Cooking techniques are as varied as the shapes and sizes of the animal kingdom, but only flame-grilling makes all those animals taste equally delicious. Fire up an appetite for learning with today's deal. For $49, you get a three-hour grilling class at To Grill or Not To Grill with a duo of flame-flaunting chefs that teach charbroiled techniques in Scottsdale (a $100 value). Most classes are currently scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
To Grill or Not To Grill's three-hour classes are conducted by Chef Craiger, a man-about-flametown and skilled instructor with years of experience charring animals, vegetables, and minerals to a perfect crisp. Using a lively, comedic teaching style, Craiger will teach classes of 30 to 35 how to bring out the vibrant natural flavors of a wide range of comestibles with his impeccable gas-fired grilling techniques. Recent incarnations of the class have focused on grilled pizzas, such as the toscano, with prosciutto and arugula, or the provencal, with brie, tomato, and thyme. Vegetarians can join in the hallowed male ritual of gathering around a Weber, drinking beer, and offering cooking suggestions once Chef Craiger teaches them to grill salads such as the maestro—a grilled romaine-heart salad with red pear, candied pecans, gorgonzola, and dijon vinaigrette. Classes can also discuss grilled desserts, such as the bananas foster maestro recipe seen in the homepage video. Craiger demonstrates his grilling techniques for entrees, sides, and appetizers firsthand, and the entire class gets to taste items hot off of the actual grill throughout.
Check the event schedule or call for more information, then harness the power of direct, indirect, and passive-aggressive heat with today's Groupon.
Though there are currently no online user reviews of To Grill or Not To Grill, past customers had this to say about Chef Craiger's classes:
- The chefs took very good care of us - we had an absolutely great time. The food, wine and the entire experience was memorable. Chef Craiger was not only great, he sings a mean Ave Maria! – Rosa
- We just wanted you to know that we all took a vote and decided that the highlight of our vacation was having Chef Craiger cook for our family! – The Mathewson family