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Jan 5, 2006 04:05 PM

Recommended cooking classes/Valentine's weekend?

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Hi --

I'm looking for recommended cooking classes for Valentine's day weekend (Feb 11/12th). Can any of you recommend a decent school or teacher, or know of any programs that weekend? Ideally, it would have -great- food, and I certainly wouldn't mind something a little romantic :)

Thanks so much!

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  1. I like Ramekins Cooking School in Sonoma. Here's a link:


    1. i'd second ramekins in sonoma. i was just there earlier this month with my friend who enrolled us both in a cooking class as my christmas present. we took "great pork dishes!" with chef cindy race who was extremely fun and witty. we had a rather large class of 25 or so, so about 5 people were placed on each pork dish made (5 different recipes).

      everyone seemed to have a great time and the food afterwards was pretty good, especially a grilled, spice-rubbed pork tenderloin with argentine chimichurri sauce. i was on the pork and three chile stew with hominy and handmade tortillas team which was very fun and tasty. never knew how easy it was to make tortillas from scratch!

      i will say that with such a large class, your interaction with the chef is not as much as one would want, but she was approachable and energetic. there are other hands helping out each station as well.

      i happened to grab their schedule of classes and they do have a class called "romantic dinner for two" with nicole kollock on sun, feb 11th from 5 - 8pm, $85/per person. no classes on feb 14th. otherwise there's a sausage making workshop on feb 15th haha...

      have fun. just the drive up to sonoma is worth it if the weather is fine. =)

      1. Did you check with Viking Home Chef (I know they have one in Corte Madera).