Without the promise of sweets, mouths would never have the patience to stay open during dentist's appointments or closed during beekeeping demonstrations. Keep mouths copacetic with today's Groupon: for $48, you get admission for two to a pie-making class at Rose Cottage & Gardens in Spartanburg (a $96.12 value). Classes are currently scheduled on the following dates:
- Friday, October 14, at 7:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, October 19, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, November 5, at 4 p.m.
- Wednesday, November 2, at 10:30 a.m.
- Wednesday, November 9, at 7:30 p.m.
The culinary professors at Rose Cottage & Gardens illuminate helpful techniques to create appetizing and picturesque pies for any level of cooking experience. Guests sip complimentary glasses of wine as they watch a veteran culinary-arts instructor show how to fashion delicate dough into a double crust and cobble together an impeccable apple pie with dutch crumb topping. After the demonstration portion, students concocts their own pumpkin pie by hand to take home and devour with friends or freeze and have mounted on the living-room wall. Teachers equip bakers with disposable pie pans but students can also bring their own. Class attendees should also bring along a paring knife, a chef knife, and an optional apron to shield their outfit from paint tossed by gourd-rights activists.
Classes take place in the Rose Cottage's picturesque residential setting built in 1932 as a home for wayward flowers. Although not included in the value of this Groupon, guests can stop by the attached Rose Cottage restaurant before their class for drinks and gourmet fare at a discounted price.
Additional classes with different dates and times will be added, as well. Please check the Rose Cottage & Gardens website for details.
Rose Cottage and Gardens
Marlen Kuszmaul, a fervent gardener and chef with 23 years of experience, combines her passions under one roof as owner and chef at Rose Cottage and Gardens. She offers a menu brimming with tasty treats, along with a Sunday buffet-style lunch. Guests can enjoy these delectables on the backyard patio, which bursts with colors from the perfectly manicured garden and plays host to weddings and other events. Rose Cottage and Gardens also offers catering services.