Give a guy a fish, and he'll eat for a day; teach a guy to make perfect sushi rolls, and he'll be the culinary king of the cul de sac. Today's Groupon lures an internal iron, steel, or tungsten chef out from hiding. For $30, you get any $60 or $40 cooking class from Simple Gourmet in Redondo Beach. You can upgrade to classes costing more than $60 by paying the difference. Now's your chance to find out why your soufflé falls or learn the basics of braising, roasting, and the dark art of broasting and hosting with boasting.
Pick a class from the schedule and let the oregano-scented romance begin. Master meat with the Beef on the Grill class featuring tutorials on such cook 'em and eat 'em delights as maple rosemary steak skewers, skirt-steak salad, and braised brisket in chipotle molasses barbecue sauce (June 8, 6:30 p.m.), or opt for the poultry-friendly Chicken on the Grill with mini chicken burgers, balsamic black-pepper-grilled thighs, pesto and portabella grilled breasts, and a minty summer squash salad (July 20, 6:30 p.m.). Get more festive than a fiesta with a Mexican class, where participants learn how to prepare heirloom tomato and avocado salsa, scallop ceviche, adobo marinated pork, and a sautéed chard sweet-potato salad (August 24, 6:30 p.m.).
Classes at Simple Gourmet favor demonstration rather than do-it-yourself experimentation. Though the degree to which you'll cook the food yourself varies by course, you'll always be encouraged to participate in the creation of your master chef's edible artwork. After a course at Simple Gourmet, accomplished chefs will inch closer to pro status, while those who've chopped more fingers than potatoes will exorcise clumsiness under the patient tutelage of Simple Gourmet's enlightened gurus of all things edible. Bring a bottle of wine to enjoy while witnessing culinary mastery and igniting propane passion. You can only get one cooking class per Groupon, so consider carefully or call Miss Cleo if necessary. Though each class is subject to availability, additional classes may be added to accommodate all sous chefs.
- …an adventure in interactive cooking that’s perfect for aspiring chefs, couples, friends and businesses in search of teambuilding. South Bay Magazine
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