Like a box of fine china or a man covered in ants, cocktails just beg to be shaken. Stir up the nightlife with today's Groupon: $39 for a 90-minute Greek-themed bartending and cooking class at Christophe, LLC. Classes are held at Taverna MaZi on Mondays at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Professional spirit-slinger Christophe Rougny joins forces with Greek chef Demetri Georgakopoulos to fill inquiring minds with the know-how to craft Grecian-tinged cocktails and pies. After explaining various types of Greek liquor, Christophe elucidates the art of basic bartending, providing insight on recipes, mixing techniques, and how to refuse service to unbalanced bar stools. Students then have the opportunity to try their hand at conjuring a cocktail of their own. Cooking demonstrations commence as Demitri helps pupils to make phyllo dough before imparting the ability to layer savory Greek pies with spinach and feta, potato and leeks, cheese, and meat and feta. The session concludes as participants harness the power of cucumbers, garlic, yogurt, and dill to create tzatziki, dip. Classes consist of 12 students, ensuring that the hands-on instruction is personal and that each libation is fairly judged.
3426 NE 55th St.
Seattle, Washington 98105