COVID-19 information

As of August 3, 2021, Sonoma County is requiring a mask,
regardless of vaccine status, when indoors in public places.

Relish is following the local guidelines with guests and staff wearing maskes when indoors.
Guests can remove their masks when seated and dining.

Private events at offsite locations follow the same mask guidelines.
 

 

Note: Please call 707.431.9999 to 1. sign up for wait list if a class is full,
2. to redeem a paper gift certificate or 3. if you have any trouble at all!

Schedule of Classes & Events

Fall/Winter 2021/2022

Farmers' Market

Healdsburg Farmers' Market Tour, Cooking & Lunch
with chef-cheesemonger Doralice Handal and Relish owner Donna del Rey

Saturdays: October 9, October 23 (sold out), November 13 & November 20

$179 (limited to 12 participants)
Guests must register in groups/households of at least 2 people
who will cook and dine together

Relish Culinary Adventures combines a tour of the charming Healdsburg Farmers' Market with a hands-on cooking workshop & lunch. Guests gather at the Farmers' Market, meet the farmers/producers & learn about local foods, then return to Relish to make, cook & savor a farm-fresh lunch with wine.

Live like a local for the day as you shop the charming Healdsburg Farmers' Market and cook with ultra-local and seasonal wine country ingredients. Relish owner Donna del Rey and local chef-cheesemonger-bon vivant Doralice Handal lead a stroll through the small-but-mighty Healdsburg Farmers' Market where we meet the food growers and makers and learn about the bounty of Sonoma County through their exquisite products. Guests will help select all the ingredients for the lunch menu, including seafood, seasonal fruits and vegetables, and artisan cheeses, with extra time to purchase goodies to take home (and support our local farmers and makers!)

Special COVID precautions for this event:

Relish will follow whatever guidelines are in place by the Sonoma County Department of Health at the time of the event. At this time, masks are required when indoors at Relish until seated to dine. Masks are not required but are recommended at the Farmers' Market.

This event is limited to 12 maximum participants. Guests must register in groups of at least 2 people; groups will cook and dine together.

After our time at the Market, we'll will walk across the street to the stylish Relish Culinary Center for a hands-on cooking workshop, learning techniques for cooking with the just-gathered ingredients. Once the cooking is complete, guests will sit to relax and savor the hearty farm-fresh lunch with specially selected local wines.

• Green Salad with Roasted/Grilled Fruit, Candied Nuts, Fresh Herbs, Local Cheese & VerJus Vinaigrette
• Market Seafood with Hidden Pond Farm Fennel Pollen & Espelette Pepper Flakes
• Preston Farm Farro with Preserved Lemon, Basil, Parsley, Shallots & Grilled/Roasted Vegetables
• Doña Lisa Olive Oil Cake with Boozy Market Fruit

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.


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

Saturday, December 11, Saturday, January 22 or Saturday, February 26
9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Foraging location TBD, Lunch at the Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$174

To allow for unmasked enjoyment of the cooking demonstration and lunch at the Relish Culinary Center, guests are required to show proof of vaccination for this event.

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

Join mushroom experts David Campbell and Julie Schreiber as they lead 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.

Special COVID precautions for this event:

Relish will follow whatever guidelines are in place by the Sonoma County Department of Health at the time of the event.

To allow for enjoyment of the cooking demonstration and lunch indoors at the Relish Culinary Center, we are requiring proof of vaccination from all the participants.

Participants are required to sign a release form for the location upon arrival.

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 Julie, who is also a trained chef and winemaker, focused on storing, handling and cooking with a variety of fresh and dry wild and exotic mushrooms. 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.

  • Rustic Tart with Maitake Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions, Bacon & Chevre
    • Notre Vue GSM Sparkling Rosé
  • Winter Green Salad with Side-by-Side-by-Side Wild Mushroom Tastes - at least three different mushrooms cooked and served side-by-side-by-side, such as Black Trumpets, Yellowfeet, Hedgehogs, Lion's Mane, Maitake, etc.
    • Balverne Sauvignon Blanc
  • Wild Mushroom & Duck Cassoulet with Roasted Winter Greens
    • Balverne Pinot Noir
  • Chocolate Cake with Candy Cap Creme Anglaise & Candy Cap Rum Whipped Cream

This Relish class includes three glasses (9 ounces total) of 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 incredibly 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 about 1.5 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 local wine
  • 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.


David Campbell & mushroomWild Mushroom Foray & Lunch at Notre Vue Winery
with forager David Campbell & Chef Julie Schreiber

Sunday, January 2 or Saturday, February 5

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Notre Vue Estate Winery & Vineyards

$194 (10% discount for Notre Vue wine club members)
Guests must register in groups of at least 2 people
who will sit together for lunch

Sonoma County is one of the best edible wild mushroom regions in the entire world, offering the possibility of finding a wide array of choice edible mushrooms. Join mushroom experts David Campbell and Julie Schreiber as they lead a foray in the beautiful open space at Notre Vue Estate Vineyards & Winery just south of Healdsburg. Participants will learn the fundamentals of edible wild mushroom foraging, including optimal trees and terrain, easily recognizable edible mushrooms of our region, best handling techniques, safety and more. We'll gather all of our found mushrooms, edible or not, to use as examples of identifying characteristics and other fascinating mushroom lore.

Special COVID precautions for this event:

Relish will follow whatever guidelines are in place by the Sonoma County Department of Health at the time of the event.

Foraging events at Notre Vue are entirely outdoors so masks are not required except when indoors using the restroom. We are not asking for proof of vaccination at these outdoor events but we do ask that guests do their best to be mindful of distancing with other groups while hiking.

Participants are required to sign a release form for the location upon arrival.

Dining tables will be distanced. Again, masks are only required when using the indoor bathroom.

After working up an appetite from our not-so-strenuous hike, participants will be seated at the scenic Notre Vue open air terrace for a delicious gourmet mushroom lunch by Julie, who is also a trained chef and winemaker, including cooking and tasting any edibles we find. Over lunch we'll continue our conversations witih Julie and David about identifying, storing and cooking wild mushrooms. Of course, we'll savor specially selected wines from Notre Vue with our amazing mushroom lunch and leave guests time after lunch to taste and purchase wines to take home.

  • Wild mushroomsRustic Tart with Maitake Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions, Bacon & Chevre
    • Notre Vue GSM Sparkling Rosé
  • Winter Green Salad with Side-by-Side-by-Side Wild Mushroom Tastes - at least three different mushrooms cooked and served side-by-side-by-side, such as Black Trumpets, Yellowfeet, Hedgehogs, Lion's Mane, Chanterelles, etc.
    • Balverne Sauvignon Blanc
  • Wild Mushroom & Duck Cassoulet with Roasted Winter Greens
    • Balverne Pinot Noir
  • Chocolate Cake with Candy Cap Creme Anglaise & Candy Cap Rum Whipped Cream

This Relish class includes three glasses (9 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.

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

  • Exploration of local mushroom-friendly habitat with incredibly 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
  • 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!
  • Live cooking of wild and cultivated mushrooms
  • Delicious and hearty four-course wild mushroom lunch served with specially selected Notre Vue & Balverne wines

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 trails are accessible. 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 precludes a foray, WE WILL STILL HOLD THE LUNCH and you will be invited to forage with us on another class date.


We'll add more mushroom dates in March based on the weather and demand.

We are also hosting private cooking experiences, including private mushroom foraging experiences.

Please check back or join our mailing list to receive updates.

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