Give a guy a fish and he'll eat for a day; teach a guy to make perfect sushi rolls and he'll be the culinary king of the neighbourhood. Conquer the court with today's Groupon: for $175, you get a two-hour at-home sushi-making class and sake for four from Dinners by Design (a $350 value).
Helmed by a professionally trained chef committed to wholesome dining, this mobile cooking course delivers gourmet culinary lessons with convivial libations to homes in the greater Victoria area. Pupils can flourish their rice-rolling skills and chopstick techniques during a two-hour sushi-making class held in their own kitchen to foster a relaxing and intimate environment and show off their monogrammed bibs. While aspiring sous chefs sharpen their knives and exploit their opposable thumbs, chef Natalie Brake enlists her authentic Japanese cooking education to indoctrinate students on preparing sushi rice, chopping and slicing fillings, and wrapping tuna rolls, california rolls, and barbecue-salmon rolls. The sushi squad can then toast to its Grade A maki creations or sashimi-filled pinatas with a glass of included sake while absorbing the nuances of sushi etiquette and presentation. Like a date with a snowman, the cost of ingredients is included.