Schedule of Classes & Events

   Summer/Fall 2017

Note: Please call 707.431.9999 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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Sonoma County Living Tours

Sonoma County Living Full-Day Tour (hands-on)
with Dragonfly Floral School, Wine Country Walking Tours & Relish Culinary Adventures

Wednesday, August 9, September 13, October 11, November 8, December 13

9:30 am - 7:00 PM

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$525

More details and registration information

Get hands-on at this exciting and interactive day learning professional secrets for how to live the wine country lifestyle. This is truly The Best of Healdsburg....or anywhere.

During this exclusive full-day experience, you will learn how to...

  • Pair delicious wines with diverse foods during a behind-the-scenes tour of carefully curated tasting rooms and restaurants
  • Design the perfect floral centerpiece as you learn design techniques for natural arrangements
  • Cook like a local as you create a four-course dinner with seasonal artisan ingredients

Gravenstein Apple Fair 2017

Gravenstein Apple Fair
August 12 & 13, 2017
Ragle Ranch Park, Sebastopol

Relish is organizing two days of chef demos featuring.....Gravenstein apples!
Stop by and say HI!


TasteMaker Tours
The perfect introduction to Healdsburg's Tastes and Makers
 

Sonoma County Living TasteMaker Half-Day Tour (partial hands-on)
with Dragonfly Floral School, Wine Country Walking Tours & Relish Culinary Adventures

Thursday, August 17, Tuesday, September 19, Thursday, October 5, or Thursday, November 2

10:00 am - 3:30 PM

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$249

More details and registration information

Enjoy a half-day with three leading Healdsburg lifestyle businesses who introduce you to the best of Healdsburg, including visits to a six-acre organic flower farm, notable tasting rooms, beautiful galleries, and a culinary studio, plus sips, nibbles and lunch with wine.

  • Meet at Dragonfly Floral Farm and sip specially selected wines as you enjoy a farm tour followed by a floral arranging demonstration by designer Pam Bell. A local winemaker adds a special touch to your time at the farm.
  • Drive to Relish Culinary Adventures and park for the remainder of the day. Cook side-by-side with owner Donna del Rey to create lunch with produce from a local farm. A farmer shares the table for lunch with local wine.
  • Wine Country Walking Tours meets you at Relish then whisks you away to explore a downtown Healdsburg restaurant, tasting room and art gallery, of course, gleaning selected pours and treats along the way.

Specially selected TasteMakers—winemakers, producers and farmers—and their delicious bounty are woven throughout the adventure to add a personal dimension to the day.


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 and seasonal four-course meal, featuring farm ingredients and 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 36 guests, including the farmers/owners.

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

Saturday, August 19 & Friday, August 25

5:30 - 8:30 PM

Dry Creek Peach and Produce, Healdsburg
$164


Our annual dinner at Dry Creek Peach is definitely a yearly highlight - this is our tenth year in the orchard! Words just can’t express the beauty of the peach orchard at the peak of season; the long farm table arranged down the orchard row inches from the luminous fruit; 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. Each course will be paired with a specially selected wine from Dry Creek neighbo r: Cast Wines on August 19 & Bella Winery on August 25.

  • Farm Table Noshes
    • Pickled Corn & Zucchini
    • Watermelon, Figs & Peaches with Chili Salt
    • Chevoo Cheese with Sliced Peaches & Honey
    • Sautéed Padron Peppers with Peaches & Prosciutto
    • Costeaux Epis
  • Chilled Peach Soup with Grilled Shrimp
  • Pork Spare Ribs with Smokey Chilean Spices & Smoked Olive Oil
    • Savory Greens with Burrata, Peaches, Pickled Onion & Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Olive Oil Cake with Peaches, Berries & Whipped Cream

This Relish event 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.


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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)

Saturdays, September 9, October 14 & November 11

9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$115

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 a talented local chef. Our chef 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.

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.

  • 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.


Sausage makingSausage-making Workshop (hands-on)
with chef Sandy Poze

Saturday, September 16

6 - 9 PM

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$99

Homemade sausage is delicious, versatile, and fun and easy to make. At this class, chef Sandy Poze will lead guests as they make three different kinds of sausages, learning universal techniques that can be applied to virtually any sausage recipe. All participants will be hands-on as they combine meat with spices, learn the correct meat-to-spice ratio, the best cuts of meat to use, how to fill sausage casings, and more. After the hands-on sausage making, chef Sandy will lead guests as they build a delicious meal with the just-made sausage, utilizing the bounty of late summer produce for accompaniments. We’ll enjoy our sausage supper paired with local wines and participants will take home a half-pound of one of the sausages.

