Eating a self-prepared meal allows humans to experience the same sense of accomplishment and joy that spiders must feel when they eat their own freshly spun webs. Enjoy the fruits of your labor with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a cooking class of your choice (up to a $40 value) or $40 towards a cooking summer camp, class series, or private party at Cucina Bambini.
Cucina Bambini fosters a love for cooking through zesty private events and a diverse calendar of classes filled with demonstrational and hands-on sessions for chefs of all ages and skill levels. Celebrate "Take Your Child to the Kitchen Day" by enrolling your youngster in a kid's class, such as the cupcake workshop ($30, for ages 8+), in which tiny bakers bake red-velvet cupcakes and learn basic decorating techniques. Or choose one of the in-depth, six-week class options, including a culinary world tour ($175) that features a different country's cuisine in each class.
Hardworking gals can find a babysitter to supervise the little ones while rocking the ladies' night out appetizer class ($40 per person). Cucina Bambini's selection of private birthday party packages (starting at $350 for 10 people) provides a fun outlet for epicurean children. The school's classes change on a month-to-month basis, so be sure to check out the website to see what courses are available.
Families, couples, and curiously independent boxcar children are welcomed into Cucina Bambini, where the experienced instructors encourage the joyful side of the kitchen—the one that hosts the most food fights. Schedule a course to expand your culinary skill set or to simply let loose with a slotted spoon. Either way, today's deal provides an opportunity for battered chefs to rise up even if their cakes do not.
Twenty-three Yelpers give Cucina Bambini a four-star average:
Many people learn better when they feel comfortable, which is why Cucina Bambini designed their workspace to resemble a family kitchen instead of a clinical wall of burners and ovens. Black-and-white tiles cover the walls behind rustic cabinets and ceramic spice vessels. Instructors work with ingredients atop a central island to share their passion for cooking with students of all ages. Children can learn about culture as well as cuisine in Around the World classes that focus on recipes for tandoori chicken or Chinese siu mai dumplings. Adults may mix fresh pasta dough and form fettuccine by hand or learn how to prepare sushi rice and use it in fresh rolls or nigiri. During date-night classes, couples prepare a four-course dinner that they will eventually devour or smear across each other's faces.