Creating a meal from scratch is both challenging and delicious, much like playing "Stairway to Heaven" on a clarinet made out of a candy cane. Master meal melding with this Groupon.
$39 for a 90-Minute Greek Cooking Demonstration with a Four-Course Dinner ($85 Value)
Seasoned chefs Olina and Gino Nikolini showcase their culinary prowess as they demonstrate preparing a four-course Hellenic meal for groups of up to 40 nascent cooks, starting with a Greek-style soup. Gino and Olina proffer tips about healthy Greek cuisine as they chop fresh produce for a greek salad and deploy traditional recipes in the assembly of a chicken, lamb, or vegetarian entree flanked by an army of potatoes. The group gets a chance for hands-on creation to conclude the demonstration, whipping up a baklava parfait.
Gino and Olina keep the floor open for discussion throughout the session, patiently answering their audience’s questions regarding everything from Greek culinary practices to how fruits and vegetables really feel about one another. Since the session is BYOB, guests can bring along a beloved libation to accompany their consumption of the four-course feast.
Sokolata owner Olina Nikolini carried two things with her throughout her career: a love for her family’s sweet confections and the recipes used to make them. Through the years, she’s throughout Europe, tasting the local flavors and broadening her palate. A trip across the pond to the United States brought her even more opportunities to sample different creations, and as her knowledge grew, she tailored her family’s recipes to bolster their flavor. Today, Olina draws upon her experiences to fashion gourmet, organic handmade chocolates enlivened with natural and sugarless ingredients such as cocoa powder, honey, nuts, and a variety of tantalizing fillings, such as pumpkin, Texas pecan, and imaginary friend–endorsed air.