What You'll Get
Consuming raw fruits and vegetables grants increased health as well as the ability to photosynthesize sunlight into David Lee Roth’s singing voice. High-kick into health with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a three-hour cooking class for two at Raw Gourmet International on Irving Park Road (a $180 value).
Head chef Mehmet Ak teaches both greenhorn and experienced cooks how to extract culinary gratification from uncooked ingredients. Knives collide with themed ingredients, setting the rhythm for the three-hour class as a full self-prepped raw dinner waltzes across students' plates, pausing only to doff mushroom caps to organic spices. Each BYOB workshop, held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., centers on regional fare, adding healthy, fireless alternatives to satisfy cravings for Thai, Middle Eastern, Italian, or Mexican cuisine. The course of every meal and class concludes with one of the institute's renowned raw desserts such as cheesecake, brownies, and apple pies with crusts made from the dreams of children.
Raw Gourmet International also expands minds with a gamut of health and wellness seminars, including a yoga academy that recommends poses to help students most resemble their food. Consult the class schedule to choose and reserve an evening for uncookery or to check out the host of other workshops offered.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 12, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.