  • Relish Nibbles du Jour
  • German Bratwurst (pork and veal)
    • In casings, Grilled, on Onion Rolls with Sauerkraut Sautéed Onions and Peppers
  • Classic Italian Pork Sausage
    • In patties, seared, on Slider Rolls with Pesto, Mozzarella & Peppers
  • Chicken Curry Sausage
    • In small casings to take home
  • Seasonal Salad
  • Housemade Sorbet

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.


Fresh peach jamYes We Can:  Summer Fruit Jam (hands-on)
with chef Elissa Rubin-Mahon

Sunday, September 17

1:00 - 4:30 PM

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$89

Canning is trendy! Preserving seems to have skipped a generation as young DIY-combine tried-and-true methods with modern flavor combinations. Chef Elissa Rubin-Mahon, owner of Artisan Preserves, leads this class on delicious summer jams using local farm-fresh fruit and natural methods (read: no pectin or other additives.) Participants will make each of the jams from scratch—prepping the fruit, adding sugar, and cooking to specific temperature levels—as chef Elissa discusses the ideal ripeness of jam fruit, correct sugar-to-fruit ratios, temperature requirements, and more. Then we shift to the canning when Chef Elissa will cover steam and water-bath canning basics, including temperatures, times, pH, cleanliness and safety. After all of our work, participants will take home an 8-ounce jar of each jam, copies of all recipes and methods, and the knowledge and experience to confidently and safely make and can jam at home.

  • Strawberry-Rose Jam
  • Fig Jam
  • Sweet & Spicy Moroccan Cherry Tomato Jam

Wine will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle.


Jordan WineryJordan Winery Cooking Adventure

Saturdays, September 23, 30 & October 7

9:45 am - 3:00 PM

Jordan Winery & Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$200 (discounts available for Jordan Rewards members)

Celebrate the harvest season in grand style with a delicious, farm-fresh day hosted by Jordan Winery and Relish Culinary Adventures sure to delight all your senses, especially your taste buds. Glean ingredients throughout the morning—starting at Jordan Winery's garden with breakfast, a stroll through Shed Healdsburg, and a walk through the Healdsburg Farmers' Marketand bring those ingredients to the Relish Culinary Center to create lunch. We'll savor the just-created lunch with Jordan wines, of course, before returning to Jordan for the end of the adventure.

For more information, itinerary, menu or to register for this exquisite experience, please visit the Jordan website.


Shrub mimosasEasy Elegant Brunch (hands-on)
with chef/cheesemonger Doralice Handal

Sunday, September 24

11 AM - 2 PM

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$99

Who doesn't love brunch? Chef/cheesemonger Doralice Handal leads this scrumptious brunch class, focusing on elegant recipes that are amazingly simple to execute for groups of all sizes, from a large gathering to a party of two. We'll welcome guests with a festive Shrub Mimosa and Flying Goat Coffee, then get to cooking. And, since Doralice is a cheesemong, you can expect some lovely cheeses to be woven into the menu. The brunch will be served with local wines.

  • Menu coming soon

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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Jordan WineryJordan Winery Cooking Adventure

Saturdays, September 23, 30 & October 7

9:45 am - 3:00 PM

Jordan Winery & Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$200 (discounts available for Jordan Rewards members)

Celebrate the harvest season in grand style with a delicious, farm-fresh day hosted by Jordan Winery and Relish Culinary Adventures sure to delight all your senses, especially your taste buds. Glean ingredients throughout the morning—starting at Jordan Winery's garden with breakfast, a stroll through Shed Healdsburg, and a walk through the Healdsburg Farmers' Marketand bring those ingredients to the Relish Culinary Center to create lunch. We'll savor the just-created lunch with Jordan wines, of course, before returning to Jordan for the end of the adventure.

For more information, itinerary, menu or to register for this exquisite experience, please visit the Jordan website.


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)

Saturdays, October 14 & November 11

9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$115

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 a talented local chef. Our chef 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.

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.

  • 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.


Gnudi - ricotta gnocchiGnocchi & Gnudi (hands-on)
with chefs Patrick & Casey VanVoorhis

Sunday, October 29

1 - 4 PM

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$99

Chefs Patrick & Casey VanVoorhis return to Relish with another fantastic hands-on pasta making class. This time these talented chefs will lead guests as they make gnocchi and gnudi (ricotta gnocchi)! Nothing is better than perfectly executed Gnocchi but anyone who's tried making it knows that it can be very finicky, sometimes leading to heavy "sinkers." At this class the chefs will share authentic techniques along with professional tricks for making light fluffy gnocchi and gnudi every time. We'll also create two sauces, one for each pasta, and we'll savor a salad and dessert provided by the chefs from Spoonbar.

  • Detailed menu coming soon

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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