What You'll Get
Unlike height, telepathy, and the ability to breathe fire, culinary finesse is not a dominant genetic trait. Cultivate culinary craftsmanship with today’s Groupon: for $22, you get a tortilla- and salsa-making class at Tarascos Restaurant (a $45 value).
During the hands-on, two-hour class, gastronomic guests learn how to skillfully craft a piquant salsa and mix corn and flour tortilla dough from scratch, circularizing creations so they resemble a Mexican staple rather than well-meaning but misshapen play-doh. Students steep themselves in authentic cooking methods by mixing dough and salsa in a sturdy stone molcajete and baking their tortillas on a comal. The salsa, based on an esteemed family recipe, blends roasted tomatillos and serrano peppers with garlic, cilantro, and oregano to create a chunky, verdant tortilla-garment. Tarascos’ authentic recipes are easy to make, easy to eat, and easy to fit inside overall-bib pockets. Students will finish the class with 12 tortillas and salsa they can eat on-site or take home to consume later. Tarascos holds classes four times a week, on Sundays and Mondays at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 3, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must redeem class in full by 8/26/11. 48hr cancellation or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Tarascos Mexican Restaurant
At Tarascos, owner Antonio Garcia and his chefs blend the comfortable and familiar with the slightly out of the ordinary. A chalkboard-scrawled menu lists Mexican classics such as enchiladas alongside lesser-known dishes such as huaraches, large, oblong tortillas stacked with charbroiled meats. Plates of barbacoa feature the seasoned beef wrapped in maguey leaves and slow-steamed until tender. Likewise, the tap menu mixes Mexican imports such as Pacifico and Modelo Especial with Tarascos's own home-brewed organic beers.
Patrons can dine inside or outdoors on a beer garden–style patio shaded from weather and warmed with gas heaters. On the patio, Tarascos also regularly holds cooking classes, such as a tamale class that was featured on ABC 7.