Like becoming a stunt double, learning to cook requires an open mind, a steady hand, and accepting that your Julia Child costume might end up in flames. Don protective gear and grab this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $29 for a BYOB autumn pasta dinner class for one (a $60 value)
- $55 for a BYOB autumn pasta dinner class for two (a $120 value)
- $99 for a BYOB autumn pasta dinner class for four (a $240 value)
Chef Paul, a former student of Wolfgang Puck, leads two-hour classes in which students learn to handcraft their own dough for linguine, fettuccine, spaghetti, and gnocchi. As their noodles cook to perfect al dente consistency, they’ll also make three types of traditional sauces: a simple tomato marinara, three-minute creamy alfredo, and mushroom marsala that incorporates just the right amount of wine. Participants finish the session by feasting on the pastas they’ve made and will also be able to bring leftovers home to refrigerate or freeze. Guests are invited to bring a bottle of wine or alcohol to enjoy with dinner. See the schedule of upcoming classes here.
Cooking Skills Academy
Cooking Skills Academy's resident chefs hail from many area restaurants, and some are even veterans of popular television cooking competitions, like Mario Rizzotti from Iron Chef America. Instructors oversee each two-hour, hands-on cooking classes in a custom-designed gourmet kitchen. Over 350 classes are offered on rotation, including such fancifully named "La Cuisine Francaise", "My Latin Girlfriend", "Paella Y Mas", "Happy Italian Boyfriend", and "#OMG #CEVICHES". Amateur food artists can bring their own beverages and snack on their masterpieces as they go, and take home a copy of each recipe used in the session. Check Cooking Skills Academy’s online calendar for a full list of class times and dates.