The Local Epicurean

Heartside-Downtown Grand Rapids

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In a Nutshell

Students learn to make pasta from scratch using organic ingredients, ultimately creating pasta for four that they can bring home

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Promotional value expires Jun 18, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. In-store only. Classes based on attendance of 12 guests. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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The Deal

  • $59 for a pasta-making class for two with a take-home dinner ($118 Value)

Pupils master the art of making pasta the ancient Roman way, mixing all of the ingredients by hand on a countertop instead of using a bowl. Once they’ve made the dough, they can choose from a variety of pasta styles to craft their take-home meals, including filled ravioli. While they prepare the pasta, students sample a prepared appetizer and sip organic beverages. Students bring home one shared package of raw pasta, enough for a meal for four people. Classes are offered seven days a week between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

The Local Epicurean

At The Local Epicurean, owner Ryan Raredon, who has been profiled in the Grand Rapids Press, began pasta-making as a hobby. But his handmade pastas and seasonings soon became so popular at local farmers’ markets that he was inspired to open his own store. Beyond pasta, today the space is filled with fine infused oils, cheeses, breads, and other sundries that make customers' pasta feasts all the more special.

But the store is more than just a point of sale for artisanal foods. A chocolate lounge area is filled with selections of cocoa-based confections and organic coffees and teas where guests can sit and peacefully sip. There's even a space for classes where students meet to learn the fine art of pasta-making, with pasta flavors varying based on seasonality and the commands of a magic 8 ball.

Customer Reviews

Such a fun class. Great lunch and a wonderful and interesting way to have a afternoon out with my husband. We brought the pasta home for dinner - rave reviews from the family. I would highly recommend their food classes.
Linda E. · January 8, 2017
My husband and I did the pasta making class here and loved it. They made it super easy to learn and fun for all ages.
Jessica F. · December 13, 2016
The pasta making class with lunch was fun and informative. Lunch was great and I took advantage of the discount offered on store items at the end of class.
Sandy B. · December 5, 2016
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    Heartside-Downtown Grand Rapids

    111 S Division Ave.

    Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    +16162065175

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