Holiday Cooking Class for One or Two at Cook Au Vin (Up to 56% Off)

Bucktown

88% of 136 Groupon Customers Recommend

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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.

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)

During hands-on classes, students learn to create elegant menus featuring classic dishes such as turkey filet mignon, homemade sausage with boar, and baked alaska. View the class schedule here.

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

Chef Kristi was terrific -- she explained everything effectively, had a lot of patience and really knew her stuff -- even when she was asked curveball

Debbie 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

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

Holiday cooking classes impart tips on crafting elegant dishes to pupils in a well-stocked kitchen

The Fine Print

Expires 360 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability. 24hr cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply; $55 rescheduling fee applies to all cancellations. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Everything you need to entertain in style
Culinary tools and activities, from cooking demos to kitchen appliances