What You'll Get
Without Italian cooking in a chef’s arsenal, kitchens are liable to be clogged with unused oregano, rotting tomatoes, and periodic explosions of olive oil. Utilize every aliment in your pantry with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get a rustic Italian country cooking class at Olives-4-You in Wheaton (an $80 value). Several classes will be scheduled each week. Call ahead to choose a class time and reserve your spot.
Specializing in olives, cheese, and other Mediterranean products, Olives-4-You's southern French family also loves to enhance the quaint shop's aromas of fresh-baked bread with neighboring cuisine. The 2- to 2.5-hour class makes an excellent instructive get-together for Italophiles, pasta fanatics, and corporate slumber parties. Students first roll traditional caprese ingredients, including pan-seared mozzarella, into a tangy wrap, and couple it with hand-stuffed garlic ravioli florentina dressed with a fresh crema rosa wine sauce. Two dinner courses bequeath pupils the ability to entwine fresh fettuccini beneath a rich class-made alfredo sauce, and to bathe thinly-sliced and sautéed chicken scallopini in marsala wine sauce. All pasta is prepared fresh before the lesson to minimize prep time and enchant discerning teeth with its chewy splendor. Learn to lull guests into sugared, creamy bliss with two dessert courses, traditional tiramisu and crema fritta alla Veneziana. By the time pupils depart the Mediterranean market's tiled floors and brick archways, they'll have conjured a variety of hearty dishes and newfound culinary prowess easily carried into the home or well-equipped campfire. Classes are held on weekdays and on the weekends. Check online for the most up-to-date class schedule.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 8, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 10 per person. Reservation required; subject to availability. No cash back. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.