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 $250, you get a cooking class for you and up to five guests from Simple Gourmet in Redondo Beach (a $540 value). You can add more people beyond the six by paying an additional $42 per person. 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.
Master French, Mexican, and Asian classics with private cooking instruction in a professional kitchen with experienced chefs. Learn dishes such as mushroom-shallot chicken fricassee, peanut-lime rice noodles, or chicken enchiladas with roasted poblano sauce, and more. Chefs are happy to accommodate dietary restrictions.
Classes at Simple Gourmet are both hands-on or demonstration-style. 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.