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opinions of Napa cooking classes

HTP Aug 11, 2009 03:51 PM

I would appreciate any opinions or recommendations for non-professional cooking classes in Napa, Yountville, or St. Helena. No more than 2 hours of instruction then lunch afterwards.

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    digthevine Aug 11, 2009 04:11 PM

    Several wineries offer classes that are both fun and entertaining. Pine Ridge Vineyards has one every Sunday based on seasonal items that pair well with wines.

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    1. re: digthevine
      HTP Aug 11, 2009 04:49 PM

      Thanks, digthevine. I have been to Cakebread's but didn't know about Pine Ridge. Do you know of other wineries that do this?

    2. maria lorraine Aug 13, 2009 12:52 PM

      Napa Valley College offers great classes as part of their Culinary Arts Program.

      Some of the B&Bs offer programs as well: Casa Luna is one that stands out.

      There's Cooking with Julie, too. In Napa. Veteran instructor.

      My first choice would be the Napa Valley College classes.

      You may have to ease up your criteria on how the class should flow.

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      1. re: maria lorraine
        Ms. Verde Jul 24, 2010 12:31 AM

        Anyone considered CIA in St. Helena? I'm on my way to a 5 day hands on class

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