The ocean is a completely different world from our own, one that we will never know a single thing about because we can’t breathe under there or get our skin wet. Go on a culinary expedition with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $75 for a hands-on seafood-cooking experience for one (a $150 value)
- $144 for a hands-on seafood-cooking experience for two (a $300 value)
- $276 for a hands-on seafood-cooking experience for four (a $600 value)<p>
Each experience includes preparation and sampling of the following three courses:
- Ceviche with scallops or available seafood
- Seafood risotto
- Seafood cake<p>
After making their own ceviche with scallops or the freshest seafood available and watching a demonstration on how to prepare seafood risotto, attendees can immediately sample the finished creations. For the final hands-on portion, students will make a seafood cake to take home and enjoy. All three courses include invaluable tips for preparing similar dishes at home. Instructors lead the sessions from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on select Saturday and Sunday afternoons, starting January 5.<p>
Cork & Fin
A raw bar packed with ice, oysters, and crab greets diners when they enter Cork & Fin, offering a glimpse at a menu of refined seafood and contemporary cuisine that Zagat rated "very good to excellent." In addition to spotlighting seafood by creating towers of oysters on the half shell, dungeness crab legs, and albacore tuna tartare, the chefs demonstrate their culinary skills by introducing new flavours. Saffron aioli adds a distinctive, Mediterranean spark to seafood fritters, barbecued mackerel arrives with the restrained zest of a beetroot vinaigrette, and wild mushrooms lend a savoury decadence to six-ounce cuts of grilled sirloin.
This commitment to simple yet refined cuisine complements the split-level dining area's clean, minimalist decor. Exposed brick walls supply a rustic vibe that acknowledges the building's historic Gastown roots, but the room also features modern accents, including track lighting and an electron microscope. Bordered by a stately white banister, the mezzanine level presents guests with a semiprivate dining option for parties or special events.