Although the grapes take center stage here, Wine Country is also a world-class culinary destination. Everything from stone fruits to artisan cheese to organic meat and vegetables are grown or crafted in these lush valleys. The focus is on fresh, local, and seasonal flavors, and the results will leave you hungry for more. Take the taste of the wine country home with you by training your inner chef at one of the many cooking classes available throughout the region. Sharpen your knives and adjust your toque at culinary ‘boot camp’ at one of the country’s most famous cooking schools. Get hands-on help from a local professional chef in a small, intimate class. Take a class with the kids at a famous grocer, the load up on goodies right in the store. Grilling, pastries, artisan bread-making and seasonal produce—there’s a class to cover every interest and level of commitment. Whether it’s a 20-minute mini-class or a 5-day immersion, school was never this delicious.
While the boys were playing golf, the four wives were having a fantastic time preparing a gourmet lunch for themselves. The kitchen was extremely well stocked and the menu was discussed and agreed upon prior to our arrival. New techniques of food preparation and presentation we discussed along with wine pairing - an absolute fun day! Food groupies should definitely put this on your to do list.
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