Tables at fine-dining restaurants are known for their fancy white-linen outfits, unlike tables in home kitchens, which are notorious for going nude. Get the tools to teach your kitchen some manners with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $70 for a holiday cooking class for one (a $140 value)
- $115 for a holiday cooking class for two (a $260 value)
Cook Au Vin
With baskets full of hand-plucked, wild blueberries, Vincent Colombet and his cousins happily crammed into their Alsatian grandmother's tiny kitchen. In that quaint room, equipped with only a wood-burning cast-iron stove, Vincent learned over the years how to tuck berries into pies, prepare meats sourced from neighboring farms, and eventually produce elaborate meals for his entire family.
Driven by his passion for French family-style cuisine, he traveled to Paris before a longing for experiences abroad tugged him across the pond and into the arms of the Windy City in 2004. The following year he opened Cook Au Vin, where he leads three-hour BYOB cooking classes centered around classic techniques and organic ingredients. Patrons may also enlist the Cook Au Vin team to cater special events, or swing by Colombet's Logan Square bakery, La Boulangerie, for butter-infused inhalations, freshly made crepes, and crusty baguettes.
Tips from Groupon Customers
“The class was great! The instructors were personable and helpful, and we had a good time with our fellow students as well. Loved that it was BYOB and we were left...”
“The class was great! The instructors were personable and helpful, and we had a good time with our fellow students as well. Loved that it was BYOB and we were left with lots of delicious bread to take home at the end of the class... just a good time all around.”
“Great class, learned how to make french pastry and have made it at home. ”
“Cook Au Vin was great. The class was very well run, the chef was fun and even gave out his email address so we can email him with any questions we had after the...”
“Cook Au Vin was great. The class was very well run, the chef was fun and even gave out his email address so we can email him with any questions we had after the class. I had a great time and am looking at the other classes.”
Chef Kristi was terrific -- she explained everything effectively, had a lot of patience and really knew her stuff -- even when she was asked curveballDebbie S., Yelp, 9/21/12
We learned some great cooking techniques and took on some culinary challenges that we would have otherwise demurred.Rich R., Yelp, 9/27/12