The kitchen is statistically the most dangerous room in a home because it contains the highest concentration of knives, open flames, and pots full of semi-living lobsters. Learn to navigate this danger zone with today's Groupon: for $75, you get a five-course-dinner cooking class for adults at Napoli Culinary Academy (a $150 value).
Napoli Culinary Academy founder and international chef Hassi Sadri leads culinary initiates through the planning and preparation of a five-course meal culminating in an epic feast of their creations. Students choose one of three available menus, each distinguished by its classic Italian, French, or Persian dishes and attractive accents. Learn to deftly execute soup, salad, appetizers, dessert, and succulent main dishes such as chicken marsala served over penne pasta or Persian lamb and beef kebabs. An assortment of fresh produce offers itself to guests as ingredients in each epicurean symphony, prepared using the school's kitchen tools and equipment. Table-setting training precedes the grand finale, in which students dig into their completed dishes and accompanying glass of wine, destroying all evidence of one's near-illegal culinary perfection. All students receive an email copy of the meals prepared in class. Students should call ahead for class times and dates, as schedules vary.
Napoli Culinary Academy and Cafe Napoli Restaurant
Napoli Culinary Academy founder and international chef Hassi Sadri—whose infinite pizza knowledge earned him the head judge position at the international pizza competition in Las Vegas—leads the culinary team at Cafe Napoli Restaurant. Open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant—which has earned a "Top 100 Pizzas" nomination from Pizza Today magazine—serves an all-day pizza menu of hand-tossed pies topped with 100% whole milk mozzarella from Wisconsin and cooked inside a wood-burning oven. Guests can sink their teeth into Italian sausage or opt for the heartier stuffed options, which tuck ample amounts of toppings under a bubbly crust. Cafe Napoli also fires up the grill, doling out Middle Eastern kebabs alongside pastas and chicken parmigiana. To complete the dining experience, the drink menu supplies guests with red and white wine, as well as draft and bottled beer.
Arden - Arcade
1401 Fulton Ave.
Sacramento, California 95825