Ra Sushi 101 – Rollin’ with the Homies
Ra Sushi has been a maki making, sashimi slinging mainstay in the Valley for almost two decades. It’s obvious they know their nigiri and they want to teach you it too!
Ra Sushi 101 is a fun and interactive way to spend some time with friends learning a little bit about the art of sushi while receiving hands on instruction on how to roll a few favorites. Participants will make their own California Roll, Tootsie Maki Roll and will even learn how to form the perfect salmon nigiri.
Best of all you get to eat your creations making it a great way to introduce sushi to anyone who thinks they don’t like it (yeah, they exist). Who wouldn’t want to gobble up their own masterpiece; afterall experts say the best way to get picky eaters to try something is to get them involved in making it.
I recently attended a class and it was a blast. The sushi chef, Felipe, made it look easy and yet was patient with all of us novices. I was pleased with how well my attempts turned out and while they may not have looked as pretty as what the sushi counter puts out, they were just as tasty.
What amazed me about Ra Sushi 101 is the affordability – the price per person is only $35! For $5 more you can add a sake tasting with 5-6 sake samples. That definitely is no raw deal (pun intended).
Ra requires a minimum of 12 participants to hold a class so call your closest location to find out when the next class is happening. Or better yet, round up 11 of your closest pals and make it a private party. Sushi 101 would be great for a bridal or baby shower, a ladies who lunch affair, a unique sextuple date activity or an awesome team building outing with co-workers. The possibilities are endless. It is important to note classes can only be held during non-peak hours, so call for more info.
Oh, and this counts as continuing education – once you complete Sushi 101 you will be ready for Sushi 102, where you make completely different rolls at a more advanced skill level.
Ra Sushi 101 is offered at all Valley locations.