$59 for a Pasta-Making Class for Two at The Local Epicurean ($118 Value)

Downtown

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$59 for a Pasta-Making Class for Two with a Take-Home Dinner ($118 Value)

In classes beginning on May 15, pupils master the art of making pasta the ancient Roman way, mixing all of the ingredients by hand on a countertop instead of using a bowl. Once they’ve made the dough, they can choose from a variety of pasta styles to craft their take-home meals, including stuffed ravioli, layered lasagna, or filled cannelloni. While they prepare the pasta, students sample a prepared appetizer and sip organic beverages. Students bring home enough raw pasta for a meal for four people. Classes are offered seven days a week between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

The Local Epicurean

At The Local Epicurean, owner Ryan Raredon, who has been profiled in the Grand Rapids Press, began pasta making as a hobby, before success at selling his noodles and seasonings in farmers’ markets inspired him to open his own store, where a panoply of handmade herb-infused sundries now resides. From pasta-making, Ryan has now expanded his store to include a Chocolate Lounge filled with delectable selections of cocoa-based confections. The store's newest space boasts a full chocolate menu with a wide selection of organic coffee and tea. Guests can opt for the Lounge's signature "Cha-Co-Lot" drink, delicately crafted and served in an antique silver coffee pot, a slice of triple chocolate cheesecake, or head to the paring stand to sample hand-made chocolates, dipped berries, cheeses, and breads. Patrons can satisfy their sweet-tooth cravings at The Chocolate Lounge seven days a week.


Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “Took the pasta making class with Curtis there. He was very energetic which made the class a ton of fun. We turned this into a date night and we had a great time. The...”

    “Took the pasta making class with Curtis there. He was very energetic which made the class a ton of fun. We turned this into a date night and we had a great time. The shop is very cool too, would highly recommend this :)”

  • “Great time, loved the class!”

  • “Enjoy your experience here! Take your time! It's a beautiful atmosphere that deserves a slower pace that the staff tries to give you :)”


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    Downtown

    111 Division Ave. S

    Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

    616-206-5175

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In a Nutshell

Students learn to make pasta from scratch using organic ingredients, ultimately creating pasta for four that they can bring home

The Fine Print

Expires Aug 7th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Classes begin 5/15/13. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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