I moved to Calistoga in 1998 to follow my dream of opening a B&B and hosting hands-on cooking classes. My vision was fulfilled with opening CasaLana B&B and Gourmet Retreats cooking school. I have been blessed to meet / host thousands of customers and have made many life-long friends in the process.

In July 2018 I sold my home which was CasaLana and also provided the kitchen facility for Gourmet Retreats. I chose to remain in Calistoga because I love Napa Valley, this community and all it offers. I researched options for continuing to offer cooking classes but have not found a suitable kitchen facility location.

It is with mixed emotions that I have decided to embrace retirement and will not continue offering cooking classes. It has been a truly rewarding experience meeting people from all over the world and sharing my passion for cooking, gardening and hospitality.

If you are visiting Calistoga, I hope our paths will cross.

Be well and happy cooking, Lana