Schedule of Classes & Events

   Spring 2017

Note: Please call 877.759.1004 to
1. get on a wait list if a class is full,
2. to redeem a paper gift certificate,
3. earn a 10% discount by registering for 3 or more classes at one time 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.

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Artisan Cheese Festival
March 24 - 26, 2017
Sheraton Petaluma

Relish is hosting the Sunday Bubbles and Brunch and Artisan Cheese Tasting & Marketplace chef demonstrations.
Stop by the Sheraton Ballroom for a fantastic cheese-inspired cooking demonstration and say "hello!"


TasteMaker Tours

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TasteMaker Half-Day Tour
Coming up:
Fri, Mar 31 and many more dates in 2017

Learning about food & wine pairing, arranging beautiful locally-grown flowers
and creating and eating a delicious wine country meal.
Dates, details, price and more

Sonoma County Living Tours


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Torta di RisoPrimavera: Spring in Italy (hands-on)
with chef/author Linda Carucci

Friday, April 7

6:00 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$114

Relish is thrilled to host Chef Linda Carucci, an amazing chef and culinary instructor, for this seasonal celebration of spring! Chef Linda has combined a wonderful variety of Italian spring recipes, representing regions throughout Italy, from North (Bologna) to South (Sicily). Guests will utilize Sonoma County versions of traditional ingredients to create the evening's menu with a special focus on authentic Italian techniques, from making bechamel, to searing tuna, to making a mousse, to working with tart dough. This is sure to be an evening of learning about and dining on fine Italian food! Guests will enjoy our Italian feast paired with specially selected wines.Linda Carucci book cover

  • Crostini con Spuma di Mortadella e Pistacchio
  • Tonno Scottato: Seared Tuna
  • Insalata di Finocchi: Shaved Fennel Salad with Currants, Pine Nuts & Citrus Dressing
  • Lasagne agli Aspargi: Asparagus Lasagne with Fontina and Béchamel
  • Torta di Riso e Ricotta: Lattice-Crusted Ricotta and Carnaroli Riso Torta with Candied Orange Peel
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.

ZINZIN Fried Chicken Revival Pop-Up Dinner
with chefs Jeff & Susan Mall

Sunday & Monday, April 23 & 24 Monday sold out. Sunday seats still available.

6:00 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$49, tax and 15% gratuity automatically added; beverage gratuity at your discretion at the event. No group discounts.

Relish Culinary Adventures transforms into a pop-up restaurant for two nights with a festive and delicious Fried Chicken Dinner menu. Chefs Jeff & Susan Mall of the beloved ZIN Restaurant in Healdsburg are serving their famous and coveted Sunday night fried chicken menu. The evening starts with welcome appetizers and no host wine bar. Then guests are seated for the family-style fried chicken dinner. The evening ends with dessert service.

  • Appetizers du Jour
  • Buttermilk Pan-Fried Chicken (light & dark meat)
  • Collard Greens wtih Bacon
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Bread & Butter Pickles
  • Biscuits & Honey Butter
  • Mexican Chocolate Panna Cotta with Caramel & Volo Chocolate Shavings

Wine and non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase. We pride ourselves on the great value of our premium local wine selections. If you choose to bring your own wine, corkage is $12/bottle.

Since this is a dining experience, we have added a 15% gratuity to the fixed menu price along with the required state sales tax. You are welcome to leave an additional tip that evening for beverage service as you like.


Jeff & the PigPassport Weekend: Pop-Up Pig Roast
with chefs Jeff & Susan Mall

Saturday, April 29

6:00 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$49, tax and 15% gratuity automatically added; beverage gratuity at your discretion at the event. No group discounts.

And now....something completely different for Passport Weekend for locals and visitors alike! Relish Culinary Adventures transforms into a restaurant for another festive pop-up dinner with Chefs Jeff & Susan Mall. This time Chef Jeff is breaking out his signature "Wall of Fire" to roast a whole pig. The evening starts with welcome appetizers and no host wine bar as guests watch chef finishing the pig roasting. Then guests are seated for the family-style roasted pork dinner with Southern-inspired sides. The evening ends with dessert service.

  • Appetizer du jour & No-Host Wine Bar
  • Roasted ZIN-Style Porchetta with Condiments:  Italian Salsa Verde, Herbed Mustard, Pickles, Hot Sauce & more
  • White Beans with Roasted Tomatoes
  • Braised Greens with Bacon
  • Seasonal Green Salad with Sherry Vinaigrette
  • Rosemary Rolls
  • Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Strawberries

Wine and non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase. We pride ourselves on the great value of our premium local wine selections. If you choose to bring your own wine, corkage is $12/bottle.

