Though his fear of fire prevented him from becoming a world-class baker, Thomas Edison’s invention of the Easy-Bake Oven allowed him to rekindle his culinary aspirations while finally finding a use for the previously worthless lightbulb. Flip the switch on your gourmet reveries with today’s Groupon to Relish Culinary Adventures in Healdsburg. Choose from 13 class dates:
For $30, you get a Farmers Market to Table tour and lunch with wine pairing (a $60 value). The class runs from 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Choose from the following dates:
- Saturday, May 28.
- Saturday, June 25
- Saturday, July 30
- Saturday, August 27
- Saturday, September 17
- Saturday, October 29
- Saturday, November 5
For $30, you get a homemade mozzarella class (a $59 value). The class runs from 7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Choose from the following dates:
- Tuesday, May 31
- Thursday, June 16
- Thursday, July 7
- Thursday, August 11
- Thursday, September 15
- Thursday, October 13
Relish Culinary Adventures invites talented chefs, artisans, winemakers, and other culinary authorities to share gastronomic insights while helping guests learn the ins and outs of preparing meals crafted from local ingredients. On the Farmers Market to Table tour, epicurean explorers gather at Relish and then head to the Healdsburg farmers’ market to delve into the mysterious world of noshable heirlooms, vine-ripened vittles, and recipes hidden on microfilm. Relish owner Donna del Rey leads the lunch charge, joined by Dustin Valette, chef de cuisine at Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen, weaving in and out of farmers’ stalls with an eye trained on potential menu specials. Afterward, guests visit Chef Valette’s kitchen, where they can douse their mind fires with buckets of answers to questions about running a kitchen, sourcing ingredients, or correctly performing radish-mating calls. An all-hands salad preparation follows at Relish, with optional student participation and an enlightening presentation and wine pairing by a local winemaker.
In the mozzarella class, the artisans from local wine-and-cheese studio
The Beverage People introduce guests to the process, equipment, and sanitation lynchpins of cheese making during the homemade mozzarella class. In under an hour, deft hands stretch a gallon of whole milk into soft curds that reveal their flavor prowess when paired with heirloom tomatoes, olive oil, homemade wine, or cassette recordings of vintage-train whistles. After class, students practice hand stretching and molding curds and instructors sell kits to replicate the mozzarella magic at home.
Relish Culinary Adventures
Relish Culinary Adventures offers experiences that highlight Sonoma County's finest farms and ranches, bakeries, cheese makers, and other artisan goods. Though Relish Culinary Center in Healdsburg serves as headquarters for public and private events, a wide range of tours and hands-on cooking experiences take place offsite at a variety of local epicurean destinations. Focusing on seasonal, locally grown, and locally produced ingredients, the program's events match locations with skilled chefs to create cheese or craft elaborate meals.
From season to season, dedicated foodie and owner Donna del Rey works with chefs to alter the menus that fuel Relish Culinary Adventures' expeditions and classes. Special guests vary, including chefs Louis Maldonado of Top Chef and Spoonbar; Todd Knoll of Jordan Winery; producers from Bernier Farms, Twisted Horn Ranch, Preston of Dry Creek, and Valley Ford Cheese; and wine makers from Longboard, Kelley and Young, and Preston Vineyards.
14 Matheson St.
Healdsburg, California 95448Get Directions