Being a culinary wizard is far preferable to being an actual wizard, especially now that they’re all property of the British government. Make mealtime magic with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $69 for a hands-on BYOB Italian cooking class for two ($160 value)
- $135 for a hands-on BYOB Italian cooking class for four ($320 value)
Guests learn to cook a full meal, which they will eat at the end of the hands-on class. Classes are BYOB, though soft drinks are included.
At upcoming classes, couples or mothers and kids can learn the tricks to a savory marinara sauce, gnocchi, and chicken marsala. Or, they can master the art of sculpting Southern Italian pasta from scratch or 10 of Italy’s most popular pasta sauces. Classes welcome beginners.
Trattoria Bel Paese Cooking Academy
During the day, Trattoria Bel Paese Cooking Academy cuts a humble figure with its deli area bursting with grilled panini, fresh salads, and Italian hero sandwiches. By night, though, Chef George Joseph draws a curtain around the glass counter and, according to Teresa Politano of the Star-Ledger, this "unassuming little Clark Kent of a restaurant" sheds its eyeglasses to fight villainous hunger with a menu of authentic Sicilian and Italian specialties. Chef Joseph puts his international training to use for each meal, calling upon skills learned in London, Melbourne, and Italy itself to craft heaping portions of pastas with sweet red sauce and veal with cream sauce. Working with gluten-free and organic ingredients upon request, he also crafts platters of hot chicken parmigiana and fresh black mussels with marinara as part of Trattoria Bel Paese's catering team. But Chef Joseph doesn't limit his gifts to his own kitchen. He also educates the next generation of chefs during cooking classes, which combine fresh ingredients and simple Italian preparations into delicious, memorable at-home meals.