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From Our Blog, Napa Cooking Classes

Hello Foodies and Passionate Cooks - Welcome to the CasaLana Gourmet Retreats blog. Here you will find my posts with cooking tips, recipes and links to food sites that I have discovered. They may come from my personal experiences, chef networking or my web more...

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Cooking classes & cooking vacations in the Napa Valley Wine Country

CasaLana is the perfect choice to combine a casual getaway with a fun and informative cooking classes. Whether you are an experienced home cook or are just beginning to discover cooking, Gourmet Retreats wine country cooking classes, culinary vacations and cooking vacations help take your cooking to the next level. The hands-on cooking classes are taught in CasaLana’s professionally equipped kitchen and range in length from 5 hours to 5 full days.

Classes are limited to 9 participants, which allows personalized instruction. All cooking classes include printed recipe handouts and a multi-course meal of the recipes prepared, served with wine/ beverage. Knives, tools and equipment are provided. All you need to bring is your appetite for knowledge and fun. Retreat to CasaLana for a gourmet Napa Valley cooking class experience!

Check out our blog for lots of tips and information about cooking! 

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CasaLana Gourmet Retreats has a blog page  Check it out for lots of tips, links to interesting culinary sites and much more.

The 2013 class schedule is now available for download from the website. Check out the exciting new classes and formats. Classes are also posted  on the website.

Some new additions to the Culinary Essentials line - Santa Rosa Plum Preserves and Sweet Plum Sauce.

Get a jump on your shopping for Valentine's Day and Mother's Day with a gift certificate for cooking classes and / or accommodations. Add a gift basket of herbs, preserves and spices rubs from Culinary Essentials to make it even more special.

For more information contact us from the website or call toll free - 1-877-968-2665 (1-877-YOU-COOK).

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Mother's Day and Father's Day will be here before you know it!!

Give the gift of cooking. 

Choose classes ranging from 1-day to 5-days; or a B&B getaway at CasaLana.  

Order online or call 877.968.2665 (you-cook)