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Schedule of Classes & Events

Winter 2020

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

February back to top

Mushroom expert David CampbellWild Mushroom Foray & Demonstration Lunch
with mushroom experts David Campbell & Julie Schreiber

Saturday, February 29 Sold Out. Thank you.
9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg

Sonoma County is one of the best edible wild mushroom regions in the entire world!

Join foraging expert David Campbell as he leads a foray in the hills above Healdsburg. Participants will learn the fundamentals of edible wild mushroom foraging, including what trees and terrain to look for, the most easily-recognizable edible mushrooms of our region, safety, foraging etiquette, and more. We'll gather all of our found mushrooms, edible or not, to use as examples of identifying characteristics.

After working up an appetite from our tromp in the beautiful woods, we'll gather back at the Relish Culinary Center for a cooking demonstration led by chef Julie Schreiber focused on storing, handling and cooking with a wonderful variety of fresh and dry wild and exotic mushrooms. We'll cook up any edibles we find and we'll have plenty of time for Q&A. We'll cook up any edibles we find along with our amazing four-course mushroom lunch served with specially-selected wines, featuring a different winery on each date. choice edible mushrooms

  • Maitake Mushroom Paté with Costeaux Bread
    2017 Gap’s Crown Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
  • Winter Green Salad with Wild Mushrooms du Jour
    2017 PQZ Zinfandel
    • At least three different mushrooms cooked and served side-by-side-by-side, such as Black Trumpets, Yellowfeet, Hedgehogs, Lion's Mane, etc.
  • Red Wine-Braised Beef Short Ribs with Dried Black Trumpet Mushrooms
  • Corn & Barley Polenta
  • Roasted Broccoli Rabe
    2016 TR Passalacqua Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chocolate Cake with Candy Cap Crème Anglaise, Brandied Chanterelles & Whipped Cream

This Relish class includes three glasses (8 - 9 ounces total) of specially selected Passalacqua wine per person served to all participants over 21 years of age. Additional wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.

Our mushroom experiences on finding, handling and cooking with choice edible mushrooms, including:

  • Exploration of local mushroom-friendly habitat with a very knowledgeable forager & chef
  • Opportunity to "get your mushroom eyes on" first hand to learn how to spot wild mushrooms
  • Overview of wild mushroom information, including identifying characteristics of commonly found local choice edible varieties
  • Favorite books and online resources to learn more about mushrooms
  • Cooking demonstration focused on how to get the most flavor out of wild and cultivated mushrooms'
    • After 2 hours of hiking, you will be happy to sit, eat and drink and not worry about hands-on cooking
  • Delicious and hearty four-course wild mushroom lunch with specially selected Passlacqua Wines poured by winemaker Jessica Boone
  • Discussion about the important roles of and uses of mushrooms by people and in nature
  • A beautiful walk in the woods--sure to forever change the way you look at nature!

We focus on identifying edibles, using other mushrooms as fascinating examples of characteristics. Please know that we will NOT be focused on taxonomic identification of every mushroom we see.

Mushroom foraging is like fishing in that we never know what we'll find until we go. We do carefully select our foraging locations to increase our chances, but we cannot guarantee that we will always find edible mushrooms.

WE DO NOT CANCEL OR PROVIDE REFUNDS DUE TO RAIN. We will forage in the rain if it's not miserably torrential and the roads are still passable. If there is a chance of rain on the event date, we will ask for a cell phone number so we can call or text you early that morning about the foraging status. If the weather does not allow, WE WILL STILL HOLD THE LUNCH and you will be invited to forage with us on another class date.

Sonoma County Restaurant WeekPop-Up Fried Chicken Dinner
with chef Kristine Gallagher

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, February 26, 27 & 28

6 - 8 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$39 (15% service and 8.725% sales tax automatically added during registration)

Relish Culinary Adventures is excited to fill the fried chicken void as we transform the Relish Culinary Center into a pop-up restaurant for three nights of Sonoma County Restaurant Week. Each evening Chef Kristine Gallagher, of Savvy on First and most recently Farmhouse Inn, will create a mouth-watering three-course dinner anchored with her famous fried chicken.

