Classes and Events

Jul
10
Thu
Flavors of Summer- Draeger’s Cooking School @ Draeger's Cooking School- San Mateo
Jul 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Heirloom Tomato Soup with Summer Relish
Watermelon, Fig and Feta Salad
Black Cod Hobo Packs with Prosciutto, Lemon, Tomatoes and Capers 
Lemon Polenta Cake with Rosemary Syrup, Fresh Peaches and Raspberries

Jul
19
Sat
Talon Lodge Chef Series- Sitka, Alaska @ Talon Lodge, Sitka, Alaska
Jul 19 all-day

Great Chefs, Great Food, Great Fishing, Spectacular Setting – What could be better!

Talon Lodge continues the quest to bring extraordinary cuisine to Southeast Alaska.

The Talon Lodge Visiting Chef Series is fast becoming one of the most sought after events in the Alaska summer fishing season. When you match the world’s greatest chefs with one of the most spectacular locations in Alaska, the pairing is perfect.

During this special series, our limited group of 16 guests are treated to two specially prepared meal from our visiting chef in a casual, fun and relaxing environment. It’s a time for great food and memories that will last for a lifetime.

For the eighth year, Talon has invited four of the world’s greatest chefs to share their talents with our Talon Lodge guests.

Aug
3
Sun
Marriage of Food & Wine, CIA at Greystone @ The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone
Aug 3 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Spend a fun afternoon exploring and refining your culinary sensory abilities. During this class, Chef John Ash will review the dynamics of how we taste, and then dive into an interactive exploration of how food and wine work with each other. You’ll come away with some basic templates to operate from to help you put food and wine together successfully. And you’ll gain a much better understanding of how to make positive matches happen, whether you’re dining at a restaurant or in your own home.

Aug
6
Wed
Tahoe Cooks @ Tahoe Cooks
Aug 6 – Aug 7 all-day

TAHOE LUNCH & LEARN CLASSES

​Donna Nordin, former Co‐Owner & Executive Chef of Café Terra Cotta and Chef Joyce Jue offer a series of 3-day international culinary cooking classes in Lake Tahoe.  This program includes 3 demonstration cooking classes with recipes, followed by a complete meal with wine or beer. Special guest Jonn Ash will be teaching one of the classes!

Aug
15
Fri
Dry Creek Peach Dinner in the Orchard with Relish Culinary Adventures @ Relish Culinary School
Aug 15 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Our annual dinner at Dry Creek Peach is definitely a yearly highlight – this is our eighth year in the orchard! Words just can’t express the beauty of the peach orchard at the peak of season, the cold, sweet taste of White Peach Bellinis on a hot summer evening, the warmth and passion of farmers Gayle and Brian Sullivan as they lead a tour of their organic farm, and the engaging charm of chef John Ash as he orchestrates the cooking and dining experience.  Chef John has created an amazing menu for our dinner, weaving Dry Creek Peaches throughout the entire savory and sweet four-course menu.

We’ll enjoy our sumptuous peach dinner with wonderful J.Rickards wines.

Sep
5
Fri
Dry Creek Peach Dinner in the Orchard with Relish Culinary Adventures @ Relish Culinary Adventures
Sep 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Our annual dinner at Dry Creek Peach is definitely a yearly highlight – this is our eighth year in the orchard! Words just can’t express the beauty of the peach orchard at the peak of season, the cold, sweet taste of White Peach Bellinis on a hot summer evening, the warmth and passion of farmers Gayle and Brian Sullivan as they lead a tour of their organic farm, and the engaging charm of chef John Ash as he orchestrates the cooking and dining experience.  Chef John has created an amazing menu for our dinner, weaving Dry Creek Peaches throughout the entire savory and sweet four-course menu.

We’ll enjoy our sumptuous peach dinner with wonderful J.Rickards wines.

Sep
27
Sat
Culinary Birds with Chef John Ash @ The Fork- Pt. Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Culinary-Super-Star Chef John Ash will be cooking up amazing recipes from his brand new cookbook, Culinary Birds.  The book, published in late 2013, was recently nominated for a prestigious James Beard award.  This special event will include a walking tour of the farm, a focused cheese tasting and Chef John demonstrating 4 outstanding recipes from the book that will be served up for a delicious lunch.  Retail Sales and Book Signing will complete the delicious and fun-filled day.

Oct
25
Sat
Wine, Dine & Music Cruise
Oct 25 @ 12:15 pm – Oct 30 @ 1:15 pm

Early Bird Savings!  Until January 15th, 2014 we have lowered the cost of the cruise for each cabin category.  Please do not wait if you know you want to go!!

 

The cruise will be on Norwegian Cruise Line on the Pearl from October 25 through 30, 2014.  With 16 delicious dining options, 13 bars and lounges, casino, spa, pools, fitness center, and so much more, the Pearl is a destination of her own.

 

Included again in our program is a complimentary bottle of wine per cabin each evening to be enjoyed.  This year we have partnered with KENDALL-JACKSONand their family of wines.   Included will be Kendall-Jackson, Byron Santa Barbara, Avant, Edmeades and Murphy-Goode.

 

Joining us from KENDALL-JACKSON is the Executive Chef at Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates, chef Justin WanglerKENDALL-JACKSON will be sending along winemakers and sommelier’s to delight and educate you on wine and food and wine pairing.

 

And back by popular demand is internationally recognized chef, educator, and author, chef John Ash.

 

Last year, World Classic Rockers blew the pool deck up with their repertoire of original hits from Boston, Journey, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Santana and Steppenwolf. They are coming back!! They will be joined by the legendary 70′s rock band America, performing their Grammy winning hits “A Horse With No Name” and “Ventura Highway.”  Also joining us will be Chris Mann, who   boasts a wildly eclectic assortment of songs, ranging from Willie Nelson’s “Always on My Mind” and Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” to “Ave Maria” and Damien Rice’s “The Blowers’ Daughter,” with the latter featuring a special guest appearance from Christina Aguilera. Just added The Music of ABBA – ARRIVAL from Sweden tribute band.

 

At this time, we are still busy putting together our onboard program that will consist of Wine and Food hosted dinners, Culinary School classes, Wine and Art classes, Mixology classes, which will feature the newest  “it thing.” … craft beer cocktails and so much more!  Wine tasting for small groups will also be offered.

 

We hope that you will be able to join us again in 2014!   Book now as this offer is only good until January 15th, 2014.  Sign up today!

Nov
5
Wed
Ramekins Culinary School @ Ramekins Culinary School
Nov 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join me for a fun hands-on cooking class at Ramekins Culinary School!

Dried fava Bean Soup with Sumac and Smoked Olive Oil

Warm Chicory Salad with Wild Mushrooms and Pancetta Vinaigrette

Pan-Roasted Venison with Blackberry Sage Sauce

Apple & Walnut Brown Butter Cake with Tangerine Caramel Sauce