Classes and Events

May
21
Wed
Marriage of Food & Wine- Let’s Get Cookin’ @ Let's Get Cookin'
May 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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!

May
25
Sun
Marriage of Food & Wine, CIA at Greystone @ The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone
May 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 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.

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
22
Sun
Marriage of Food & Wine, CIA at Greystone @ 2555 Main Street
Jun 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 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.

Jul
6
Sun
Marriage of Food & Wine, CIA at Greystone @ The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone
Jul 6 @ 1:00 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.

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.