Sushi presents food in its purest form, just like a cupcake plucked fresh from a Hostess tree. Pick up a tasty parcel with today's Groupon for sushi-making classes from Sushi by Simon. Choose between two options:
- For $99, you get a 2.5-hour gourmet sushi-making class with two free drinks (a $200 value).
- For $250, you get a private, in-home sushi-making class for two (a $500 value).
Sushi by Simon instills maki mavens with in-depth instruction from Simon and his staff in the ways of readying, rolling, and relishing sushi creations at home. The 2.5-hour public, gourmet class, which takes place at either Stone Creek Bar and Lounge or Central Bar, provides a hands-on approach to crafting sushi, as it bestows rice-rolling recruits with their own sushi mats and an included multitude of fresh fish and vegetables, including salmon, tuna, yellowtail, avocado, and more. Participants will learn to bundle delectable edibles in mouthwatering combinations and various states of dress, from regular rolls to inside-out creations, all while sipping on two free drinks. Unlike a debutante ball, knives aren't provided, and group classers are encouraged to bring their own, along with a cutting board, for the utmost in edible education. Check the sidebar for dates and corresponding locations.
For the private class, sushi sage Simon Feil and his staff brings sushi-making skills to the participant's home or space-shuttle kitchen, divulging a wealth of succulent seafood, including salmon, tuna, and other sushi-stocking stuffers onto roll-ready countertops. Students will learn the ins and outs of superior roll-making between sips of soul-warming sake.
Nine Yelpers give Sushi by Simon a 4.5-star average:
- We loved Simon! I hired him to come to my apartment for a friend's bachelorette party, and everyone was thrilled. We got to eat tons of sushi and had a lot of fun learning to make it. – L S., 10/25/10
- This class was pretty hands on and our instructor was knowledgeable and carefully took us through every step of sushi-making, from selecting the proper ingredients to proper rolling technique. – Joanne L., 6/16/10
Sushi by Simon
A recurring guest on Martha Stewart Living radio, Simon Feil has not only been a self-described "chef by osmosis his entire life," but an actor and educator who shares his passion with amateur cooks. Feil and his team of chefs teach prospective sushi rollers to craft their own maki in group classes, private lessons, and sometimes even at students’ homes. Whether they're teaching individuals or corporate clients, chefs guide their charges through each step to creating platefuls of savory seafood. The variety of classes—which even includes a lesson geared toward pregnant sushi fans—encompasses many different levels of cooking experience and fish-whispering ability. Gift baskets, available for an additional fee, help outfit customers with their own maki-making gear.