Culinary classes teach survival skills for today’s fast-paced world, and also tomorrow’s faster-paced world ruled by sentient vegetables. Stockpile culinary moves with this Groupon.
Choose From the Following Options
$69 for an introductory sushi-making class for two people (a $166 value). Choose from the following dates:
- Tuesday, May 22, 7 p.m.–9 p.m.
- Tuesday, June 19, 7 p.m.–9 p.m.
- Tuesday, July 10, 7 p.m.–9 p.m.
- Thursday, August 9, 7 p.m.–9 p.m.<p>
$89 for an advanced sushi-making class for two people (a $190 value). Choose from the following dates: * Monday, May 21, 7 p.m.–9 p.m. * Thursday, June 14, 7 p.m.–9 p.m. * Friday, July 27, 7 p.m.–9 p.m. * Friday, August 17, 7 p.m.–9 p.m.<p>
Introductory classes start with vegetable rolls and edamame before leading into an interactive session that unveils the secrets of creating california rolls, spicy tuna hand rolls, shrimp, salmon, or yellowtail sushi, and a special roll for Groupon classes.
The advanced course delves deeper into more complex bite-sized-cuisine techniques such as how to break down tuna, salmon, or yellowtail for sashimi or nigiri rolls. Classes also discover how to make rainbow rolls and sushi rice.
For both classes, sake tasting and other alcohol will be available for purchase.<p>
Sushi on a Roll
Jeff Roberto, a sushi expert, brings a plethora of experience to his San Diego sushi oasis. He has catered large events of up to 16,000 guests as well as the sets of such Hollywood films as Titanic, Pearl Harbor, and Elizabethtown. Inside SOAR (Sushi On A Roll) he constructs specialty rolls filled with shrimp tempura, seared tuna, spicy scallops, and sashimi and nigiri rolls featuring fresh water eel and squid.
Roberto also leads group explorations in the art of sushi preparation during interactive sushi-making classes held inside a private sushi bar. Two-hour classes commence with an assessment of how many edamame you can stuff in your cheeks before you begin tucking vegetable fillings in sheets of seaweed with the help of a bamboo mat. Students jot down notes on the proper consistency of sushi rice, when to sprinkle rolls with sesame seeds, and how to repurpose chopsticks as the mast of a ship-in-a-bottle.
A koi mural provides the backdrop for the expansive 30-seat sushi bar, which is outlined in neon to highlight the dramatic curve of the space. The expansive venue, which accommodates up to 100 people, is popular among large groups of friends looking for a fun outing and U.S. senators playing hooky. Free parking is also available.