportunity to prep, cook, and dine on Chef Weiss’s specially designed seasonal menus while enjoying specialty cocktails and wine pairings. The menu for the first class consists of a grilled artichoke appetizer with three dipping sauces, an entrée of whole roasted beef tenderloin with brown butter spring carrot puree, English peas and port wine reduction, and a dessert of roasted white chocolate and lemon-infused bread pudding with Voli Raspberry Cocoa vodka hard sauce. Classes can accommodate up to eight people and is priced at $135/person (includes wine). Scheduled class dates are April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, and August 8. Call 310-443-8211 to get your tickets. 930 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024.