DessertTruck Works

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Experienced pastry chefs demonstrate & teach techniques to make chocolate soufflé in café kitchen, with coffee, tea & water provided

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Promotional value expires Nov 28, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Not valid until 6/3/12. 24-hour cancellation notice required. New clients only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

A delicately prepared chocolate dessert can make a woman's heart sing, a child's mouth smile, and a crossing guard's whistle taste even more like justice. Stock up on tasty times with this Groupon.

$39 for a Chocolate-Soufflé Workshop ($85 value)

In the workshop, chefs guide culinary protégés as they carefully tend to a rising chocolate soufflé. Chefs demonstrate each step before guiding students through the process of crafting and eating their own cakes. As they learn, students can sharpen their focus and fuel spontaneous yet choreographed work songs with complimentary coffee, tea, and water.

DessertTruck Works

Jerome Chang, the mastermind behind the much-lauded DessertTruck, gave his desserts a grounded home at Cathcart & Reddy, a café on the Lower East Side that sells many of the truck’s wares while expanding its purview. Run by Chang and two pastry chefs, all credited in their New York magazine listing as Le Cirque school alumni, the truck was nominated for two Vendy Awards and received heavy attention in a New York Times feature on dessert trucks for gourmet sweets that include chocolate bread pudding, vanilla crème brulée, and French macarons. The café also sells pressed sandwiches with mellifluous fillings such as goat cheese with caramelized almonds, thyme, and apricot jam or domestic serrano ham with manchego, roasted garlic, and pine nuts.

Counter Culture coffee and espresso sends a smoky aroma through the pastry shop, dominated by a wall-sized chalkboard menu and a lively black-and-white mural of buildings. Patrons alight on benches to sip coffee and peel apart sticky rolls at knee-high tables while gazing out a large front window at the diverse pedestrians and secret pigeon societies roaming the streets.

Cathcart & Reddy

Jerome Chang, the mastermind behind the much-lauded DessertTruck, gave his desserts a grounded home at Cathcart & Reddy, a café on the Lower East Side that sells many of the truck’s wares while expanding its purview. Run by Chang and two pastry chefs, all credited in their New York magazine listing as Le Cirque school alumni, the truck was nominated for two Vendy Awards and received heavy attention in a New York Times feature on dessert trucks for gourmet sweets that include chocolate bread pudding, vanilla crème brûlée, and french macaroons. The café also sells pressed sandwiches with mellifluous fillings such as goat cheese with caramelized almonds, thyme, and apricot jam, or domestic serrano ham with manchego, roasted garlic, and pine nuts.

When not slinging sweets behind the counter, staffers can be found in the kitchen, baking new batches of desserts or hosting workshops for aspiring chefs. Scheduled every few days throughout each month, the classes teach patrons kitchen secrets such as how to craft perfect soufflés and macaroons or gauge a cook’s feelings by the color of his chef’s hat.

Customer Reviews

Very fun, educational, and delicious
Jamie F. · December 24, 2012
Very enjoyable class, very knowledgable and patient instructor
Anisa A. · December 12, 2012
Had a great time
Tina A. · December 12, 2012
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    Lower East Side

    6 Clinton St.

    Manhattan, New York 10002

    212-228-0701

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