Give a man raw fish, and he'll probably cook it. Teach a man how to make sushi, and he'll be impressing dates for years to come. Today’s Groupon drops more knowledge on you than a pallet overloaded with copies of Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. For $30, you get sushi-making class at Sea to You Sushi & Asian Foods in Brookline, up to a $60 value. Your Groupon covers tuition and ingredients for one class of your choice.
Since you can buy multiple Groupons for multiple classes, you could soon be slicing sashimi with the subtle complexity of an À la recherche du temps perdu. Introduction and Making Maki (normally $40 tuition, $18 materials) introduces the fundamentals of sushi preparation, presentation, and rolling maki in the traditionally correct imitation of a hotdog. Making Nigiri and Temaki ($30 tuition, $30 materials) covers the sometimes dicey and always slicey topic of fish slicing. Students learn to make nigiri and hand rolls. Finally, in Making Designer Rolls ($30 tuition, $30 materials), students make delicious designer rolls such as the dragon and caterpillar, the Gucci and Luca Toni of the raw fish world. Check the schedule for classes to easily sign yourself up online.
Class sizes are small (about six to eight students), ensuring that you'll get individual attention and an awesome sushi nickname. Sea to You’s friendly sushi masters will treat you with all the care usually reserved for a fine sashimi, without slicing you into meticulously thin strips. Insistent upon the freshest ingredients, they make a sushi that only an ichthyophobe could hate and are eager to impart their fishy wisdom to you.
Though patrons have yet to review its classes, Yelpers give Sea to You Sushi a solid four stars for its superb sushi and fresh fish:
- …I was able to purchase tons of fresh fish which I took home for sashimi. The fish literally melted in my mouth. – Doris K.
- The nigiri is one healthy slab of fish over a tiny knuckle-sized ball of rice like they do back in the motherland. Freshest nigiri of my life! Wonderful maguro, toro and salmon. – Joyce K.
Sea To You Sushi
Since 1982, Sea To You Sushi's deft chefs have traveled across the region doling out fresh, meticulously constructed sushi rolls at colleges, businesses, hotels, and country clubs. They cull an extensive supply of ingredients at their store, tapping into the well-stocked stash to guide nascent sushi-smiths through the art of constructing maki and nigiri rolls during Sushi School sessions.
The mobile gourmands also cater private parties, regaling revelers with custom menus and war stories about ferocious clumps of seaweed. Die-hard sushi fans can join Sea To You Sushi's C2U Sushi Club, which grants member discounts and special access to the company's facilities.