Like learning to juggle, learning to cook requires patience, a distraction-free environment, and the ability to handle multiple eggplants at once. Become the ringmaster of your kitchen with today's Groupon: for $79, you get a cooking class with included wine pairings for two at Food & Wine by Nafi in Potomac, Maryland (a $160 value).
Food & Wine by Nafi’s owner, resident instructor, and certified wine expert Nafi Roomina leads her students on an expedition through the world of cooking and wine. Taking place inside a modern cooking space, sessions whisk budding bistrologists through the process of transforming freshly culled ingredients into artful cuisine and sauce-based renderings of the Mona Lisa. Students train at their own pace while receiving custom instruction on developing a menu of their favorite cuisines and using unique cooking techniques for various foods. After concocting several dishes, patrons can feast on their wild creations, similar to the mad scientist who brought Frankenberry to life. At the end of each class, Nafi leads a wine tasting and reveals the logic behind common wine conventions, such as swirling the glass to oxygenate the liquid or tapping the bottle to awaken hibernating ghosts.
Food & Wine by Nafi
Chef and wine connoisseur Nafi livens up gatherings with catered food, wine tastings, and other culinary services. Party guests feast on spreads of cupcakes or dishes that can be chosen according to theme such as regional cuisine from Paris or the Middle East. Customized wine tastings cater to all palates and levels of wine experience, and Nafi provides everything necessary for themed tastings or guided pairings with cheese or chocolate, with the guests' budget and tastes taken into account. Nafi also leads hands-on cooking classes in a variety of cuisines that meet in three-session intervals.