Creating a meal from scratch is both challenging and delicious, much like playing "Stairway to Heaven" on a clarinet made out of a candy cane. Master meal melding with this Groupon.
$55 for a Cooking Class for Two ($110 Value)
Led by experienced chefs, intimate classes for all experience levels include demonstrations and hands-on prep at Gourmet Pantry's onsite kitchen. Novice cooks learn fundamental skills, and more seasoned chefs can add refined recipes and knife-throwing techniques to their repertoires. With a focus on cooking from scratch with fresh ingredients, classes of up to 2.5 hours cover themes such as cooking for one, French cuisine, vegetarian cooking, grilling, and sushi making. Menus and take-home recipes are also provided.
After a dozen years in the restaurant business, Roya Gharavi had an epiphany: instead of traveling far and wide to gather specialty ingredients and kitchen tools, why not bring those things to her? The idea took root; in 2000, she sold her restaurant, and the Gourmet Pantry was born. After outgrowing its first location, the business expanded into a second location in 2006, where Roya finally had the space to construct a kitchen and bring her dream of founding a cooking school to fruition. Today, the shop is stocked floor-to-ceiling with cookware and is equipped for cooking classes as well as a variety of special events such as wine tastings and cheese-eating contests.