Upon arrival guests are greeted with an appetizer and a no-host wine bar, then enjoy the “show,” interacting with chef Kristine during the dinner preparation. Guests are then seated at shared tables for feast. The great food combined with the festive atmosphere at Relish ensures a delicious and memorable evening for all!

  • Welcome Nosh tbd
  • First Course:
    • Pimento Cheese Deviled Egg with Pickled Veggies and Bitter Green Salad
  • Family Style Main Course:
    • Buttermilk Fried Chicken
    • Savory Mashed Potatoes
    • Sonoma Baked Beans
    • Curried Coleslaw with Pecans
    • Buttermilk Biscuit
    • Chili Cornbread
  • Dessert
    • Shaker Meyer Lemon Pie

Please note that we cannot accommodate special food restrictions at these dinners.

A short list of specially-selected wines 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 $15/bottle.

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

March back to top

RamenHomemade Broth, Stock & Soup (Hands-on)
with chef Jack Herron

Sunday, March 15

1 - 4 PM

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg

Winter is the prime time for nourishing hearty (and trendy!) broths and all the dishes you can make with them. Chef Jack Herron will share recipes and techniques from his years working in wine country kitchens to help you make a variety of classic broths that form the foundation for a wide variety of dishes. Then we'll use our homemade stocks to make two different soups and an Instapot stew, using a variety of seasonal vegetables and meats. By creating these recipes under the guidance of Chef Jack, you will learn fundamental and classic techniques for making ramen and virtually any soup, techniques that you will use over and over again in your kitchen. Chef Jack will also discuss variations on these recipes to enable you to get creative at home. We will enjoy generous samples of all the dishes with wine and salad at the end of the class.

  • Vegetable Stock
    • Squash Soup with Lime Crème Fraiche and Toasted Pepitas
  • Brown Chicken Stock
    • Ramen in Dashi Broth with Crispy Pork Belly and Poached Farm Egg
  • Beef Stock
    • French Onion Soup
  • Crusty Costeaux Pull-Apart Bread
  • Seasonal Salad
  • Light Dessert

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

Cooking with Women Winemakers (Hands-on)
A fundraiser for the Healdsburg Jazz Festival

Sunday, March 22

4- 7 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$200 (a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Jazz Festival)

Cooking with winemakers!In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the women's right to vote, we are thrilled to host this experience highlighting talented local women winemakers! We'll organize participants into small groups to create from scratch a hearty appetizer/small plate dish that pairs with a specially-selected wine. The winemakers will cook alongside their team members! Most winemakers are avid home cooks so they are as passionate about the food as they are about the wine. You'll pick up pairing tips and techniques as you cook shoulder-to-shoulder with some Healdsburg wine luminaries. Participants and winemakers will dine together on the just-created feast with wine-pairings once the cooking is completed.

Announcing winemaker Chantal Forthun from Flowers Winery will be participating! More winemaker announcements soon!

  • Menu & wines coming soon!

This Relish class includes four 3-ounce glasses of wine per person served to all participants over 21 years of age. Additional wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.

*The Healdsburg Jazz Festival is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Hands-on Cheesemaking: Mozzarella, Chevre & Burrata (Hands-on)
with Nicole Easterday

Class designed by and offered through the Artisan Cheese Festival and hosted at the Relish Culinary CenterArtisan Cheese Festival logo

Saturday, March 28

1:30 - 4:30 PM

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg

Link to Cheese Festival website for more info and registration

Learn to make three distinct and delicious types of cheese: mozzarella, chèvre (fresh goat cheese) & burrata in this hands-on cheesemaking class in Healdsburg.   This fast-paced three-hour class walks you through the history of cheesemaking, important facts about milk quality and differences, as well as the complex biology and chemistry behind turning milk into tasty cheese curds and protein-rich whey.  Enjoy a glass of wine while sampling the fruits of your labor.


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