Food and Wine Enthusiasts Classes

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Winemakers' Tasting Group Full 3-Class Series

Saturday Feb 09, 2019 - Apr 23, 20195:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 Bryan Avila

PLEASE NOTE NEW DATES/TIME. Led by winemaker and Napa Valley based enology professor Bryan Avila, this wine tasting class is intended for winemakers and technical wine tasters looking to avoid the dreaded "House Palate". This advanced tasting forum is geared to refine and maintain sensory analytical skills amongst vintners, winemakers and technical staff in a judgment-free environment. Focusing on flavor development through vinification technique, tasters will share notes on 8-10 wines of varying topics. Bring your favorite 4 tasting glasses to explore timely winetasting topics. February 19: Sustainable and Organic Wines of the North Coast. March 12: Hidden Jewels & Wine Club Wines of the Napa Valley. April 23: Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Styles of the Napa Valley. Open only to students 21 years or older. Space is limited to 15 students maximum for each meeting so Pre-Registration is REQUIRED the Monday before each class meeting. Sign up for the series or specific single class meetings. PLEASE NOTE NEW DATES/TIME.
Demonstration Tasting - Cost: $150 - #74861 - (Register Online)

Winemakers' Tasting Group: Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Styles of the Napa Valley

Tuesday Apr 23, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

 Bryan Avila

PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE/TIME. Led by winemaker and Napa Valley based enology professor Bryan Avila, this wine tasting class is intended for winemakers and technical wine tasters looking to avoid the dreaded "House Palate". This advanced tasting forum is geared to refine and maintain sensory analytical skills amongst vintners, winemakers and technical staff in a judgment-free environment. Focusing on flavor development through vinification technique, tasters will share notes on 8-10 wines of varying topics. Bring your favorite 4 tasting glasses. Open only to students 21 years or older. Space is limited to 15 students maximum for each meeting so Pre-Registration is REQUIRED the Monday before each class meeting. Sign up for the series or specific single class meetings. PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE/TIME.
Demonstration Tasting - Cost: $50 - #74864 - (Register Online)

Healthy Cooking at Home

Saturday Apr 27, 2019
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Chef Savanna Duchala

Face it, we live in a world dominated by fried Twinkies and burger eating contests and we often don't have much time to focus on whether our diet is our friend or foe. Within our busy, over-calendared lives it's hard to find the time to make and eat healthy meals together. Chef Savanna has the solution! Come spend an evening with her and learn the ins and outs of healthy cooking as a DATE NIGHT! Learn some tricks of the trade from an experienced culinary pro and spend a fun evening together with your significant other. You'll leave with a firm foundation of healthwise culinary knowledge that you can apply at home to make easy, flavorful, and healthy dishes every night. Pre-registration required by April 22.
Hands On - Cost: $85 - #74717 - (Register Online)

Next Generation Cake Decorating 2.0

Saturday Apr 27, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Chef Derek Corsino

Ready to move beyond basic layer cakes? Building on our Cake Decorating 101 class (on April 6), this more advanced pastry class, led by Pastry Chef Derek Corsino, is the next step for any baker ready for the exciting challenges of modern layer cake decorating. Focusing on cutting-edge cake decorating trends, we will work with a drip cake and lots of fun decor, combining math, science, and the pastry arts to help you produce your very own Instagram-worthy works of baked deliciousness! Pre-registration required by April 22. Class size limited.
Hands On - Cost: $110 - #74699 - (Register Online)

Winemaker Spotlight: Rebekah Wineburg of Quintessa

Thursday May 02, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

 Bryan Avila

Join us for an intimate conversation with Rebekah Wineburg of Quintessa. A Washington, DC, native, Wineburg holds a dual degree in chemistry and biology from Macalester College and a Master of Viticulture & Enology from UC Davis. Her dedication to the art and craft of winemaking has taken her from Australia, Italy and back to the Napa Valley where she has worked in enology and winemaking at Rudd Winery, Staglin Family Vineyard, and Buccella. Led by the Napa Valley Cooking School's Wine Enthusiast Coordinator Bryan Avila as he discusses wine style and the road to becoming a winemaker, each semester's Winemaker Spotlight is as much an educational exchange as a professional development opportunity where participants can connect with others active in the winemaking communities of the Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley. Pre-registration requested (but not required).
Hands On - Cost: $25 - #74754 - (Register Online)

Rolled, Stuffed, and Devoured

Saturday May 18, 2019
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Chef Elena Sirignano

Love street food from across the globe but can't find out how to make them in your own kitchen? Looking to add some easy to prepare variety to your mid-week dinner repertoire? This hands-on cooking class, with Chef Elena Sirignano, is a fun approach to delicious portable international foods that you'll want to dive into eating almost as soon as you make them. From Japanese Hand Rolls to Cornish Pasty and onto Crepes, this class will expand your favorites and give you some new dishes for brunch, light dinners, and parties. Generous samplings of all dishes prepared will conclude today's gastronomic exploration. Pre-registration required by May 13.
Hands On - Cost: $85 - #74619 - (Register Online)