$30 for a Traditional Greek Cooking Class ($60 Value)

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In a Nutshell

  • Cook traditional Greek fare
  • Vegan/vegetarian friendly
  • 3+ hours of instruction
  • Take-and-bake cuisine options

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Promotional value expires Aug 9, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability. Must use in 1 visit. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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 one cooking class (a $60 value) from Cooking Greek. This deal grants you access to a special Groupon-specific class session, held on weekdays in Carmel. Cooking Greek also offers weekend classes for $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.

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. 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.

Groupon holders should register for classes at least one week in advance.

Reviews

Cooking Greek was featured on Fox 59:

Cooking Greek was also featured on My Go To and Going Local:

  • 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

Cooking Greek

“I don’t want you to just follow the recipe because it’s there,” Katherine Haidar says in an interview on Fox 59. “I want you to add your taste to it.”

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.

Customer Reviews

It was fun and made for a great date night.
Donnie M. · December 22, 2013
Always enjoy the food and the friendly atmosphere.
Leonard A. · October 19, 2013
Gia was lovely
Debbi R. · August 15, 2013
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    12955 Old Meridian St.

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    Carmel, Indiana 46032

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