What You'll Get
While a sauté or steam makes raw root vegetables easier to digest, the pampered parade of cooked-food eaters have forgotten that meals aren't born in a completed state. Today's Groupon sheds light on food and food preparation with a $48 cooking class from Blue Ribbon Cooking and Culinary Center, located over the lovely Lake Union waterfront (a $95 value). Choose from any of Blue Ribbon's three-hour classes, and learn the secret ways in which ingredients converge into visually appealing, mouth-pleasing fare.
Ever since the color blue was invented by political spin-doctors to subvert the esteem of red-ribbon candidates, all known skill-sets have enjoyed an increase in potential greatness. Blue Ribbon offers a valuable and fun culinary experience to the most joyfully incompetent and willing-to-learn cooks around. Headed by Virginia Duppenthaler—who trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris—and her husband Mike, Blue Ribbon offers a fleet of nighttime classes that last three hours and steep soon-to-be chefs in the flavor profiles of Thai food and the art of French cooking. Test your chops with beginners' cooking classes, savor the tapas and wine of Spain, shake hands with Indian cuisine, and more.
Blue Ribbon's evening classes include appetizers, a full dinner, and a smattering of soft drinks, as well as wines and beers before the cooking experience begins. You'll also get printed copies of the recipes, so you can invite your classmates over to re-create the experience. Surrounded by a bevy of delicious food, you'll have the opportunity to chat with fellow foodies as you sharpen your skills with hands-on cooking above the scenic views of Lake Union and the city beyond. Anyone who can prepare to eat a meal can learn how to prepare a meal for eating and witness the metamorphosis of raw components into an edible, remarkable, cohesive whole.
Your Groupon is only valid for one of Blue Ribbon's $95 classes.
D. Parvaz of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer wrote about her cooking class with Blue Ribbon Cooking and Culinary Center. Citysearchers and an Insider Pages user give Blue Ribbon a perfect five stars, and Yelpers give it four:
- I was able to learn a whole lot of valuable information in a very plesant [sic] and good dining scene. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone because a person who enjoys cooking and a person who doesn't, can equally enjoy themselves. – ilovetraveling75, Citysearch
- if you want to learn a wide variety of culinary skills this is the place that you want to go to. they have a very good program and they have excellent teachers. they have a fun atmosphere and you learn a lot.i like their hands on approach to this – mitch c., Insider Pages
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 10, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Must send email to schedule class. Not valid with special events. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.