Despite the popular practice of riding a bike with "no hands," studies show that hands-on activities lead to better skill retention and fewer skinned knees. Eat something tastier than pavement with today's Groupon: for $45, you get $85 toward a cooking class at Laguna Culinary Arts. Take any class at the main facility in Laguna Beach or at Le Gourmet Kitchen in Orange. Though most classes cost $85, you can apply your Groupon toward a more expensive class and pay the difference.
Each three-hour class at Laguna Culinary Arts caters to any skill level, from expert chefs to certified microwave users. With no more than 10 people per class, the intimate classes cultivate individual, hands-on instruction, and guarantee that no one gets lost and eaten by bears during training. De-hibernate your china and entertain friends, neighbors, or your glass menagerie collection with the skills you pick up in one of Laguna's party-throwing classes. Learn how to grill goat-cheese-stuffed radicchio wrapped in pancetta and brush up your Crème Catalan skills to throw a Spanish paella party. Or craft an elegant menu of blue-cheese-dressing salad and filet mignon with blackberry sauce, ending with a chocolate soufflé ($95 per person, or $115 with wine pairings). At the end of each class, sit down to enjoy the dinner everyone has worked together to create, minus the piled dishes usually left for gnomes to clean.
This deal is not valid for private parties or merchandise.