Simmer and Sear

Nob Hill

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Two-hour class covers every aspect of sushi preparation and tradition from cutting fish to rolling nigiri

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Promotional value expires Mar 14, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 2 per visit. 72hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply at appointment.. Classes are non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Like the earth, sushi consists of layers and was apparently invented by someone who really liked the ocean. Explore waves of flavor with this Groupon.

$45 for a Sushi-Making Class ($90 Value)

On Fridays and occasional Thursdays, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., chef Anna explains how to cut fish, determine sushi grades, roll sashimi and nigiri, and design a presentation plate in classes held in a Nob Hill lesson kitchen. In addition to practical lessons, the two-hour class explores the traditional meanings of the meal and the history of sushi in Japan, and includes a brief look at the meal's future on the moon. Once they finish their creations, pupils can snack on their hand-made sushi alongside refreshing seaweed salad and self-brought wine or sake.

Simmer and Sear

During Simmer and Sear’s themed cooking classes—which won fifth place in SFGate’s 2010 Best of the Bay—chef Anna Hadley unravels the secrets and steps to creating quality cuisine. By combining choice ingredients and time-tested methods, she demonstrates that proper technique and flavor balance can transform any ordinary dish into a culinary delight or beautiful fruit hat. Working out of professional kitchens a variety of locations, including her own home in Nob Hill, as well as nearby loft spaces, converted firehouses, and suburban mansions, classes can include everything from creating swordfish kebabs from Morocco, India, and France, to culinary competitions where students design their own meals from surprise ingredients.

Chef Anna’s work at Simmer and Sear fulfills her decades-long search for the perfect career. After working for 10 years in the highly competitive world of fashion design, she merged her creative whims with her passion for cooking, eventually opening her own business where she helps others unleash their own culinary talents. Her fun, food-focused classes have even earned attention from the New York Times for their popularity among bachelorette parties, as well as other group events such as birthday parties and loosely interpreted square dances.

Customer Reviews

Intimate class size, personalized instruction, and a knowledgable teacher. Super fun!
Sabrina K. · August 26, 2012
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