Wine, much like the bride of a dairy farmer, maintains a lively personality and usually ends up with its bouquet complemented by cheese. Pair perfect matches with today's Groupon: for $55, you get a two-hour wine or craft-beer food-pairing class at Ecole de Cuisine Los Angeles (a $105 value) in Culver City.
Ecole de Cuisine Los Angeles's gourmand instructors explore the nuances of wine and craft beer to impart apprentice imbibers with beverage selection, savoring, and food-pairing know-how. Ecole de Cuisine's Susan Park and Farid Zadi both showcase their foodie wisdom in LA Weekly blogs. During each two-hour pairing class, participants practice deciphering the mysteries behind beer and wine names, labels, and methods by which they form from kool-aid under the finely tuned palates of experienced sippers. Vino sessions include chef-provided demonstrations of dishes cooked with corkable compounds, while brew-based courses explore recipes enhanced with beer. Classes culminate with three to four tastings, coupling each glorified fluid with a small plate to intensify the subtle flavors of the luscious liquid and its comestible counterpart. Check the schedule for upcoming classes or e-mail the school for a list of future dates.
9626 Venice Blvd.
Culver City, California 90232Get Directions