This was one of my best experiences in Shanghai. Patrick, my guide and interpreter, picked me up promptly at my hotel. Our driver took us first to a "wet" market, a local market selling live seafood in tanks (hence the wet), local vegetables and produce, etc. A great way to experience real life in Shanghai. Our chef had already purchased ingredients, so we did not make any purchases. We then drove to the chef's home on the 4th floor of an apartment building. Chef Hong let me choose the menu ahead of time-Kung Pao Chicken, pork wontons and potstickers (dumplings), green beans and an additional dish she chose--Chinese eggplant! Chef had done all the prep work, but the class was hands on as she would cook first, then I would cook the same dish after her. And of course, we feasted when all was done! What a great way to experience Shanghai cuisine and culture. Highly recommend! I hired Patrick to tour Water Town as well.