Classes and Events

Aug
19
Tue
3-day Culinary Adventure with Relish Culinary Adventures @ Relish Culinary Adventures
Aug 19 – Aug 21 all-day
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
7
Sun
The Marriage of Food and Wine @ The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone
Sep 7 @ 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.

Instructor bio: John Ash is an instructor for the CIA at Greystone’s Sophisticated Palate™ program, the founder of John Ash & Company, and the longtime culinary director for Fetzer Vineyards. His newest venture is Sauvignon Republic Cellars, which specializes in Sauvignon Blancs from around the world. Chef Ash received a James Beard Award for John Ash Cooking One on One: Private Lessons in Simple, Contemporary Food from a Master Teacher.

Sep
18
Thu
DO USA 2014 @ Campovida
Sep 18 – Sep 21 all-day

Once a year we gather a small number of outstanding human beings to share their story with you in a barn, in a rustic farming community 90 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Our hope is that the stories and conversations allow you to observe and reflect in a way that invites new possibility.

Doing starts with being. We firmly believe this. We also believe that trust breeds magic and curiosity trumps judgement. DO USA is about embracing uncertainty, quieting your cleverness, supporting vulnerability and living empathy.

You’ll laugh hard and you’ll probably shed a tear. You’ll hug, you’ll dance, you’ll gaze at the stars and promise yourself you’ll do this more often.

You’ll dream big, you’ll walk barefoot in the grass. You’ll breath deeply and you’ll sit still and wonder. You’ll need to zip your sleeping bag all the way to the top and you’ll need coffee, because there are moments you don’t want to miss…they could change your life forever.

It’s a small event, we’ll be romancing 100 amazing individuals. There are no name tags, everyone is equal. You’ll eat and drink fresh local organic food and wine grown on site, your senses won’t know what hit them.

 

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
12
Sun
The Marriage of Food and Wine @ The Culinary Institute of America
Oct 12 @ 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.

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