Culinary classes teach survival skills for today's fast-paced world, and also tomorrow's faster-paced world ruled by sentient vegetables. Stockpile culinary moves with this Groupon
$75 for an Introductory Sushi-Making Class for Two ($166 Value)
Choose from the following dates:
- Thursday, October 18
- Saturday, October 20
- Friday, October 26
- Wednesday, November 14
- Saturday, November 17
- Tuesday, November 20
- Wednesday, November 21
Classes, which are held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., start with vegetable rolls and edamame before leading into an interactive session that unveils the secrets of creating california rolls; spicy-tuna hand rolls; shrimp, salmon, or yellowtail sushi; and a special roll for Groupon classes. Sake tastings and other alcohol will be available for purchase during class.
Sushi on a Roll
Jeff Roberto, a sushi expert, brings a plethora of experience to his San Diego sushi oasis. He has catered large events of up to 16,000 guests as well as the sets of such Hollywood films as Titanic, Pearl Harbor, and Elizabethtown. Inside SOAR (Sushi On A Roll) he constructs specialty rolls filled with shrimp tempura, seared tuna, spicy scallops, and sashimi and nigiri rolls featuring fresh water eel and squid.
Roberto also leads group explorations in the art of sushi preparation during interactive sushi-making classes held inside a private sushi bar. Two-hour classes commence with an assessment of how many edamame you can stuff in your cheeks before you begin tucking vegetable fillings in sheets of seaweed with the help of a bamboo mat. Students jot down notes on the proper consistency of sushi rice, when to sprinkle rolls with sesame seeds, and how to repurpose chopsticks as the mast of a ship-in-a-bottle.
A koi mural provides the backdrop for the expansive 30-seat sushi bar, which is outlined in neon to highlight the dramatic curve of the space. The expansive venue, which accommodates up to 100 people, is popular among large groups of friends looking for a fun outing and U.S. senators playing hooky. Free parking is also available.