BYOB Pastry and Baking Class for Two or One at Cook Au Vin (Up to 52% Off)

Bucktown

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In a Nutshell

Expert chefs impart French-cooking know-how to pupils of all experience levels in hands-on, 3- to 4-hour classes with dinner-party feel

The Fine Print

Expires Feb 27th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 24hr cancellation notice or $55 fee may apply. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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 today’s Groupon to Cook Au Vin. Choose between the following options:

  • For $125, you get a BYOB pastry and baking class for two (up to a $260 value).
  • For $65, you get a BYOB pastry and baking class for one (up to a $130 value).<p>

Cook Au Vin’s French-born head chef Vincent Colombet helps students to follow in his artisanal footsteps. During three-hour classes, groups of up to eight students don provided caps and aprons and pore over recipes for sweet French desserts. Under the watchful eye of professional pastry chefs and veteran sticks of butter, participants try their hand at dishes such as French-style macaroons, chocolate ganache, and napoleon pastries. As a fun-fueling bonus, students can bring bottles of champagne or port to sip during class while nibbling on their ultimate creations and learning the French word for “éclair.”

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.


Reviews

Francophiles rejoice: a slice of Paris lies right off Elston Avenue.

Katie Chelminski, Centerstage

Tips

88% of 140 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. ”

  • “Great food!! great fun!!”

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    Bucktown

    2256 N Elston Ave.

    Chicago, Illinois 60614

    773-489-3141

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