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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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The recent wildfires in Napa and Sonoma were horrific, devastating many homes and businesses. THANK YOU to all First Responders for their incredible commitment and efforts. The downtown area of Calistoga is UNSCATHED. Restaurants, Tasting Rooms and Shops are OPEN for business. We need YOUR support now more than ever and look forward to welcoming you soon. 

Cooking classes & cooking vacations in the Napa Valley Wine Country

CasaLana is the perfect choice to combine a casual getaway with fun and informative cooking classes. Whether you are an experienced home cook or are just beginning to discover cooking, Gourmet Retreats' custom cooking experiences help take your cooking to the next level. The hands-on cooking classes are taught in CasaLana’s professionally equipped kitchen and all equipment is provided. See more information about Private and Team Building classes.

The customized classes at CasaLana assures personalized instruction with the Chef. All 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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Start planning your holiday gifts now! Hands-on ooking classes at Gourmet Retreats.

New for 2018 offering Custom Cooking Experiences - you choose the topic and dates for your class(es). Make it a total package by including lodging at CasaLana.

Become a fan on the CasaLana GourmetRetreats Facebook page. Check it out for lots of tips, links to interesting culinary sites and much more.

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

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Farmers' Market Tour and Cooking Class - October 7


Perfect experience to enhance your Wine Country visit.

Choose other classes from the 2017 schedule or a B&B getaway at CasaLana.

Order online or call 877.968.2665 (you-cook)