Classes and Events

May
14
Wed
Sur La Table Sonoma Cooking Class @ Hotel- The Lodge at Sonoma
May 14 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Join Sur La Table for a remarkable journey through the birthplace of California wine and home of world-class artisan cuisine. Just 45 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge is Sonoma County, the closest wine region to San Francisco. Nestled between the Mayacama and Sonoma Mountains, the Valley is composed of serene vineyard vistas, a lush patchwork of farms, and 13,000 acres of scenic parks. In the center is the charming shade tree-filled 8-acre historic Sonoma Plaza, bordered by adobe buildings. Amidst the rustic surroundings, sumptuous wine country and magnificent coastline, you’ll tour award-winning wineries, take an exclusive cooking class, enjoy a baking lesson, learn about sustainability at a top-ranking farm, and taste the finest wine, artisanal cheese and award-winning olive oil.

May
20
Tue
Poultry on the Grill- Let’s Get Cookin’ @ Let's Get Cookin'
May 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Learn to cook all types of poultry on the grill in this hands-on workshop with Master Chef John Ash, author of the recently published Culinary Birds. You will become an expert in grilling everything from little quail and game hens to chicken thighs, breasts and ground turkey on skewers. Marinades, rubs and sauces will all be covered in this class which includes several accompaniments.

  • Grilled Turkey Kaftas with Tzatziki
  • Glazed Game Hens Grilled on a Cedar Plank
  • Grilled Chicken Diavola with Caprese Rigatoni
  • Vietnamese Lemongrass and Chili Marinated Grilled Chicken Served with Mint, Thai Basil, Peanuts and Jasmine Rice
  • Grilled Quail Salad with Arugula, Radishes and Crushed Peas
Jun
11
Wed
Three Day Culinary Adventure- Relish Culinary School @ Relish Culinary School
Jun 11 all-day

This unique three-day tour includes private visits and tours with artisan producers combined with unique interactive food and wine experiences. Building on Relish’s close relationships with local producers, participants will meet the personalities and enjoy exclusive, behind-the-scenes activities not usually available to the public. Tour size is limited to a maximum of 14 participants and activities are hosted by Relish owner Donna del Rey or other experienced Relish representatives.

From touring an artisan creamery to VIP wine tastings to a hands-on cooking class with the inimitable chef John Ash, Relish Sonoma County leave participants with an authentic taste of wine country living and will provide a great starting point for deeper exploration of our amazing region.

Jun
21
Sat
Culinary Birds- Hands-on Class at Relish Culinary Adventures @ Relish Culinary Adventures
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The wonderful chef John Ash returns to the Relish Culinary Center for a wonderful hands-on class featuring recipes from his recently published and James Beard Award Winning cookbook Culinary Birds: The Ultimate Poultry Cookbook. From eggs to quail to duck, appetizers to salad to dessert, chef John will lead you as you create a mouth-watering menu, representing a wide variety of techniques. Participants will learn about the similarities and differences between the various “birds” as they create recipes that are great for everyday and entertaining. And, as an added benefit, the unique flavors in these recipes are sure to liven up your everyday chicken dinners. We’ll enjoy our poultry feast for dinner with local wines.

  • Korean Chicken Wings
  • Tuscan Chicken Liver Toasts
  • Duck Breast Salad with Oranges
  • Quail in Grape Leaves Cooked in Coals
  • Muscat Sabayon with Summer Fruit
Jun
26
Thu
On the Grill– Ramekins Culinary School @ Ramekins Culinary School
Jun 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Celebrated Chef John Ash invites you partake in a global gourmet feast. Chef John demonstrates distinctive recipes with a narrative that connects the various dishes. He uses the grill to impart a unique essence for everything from grilled pizza to pineapple and he is ready to show you his tips and techniques.

  •  Grilled Pizza Margherita
  • Grilled Wild Mushroom, Goat Cheese & Citrus Salad
  • Grilled Marinated Flank Steak with Chipotle-Lime Sauce
  • Grilled Brined Shrimp with Grilled Corn Salsa
  • Grilled Pineapple with Rum-Lime Glaze & Ginger Custard Sauce
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

Oct
14
Tue
Inspired Cooking with Chef John Ash @ Cook's Pots & Table Tops
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Flavors of Fall with Chef John Ash
Menu:
Wild Mushroom Toasts with Fried Basil
Italian Garlic and Bread Soup with Poached Eggs
Fresh Alaskan Halibut Hobo Packs
Soup of Fall Fruits with Muscat Sabayon and Almond Thins

Oct
15
Wed
In Honor of Birds @ Cook's Pots & Table Tops
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

John has a new book called “Culinary Birds” which was published by Running Press Books in the fall of 2013. In addition to the recipes, the book will tackle the good and the bad about current poultry husbandry practices as well as other things we should know about the noble birds. The book was nominated for a James Beard award.
Menu:
Korean Chicken Wings
Chicken and Shrimp Meatball Soup
Turkey Breast Picatta
Frisee Salad with Fried Eggs and Maple Roasted Bacon

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!