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 $70, you get one cooking class for two people at Cooking Greek (up to a $160 value). This deal grants you access to a special Groupon-specific class session, held on weekdays in Carmel. Cooking Greek also offers weekend classes starting at $190 for two people; check Cooking Greek's calendar for more information. You can apply the $160 value of this Groupon to a weekend cooking class and simply pay the difference.
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 the Indianapolis area's culinary impaired on the ins and outs of Hellenic cuisine. Her hands-on, belly-stuffing classes include up to three 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. Peloponnesian protégés will bring home recipes to re-create delicacies such as Greek salad, flaming cheese, moussaka, and loukoumades 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 nonmeat eaters and the omnivores who want to impress them, Cooking Greek also offers classes in vegan and vegetarian cuisine.
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.