Schedule of Classes & Events

   Fall/Holiday/Winter 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. earn 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.

December     back to top

Tenth Annual!
Family gingerbread funFamily Gingerbread House Decorating

Wednesday, December 17

7:00 - 8:30 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$79 for up to 5 participants

Round up friends and family to enjoy a holiday-filled night together decorating a big, sturdy and delicious gingerbread house. Relish provides the frosting (aka "glue") and oodles of candy, cookies, cereal, candy canes and other materials to inspire creativity in all ages. You can expect holiday music and hot chocolate to complete this family-friendly gathering. Each group will take home its decorated gingerbread house to admire and devour.


Twelfth Annual!

Decorating Christmas goodiesKids' Holiday Treats Workshop

Monday, December 22  Sold Out. Thank you.

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$55 (ages 8 - 12)

After 12 years the Kid's Holiday Treats Workshop is still going strong! As always kids will create a variety of seasonal goodies from scratch, and a big mess that you don't have to clean up! The kids will do it all—measure, mix, stir, roll, bake, decorate and taste, plus decorate a take-home goodie box. Participants will enjoy a bit of just-made peppermint ice cream and hot chocolate at the end of the class and take home recipe packets and goodies to share (or not!)

  • Peppermint Ice Cream
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Gingerbread Holiday Cookies
  • Holiday Swirl Fudge
  • Rudolph's Favorite Caramel Corn

A wonderful haul of wild mushroomsWild Mushroom Foray, Cooking Class & Lunch
with forager-chef Elissa Rubin-Mahon

Sunday, December 28

9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Foraging site 30 minutes north of Healdsburg, followed by lunch at the Relish Culinary Center
$120

Sonoma County is one of the best edible wild mushroom regions in the entire world. Join chef, preservist & forager Elissa Rubin-Mahon as she 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, handling, safety 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 for a cooking demonstration lead by chef Elissa focused on storing, handling and cooking with a variety of fresh and dry wild mushrooms. We'll cook up any edibles we find along with our amazing four-course mushroom lunch served with wonderful local wines and DeVoto Apple Cider.

  • Porcini Flatbread
  • Winter Greens Salad with Vinaigrette and Mushrooms du Jour
  • Braised Chicken with Apples, Cider and Chantrelles
  • Wild Rice with Kale, Pine Nuts, Dried Cranberries & Black Trumpet Mushrooms
  • Candy Cap Bread Pudding with Tart Cherries & Maple Whipped Cream

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.

This event will repeat monthly thru March. More dates coming soon.


January     back to top

Maitake mushroomWild Mushroom Dinner (hands-on)
with chef Anne Cornell

Friday, January 9

6 - 9 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$98

Sonoma County is one of the best edible wild mushroom regions in the entire world and Relish is known for it's wintertime wild mushrooms forays and classes. All of those classes are demonstration because it just makes sense after hiking for two hours to sit, relax and dine while learning more about mushrooms.

At this class, we're getting hands-on with those amazing wild and exotic mushrooms. Relish's own chef Anne Cornell has created a delicious winter menu replete with a wide variety of mushrooms. Participants will learn how to handle, store, prep, rehydrate, saute, roast and even tempura a variety mushrooms, including fresh and dried local wild and cultivated exotic mushrooms. And these techniques are applicable to all kinds of mushrooms, even good ol' buttons and criminis (no more soggy mushrooms!) We'll bring out all the unique flavors of these wonderful mushrooms and share a hearty dinner paired with local wines.

  • Tempura Fried Maitake Mushrooms with Port Wine Reduction Dipping Sauce
  • Wild Chantrelle Mushroom and Chevre Tartlets with Arugula Salad
  • Seared Petit Filet of Beef with Morel Mushroom Butter
  • Roasted Sunchoke Puree with Sautéed Black Trumpet Mushrooms
  • Sautéed Winter Greens
  • Candy Cap & Bacon Zeppoli with Maple Bourbon Caramel

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.


Finding wild chantrelle mushrooms

Wild Mushroom Foray, Cooking Class & Lunch
with forager-chef Elissa Rubin-Mahon

Saturday, January 10

9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Foraging site 30 minutes north of Healdsburg, followed by lunch at the Relish Culinary Center
$120

Sonoma County is one of the best edible wild mushroom regions in the entire world. Join chef, preservist & forager Elissa Rubin-Mahon as she 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, handling, safety 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 for a cooking demonstration lead by chef Elissa focused on storing, handling and cooking with a variety of fresh and dry wild mushrooms. We'll cook up any edibles we find along with our amazing four-course mushroom lunch served with wonderful local wines and DeVoto Apple Cider.

    • Porcini Flatbread
    • Winter Greens Salad with Vinaigrette and Mushrooms du Jour
    • Braised Chicken with Apples, Cider and Chantrelles
    • Wild Rice with Kale, Pine Nuts, Dried Cranberries & Black Trumpet Mushrooms
    • Candy Cap Bread Pudding with Tart Cherries & Maple Whipped Cream

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.

This event will repeat monthly thru March. More dates coming soon.


Found mushroomsSunday Morning Wild Mushroom Foray & Brunch
with forager Elissa Rubin-Mahon and chef Anne Cornell

Sunday, January 11

9:30 - 1:30 pm

TBD, in or around Healdsburg
$TBD

We'll wrap up Wild Mushroom Weekend with a final foray followed by a Sunday Brunch that features a scrumptious menu of...wait for it...wild mushroom dishes!

