Schedule of Classes & Events

   Summer 2014

Note: Please call 877.759.1004 to 1. get on a wait list if a class is full,
2. to redeem a gift certificate, 3. Get a 10% discount by registering for 3
or more classes or 4. if you have any trouble at all!

If you are interested in events scheduled beyond the dates here, check out the monthly calendar. You are welcome to register for classes as soon as they are posted on the calendar or you can wait until further details are listed on this Schedule of Events.

August     back to top

Hands-on mozzarellaHomemade Mozzarella:  Quick & Easy
with The Beverage People's Bob Peak

Thursdays, Aug 21 & 28, Sept 4, 11 & 18, Oct 2

7:30 - 8:45 PM

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$69

Authentic fresh Italian Mozzarella is one of the most difficult cheeses to make consistenty well, taking about three days to make start to finish. But we all love it, right? So here's a home version of the process that takes less than one hour and makes delicious, luscious, warm mozzarella, ready to eat or serve.

At this class a local home cheese maker and representative from The Beverage People, a home wine-, beer- and cheese-making business in Santa Rosa, will demonstrate the entire cheese-making process, transforming one gallon of Clover whole milk first into curds and then into a pound of mozzarella balls in less than one hour.

We’ll start with a brief introduction to the concepts of home cheese-making and end with tastes of the just-made-and-stretched mozzarella with heirloom tomatoes and olive oil. After the class, guests are welcome to come up and practice stretching the curds by hand.

  • Homemade Mozzarella with Heirloom Tomatoes & Olive Oil

The Beverage People bring fantastic homemade wine to share with our over-21 guests as they taste the just-made mozzarella.

The Beverage People will have Mozzarella Cheese Kits (thermometer, cultures, rennet and other needed materials, and gloves for stretching) for sale at the end of the class to make it easy for you to get started making fresh mozzarella at home.


Hands-on mozzarellaHomemade Mozzarella:  Quick & Easy
with The Beverage People's Bob Peak

Thursdays, Aug 28, Sept 4, 11 & 18, Oct 2

7:30 - 8:45 PM

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$69

Details & registration here

 


September     back to top

Hands-on mozzarellaHomemade Mozzarella:  Quick & Easy
with The Beverage People's Bob Peak

Thursdays, Sept 4, 11 & 18, Oct 2

7:30 - 8:45 PM

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$69

Authentic fresh Italian Mozzarella is one of the most difficult cheeses to make consistenty well, taking about three days to make start to finish. But we all love it, right? So here's a home version of the process that takes less than one hour and makes delicious, luscious, warm mozzarella, ready to eat or serve.

At this class a local home cheese maker and representative from The Beverage People, a home wine-, beer- and cheese-making business in Santa Rosa, will demonstrate the entire cheese-making process, transforming one gallon of Clover whole milk first into curds and then into a pound of mozzarella balls in less than one hour.

We’ll start with a brief introduction to the concepts of home cheese-making and end with tastes of the just-made-and-stretched mozzarella with heirloom tomatoes and olive oil. After the class, guests are welcome to come up and practice stretching the curds by hand.

  • Homemade Mozzarella with Heirloom Tomatoes & Olive Oil

The Beverage People bring fantastic homemade wine to share with our over-21 guests as they taste the just-made mozzarella.

The Beverage People will have Mozzarella Cheese Kits (thermometer, cultures, rennet and other needed materials, and gloves for stretching) for sale at the end of the class to make it easy for you to get started making fresh mozzarella at home.

This class is repeats several times until early October.


Relish's On The Farm events are culinary gatherings on local family farms. All On The Farm events include a private farm tour, cooking discussion, demonstration or hands-on workshop, and seasonal four-course meal featuring farm ingredients served with specially-selected local wines. Chefs, chosen because of an affinity with the particular farm, will provide recipes that highlight the farm's specialty, whether it is produce picked at the peak of the season or artisan cheese at the height of flavor. All On The Farm locations are working farms and, as such, are rustic and natural. These intimate gatherings are limited to no more than 30 guests.

In the orchard at Dry Creek Peach with chef John AshOn the Farm: Dry Creek Peach
with chef John Ash

Friday, September 5

5:30 - 8:30 PM

Dry Creek Peach and Produce, Healdsburg
$
144

 

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.

  • Welcome Bellini (White Peach Puree & Sparkling Wine) & Seasonal Peach Tasting
  • Table Nibbles:
    • Gigande Bean Salad
    • Wild Mushroom Pate
    • Summer Succotash Salad
    • Zucchini Pickles
  • Chilled Spicy Peach Soup with Peeky Toe Crab
  • Grilled Vietnamese Chicken with Peaches
  • Spare Ribs with Peach BBQ Sauce and Sesame Cabbage Salad
  • Peach Galettes with Lemon Coconut Sorbet

This Relish class includes 12 ounces of wine per person served to all participants over 21 years of age. Additional wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.


Hands-on mozzarellaHomemade Mozzarella:  Quick & Easy
with The Beverage People's Bob Peak

Thursdays, Sept 11 & 18, Oct 2

7:30 - 8:45 PM

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$69

Details & registration here

 


Enjoy a chef-lead visit to the garden at Jordan Winery and the Healdsburg Farmers Market,
followed by a hands-on cooking workshop using farm fresh just-gathered ingredients.

