May – July 2014
For many of us the task of putting food and wine together harmoniously is a mystery. Too often wine professionals have over analyzed wine and used jargon that is both unfamiliar and intimidating. As a result many of us have felt insecure about the subject and are afraid of getting outside our comfort zone. John has long been an advocate of taking the fear out of wine and tonight’s class is about learning the really simple basics of putting food and wine together.
The class is divided into two parts. We begin with an aroma challenge in which each of us will focus on our ability to identify flavors using the most important organ of taste – - our nose! This is fun and interactive and fabulous prizes will be awarded to those who can most correctly identify familiar aromas.
In the second part, John will lead us through a food and wine pairing in which we’ll taste several wines with foods and learn how they interact and affect each other.
It’ll be a fun, convivial evening and you should come away with a good understanding of how to successfully pair wine and food.
Sign up soon since space is limited and these classes always sell out!
I will be talking about my cooking poultry and reading from my latest book, Culinary Birds, which just won a James Beard award.
Chef John Ash Cooking Class to Celebrate the Market’s 13th Anniversary, Cake & Prizes, Chef John’s newest book, Culinary Birds will be available for purchase on site by Pages on the Green.
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.
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.
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
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