Today’s Groupon is peppered with celebrity, flavored with workshops, seasoned with instruction, and served up buffet style. For $29, you’ll get a ticket to this year’s Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show, a smorgasbord of chefs, tastings, demonstrations, and exhibits at the Cobb Galleria Centre on Saturday, May 1, and Sunday, May 2. This deal, a $55 value, plus an included $4.25 ticketing fee, gets you a seat for one show with Food Network personalities Paula Deen, Bobby Flay, or Mario Batali at the Celebrity Theater. Tickets to the Celebrity Theater include general admission. Purchase one of the following Groupons to see the show of your choice:
- Saturday, May 1, at 11 a.m. to see Paula Deen
- Saturday, May 1, at 4 p.m. to see Paula Deen
- Sunday, May 2, at 11 a.m. to see Bobby Flay
- Sunday, May 2, at 3:30 p.m. to see Bobby Flay
- Sunday, May 2, at 1:15 p.m. to see Mario Batali (includes autographed copy of Molto Gusto)
A foodie’s Disneyland (not to be confused with a Goofy's Disneyland, which is just Disneyland), this epic event unites the best culinary companies (caterers, party planners, personal chefs, specialty food vendors) for two majestic, mouth-watering days. Spend the day perusing the offerings from more than 150 exhibitors to pick up a year's worth of presents for your kitchen-obsessed uncle, or stock up on hostess presents for impromptu dinner parties. You'll also witness cooking demos from the region's top chefs in addition to your Celebrity Theater show, where you can sit a spell and watch culinary superstars in action. You can expect Bobby and Mario to cook up a storm, while Paula's show is mostly entertainment-oriented.
An effortless way to sample intimidating menu dishes without the commitment of ordering, this event for the epicurious puts the spice back into a dull dining routine. Walk around in a menu-free, food-dazed fog and nosh on whatever nibbles perk up your taste buds. After watching the top chefs sauté and slice, you might even be motivated to dust off the food processor and get cooking yourself. This Groupon makes a great gift for foodies, friends who can never agree on restaurant choices, and aspiring dinner-party hosts and hostesses.
Access to the beer, wine, and spirits pavilion; food and wine pairing; and just-for-kids cooking are not included.