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 $25, you get a tamale-making class plus one draft beer at Tarascos Restaurant (a $54 value).
Tarascos Restaurant serves up sizzling, spice-packed Mexican dishes that follow the owner's family recipes, whereas regularly scheduled cooking classes introduce chefs of all levels to proper tamale-shaping techniques. During a hands-on, two-hour tamale-making course ($50), a small group of gastronomic guests learn to skillfully mix masa (dough), fill tamales with succulent chicken, cheese, and veggies, and fold creations so they resemble a Mexican delicacy rather than misshapen Play-Doh. As they mold dough and sip on one draft beer ($4), students will find Tarascos’ authentic recipe as easy to make as eat or stuff inside overall-bib pockets for later inspection. Students finish the class armed with three tamales either eaten on-site or taken home to feed a plant that isn't growing tough enough. Classes are once a week, alternating between Sunday at 9 a.m. and Wednesday at 7 p.m.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 26, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. 48hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply at appointment. 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.