Since this is a dining experience, we have added a 15% gratuity to the fixed menu price along with the required state sales tax. You are welcome to leave an additional tip that evening for beverage service as you like.


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Preserving the Season: Spring Pickles & Shrubs (hands-on)
Jennifer at Relishwith Fermentationista Jennifer Harris

Saturday, May 6

1:00 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$79

Watch this episode of Spoiled to Perfection filmed at Relish with Jennifer talking about pickles and fermentation.

At this class, fermentation guru Jennifer Harris will introduce you to the basics of pickling and you will learn just how easy it is to pickle (virtually anything) at home. She will start with an overview of vinegars, including how to make vinegar at home with your own “mother,” and then shift to pickling methods, covering both fermented and vinegar pickles, safe preserving, health benefits, etc.

After the introduction participants will get hands-on to make both styles of pickles AND a delicious fruit shrub, taking a container of each item home to allow time for them to mature. Relish will make each of the items in advance so participants can taste the "finished products" during the class, including drinking a refreshing Strawberry-Rhubarb Shrub Spritzer. Participants will take home a recipe portfolio, outlining all the methods covered in class, plus jars of each type of pickle and the shrub and, most importantly, the knowledge and experience to reproduce everything at home. Ferments

  • Kalchi: Fermented California-style Kimchi with Cabbage, Daikon, Carrot, Ginger & Garlic
  • Spring Vinegar Pickle
  • Strawberry-Basil Shrub
  • Kombucha SCOBY take-home

This Relish class includes a few glasses of shrub spritzer for each guest. Wine will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle.


Wild Food book coverCooking Wild (hands-on)
with chef/author John Ash

Friday, May 12

6:00 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$114

The father of the farm-to-table movement Chef John Ash returns to Relish to lead a hands-on cooking class featuring seasonal recipes from his latest cookbook Cooking Wild. Chef John is always an engaging and memorable instructor, warmly sharing personal stories and an awesome depth of knowledge. The menu features a wonderful variety of wild foraged ingredients and fantastic techniques for mouthwatering preparations that are easy to replicate at home. We'll enjoy our wild feast with specially selected wines at the end of the class. Chef John will have cookbooks available for purchase and is happy add his signature. Hen of the Woods Mushroom

  • Hen of the Woods Mushroom Tempura with Ponzu Sauce
  • Chilled Green Pea Soup with Purslane
  • Sablefish with Tomatoes, Pine Nuts & Olives
  • Sauteed Savory Greens
  • Candy Cap Mushroom Maple Flan

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.


Market to Pizza classes

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

Farmers' Market-to-Pizza Workshop (hands-on)
with a rotating cast of great local chefs

Saturdays, May 13, June 10, July 8, September 9, October 14 & November 11

9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$110

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 charming Healdsburg Farmers' Market, taste and learn about their exquisite products, and explore new flavors. After a brief cooking demonstration at the Farmers' Market, we'll lead participants through the Market selecting ingredients for our pizza toppings. 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 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 cook the pizzas in the Mugnaini wood-fired oven for maximum flavor. 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.

  • Seasonal toppings on pizza ready for the ovenGourmet Wood-Fired Pizzas
    • Stretching Dough
    • Preparation of Market-Inspired Toppings - could include locally-made sausage, a wide variety of seasonal veggies and fruits, artisan cheeses, fresh herbs and more
  • Seasonal Salad du Jour featuring Market-Fresh Ingredients
  • Gourmet Wood-Fired Pizzas
  • Market Fruit 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.


Making pastaHands-on Pasta Workshop (hands-on)
with chefs Patrick & Casey VanVoorhis

Sunday, May 21

1:00 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$99

Relish welcomes chefs Patrick and Casey Van Voorhis from Spoonbar as they lead this interactive hands-on pasta class. Patrick and Casey are incredibly skilled pasta makers who share professional techniques and tips—from recommended flour, eggs vs. yolks, and authentic shaping methods—for creating perfect pasta. Guests will all get hands-on to make pasta from scratch, then work together to make, fill and shape agnolotti (classic Northern Italian stuffed pasta.) Participants will also make wide hand-cut pappardelle noodles and two accompanying sauces. Our chefs will create a salad to round out our meal and we'll end with a premade dessert specially selected by our chefs.

  • Bagna Cauda with Spring Veggies
  • Pappardelle with Venetian-style Braised Duck Sauce
  • Agnolotti with Wild Mushrooms, Peas & Meyer Lemon
  • Spring Green Salad
  • Seasonal Panna Cotta Dessert
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.

 

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