Neil Patrick Harris’ ‘Wowza’ Birthday Gift: Grilling Lessons from Bobby Flay (PHOTOS)

07/22/2015 at 01:05 PM ET

Neil Patrick Harris Bobby Flay
Courtesy Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris may have celebrated his 42nd birthday on June 15, but he just redeemed one of his presents: A grilling class with Bobby Flay.

On Tuesday night, Harris Tweeted a photo of his backyard cookout with the Food Network chef in the Hamptons, with what appear to be a pair of sizzling steaks hitting the grill in the background. The “wowza” grilling session was a gift from Harris’ actor/chef husband David Burtka.

(Nice work, hubby!)

Flay, fresh off the heels of his recent divorce from actress Stephanie March, appeared to be getting along famously with the actor, with Harris calling him “an amazingly gracious host/chef.”

And after the cooking lesson, the group feasted heartily: grilled chicken, herb-sprinkled corn and cheeseburgers were all on the menu.

Harris has made no secret of his love of food and cooking, recently taking a mixology class and often posting restaurant photos on his exclusively food porn Twitter account.

The Harris-Burtka clan—including twin children Harper and Gideon, 4—have been spending much of their summer in East Hampton, New York. Making the most of the warm weather, the couple has been Instagramming their adventures in fruit and veggie picking, clamming and baking. Following in the footsteps of Taylor Swift, the couple even fit in a cooking date with Ina Garten for an episode that will air on the Food Network later this year.

—Shay Spence, @chezspence

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Guest on

Just lost some more respect for Bobby Flay.

Tina on

@Guest, what, from this article, made you lose more respect for Bobby Flay?

Ginger Greenwood on

Harris’s gift. Learn grammar, please.

Anonymous on

@gues,You should have lost respect for Bobby after he cheated on his wife and treated her terribly.

Some guy on

Did you know he likes having penis in he butt hole.

GodZilla on

Ah, what a great gift!!




Joby on

What an adorable pair of gays.

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