Knowing how to cook well is great for impressing friends, loved ones, and the Ghost of Thanksgiving Past who refuses to let go of the flaming-turkey incident. Appease persistent palates with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of cooking classes at The Coastal Cupboard in Mount Pleasant.
At The Coastal Cupboard, fledgling foodies can get the scoop on how to cook up esculent creations at home and enjoy artfully prepared fare within an array of cooking classes. During each two- to three-hour class, gastronomes will have the entire store in which to sit, study, dine, throw knives at imaginary Hamburglars, and interact with both the chef and fellow participants. Cooking gurus serve up anywhere from three to five courses in each session, accompanied by wine, beer, coffee, or infused waters to complement the food.
Upcoming dinners include Farm to Table Cooking with Oak Steakhouse ($60), in which chef Jeremiah Bacon will demonstrate the skills necessary to build sculptures of favorite philosophers out of locally-sourced ingredients and master classic recipes with fresh ingredients. Or do lunch with resident chef Amanda Johnson during midday culinary romps, such as The Ultimate Grilled Cheese or the Fish Tacos course ($20 each).
The Coastal Cupboard
When it came time to design The Coastal Cupboard’s demo kitchen, owner Brad Pitner shied away from industrial-grade appliances, opting instead for the kind of layout you’d find in your average home kitchen. That decision reflects the Cupboard’s mission to make gourmet cooking accessible to all.
To that end, Mr. Pitner and his staff of gourmands stock a vast selection of cooking gadgets, bakeware, and cutlery by top-tier brands such as Zwilling, J.A. Henckels, and Kuhn Rikon. Staff members are happy to walk customers through each product’s function and share their own favorite gadgets and dish towels with sentimental value. They also stock gourmet foods such as small-batch wines, baking mixes, sauces, and rubs.
Customers have a chance to see those tools and ingredients in action during the store’s weekly cooking classes. Most are led by in-house chef Bryan Breland, who tailors his class offerings to suit the interests of customers. Bryan has a heart for people and a passion for food. He makes classes fun, relaxed, and approachable. He brings a french twist to Lowcountry classics, while also mastering southwestern and asian-inspired dishes.
644 State Road S-10-97
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