The kitchen is statistically the most dangerous room in a home because it contains the highest concentration of knives, open flames, and pots full of semiliving lobsters. Learn to navigate this danger zone with today's Groupon to Artisanal Palate. Choose between two options:
- For $30, you get $60 worth of prepared meals and personal catering.
- For $249, you get a private home-cooking class for five people (a $550 value).
Artisanal Palate’s owner and chef Shawn Murphy passionately shares his creations and expertise in working with the region's bountiful local farmers to develop authentic Niagara cuisine. Private home-cooking classes guide greenhorn gastronomes in hands-on, gourmet cooking, drink pairing, and gauging whether free-range artichokes are truly free within their hearts. Topics include hors d'oeuvres, French and Italian cuisine, seasonal cooking, and food and wine pairing, during which novice noshers learn to tweak recipes to match the best wines on-hand. Artisanal Palate brings all necessary glassware, from long-stem flutes to jewel-encrusted sippy cups, and libations can be added for pairing expertise ($10–$15/person). Classes also include ingredients, designated alcohol, a recipe book, information primers and training tips, all necessary equipment, and a pairing guide.
With Artisanal Palate's personal catering and prepared meals line, Murphy works with clients to customize meals based on their tastes, what's in season, and astrological compatibility. Personal-chef service stocks freezers and fridges with freshly prepared meals that are ready to pop out and eat with a garnish of julienned instructions (starting at $10/day). Buyers can also apply the value of today's Groupon toward vamping up such intimate events as baby showers and parole hearings with savoury spreads, including grilled vegetables with herbed goat cheese on fresh focaccia and a mélange of greens, poached pears, parmesan, and candied walnuts ($12/person). Date-night packages woo prospective or longstanding mates with sense-seducing menus and limerick-scrawled champagne buckets ($65+).