Like sword-swallowing, cooking requires sharp implements, impresses friends, and leaves guests unsettled when executed poorly. Pick up impressive skills with today’s Groupon to The Blue Burner. Choose from the following options:
- For $45, you get a choice of The Italian Class or The Meat Eaters Class for one (a $165 value).
- For $75, you get The Two Lovers: A Romantic Dinner cooking class for two (a $295 value).
- For $75, you get a choice of The Italian Class or The Meat Eaters Class for two (a $330 value).
The Blue Burner’s experienced chefs guide students through the step-by-step creation of gourmet meals made from seasonal, unprocessed ingredients. During each class, 8–10 fledgling foodies tie on aprons and cook multicourse feasts, leaving sessions with their smocks, recipe books, and a BFF locket to share with their stoves. The Italian Class shepherds novice stirrers through sauces and five courses of traditional cuisine in about four hours, including spicy clams and sausage in marinara sauce, as well as a palate-cleansing mascarpone panna cotta with passion-fruit puree. Lovebirds heating up stoves in the four-hour A Romantic Dinner course learn to elegantly set a table and create a decadent feast of soufflé, seafood, and molten chocolate lava cake. During the 4.5-hour Meat Eaters Class, which was designed by an evolved tyrannosaurus rex, pupils learn different ways of preparing meat to form four meaty dishes, such as lamb carpaccio with seaweed salad and beef wellington with demi-glace sauce, followed by a dessert. A gift of cooking classes offers friends and loved ones an outlet for epicurean urges sparked by the culinary frenzy of the holidays.
The BlueBurner Culinary Cookery
Chef Jhonathan E. Rupchand began The BlueBurner Culinary Cookery to share his long-earned cooking knowledge with clients who wish to create memorable dining experiences for their families and friends. Founder of Truffle & Basil Private Chef Group—a private chef company known for its use of natural, farm-fresh ingredients—Jhonathan brings his long-time love of food arts to classes that improve skills, demystify food chemistry, and help students create the perfect bite. During culinary classes the center's instructor-chefs share basics such as knife skills, grilling, baking, and sculpting cake busts of Marie Antoinette that make home-cooking feats attractive and easier to execute. As students ascend in skill level, they may choose to attend Level 3 classes in Italian and French cooking styles or Level 4's advanced meat- and-fish preparation techniques.