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NAPA VALLEY COOKING CLASSES

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1-DAY CLASSES

Farmers Market tour / hands-on cooking class

This class is available on Saturdays. We begin at the Calistoga Farmers’ Market touring the many vendors to select the freshest seafood, produce, breads, cheese and other offerings for our seasonal menu. The class will finish with a meal of the delicious food prepared and give you some great new recipes to take home.

Highlights of the Cooking Class

Duration: 4:30 hours (Starting hour: 11am at the market; Ending 3:30 pm  – estimated)
Availability: Saturdays as scheduled.
Highlights: Preparation of fresh seafood and/or chicken, produce and baked dessert using market products.
All equipment provided. Includes recipe handouts, meal prepared served with wine
Location/Meeting place: Calistoga Farmers Market / CasaLana
Price: $175 / person (all taxes included)

Multiple Day Classes

3-day Culinary Learning Vacation

This 3-day course teaches essential skills that you will use everyday, skills that will give you greater confidence in the kitchen. Instruction is tailored to each participant’s level and whatever your level you will leave with new skills and knowledge. 

Some of the topics included — 

  • Knife skills
  • Stocks, soups and sauces
  • Variety of cooking techniques – saute, roast, grill, pan-sear and more
  • Homemade cheese
  • Baking and pastry recipes
Highlights of the Cooking Class

Duration: Approximately 5 hours daily, start time varies by day
Availability: weekly (Tues, Wed, Thurs) or (Thurs, Friday, Sat)
Highlights: Preparation of multi-course meal each day using variety of skills, techniques.
All equipment provided. Includes extensive reference manual, recipe handouts. Wine / beverage served with the meals.

Location/Meeting place: CasaLana Gourmet Retreats
Price: $650 / person (all taxes included)

2-day Wine Country Class

Plan a 2-day session selecting the topics and menus of your choice. If includes Saturday a Farmers’ Market tour is available. Instruction is tailored to each participant’s level and whatever your level you will leave with new skills and knowledge. 

Some of the topics that can be included — 

  • Knife skills
  • Stocks, soups and sauces
  • Variety of cooking techniques – pan-searing, grilling, sous vide
  • Flavor Enhancers – reductions, spice rubs, marinades
  • Quick Pickling
  • Yeast dough
Highlights of the Cooking Class

Duration: Approximately 5 hours daily, start time varies by day
Availability: weekly – days / dates you select based on availability
Highlights: Preparation of multi-course meal each day using variety of skills, techniques.
All equipment provided. Includes extensive reference manual, recipe handouts. Wine / beverage served with the meals.

Location/Meeting place: CasaLana Gourmet Retreats
Price: $350 / person (all taxes included)