Hosting a successful dinner party requires an appetizing meal, an appropriate bottle of wine, and a tapestry to conceal shrines to Eugene Levy. Invite acquaintances into your home with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a three-hour cooking class at Liaison College, Durham Campus in Whitby.
The Chef instructor at Liaison College shares the art of cooking and stuffs patron's recipe rolodexes during culinary lessons that focus on soups, sushi, sauces, and tapas. The homemade pasta and sauce class, designed for 16–18 students, encourages amateur hands to fashion a spread of pesto flavoured fettucine, black olive papardelle, and potato gnocchi into fun and interesting shapes which they can later taste in class or spoon-feed at home to snoring loved ones. During the sushi lesson, spicy salmon and the state of California fit neatly into sushi rolls, and the knife skills class teaches sophisticated paring choreography to aspiring culinary swordsmen. To populate dinner party dessert trays, the Chef also enlarges the pupils in hungry eyes with a pastry tutelage that yields white chocolate cranberry biscotti, butter pecan tarts, and classic apple turnovers.
Classes run from 6:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays on the following dates: July 27 (Knife skills), August 3 (Soups), August 4 (Sushi), August 10 (Sauces), August 11 (Homemade pasta and sauce), August 17 (Baking), August 18th (Tapas), August 31 (Pastry), September 7 (Pastry).