Scientists agree that children are our future, which is why most children are sealed in time capsules with a flashlight and a stack of magazines. Give a child something he or she will really dig with today's Groupon to Cucina Bambini. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get one kids' cooking class (up to a $30 value).
- For $40, you get three kids' cooking classes (up to a $90 value).
Presided over by a team with backgrounds in youth education, Cucina Bambini's relaxed kitchen fosters a love of cooking with a calendar of 90-minute hands-on classes. In October's Baking Blast series, knee-high chefs add dishes such as Italian-style stuffed pizza bread and maple-leaf cream wafers to their growing repertoires. The Around the World series takes students to India as they concoct chicken tikka masala, Japan for sushi, or France to conjure sweet, savory, and ambivalent crepes. Children ages 8 and older can immerse themselves in the Halloween spirit by baking and decorating mini jack-o'-lantern bundt cakes haunted with the flavors of all the bundt cakes that came before. Opportunities change on a month-to-month basis, so be sure to check out the website to see what courses are available.
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.
Broadway - Palmhaven
1041 Lincoln Ave.
San Jose, California 95125