The kitchen is statistically the most dangerous room in a home because it contains the highest concentration of knives, open flames, and pots full of semiliving lobsters. Leave the danger to someone else with today’s Groupon to The Cooking Joynt in Scottsdale. Choose from the following options:
- For $60, you get a four-course wine-pairing dinner for two (a $120 value).
- For $110, you get a four-course wine-pairing dinner for four (a $240 value).
- For $160, you get a four-course wine-pairing dinner for six (a $360 value).
The Cooking Joynt uses a simple, hands-on approach to meal preparation, teaching gourmet greenhorns the fine art of foodery in a fun, trepidation-free atmosphere. Each class starts with an overview of the evening and an introduction to wine-pairing basics, courtesy of well-seasoned instructors. Unlike most interactive classes at The Cooking Joynt, students can kick back while professionals handle all of the dinner prep, allowing students' brains to soak up new wine knowledge like a teddy bear soaks up the sleep-mumbled dreams of a child. Each dish receives a companion vintage, beginning with a crisp, slightly chilled glass of Pinot Grigio wrapping its arms around the contents of a caprese salad, and followed by toasted ravioli paired with a light-bodied Pinot Noir. A slow-roasted chuck roast entree struts down red carpets with an escort of a full-bodied Merlot or Malbec, before a dessert crowd-surfs atop the fingertips of a late-harvest Reisling.
Wine-pairing classes begin promptly at 6 p.m. on Thursday evening and run until 8 p.m., but you can also check out the full class schedule for a glance at the school’s other tasty topics, including courses that are soup-centric, comfort food-focused, fish-foremost, and dessert-dominant, among others.
14891 N Northsight Blvd.
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260