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What You'll Get
Cooking demonstrations, like karate, involve a series of chops and can be used when defending oneself against hungry criminals. Fight a flavorful fight with today's Groupon: for $40, you get two tickets to an authentic Spanish cooking demonstration, dinner, and live flamenco music at Real Paella (an $80 value). Wine and dine on Saturday, April 30 at the Dogwood House on Capital Circle Northeast begins at 6 p.m.
Juan Ten, a native of Valencia who comes from a long line of culinary craftsmen, entices the senses with cooking demonstrations and live flamenco music for the roughly two-hour event. The genial gastronome specializes in paella, a signature dish of Spain that brings families and friends together around the giant pan from which the delectable dish is served. Juan re-creates the experience during a live demonstration as guests gather around the cooking site, an open wood fire that fills nostrils with the aromatic fragrances of roasted garlic, spices, and saffron rice. Ears remain attuned to the mellifluous melodies of master guitarist Silviu Ciulei, strumming the harmonious beats of flamenco music, while tongues stay entertained with the Spanish salad—a mix of lettuce, tomatoes, Spanish olives, and white tuna, splashed with olive oil and wine vinegars—and a complimentary glass of sangria. When the main course arrives, anticipating eaters relish in the tender meats, seafood, or vegetables resting atop a bed of saffron rice.
Real Paella's tempting tastes derive from fresh local ingredients and spices, rice, and oil imported from Spain. The master chef cooks all-natural, never frozen or processed products on-site so guests know their meal is as wholesome and satisfying as an episode of Little House on the Prairie.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 30, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Must be 21 or older. No cash value. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.