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 today’s Groupon from The Epicure’s Palate. This Groupon is valid for homes within 15 miles of zip code 15222; homes outside the service area are subject to an extra fee ($5/mile). Customers are responsible for a mandatory 18% gratuity fee. Choose between the following options:
- For $299, you get a cooking and mixology demonstration for up to 10 people (up to a $667 value).
- For $449, you get a cooking and mixology demonstration for up to 15 people (up to a $1,000 value).<p>
Chef Frank Imbarlina’s culinary wizardry conjures up eclectic dishes that draw from international cuisines and have received acclaim from the Miami Herald and Philadelphia Inquirer. During the cooking demonstration, the four-star chef spends approximately two hours preparing comestibles from scratch while explaining the ingredients and his techniques, fielding diners’ questions, and simultaneously solving advanced Sudoku puzzles. A talented bartender also turns liquids into social lubricants for about an hour, revealing mixology secrets to the entire party. After guzzling down drinks and fare, each diner receives a recipe book outlining all the ingredients, techniques, and culinary school facial expressions used in the demos. The Epicure’s Palate team comes to homes armed with everything needed to host the three-hour event, including all-natural and organic ingredients, standalone burners, silverware, and linens.
Before the event transpires, hosts choose either a cocktail or cooking demonstration for their party, where they discuss dietary restrictions, food allergies, and phobias of baby corn with chef Imbarlina during an in-person consultation. The cocktail demonstration option features five to seven nibble-worthy hors d’oeuvres that pair divinely with libations freshly concocted by the bartender. Clients may alternatively introduce their palates to three to five items during a cooking demonstration dinner party, which starts with elegant appetizers and wraps up with main course dishes infused with progressive international flair—chef Imbarlina’s specialty.
The Epicure's Palate
Over the past two decades, Chef Frank Imbarlina has honed his culinary acumen throughout the Northeast, helming a Manhattan catering service and creating several restaurants with lauded menus and concepts. At The Epicure's Palate, Imbarlina employs his gastronomic wisdom to expand beyond the offerings of standard restaurants or catering companies. His staff of personal chefs tailor to each individual’s dietary needs, creating unique menus of natural and organic foods. Wine or beer dinners treat intimate crowds of friends to exotic varietals and craft brews over a personally prepared meal, or the chefs can whip up a wine or beer tasting that spreads the joys of imbibing to as many as 200 people. In-home demonstrations include explanations of techniques and ingredients used in the preparation of artisanal cocktails and exotic cuisines, culled from such disparate locales as Syria, Malaysia, and the neighbor’s kitchen.