Everyone has that one friend who's known for her can't-miss dinner parties. In her perfectly decorated apartment, conversation is fluid, laughter is plentiful and wine flows freely as you are treated to a gourmet, restaurant-quality dinner. If you want a chance to emulate her and conquer your culinary qualms, here are our top picks for cooking and entertaining classes in New York City. From rustic-style Italian favorites to perfect-for-spring, healthy vegan fare, impress your guests with help from these dinner party masters.

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