What You'll Get
After successfully collaborating on Greco-Roman wrestling, Greece abandoned Rome to ponder democracy, mathematics, and the Platonic form of Pythagorean feta wedges. Roam toward your own Grecian partnership with today's Groupon: for $30, you get either one cooking class (an $60 value) or $60 worth of Greek and healthy cuisine from Cooking Greek. This deal grants you access to a special Groupon-specific class session, held Wednesdays and Thursdays at Alice's Catering in Carmel. Cooking Greek also offers weekend classes that usually cost $80–$95—check Cooking Greek's calendar for more information. You can apply the $60 value of this Groupon to a weekend cooking class and simply pay the difference (usually $20–$35).
Cooking Greek's owner, Katherine Haidar, brings a passion for the traditional recipes of her Greek-born parents to the mean streets of Carmel to educate Indianapolis's culinary impaired on the ins and outs of Hellenic cuisine. Her hands-on, belly-stuffing classes include up to four hours of instruction, during which eager pupils learn to prepare traditional Greek meals—an appetizer, a main dish with a side, and dessert—with family recipes. Each meal serves two to three people. In addition to taking home the food they forge, Peloponnesian protégés will bring home recipes to re-create delicacies such as Greek salad, flaming cheese, mousaka, and loukoumades (honey dough balls) on their own. Haidar also serves an in-class meal to her students to help them resist the maddening temptation to wrap themselves in phyllo dough and roll through vats of honeyed walnuts in a baklava Bacchanalia. For non-meat eaters and the omnivores who want to impress them, Cooking Greek also offers classes in vegan and vegetarian cuisine.
For diners who love home-cooked Mediterranean edibles but hate home-cooking them, Cooking Greek offers delicious to-go fare. Opt for "We Make, You Bake" frozen fare (starting at $30.95) or take-home sweets (starting at $8). The take-and-bake entrees serve six to eight ravenous face-holes with a wooden-horse-decoy's worth of meals and sides accompanied by step-by-step instructions for preparation. Cooking Greek also offers a meal-delivery service for those with special dietary needs. Apply this Groupon toward delivered-to-your-door vegetarian vittles or dairy-free delights and simply pay the difference.
Both class registration or food orders must be placed at least a week in advance. This Groupon does not include tax, gratuity, or delivery charges (for food orders).
Cooking Greek was featured on Fox 59:
- Personally I am a huge fan of her We Make You Bake. My freezer is well stocked with her dolmades (both beef and vegan), spanakopitas, chicken pies, and tiropitas. – Victoria Wesseler, Going Local
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 18, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Reservation required; subject to availability. No cash back. Must pay the difference. Tax, gratuity, and delivery charges not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Cooking Greek
Katherine, the owner of Cooking Greek, draws on a passion for the traditional recipes she learned from her Greek-born parents. She began cooking at age 8 and lets that experience shine through while leading hands-on classes.
Katherine also brings that same dedication to authentic Mediterranean tastes to her adjoining eatery, where diners welcome plates filled with bites of roasted lamb, garlic, and eggplant. Many entrees are gluten-free; chefs infuse their signature lemon chicken with a blend of citrus and greek spices, and stuff dolmades with a wheat-free combination of rice, beef, and vegetables before tucking them into the oven.