My cousin is 15 and is really passionate about cooking (and the food network...). She's going to Cake Boss with her dad and is taking italian and a french pastry cooking classes in the city.
I want to take her to dinner where she can either a) watch the food being made b) meet the chef and/or c) learn about cooking and cuisine.
It would be so amazing if anyone knew of a tiny place where the chef is friendly and might even be willing to surprise her by taking her back to the kitchen. I know that's pretty much impossible but I figured I'd ask anyway. Doesn't have to be dinner-- a bakery or cafe would be great as well.
I just want her to have a memorable experience! Any and all suggestions welcome. We'll be hanging out this Saturday and Sunday.