Cooking With the Dumpling Diva, Under the Stars

"The Dumpling Diva," chef and hostess Marja Samsom, giving lessons at her Dumpling Academy on the roof.

There’s nothing quite like a summer evening on the Lower East Side, hanging out on a hidden rooftop with new and old friends. Recently we checked out the “Dumpling Academy,” at 2nd Floor on Clinton.  “Dumpling Diva” Marja Samsom (formerly of the Kitchen Club) has been running these evening cooking classes for a few months now.  The dumplings were delicious, as was the wine, chosen by Tony Powe (Barramundi, Alias). Marja will be back for another Dumpling Academy September 28th. You can find out more details and take advantage of other neighborhood deals by taking part in the Alias Zipcard program.