$35 for a Kids' Cooking Class at Cook Au Vin ($65 Value)

Bucktown

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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.

$35 for a Kids' Cooking Class for Ages 7–14 ($65 Value)

After donning provided caps and aprons, students at Cook Au Vin's Little Chef Academy embark on one of four delicious projects. They can twist croissants and stuff brioche; fill crepes with chocolate, fruit, and cheese; toss homemade pizza dough; or coat fresh pasta in cheese sauce. Capped at eight students each, classes get the entire kitchen to themselves, and parents can join in upon request. Classes take place on August 7, September 11, October 9, or November 13 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m .

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

Five stars, hands down awesome experience. The chef creates a fun and relaxed atmosphere, and it's really fun working with the other people

Heather M., Yelp, 3/12/12

a lot of fun for anyone no matter what your culinary experience is. If you are a novice, then that's fine, you will learn a lot.

Nathaniel W., Yelp, 1/17/12

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.”


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    Bucktown

    2256 N Elston Ave.

    Chicago, Illinois 60614

    773-489-3141

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In a Nutshell

Four types of cooking classes impart cooking know-how to little pupils in a well-stocked kitchen

The Fine Print

Expires Dec 26th, 2012. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as a gifts. Registration required. 24hr cancellation notice or $15 fee may apply. Valid for ages 7-14. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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