Many food combinations may seem promising in theory—such as raw onions served on ice, licorice-stuffed green beans, and candied ginger hummus set aflame with whiskey—but end up being duds. Learn to master your own culinary creations with today's Groupon. For $25, you get a cooking class of your choice (a $50 value) and 20% off all merchandise at the Village Kitchen Shoppe. In order to receive this discount, you must purchase your cake juicers, steak deseeders, and other cuisine-mastering implements on the same day as your class. Slice and dice at the almost offensively quaint Glendora location.
After a course at Village Kitchen, accomplished chefs will inch closer to pro status, while those who've chopped more fingers than potatoes will have their clumsiness exorcised thanks to patient instruction from Village's enlightened gurus of all things edible. Classes are held every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. (the classes are also offered one Wednesday a month at 6 p.m.), while the theme varies from week to week. On April 10, learn to master the pressure cooker to easily turn out incredible delights like coq au vin with button mushrooms, or discover the joys of the spring harvest on April 24 with a complete tutorial in a four-course seasonal feast with salmon medallions, baked gnocchi, and cherry-chocolate gelato. On May 8, harness the subtle power of Indian spices to create tandoori shrimp, curried salmon with cinnamon rice and golden raisins, and warm rice pudding; or craft the perfect wine appetizers (you'll make five), like scallop ceviche with melon and red-onion asparagus quesadillas, on May 22. You'll eat everything you make and get a beverage, so no one escapes hungry. Classes are limited to 18 people, so when you find the apple class of your human eye, call to schedule before it fills up.
Confront the power of béchamel alone, or buy another Groupon and bring a friend who may become more than a friend once the smell of rosemary scents the air and your hands casually brush while reaching for the paring knife. If you're feeling inspired to pursue further and bolder gourmet adventures, plumb the Village Kitchen's shop for all manner of cookware, food processors, cutlery, fine mustards, loose-leaf teas, whole-bean coffees, automatic turducken stuffers, broast throwers, immersion dereemulsifiers, and more. You'll receive 20% off all kitchen merchandise, but the discount is not valid on food or drinks.
Three Insider Pages users give Village Kitchen Shoppe four stars:
- It has all the cooking gadgets you could want and also carries those special spices or ingredients that you may not find in your grocery store. They also sell a great variety of coffees and teas and offer gourmet cooking classes. – Kate H.
- This place is adorable! Not only do they offer amazing cooking classes BUT they sell fabulous stuff!... Such a great place to shop & visit. – Kari E.