$19 for One Three-Hour Cooking Class at Café Merlot ($50 Value)

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Karen H. · 1 reviews
Reviewed January 4, 2013
Fabulous food!


Steve D. · 19 reviews TOP REVIEWER
Reviewed September 30, 2012
Used this groupon a year ago. Enjoyed it so much bought another. Nice, quaint cafe. Great food and service.


Brooke B. · 23 reviews TOP REVIEWER
Reviewed September 3, 2012
Its great.

What You'll Get

Cooking classes, much like martial arts classes, teach students how to stave off hunger attacks without resorting to grilling with Tasers and spicing with pepper spray. Learn to practice defensive cooking with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get one three-hour cooking class of your choice at Café Merlot (a $50 value), located at the Bernardo Winery in Rancho Bernardo. Classes are typically held on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.

The culinary team at the upscale bistro Café Merlot shows curious cooks how to whip up special recipes and pick palate-pleasing wines in a welcoming, hands-on environment. Owners Toni and Rick Kraft, chef Daniel Reynolds, and sous chef Stella Midori-Mokofski will make a meal materialize before your eyes, demonstrating their innovative techniques in culinary crafting and their penchant for magic. Chef Daniel, with a degree from the San Diego Culinary Institute, has helped transform the vineyard-based bistro into an impressive, inventive dining experience. Learn some of his gastronomical tricks and apply them to your next dinner party or supervillain bake sale during your chosen three-hour session.

Aspiring restaurateurs can join the Cash from Your Kitchen class on September 28 for tips that can help turn your grandmother’s secret recipes into serious profit. Those who believe breakfast is the most important meal since sliced cabbage can attend the Breakfast for Dinner class on November 9 to experiment with mimosas, quiche, and omelettes. All demonstrations conclude with the ceremonial consumption of the meal, as well as a complimentary, complementary wine pairing. Check the upcoming class schedule here before calling ahead to reserve your spot.

Must redeem in one visit. Not valid with any other offers.


Though reviews are limited for its cooking classes, Café Merlot does get a respectable 3.5-star average from more than 15 Yelpers:

  • We love their Sangria and we would definitely recommend Cafe Merlot to everyone. – Sheila F.
  • Atmosphere and food make it worth a visit. My new favorite lunch spot! – Danica M.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Aug 27, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Must use in 1 visit. Reservation required. Subject to availability. Gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Café Merlot

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