One-day Wine Country Classes
Get away from the crowds in the wineries and join us for a cooking class. The class begins in the afternoon and lasts about 5 hours. Classes are a combined format of demonstration and hands-on unless otherwise indicated.
The class fee is $175 per person - students receive hands-on instruction, printed recipe handouts and enjoy a delicious meal served with wine/beverage. Accommodations are additional and are availabe at CasaLana or other nearby lodging properties.
If you have any difficulty with the online system, please call to complete class registration.
1-day Wine Country Class - Mediterranean Cuisine February 27, 2016
The diversity of the Mediterranean region results in a dazzling assortment of foods and flavors. We will experience the deep, earthy flavors of robust dishes from Mediterranean regions of Italy, Spain, France or Greece. Our seasonally based menu will include items like Spicy Hummus, Lemon Chicken with Oregano Sauce, Caponata, Gianduja Brownies and much more.
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1-day Wine Country Class - Tapas March 12. 2016
Tapas are those wonderful ’small plates’ from Spain that everyone is talking about. People often make a meal from grazing on an assortment of Tapas. Learn how to make these easy Tapas for family & friends. You'll love the bold, new flavors!
Our menu will include recipes such as Spanish Sherry, Olives & Almonds; Roasted Asparagus with Serrano Ham and Aioli; Gambas al Ajillo (sautéed shrimp in garlic & wine); Empanadilla with Chorizo; Pimientos, & Spinach; Grilled Vegetables with Romesco Sauce; Manchego & Zucchini Tortilla plus some special sweet treats.
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1-day Wine Country Class - Celebrating Spring Flavors May 14, 2016
We’ll shake off the winter doldrums as we harvest tender, young vegetables and greens from the garden. We use the pick of the garden and market to prepare our meal of items such as Brushcetta with Marinated Feta and Arugula, Grilled Asparagus with Olive Relish; Grilled Lemon-Thyme Chicken; Creamy Risotto with Spring Vegetables; Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp and other delicious recipes
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1-day Wine Country Class - Support for Lifestyle Diet Choices June 11. 2016
Choosing an alternate diet to support your health and well-being can feel overwhelming. You may think you can’t dine out or enjoy having friends over for meals. Not true! A first step in supporting your choice is to understand how to make your alternate diet work in the real world. This class will address choosing a gluten-free, vegan or vegetarian diet. You will learn food, products and recipes that you can incorporate into your daily life. Chances are when you serve them to your friends and family, they will find them delicious and won’t recognize them as a ‘special diet’. Our menu will include dishes such as Spicy Kale Chips; Roasted Asparagus Soup; Caesar Salad (can be vegan) with ‘Parmesan’ GF Croutons; Vegetable Lasagna with Pesto; Sautéed Berries on GF Short Cake and other great recipes.
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1-day Wine Country Class - Celebration of Summer Flavors August 20, 2016
We will celebrate the bounty of the garden and savor the rich, vibrant flavors of summer using fresh, flavor-filled ingredients from the garden and market. You will also learn about techniques to capture the essence of summer’s harvest year-round by preserving fruits and vegetables at their peak of flavor. Our menu will incorporate the abundance of peppers, squash and tomatoes in recipes such as Herbed Tomato Garlic Bruschetta; Garden Greens with Marinated Feta and Roasted Peppers; Grilled Achiote Chicken with Salsa Verde; Roasted Tomatoes and Chile Peppers and Mixed Fruit Galette with Homemade Sorbet or other delicious recipes.
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1-day Wine Country Class - End of Summer Flavors September 17, 2016
We will celebrate the bounty of the garden and savor the rich, vibrant flavors of summer using fresh, flavor-filled ingredients from the garden and market.
Our menu will incorporate the abundance of peppers, squash and tomatoes in recipes such as Garden Greens with Marinated Feta and Roasted Peppers; Fish en Papillote with Julienne vegetables and Mango Salsa; Lemon Saffron Risotto Apple Fig Galette with Honey Ice Cream or other delicious recipes.
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