Although they are the primary venue for enjoying gourmet meals, restaurants are often stocked with dangerously unfamiliar tableware. Spear a deluxe meal in your domicile with today's Groupon: for $175, you get a three-course lunch or dinner for two (a $75 value/person), served in your own home or another location of your choosing, as well as a hands-on pasta demonstration (a $100 value/person) from Simplicity Chef (a $350 total value). Simplicity Chef serves up meals within a 25-mile radius of Boston.
Born in Italy, Simplicity Chef Joe Letteri now sautés his way around New England, bringing the world's cuisine to Yankee doorsteps. Keeping any food allergies or personal preferences in mind, Chef Letteri will design a menu that includes an appetizer or salad, preparing palettes for an onslaught of elegant edibles such as cinnamon-and-tomato lobster bisque or tea-leaf-coated tuna steak graced with sesame, bok choy, and the ability to see the future. Herbivore-friendly selections include roasted beets lolling on a field of mache salad greens and dotted with goat cheese and toasted walnuts or a caprese salad starring vine-ripe tomatoes, fresh basil, peaches marinated in apple vinegar, and rich, tender slices of buffalo mozzarella.
An elite crew fully staffs each intimate event, so after conceptualizing your menu, making reservations, and dusting off the good doilies, all that remains is to enjoy a memorable evening of fine dining. Today's deal also invites diners to join Chef Letteri behind the culinary curtain to witness the birth of a gnocchi dish, in a hands-on demonstration that will leave diners eager to propagate their own pasta by putting his tips and tricks into practice. Expertise is free for the taking, so absorb all you can to prepare for future dinner parties and the inevitable surprise visit from the mailman's Italian mother-in-law.