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One-day Wine Country Classes

wine country cooking classesGet 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.


1-day Wine Country Class - Celebration of Summer Flavors August 23, 2014

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 summerís 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 - Preserving Flavors September 27, 2014

As the warm days of summer give way to the brisk mornings of fall we start to consider how to keep the bright flavors of our harvest available in the coming months. We donít want to let go of the taste of garden fresh tomatoes, sweet apples or figs. Now is the time to get out the canning jars and make sure we have summerís flavor packed into them for the winter months. In this class you will learn about the steps to making preserves, jams, fruit butters, chutney and more. We will do some quick vegetable pickles and talk about how to make home made fermented slaws. Recipes include Herbed Tomato Sauce; Pickled Onions; Spiced Fig Preserves and more.

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