Live cooking demonstrations give culinary enthusiasts an opportunity to study professional blade work up close without any of the associated risks of a knife-juggling apprenticeship. Score laceration-free tutelage with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get an Indian-fare cooking demo and dinner at Naveen’s Cuisine (a $40 value). Groupon customers may also apply the $40 value toward grab-and-go meals or a hands-on-cooking class.
Chef Naveen Sachar elucidates the fine art of Indian-fare preparation during a live BYOB cooking demonstration at Naveen’s Cuisine. Customers who opt for the demonstration-and-dinner night, held bimonthly, quickly find themselves enthralled by Naveen’s zest for northern-Indian delicacies as he chops and combines meats and vegetables before simmering them into sumptuous and spicy dishes. To enlighten and entertain his audience, the chef proffers extensive knowledge of Indian cuisine, cooking techniques, and terrifying anecdotes of mutinous kitchens throughout the demonstration. When the steaming entrees—be they masala, masoor dal, or murgh curry—announce their readiness by filling the room with their tantalizing aromas, patrons sit down to partake of a multiple-course dinner with their new comrades, allowing bottled drinks brought from home to lubricate conversation about the demonstration, their favorite dishes, and whether their esteemed chef might have an equally talented bachelor brother.
Alternatively, patrons may also put their $40 credit toward a grab-and-go meal from Naveen's Cuisine, selecting from classic Indian offerings prepared for pickup every Tuesday evening or up the culinary-learning ante by using their credit toward a hands-on cooking class, which allows customers to reinforce culinary lessons with first-person bamboozlement and real-time fire-extinguishing experience.
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