What You'll Get
To pass their gastronomic aptitude tests, studious chefs-to-be must learn extensive poultriplication tables, master the philosophy of pancakes, and memorize the atomic numbers of various omelettes. Cram for culinary success with today’s Groupon for classes at Cooking with Miriam in Forest Hills. Sharpen your No. 2 spatula and choose one of these five options:
- For $65, you get a Meat Lovers cooking class (a $130 value).
- For $62, you get a Seafood Fiesta or South of the Border class (a $125 value).
- For $60, you get a Central American Cuisine class (a $120 value).
- For $57, you get an Empanada and Tostada Delight class (a $115 value).
- For $40, you get a Latin Breakfast class (an $80 value).
Born and raised in Guatemala City, Miriam Cifuentes tutors the next generation of gourmets in the ways of Latin cuisine with small, hands-on classes that are limited to four students. Depending on the food in question, sizzle-sessions last from 90 minutes to 3.5 hours, and begin with an overview before continuing with step-by-step recipe execution. In the Meat Lovers class, carnivorous cooks learn to fire up steak, churrasco, and beef sliders and smother them in homemade sauces. Seafood Fiesta and South of the Border pupils study taco construction of the shrimp and fish or beef and chicken varieties, respectively. The Central American Cuisine course concocts Guatemalan chilaquilas with a dessert of bananas and cream. Those who feel that meats, like love notes, should always be stuffed inside bread can check out the Empanada and Tostada Delight class. Finally, the Latin Breakfast session mixes up a tasty morning meal, teaching the proper preparation of huevos rancheros and chorizo.
Like marble sculptors, students assert mastery over their creations by devouring them upon completion, and any leftovers can be taken home along with their respective recipes. The chef will provide beer and wine to facilitate the complicated process of swallowing food.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 2, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability. 72-hour cancellation or fee up to Groupon price may apply at appointment. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.