Eating at restaurants delays the need to go grocery shopping or clear your stolen snowman heads out of the freezer. Keep your secrets on ice with this Groupon.
$55 for a Two-Hour Grilling with Fresh Herbs Class ($141 Value)
Choose from the following dates: June 25 or 26, July 23 or 24, or August 6 or 7. After arriving at Franz Witte Nursery, guests watch as a chef seasons a full menu of grill fare with fresh-picked herbs including rosemary, thyme, and oregano. Plates fill with skewers of chicken, grilled-tomato caprese salad, steak with blue-cheese butter, and a medley of balsamic-grilled seasonal vegetables, before feasts finish with a grilled-peach-and-ice-cream dessert. Participants can opt to pair frozen wine and bottled water (not included in this Groupon) with their tastes of each dish, and will also bring home a set of recipes. Arrive before classes start at 6 p.m. to tour the nursery's carefully landscaped grounds.
Seasons Bistro, Wine Bar & Catering
Mobilizing more than 25 years of catering experience, Rachel Hurn— owner of Seasons Bistro, Wine Bar & Catering—blends a Cajun-influenced eatery with a door-to-door catering service that earned a Bride's Choice Award from WeddingWire in 2010. Within the bistro, paninis and salads incorporate flashes of Louisianan flair, such as spiced shrimp, remoulade sauces, and improvised jazz steps. As diners nab forkfuls of Cajun shrimp buerre blanc, occasional live music wends its way through the dining room, complementing the complex notes of an extensive range of hand-selected wines. Alternatively, multicourse catered meals add a splash of elegance to both corporate and private events with formal place settings and French- and Italian-themed menus.