Expand culinary skill sets with today's Groupon: for $29, you get a single cooking class at 25 Forty Bistro and Bakehouse (a $60 value). 25 Forty’s chef, Mark Pelliccia, puts his extensive restaurant expertise (he’s worked in Italy) and love of pastry making to use by updating the compositions of classics with fresh, seasonal produce and international flavors. Chef Pelliccia and his staff school students during a variety of three-hour cooking classes. Rookie chefs can choose from ten tasty tutorials to learn how to prepare stocks, sauces, and broths or create plated desserts to wow ravenous relatives.
Although there aren't any reviews for the cooking class, reviewers praise 25 Forty Bistro & Bakehouse's fresh food and its owner/chef. Yelpers give the restaurant an average of 4.5 stars.
25 Forty Bistro & Bakehouse
At the Zagat-rated 25 Forty Bistro, chef Mark Pelliccia composes dishes that blend classic and creative culinary approaches. Pelliccia draws from international travels and experience working in restaurants throughout Italy to inspire his work. While the menu changes seasonally, featured dishes have included braised pork belly with sweet potato salad, a duck and white bean casserole, and oven-roasted lamb with tarragon fennel. Different events and specials liven up the week, from a prix-fixe three-course menu on Wednesday to Tuesday’s free buffet access with purchase of a glass of wine.
Diners relax with glasses of wine and cups of coffee in 25 Forty’s bright clean space, punctuated by line work of Asia and a chalkboard menu of specials. Crisp heather-violet tablecloths dangle from each table, flanked by modern chairs with geometric cutouts in the back. The bistro is open all day Tuesday-Sunday, and rests its burners every Monday.