Without restaurants, waiters would purposelessly wander parks all day, folding swans out of actual swans. Keep their hands occupied with this Groupon.
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- $20 for $40 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks for two or more
- $39 for $80 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks for four or more
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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. MmmmmReviewer, Google+ Local
the staff couldn't have been more accommodating to us. Such a friendly atmosphere and the food was delicious!Susan G, TripAdvisor, 5/28/13
86% of 309 customers recommend
“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, New Jersey 07016Get Directions