Like learning to juggle, learning to cook requires patience, a distraction-free environment, and the ability to handle multiple eggplants at once. Become the ringmaster of your kitchen with today’s Groupon: for $229, you get a cooking-class package for six people from Chef Maria Maria (a $678 value, including tax). The package includes:
- In-home cooking course
- Three-course dinner with a choice of one appetizer, one entree, and one dessert
- Choice of six tapas
- Kitchen cleanup<p>
Today’s deal is valid for locations within 15 kilometres of Barrhaven. Additional fees (not included in today’s deal) apply to homes outside of this area, and extra costs apply for parties of more than six.
Hailing from Colombia, Chef Maria infuses her culinary creations with a combination of Latin and Canadian flavours, imparting her epicurean savvy upon pupils during in-home cooking courses. Chef Maria descends upon domestic galleys to guide a sextet of merrymakers through the construction of their meal, from preparatory chopping to the summoning of spoon-stirring cartoon birds. Nascent cooks can assemble a three-course repast composed of dishes culled from a sizeable menu, such as an appetizer of yellow potatoes with caviar, a spanish seafood paella entree, and a white-chocolate-and-cherry mousse for dessert. Alternatively, revellers can opt to embrace small plates and show off their sharing prowess with a menu of six tapas, such as scallops in passion-fruit marmalade or breaded brie filled with cashews, scotch, honey sauce, and sustainably harvested love.
As students bring their soon-to-be-eaten creations to life, Chef Maria doles out sage cooking advice and suggests the wine, cheese, or coffee pairings that will complement the meal without complimenting it so much that the entree blushes. Once each edible magnum opus is fully realized, pupils sit down to enjoy the fruits of their labour while Chef Maria deftly tidies up the kitchen.