Today's side deal stages a culinary intervention and turns the Pop-Tart munchers and Mountain Dew swillers in your life into urbane fava-bean-and-risotto-eating bon vivants. For $25, you get a hyper-haute cooking class (a $50 value) from Hollandaze Gourmet in Georgetown. Like any source of fine cuisine, reservations are required.
This deal is good for any four- or five-course class that is regularly priced at $50. Upcoming gastronomic jam sessions with you and a gourmandizing guru include a May 4 summer seasonal themed class from chef RC Lumpkin—where you'll master roasted garlic soup, pan-sautéed haricot vert, and grilled peaches with honey—as well as an all-Asian delight kapow-wow with Dorothy Huang, who will help you master the intricacies of chicken and coconut-milk soup, sweet and sour shrimp, and three-mushroom lo mein. Of course, you get to eat everything you make, so be sure to bring your own wine or equally classy Capri Sun to Hollandaze Gourmet.