Chef Todd Knoll of Jordan WineryChef's Market Class (hands-on)
with chef Todd Knoll

Saturday, September 13

8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Meet at Jordan Winery at 8:30 am for a garden tour; caravan to the Healdsburg Farmers' Market for our market tour at 9:30 am, then walk to the Relish Culinary Center for cooking & lunch
$106

At this special Farmers' Market-related class, we welcome Todd Knoll, executive chef at Jordan Winery, for a special day that starts in the garden at Jordan, moves to the Healdsburg Farmers' Market, and ends with a cooking class and lunch with Jordan wines at the Relish Culinary Center!

Experience wine country life as you spend the day with Chef Todd, meet the purveyors at the Healdsburg Farmers' Market, taste and learn about exquisite local produce and artisan products, and explore new flavors. Chef Todd will also lead a brief cooking demonstration at the Farmers' Market, followed by a stroll through the Market selecting ingredients for our lunch. Participants will have extra time to purchase farm-fresh goodies to take home.

After our time at the Market, participants will walk across the street to the beautiful Relish Culinary Center for a hands-on cooking workshop led by Chef Todd. We'll savor the lunch we created together with exquisite Jordan wines.

  • Menu TBD

This Relish class includes 2 glasses of wine (8 oz. total) per person served to all participants over 21 years of age. Additional wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.


Making pasta!Handmade Pasta and Ricotta (hands-on)
with chef Anne Cornell

Sunday, September 14

1:00 - 4:00 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$98

Making pasta from scratch is the ultimate playing-with-your-food experience. Kneading, rolling, cutting, shaping—we're talking grown-up Playdoh here. At this class Chef Anne Cornell will lead guests through the process of making pasta from start to finish, including making fresh Ricotta Cheese (a wonderful same-day cheese to make at home) for ravioli filling. Guests will learn the process for adding farm fresh eggs to flour to create the perfect consistency, then knead the dough to learn when the it's ready. We'll work together to make the filling with our freshly-made Ricotta. Then we'll roll out the pasta, transforming half into fettuccine and half into Ricotta-stuffed Ravioli. Everyone will be hands-on with all steps in the process. Our handmade pastas would not be complete without sauces so we'll make a fresh summer tomato sauce and a delicate herbed brown butter sauce. Our pasta dinner will be served with a contrasting green salad and we'll end our meal with a surprise sweet finish.

  • Welcome Snack
  • Homemade Fresh Ricotta Cheese
  • Handmade Pasta Dough
  • Fettuccine
  • Ricotta Ravioli 
  • Duo of Sauces:
    • Herbed Brown Butter with Ravioli
    • Quick & Fresh Summer Tomato-Basil Sauce with Fettuccine
  • Seasonal Green Salad
  • Surprise Sweet Finish

This Relish class includes 2 glasses of wine (8 oz. total) per person served to all participants over 21 years of age. Additional wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.


Hands-on mozzarellaHomemade Mozzarella:  Quick & Easy
with The Beverage People's Bob Peak

Thursdays, Sept 18, Oct 2

7:30 - 8:45 PM

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$69

Details and registration here

 


Wood-fired pizza topped with fresh mozzarellaMozzarella, Burrata & Pizza (hands-on)
with chef Anne Cornell

Friday, September 19

1:00 - 4:00 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg

$98

Chef Anne Cornell leads this hands-on workshop where guests will stretch fresh Mozzarella, make Burrata and incorporate both into a fantastic wood-fired pizza dinner. Using artisan, locally-made mozzarella cheese curds, guests will transform the curds into a variety of fresh, warm, addictive mozzarella shapes...and the results are soooo delicious. (Lots of "yumming" at this class....Mmmmmm!) Chef Anne will share techniques for making different size and shapes of mozzarella, like bocconcini, and share classic techiques for making and filling the warm mozzarella with rich, creamy, cheesy filling to make Burrata. All guests will stretch Mozzarella, make Burrata filling and fill warm mozzarella to create Burrata. After all the cheesemaking, we'll create seasonal pizzas, throwing pizza dough and baking pizzas in Relish's Mugnaini wood-fired oven. We'll enjoy our homemade feast with local wines.

  • Mozzarella and Buratta
  • Mozzarella & Burrata "Bar" with a Variety of Toppings and Accompaniments
    • Heirloom Tomatoes
    • Prosciutto
    • Fresh Basil
    • Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar
    • Flavored Salts & Peppers
    • Dressed Arugula Salad
  • Wood-Fired Pizza Margherita - Classic Mozzarella & Tomatoes
  • Italian-inspired Sweet Finish

This Relish class includes 8 ounces of wine per person served to all participants over 21 years of age. Additional wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.


