Food lovers who learn to cook enhance their self-sufficiency, just like frequent zoo-goers who learn to hallucinate zebras. Prepare to strike out on your own with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $39 for a two-hour BYOB six-course Greek cooking class for one (a $79 value)
- $69 for the above class for two (a $158 value)
- $149 for the above class for four (a $316 value)
From 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays, classes cover the art of crafting cabbage rolls with farrow, almonds, currants and saffron, along with an accompanying tomato sauce with hints of cinnamon. Students also learn how to create Greek meat pie, zucchini fritters paired with skordalia, a garlic puree, as well as bougasta, a pastry topped with powered sugar. Students are welcome to bring their own bottle of wine to enjoy during the class.
At Taverna MaZí, named after the Greek term for “together,” patrons unite to share traditional Greek dishes that are reworked to please a contemporary palate. Open every day, and until 2 a.m. on weekend nights, the taverna inaugurates meals with starters such as spanakopita bursting with phyllo pastry before presenting larger plates such as the pita-wrapped grilled-octopus gyro and the pan-seared pork chops served with country-style skordalia potatoes. For students of Greek cuisine, the kitchen presents the tricks of its trade and Aristotle’s favorite knock-knock jokes in biweekly cooking classes, which showcase techniques for skewering meat and the art of crafting phyllo pastry.