Improvisation can often derail a delicate process, such as following a dessert recipe, conducting a chemistry experiment, or exchanging wedding vows. Learn to cook in a deliberate manner with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get a French-country cooking class at Olives-4-You in Wheaton (an $80 value). Click here to see the class schedule.
Olives-4-You instructs culinary pupils on how to prepare dishes from several regions in France, creating an edible survey of the land. Students whip up a napoleon of goat cheese and roasted pepper from the Provence region, quiche from the Lorraine region, and sugar-cube sandcastles from the beach region. For a meaty entree, pupils prepare a flank-steak marchand de vin, flavored by red wine and shallots. Instructors also draw inspiration from the French Alps with the potato-and-bacon gratin and sate sweet teeth with a sweet apple pastry from Normandy. As they cook up a storm, guests can soak in Mediterranean décor, which includes tiled floors, brick archways, and a grove of olive trees in the coat closet.
1720 N Main St.
Wheaton, Illinois 60187