Sonoma Valley Wine Country Harvest Dinner
A beautiful fall night in Sonoma Valley’s iconic California Wine Country... the very words inspire images of bucolic vineyards with gorgeous autumn colors, where mature grapes hang lush and heavy on the vines and ripe for picking, of ancient stone wineries and cool cellars where wines mellow in rows of oaken casks, as their growing season comes to an end.
California wine country is not just about wine, it is also a mecca for food lovers, as well. Driven by seasonal ingredients, fresh herbs, natural goodness, simplicity, locality, hand-made artisanal cheeses, breads and olive oils, and the emergence of world class wines, this cuisine has inspired cooks to paint with a very broad palette.
Tonight’s instructor, Chef Dana Holland has designed a fabulous menu that will pay homage to the cuisine of California wine country. He’ll teach essential culinary techniques like basic knife skills, whisking, and more as he shows you how to prepare an outstanding menu that includes Sunchoke Artichokes & Potato Soup, followed by an Autumn Duck Salad with a lovely green apple and tarragon vinaigrette.
For our entrée, Fennel Roast Pork Loin served with a creamy Pumpkin Polenta. Finally, he’ll wow you with a fabulous Pear and Almond Torte with spiced pears, white chocolate mousse and candied orange peel. Of course, you’ll enjoy perfectly paired wine from Sonoma Valley with this fantastic meal. Plus, you’ll get some hands-on cooking time with this engaging chef, too! Doesn’t get much better than that, folks.
We hope you’ll join us in this unique evening of excellent cuisine and culinary lessons. See you in the “Valley”!
Limited Hands On | Dinner
Fri 10/4/19 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost.
Our Flavorful Weekend Nights™ classes are just that, unique and tasty culinary experiences on weekend nights, most of which are hands-on! Movie, Schmovie... why not learn to cook with your friends, dates or your “luvva”? They are the perfect mix of culinary education and fun night out!
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If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together. Thank you!
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