Class Schedule: Wine, Beer, & Food Classes
Terra d'Oro Winery: The Art of the Blend
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be the winemaker evaluating different varietals to make the final blend that goes to bottle? Here is your chance to be the winemaker for an evening of tasting, evaluating, and making your own blend of Zinfandel using three classic blending varietals of Terra d'Oro Amador Zinfandel: Barbera, Petite Sirah, and Teroldego. Presented by Steve Sliger, CSW of Trinchero Family Estates, this limited space event will be informative, fun and of course, along with some wonderful dishes from the Culinary Team - tasty!
One of the best things about Italian cuisine is its celebratory feel for the holiday season. Great friends and family coming together at the table is one of life's greatest gifts and that's what tonight's class is all about. Chefs Liz Valenti of Wheat Penny Oven and Bar and Jenn DiSanto of Sagecraft Catering & Events, pair up with wine educator George Punter to bring us an incredible evening of the best authentic Italian fare paired with Italy's finest wines. This is the culinary inspiration you need for whatever entertaining you have in mind for the holiday season!
Central California Food and Wine
There will be over 100 wine and food festivals in Central California this year. This does not include anything north of Monterrey or south of Santa Barbara - wow! Not surprising, considering this area's unlimited abundance of fruits, vegetables, seafood, meat and several of the country's leading wine regions. This is Julia's home state and she'll share some of her favorite food memories as she recreates the dishes. Teresa will pair these lovely dishes with the region's spectacular wines. Pismo Beach Style Clam Chowder; Central California Crostini Trio; Roasted Cauliflower and Arugula Salad with Pickled Corn and Creamy Avocado Dressing; Santa Maria Tri-Tip with Fresh Pico De Gallo and Garlic Bread and Olive Oil Cake and Lemon Curd Parfait with Crème Frache.
Burgundy Food and Wine
The Burgundy region of France has a wide variety of ingredients available and some of the best wine produced in the country. Join Chef Carrie and wine educator George Punter for a special evening highlighting this specific and unique area in France. Classic dishes will be on the menu tonight including Escargot; Coq Au Vin; and naturally, Boeuf Bourguignon. George will pair these dishes with some of the region's best wines.
Girls' Night Out; Holiday Appetizers
Grab a friend and join the party! Add a few new appetizer ideas to your repertoire this holiday season. Chef Carrie will share some of her favorite appetizers and party food ideas for the season while wine educator Teresa will pour some of the season's best wine buys.