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“What a wonderful experience. It will be a treasured memory. The food was wonderful and we made some great friends…”
Dennis & Elaine O. Los Gatos, CA


Gourmet Weekend Cooking Retreats


No time for a three or five day learning vacation? Try the shorter weekend version. The focus is still on teaching you essential skills and techniques for everyday use. Your retreat begins Friday afternoon in the kitchen where we prepare our multi-course meal using recipes that incorporate a variety of cooking techniques. Saturday we prepare and enjoy a delicious brunch before your departure in the afternoon. Menus are planned based on seasonality and product availability and typically incorporate a style of food and theme such as Italian, Mediterranean, Regional American, etc. Price includes hands-on instruction, recipe handouts and meals prepared by the class served with wine/beverage. Accommodations are additional.  If you have any difficulty with the online system, please call to complete class registrations.

2-day Gourmet Weekend Retreat - Summer Bounty September 9 - 10, 2016

We will celebrate the bounty of the garden and savor the rich, vibrant flavors of summer in this 2-day session. The menu will include the abundance of peppers, squash and tomatoes in recipes such as Tomato Garlic Bruschetta; Grilled Ratatouille; Plum Glazed Pork with Caramelized Onions and Chutney; Vegetable Strata with Salsa Verde and other delicious recipes.

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2-day Gourmet Weekend Retreat - Flavors of Fall Harvest October 7 - 8

Cuisine for this weekend retreat will incorporate foods we all crave as weather turns cooler. The menu will include updated recipes to make some favorite hearty soups and slow-cooked dishes that fill the kitchen with soul-warming aromas. The recipes we prepare may include Penne with Aged Vermont Cheddar; Braised Shanks; Herbed Potato Gratin; Roasted Root Vegetables; Spiced Winter Fruit Crisp; Vegetable Strata; Herbed Buttermilk Biscuits and much more.

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