Cooking classes teach students how to express themselves with food, a critical skill when heckling comedians or performing drum solos with celery sticks. Embrace freedom of expression with today’s Groupon to Eleven Courses in Timonium. Choose between the following options:
For $59, you get an Italian or French cooking class for two (up to a $216 value). <p>
For $99, you get an Italian or French cooking class for four (up to a $432 value). <p>
Classes are held twice a month on Sundays at 3 p.m.
At Eleven Courses, chef and culinary expert Jim Benson imparts his passion for composing innovative and classic dishes to aspiring cooks of all skill levels. The two-hour cooking course takes students through the creation of a three-course meal from either a New Age Italian or a classic French menu. During the New Age Italian class, students learn techniques and chef-whispered spells to conjure up a starter of artisan flatbread bedecked with prosciutto, goat cheese, and lemon olive oil. Kitchen commandos then tame wild-mushroom risotto by pelting it with fresh peas, shaved pecorino, and black-truffle essence before whipping up a modern take on the canola pie, featuring Madagascar vanilla ricotta cream, chocolate ganache, and cinnamon-scented foam. Victorious cooks end sessions by sitting down to sample their culinary handiwork with optional wine pairings or by engaging in multicourse food fights.
Helmed by chef Jim Benson, Eleven Courses’ multifaceted team of chefs, artists, and organizers embraces the art of the party with elegant catering and event services ranging from in-home tastings to multicourse wedding feasts. Top-notch chefs curate nuanced tasting menus as well as wine and artisan-beer tastings that tease out the complementary tastes of bacon and beer or wine and truffles.
In addition to keeping kitchens alive and cooking, Jim’s team also handles the whys and wherefores of event planning. Resident visual artists contribute to cake and floral designs, and professional planners orchestrate happenings ranging from weddings and business meetings to black-tie fantasy-baseball drafts. Eleven Courses' staff members hone their skills at a range of regional events such as the Capital Bacon and Beer Bash, the Baltimore Bridal Show, the National Harbor Wine and Food Festival, and the 3rd Anniversary Hippodrome Foodie Experience with Andrew Zimmerman of Travel Channel fame. Eleven Courses has been featured on WTTG FOX 5 and WBAL 11.