Vinaigrettes and Other Dressings coverSalads, Salads, Salads! (hands-on)
with chef/author Michele Anna Jordan

Saturday, September 20

6:00 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg

$95

Local recognized chef and author Michele Anna Jordan comes to Relish for this fantastic Salads class based on her most recent book Vinaigrettes and Other Dressings. This class is especially relevant during harvest-time when fresh produce is so abundant. And who's not looking for creative ways to eat more vegetables? That's not to say there won't be any meat at this class—Michele is creating a wonderful, varied menu that covers the spectrum of what a salad can be, from starter to main course. We'll enjoy our salad feast with specially-selected local wines.

  • Menu coming soon

This Relish class includes 8 ounces of wine per person served to all participants over 21 years of age. Additional wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.


Grapes!Harvest Supper: Celebrating the Grape (hands-on)
with chef Victoria Rezonja

Sunday, September 21

1:00 - 4:00 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$98

It's the peak of the wine harvest here in wine country so it only makes sense that we offer a class that features....GRAPES! Chef Victoria has created a wonderful menu that features grapes in many forms, from leaves to juice to wine, and a few interesting other grape products VerJus and Saba that add wonderful dimensions to any kitchen. Learn about new delicious ways to use grapes and grape products and savor the resulting delicious meal paired with local wines.

  • Grilled Grape Leaf Parcels stuffed with Lamb Sausage
  • Stracciata with Shiraz Grapes, Rosemary, Feta, Sea Salt & Arugula
  • Grilled Petite Fillet of Beef with VerJus Bernaise Sauce
  • Roasted Broccolini
  • Smoked Peppercorn & Bay Potatoes
  • Muscat Sabayon with Strawberries & Saba Drizzle

This Relish class includes 8 ounces of wine per person served to all participants over 21 years of age. Additional wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.


Cover of Culinary Birds cookbookCulinary Birds (hands-on)
with chef John Ash
  James Beard Award Winning cookbook!

Friday, September 26

6:00 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$104

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

This Relish class includes 8 ounces of premium wine per person served to all participants over 21 years of age. Additional wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.


October     back to top

Hands-on mozzarellaHomemade Mozzarella:  Quick & Easy
with The Beverage People's Bob Peak

Thursday, October 2

7:30 - 8:45 PM

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$69

Authentic fresh Italian Mozzarella is one of the most difficult cheeses to make consistenty well, taking about three days to make start to finish. But we all love it, right? So here's a home version of the process that takes less than one hour and makes delicious, luscious, warm mozzarella, ready to eat or serve.

At this class a local home cheese maker and representative from The Beverage People, a home wine-, beer- and cheese-making business in Santa Rosa, will demonstrate the entire cheese-making process, transforming one gallon of Clover whole milk first into curds and then into a pound of mozzarella balls in less than one hour.

We’ll start with a brief introduction to the concepts of home cheese-making and end with tastes of the just-made-and-stretched mozzarella with heirloom tomatoes and olive oil. After the class, guests are welcome to come up and practice stretching the curds by hand.

  • Homemade Mozzarella with Heirloom Tomatoes & Olive Oil

The Beverage People bring fantastic homemade wine to share with our over-21 guests as they taste the just-made mozzarella.

The Beverage People will have Mozzarella Cheese Kits (thermometer, cultures, rennet and other needed materials, and gloves for stretching) for sale at the end of the class to make it easy for you to get started making fresh mozzarella at home.


Relish Sonoma County logo
2014 Dates: October 7-9

Three-day regional culinary tour, featuring exclusive visits, tastes, tours and workshops
with the artisan producers who make Sonoma County a recognized culinary destination.
More info


Market to Pizza classes

Enjoy a chef-lead visit to the Healdsburg Farmers Market
and a hands-on wood-fired pizza workshop
using ingredients just gleaned from the market.

Farmer's Market-to-Pizza Workshop (hands-on)
with chef Anne Cornell & Relish owner Donna del Rey

Saturdays, October 11 & November 8

9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$106

Register for any of the dates here:

Everyone loves pizza! And here in the wine country, delicious gourmet wood-fired pizza is especially beloved. Live like a local for the day as you meet the purveyors at the Healdsburg Farmers' Market, taste and learn about their exquisite products, and explore new flavors as you stroll with Relish's own chef Anne Cornell, our intrepid chef-instructor. Chef Anne will lead a brief demonstration at the Farmers' Market, followed by a stroll through the Market selecting ingredients for our pizza toppings. Participants will have extra time to purchase farm-fresh goodies to take home. Seasonal toppings on pizza ready for the oven

After our time at the Market, participants will walk across the street to the beautiful Relish Culinary Center for a hands-on pizza making workshop, stretching and throwing pizza dough and topping pies with the just-gathered ingredients, such as local sausage, seasonal veggies and artisan cheeses. We'll also make a seasonal salad and a festive dessert before we sit, relax and savor our pizza feast served with specially selected local wines.

  • Gourmet Wood-Fired Pizzas
    • Stretching Dough
    • Market-inspired toppings could include locally-made sausage, spring veggies, artisan cheeses, fresh herbs and more
  • Seasonal Salad du Jour featuring market-fresh ingredients
  • Market Fruit-Ginger Crisp with Housemade Ice Cream

This Relish class includes 2 glasses of wine (8 oz. total) per person served to all participants over 21 years of age. Additional wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.


 

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