What You'll Get
Like mountaineering, successful cooking requires odd metal gear, expertise with open flames, and the knowledge of which frogs are safe to eat. Prove your survivability with today's Groupon: for $45, you get two spots in a seasonal-ingredients cooking class from Martin Cooks, conducted at Artisan Kitchens and Baths in Buffalo (a $90 value).
Cuisinier Martin Danilowicz guides the dicing, sautéing, and zesting hands of aspiring dinner designers at Martin Cooks, an interactive classroom stocked with in-season produce and novel kitchen gizmos. Thrice-weekly classes enable students to whip up entrees such as sausage-and-herbed-ricotta pizza, semitranslucent lobster ravioli topped with tempura-fried zucchini blossom, and asparagus-and-goat-cheese sushi rolls wrapped in glistening roasted red peppers.
Danilowicz caps course enrollment at 12 would-be chefs to ensure personalized attention, to equitably divide containers of eggs, and to prevent cacophonous voices from collapsing the kitchen’s soufflé ceiling. All sessions include fine wine, sparking culinary creativity with a Dionysian dram.
Gastronomic apprenticeships begin at Artisan Kitchens and Baths, a showcase of restaurant-quality culinary galleries incorporating marble counters, lacquered cabinets, and gleaming robotic maitre d’s. To refresh memories after class, Danilowicz's favorite recipe finds and esoteric gourmet tools materialize on the site's blog, enabling visitors to absorb his expert knowledge of foodie trends and the mating habits of asparagus.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.