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 to Hallowed Herbs Tea House & Cooking School in Quincy. Choose between the following options:
- For $39, you get your choice of cooking class for one person (up to an $85 value).
- For $70, you get your choice of cooking class for two people (up to a $170 value).<p>
Hallowed Herbs Tea House & Cooking School’s resident chef Lisa Tavakoli instructs groups of 8–15 students in the art of crafting full dinner menus within a Victorian home’s quaint kitchen. Lisa leads three categories of classes—entrees, seasonal soup and salad, and technique—to equip students with the skills necessary to prepare a themed feast that adorns tables more opulently than forks dressed in 19th century tea gowns. Entree classes cover the basics of preparing a full meal, including artfully presenting it, while the soup-and-salad class focuses on lighter menu items, summoning flavors from root vegetables in November and New England seafood in December. After the entree or soup-and-salad class concludes, students pocket recipes and move to the cozy tearoom to chat with other culinary apprentices and nosh on their homemade fare, which they made with fresh ingredients and shamanistic incantations. Otherwise, culinary students enrolled in technique classes learn the basics of a chosen skill, such as fashioning vegetable-based floral arrangements or crafting tempting holiday appetizers, as they snack on food samples and sip complimentary beverages.
Hallowed Herbs Tea House & Cooking School
Inside a historical downtown Quincy home that dates back to the 1850s, chef and baker Lisa Tavakoli crafts signature dishes and scones for guests to savor in a Victorian tearoom. Lisa gathers 8–15 students around her countertop to demonstrate how to top plates with multiple courses and drinks. She emphasizes the gustatory roles that all senses play, creating visually appealing dishes and steeping teas that appeal to the drinker's sixth sense. Curricula include Persian cuisine, Italian cuisine, and courses on raw cooking and seasonal ingredients.
25 High School Ave.
Quincy, Massachusetts 02169