Cooking ability is a highly sought trait in romantic partners, along with a sense of humor and having their laser vision totally under control. Heat things up with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $69 for any Italian-cooking class for two (up to a $150 value)
- $135 for any Italian-cooking class for four (up to a $300 value)
At upcoming classes, couples or mothers and kids can learn the tricks to a savory marinara sauce, gnocchi, and chicken marsala. Or, they can master the art of sculpting Southern Italian pasta from scratch or 10 of Italy’s most popular pasta sauces. Classes welcome beginners.
Trattoria Bel Paese Cooking Academy
During the day, Trattoria Bel Paese Cooking Academy cuts a humble figure with its deli area bursting with grilled panini, fresh salads, and Italian hero sandwiches. By night, though, Chef George Joseph draws a curtain around the glass counter and, according to Teresa Politano of the Star-Ledger, this "unassuming little Clark Kent of a restaurant" sheds its eyeglasses to fight villainous hunger with a menu of authentic Sicilian and Italian specialties. Chef Joseph puts his international training to use for each meal, calling upon skills learned in London, Melbourne, and Italy itself to craft heaping portions of pastas with sweet red sauce and veal with cream sauce. Working with gluten-free and organic ingredients upon request, he also crafts platters of hot chicken parmigiana and fresh black mussels with marinara as part of Trattoria Bel Paese's catering team. But Chef Joseph doesn't limit his gifts to his own kitchen. He also educates the next generation of chefs during cooking classes, which combine fresh ingredients and simple Italian preparations into delicious, memorable at-home meals.
What some people are buzzing about:
Their "basic" chicken parm if perfect. Tender, juicy, brilliantly fired breast with the most delicious tangy yet sweet tomato sauce.Karly B., Yelp, 5/3/12
Excellent service, warm hospitality, and a great meal.Jim E., Yelp, 2/28/13
“It's a BYOB. Cute, cozy, and bring your appetite.”
“Really fun cooking class!”
“The food we prepared was delicious. The instructor/chef was knowledgable and humorous. We had a great time however, while I knew about tax and gratuities, I did not...”
“The food we prepared was delicious. The instructor/chef was knowledgable and humorous. We had a great time however, while I knew about tax and gratuities, I did not know that the rate was 24% plus tax which came out to an additional $35. ”
104 North Union Avenue,Cranford
Cranford, New Jersey 07016