Once again, preservist & forager Elissa Rubin-Mahon leads our foray, teaching participants methods and tricks for finding well-hidden edible wild mushrooms, including what trees and terrain to look for, the most easily-recognizable edible mushrooms of our region, handling, safety and more. We'll gather all of our found mushrooms, usually a visual cornucopia of edibles and nonedibles, to use as examples of identifying characteristics. After working up an appetite from our tromp in the scenic woods, we'll sit for a beautiful Sunday mushroom brunch created by chef Anne Cornell, featuring wild and cultivated mushrooms. Elissa will also join us for brunch with time for more mushroom discussion and lore.

  • Candy Cap Maple Scones with Orange Marmalade 
  • Roasted Royal Trumpet, Maitake, and Chanterelle Mushroom Salad with Greens, Cumin Scented Almonds & Sherry-Date Vinaigrette
  • Porcini Hash Browns with Tomato Jam
  • "Candied Cap" Bacon
  • Fennel Sausage, Fontina and Shitake Mushroom Frittata

This Relish event includes 1 glass (4 ounces) of wine per person served to all participants over 21 years of age, plus 1 glass of orange juice or refillable cup of coffee for every participant. Additional wine is available for purchase.


Yummy soupSoups, Stocks & Stews (hands-on)
with chef Victoria Rezonja

Sunday, January 25

6:00 - 9:00 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$95

Winter is the prime time for nourishing, hearty soups and stews. Chef Victoria Rezonja will share recipes and techniques from her years in restaurant kitchens to help you make a variety of classic stocks that form the foundation for a wide variety of dishes. We'll use our homemade stocks to make soups and stew using a variety of meats and seasonal vegetables. By creating these recipes under the guidance of chef Victoria, you will learn the basic techniques for making virtually any soup or stew, techniques that you will use over and over again in your kitchen. Chef Victoria will also discuss variations on these recipes to enable you to get creative at home. We will enjoy generous samples of all the soups and stew with wine and salad at the end of the class.

  • Dark Chicken Stock – Classic Chicken Soup with Chive-Thyme Dumplings
  • Vegetable Stock – Roasted Vegetable Soup with Middle Eastern Dukka
  • Veal Stock - Beef Stew with Racer 5 Beer
  • Seasonal Green Salad with VerJus Vinaigrette
  • Crusty Costeaux Bread
  • Sweet Dessert Nibble

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.


February     back to top

You love their food. Now meet the chefs that make Healdsburg and Sonoma County a culinary mecca. We take them out of their kitchens and into Relish for a four-course "dinner and a show." Get recipes, learn secrets and ask questions about favorite dishes while you savor an amazing meal with wine in an intimate setting.

Pizzando logoHealdsburg Chef's Table
with chef Louis Maldonado of Spoonbar and Pizzando

Spoonbar logoMonday, February 2

6:00 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$99

Chef Louis Maldonado made a name for himself leading the kitchens at a number of notable San Francisco restaurants (Cortez, Aziza, Cafe Majestic, One Market) long before the world discovered him on Top Chef last season. Louis is not only a creative and talented chef, he's a generous and down-to-earth person and always a pleasure be around. An evening with Louis is sure to include amazing food and entertaining stories. More information coming soon.

  • Menu coming soon

This event is a dinner modeled after a "Chef's Table", a table in a commercial kitchen with exclusive access to the chef as s/he's cooking. Chefs will demonstrate some or all of the meal as they interact with the guests, sharing secrets, telling stories, answering questions. Seating is at shared tables to encourage a convivial atmosphere.

This Relish class includes 12 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.


You love their food. Now meet the chefs that make Healdsburg and Sonoma County a culinary mecca. We take them out of their kitchens and into Relish for a four-course "dinner and a show." Get recipes, learn secrets and ask questions about favorite dishes while you savor an amazing meal with beer(!) in an intimate setting.

Hopmonk logoHealdsburg Chef's Table
with chef Billy Reid of Hopmonk Tavern

Monday, February 9

6:00 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$99

Chef Billy Reid is quite a character and a chef who creates foods with big flavors. A transplate from Las Vegas (Sebastopol and Vegas have a lot in common, I hear), Chef Billy made an impact in Sonoma County as the chef who opened and expanded Hopmonk Tavern into a thriving beer and food enterprise with three successful locations (Sebastopol, Novato and Sonoma.) We're excited to bring Chef Billy to Healdsburg to share his unique cooking and food style. As an added bonus, each course of his menu will be paired with a specially-selected beer!

  • Menu coming soon

This event is a dinner modeled after a "Chef's Table", a table in a commercial kitchen with exclusive access to the chef as s/he's cooking. Chefs will demonstrate some or all of the meal as they interact with the guests, sharing secrets, telling stories, answering questions. Seating is at shared tables to encourage a convivial atmosphere.

This Relish class includes three glasses of beer per person served to all participants over 21 years of age. Additional beer is available for purchase.


Finding wild chantrelle mushrooms

Wild Mushroom Foray, Cooking Class & Lunch
with forager-chef Elissa Rubin-Mahon

Saturday, February 22

9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Foraging site 30 minutes north of Healdsburg, followed by lunch at the Relish Culinary Center
$120

Sonoma County is one of the best edible wild mushroom regions in the entire world. Join chef, preservist & forager Elissa Rubin-Mahon as she 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, handling, safety 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 for a cooking demonstration lead by chef Elissa focused on storing, handling and cooking with a variety of fresh and dry wild mushrooms. We'll cook up any edibles we find along with our amazing four-course mushroom lunch served with wonderful local wines and DeVoto Apple Cider.

  • Porcini Flatbread
  • Winter Greens Salad with Vinaigrette and Mushrooms du Jour
  • Braised Chicken with Apples, Cider and Chantrelles
  • Wild Rice with Kale, Pine Nuts, Dried Cranberries & Black Trumpet Mushrooms
  • Candy Cap Bread Pudding with Tart Cherries & Maple Whipped Cream

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.

This event will repeat monthly thru March.


 

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