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Holiday Cheese Course (partial hands-on)

with Chef Sheana Davis

Friday, November 14, 7:00 – 9:30 PM

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg


Get ready for holiday entertaining with chef and cheesemaker Sheana Davis who will show you how to create a beautiful and delicious restaurant-style cheese course, the perfect ending for a festive dinner party. Chef Sheana has selected four artisan cheeses and will demonstrate how to make creative accompaniments for each—you will learn about compotes, candied nuts, chutneys, flavored honeys and more. After the demonstration, guests can participate in “plating” the complete cheese course, learning how to perfectly cut cheese and design a professional-looking plate. Of course, our evening would not be complete without pairing the cheese course with local wine. This is a great class for learning about artisan cheeses, classic and modern accompaniments, determining cheese quantities for a specific number of guests, appropriate cheese storing and cutting techniques, and professional plating and wine pairing suggestions. You'll leave with the knowledge and experience to host your own holiday cheese and wine party.

Delice de la Vallee with Pear Cranberry Fruit Compote Redwood Hill Camellia with Spicy Walnuts Point Reyes Blue with Sage Infused Honey Bellwether Farms Crescenza with Toasted Pine Nuts and Meyer Lemon Olive Oil

A Braising Feast (hands-on) with Chef Doug Nicosia

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg

Saturday, November 15, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM plus 5:30 – 7:30 PM $90

When the weather gets cool, we all crave food that is warm and hearty. At this class, chef Doug Nicosia is going to lead you as you create luscious braised dishes inspired by his time living, cooking and farming in Italy. Braising is a perfect technique for cuts of meat that require long, slow cooking, providing melt-in-your-mouth results. (These also happen to be the less expensive cuts which is nice on the pocketbook.) Participants will meet in the morning to create each of the dishes, learning universal techniques for preparing braises that can be applied to a wide variety of meats and flavors. We'll serve a light lunch once the braises are cooking, then excuse guests for a few hours of free time in charming downtown Healdsburg to begin your holiday shopping or explore local tasting rooms, see a movie or just hang out in the town plaza, whatever suits your fancy. You’ll return to the Relish Culinary Center in the early evening to create a salad and sides before we relax and enjoy our feast paired with Quivira Vineyards wines.

Sugo di Cervo - Venison braised with Pancetta, Tomato, Garlic, Rosemary, Thyme and Red Wine Sicilian Beef Brassato - Beef braised with Sage, Garlic, Chili and Red Wine

  • Mela & Cavolo Nero Ripiena - Kale and Apples braised with Onion, Garlic and Apple

Agridolce Polenta Concia - Polenta with Butter, Parmesan and Fontina Cheeses Gremolate - Herbal Parsley Sauce Insalata di Mela e Finocchio - Fennel and Apple Salad Bellweather Farms Italian-Style Cheeses with Sensuous Farms Mostarda & Preserves

Chef biographies, location descriptions, registration information, directions, recipes, news and announcements are available on the Relish website.

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Secrets for Perfect Pies, Tarts and Galettes (hands-on)

with Chef Kathleen Stewart

Sunday, November 16, 1:00 PM

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg


Just in time for Thanksgiving, master baker Kathleen Stewart of the Downtown Bakery here in Healdsburg will lead this hands-on class where each guest will learn to make a perfect pie, tart and galette (rustic tart). Kathleen's pastries are masterpieces and she will share secrets and techniques sure to increase your baking confidence. Pastry dough is one of those things that you learn by doing, so at this class all participants will make each item. You'll take home a petite pie and tart that you make in the class plus a "puck" of pie and hazelnut dough to make it easy for you to create your own masterpieces at home. We'll savor the galette warm out of the oven with homemade ice cream at the end of the class.

Pumpkin Pie - Pie Dough Linzer Tart - Hazelnut Dough Dough

Apple Galette - Galette

Spicy and Sweet Thai (hands-on)

with Chef Mei Ibach Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg

Friday, November 21, 6:00 PM $85

Warm up from the inside out at this fun and interactive Thai cooking class with Asian food specialist and chef Mei Ibach. These Thai recipes are the perfect foundation for a wide variety of Thai cooking. You will learn about specialized Thai ingredients like curry paste, lemongrass and palm sugar and, most importantly, chef Mei will teach you how to balance sweet, sour, spicy and salty flavors—the key to creating incredibly flavorful and authentic dishes. We'll enjoy our dinner with Thai beer and local wines, learning about pairing wines with Asian flavors.

Miang Kam – “Seven Ingredients” wrapped in Spinach Leaves with Plum Sauce Green Papaya with Grilled Shrimp Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce Shrimp and Tofu Pad Thai Red Curry with Pumpkin and Beef Mango with Sweet and Sticky Rice

Chef biographies, location descriptions, registration information, directions, recipes, news and announcements are available on the Relish website.



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