Chef for a Day program. Here's the deal: interested cooks meet with Chef Michael Crouse, who determines their skill level, chooses a date for cooking, and collaborates with them on a four-course menu that to be offered at the restaurant that night for around $40 per person. (Restaurant patrons dining on a Chef for a Day night can also choose from the regular menu.) Participant-chefs should expect to come early to the restaurant for prep on the day they cook and stay late through the meal. Since September, Sotto Sopra has hosted four amateur chefs to great success, says Monika Pawlik-Bosio, the restaurant's co-owner. Cost is $100. The experience of cooking dinner in a restaurant for your friends and family? Priceless.