Before the days of automobiles and hibachi grills, throwing a tailgate party meant arriving at the stadium days early to begin preparing the customary feast of smoked bison and ginger tea. Master modern pregame rituals with today's Groupon: for $22, you get a tailgate barbecue and beer pairing class at Rosa's Market in Post Falls (a $45 value).
Rosa's Market's engaging instructors imbue students with a wealth of practical knowledge in a variety of gastro-centric classes. In the tailgate barbecue and beer pairing class, students will feast on a sizzling buffet of insights and helpful tips to help them craft gourmet grilled fare in a tailgate setting outside virtually any sporting event or art-history lecture. Some lessons—though not all of them—will include demonstrations by grill guru Greg Prado and his Brown Chicken, Brown Cow barbecue team. An assortment of high-quality hop concoctions will also be on hand, wetting the whistles of students as they learn how to match beers with foods to make harmonious pairings rather than explosive chemical reactions. Call Rosa's Market or visit its Facebook page to find out about upcoming classes.
Rosa’s Italian Market and Deli
Cooking with family recipes that trace back to Sicily, the staff at Rosa’s Italian Market and Deli whips up Italian deli fare in addition to selling gourmet groceries and pulling prime Caffe Umbria java from the espresso bar. The market’s familial embrace also extends to cooking classes, which imbue eager students with a wealth of practical knowledge straight from Rosa’s rich lineage of kitchen-dwelling Sicilians.