"The way you cut your meat reflects the way you live," Confucius once said, who then returned to shearing a steak with his mind. Build your culinary prowess with today's Groupon to TableTalk in Port Hope. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of kitchenware and gourmet foods.
- For $75, you get a five-hour cooking class (a $169.50 value, including HST). Click here for a list of class options.
After running a gourmet food importing business abroad, Nikki Dersnah returned to Canada and opened TableTalk, sharing her passion for food through cooking classes and retailing high-end kitchenware. Taught by two experienced chefs, cooking classes begin by covering the technical skills—from pressing garlic to unzipping potato jackets—that students will need to prepare a full meal during the second half of class. Just as students experience food's power to bring people together, the class curriculum emphasizes dishes and techniques that awakening epicureans can use to entertain at home.
TableTalk's retail shop stocks kitchenware such as Maxwell & Williams white china, ranging from bowls and cookware to teapots and mugs ($6.99–$29.99). Silicon gadgetry including measuring spoons, egg poachers, and veggie steamers ($9.99–$17.99) help gourmands process ingredients into the dishes found in The 500 Series, TableTalk's favourite cookbook, packing 500 pocketsize recipes ($19.99). Gastronomes can pick up tapenades and spice blends ($8.99–$16.99) or stop in at TableTalk Café to enjoy a cappuccino plus a cafe treat ($5.50) and peruse the Balzac coffee and Harney & Sons tea.