If you’re not up to crossing the pond and don’t want to stray too far, well the nation’s capital, Ottawa, may be the solution. Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute is a great weekend getaway. Since 1895, the school has been the culinary faculty of choice. A friend’s daughter went to Paris for a several week course, returned home with a portfolio of recipes, new chutzpa in the kitchen and a with her diploma, an apron and a knife set. Now you can’t get this 20-something enthusiast away from the stove.