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 semiliving lobsters. Leave the danger to someone else with today’s Groupon to The Cooking Joynt, located in The Breakfast Joynt in Scottsdale. Choose from the following options:
- For $60, you get a four-course wine-pairing dinner for two (a $120 value).
- For $110, you get a four-course wine-pairing dinner for four (a $240 value).
- For $160, you get a four-course wine-pairing dinner for six (a $360 value).<p>
Wine-pairing dinner events begin promptly at 6 p.m. on Thursday evening and run until 8 p.m.; seating begins at 5:30 p.m. The Cooking Joynt uses a simple, hands-on approach to meal preparation, teaching gourmet greenhorns the fine art of foodery in a fun, trepidation-free atmosphere. Each dinner starts with an overview of the evening and an introduction to wine-pairing basics, courtesy of well-seasoned instructors. Unlike most interactive events at The Cooking Joynt, students can kick back while professionals handle all of the dinner prep, allowing students’ brains to soak up new wine knowledge like a teddy bear soaks up the sleep-mumbled dreams of a child. Each dish receives a companion vintage, typically beginning with a crisp, slightly chilled glass of pinot grigio wrapping its arms around the contents of a fresh salad and usually followed by an appetizer, such as toasted ravioli paired with a light-bodied pinot noir. A gourmet entree, such as tender, slow-cooked chuck roast, struts down red carpets with an escort of a full-bodied varietal such as merlot or malbec before a dessert crowd-surfs atop the fingertips of a sweet adult grape juice.