Best of Bay: Izakaya Rintaro

$190 per person

Our Best of Bay classes bring notable, local food talents into our teaching kitchens to share their expertise in a hands-on cooking class.

What You'll Learn

By the end of the class, you will:

  • Be introduced to Japanese knife skills and fish butchery techniques
  • Know how to make tofu from scratch
  • Be able to prepare perfect Japanese rice

About This Class

Named one of America’s Best Restaurants by Bon Appétit, Izikaya Rintaro transports diners to Tokyo. Chef Sylvan Brackett is a master at integrating the best seasonal ingredients from Northern California and using them in traditional Japanese preparations. He will walk you though some of his favorite dishes off the restaurant’s menu and share his pro tips for some classics, like homemade tofu and perfect Japanese rice.

Menu

Yosedofu (House-made silken tofu with meiji soy milk, scallion, ginger and shoyu), Gohan (Rice cooked in a clay pot), San Ten Mori Sashimi (Seasonal Sashimi), Kinki No Nitsuke (Whole Monterey rock cod simmered in sake, shoyu and ginger with komatsuna greens).

Details

  • Wine included
  • Full meal served in class
  • Work in teams
  • Ages 18+

FAQ

What is the format of a typical cooking class?

The average duration of our cooking classes is 4 hours, and they are broken down into three segments: Introductory lecture or demo, hands-on cooking, and eating.

The class will begin with a short discussion or demo from your instructor. After, you can expect to work either on a team or individually to prepare the class menu. As a group, your class will prepare the selected menu in its entirety. In most classes, not every student will make every dish.

Learning happens throughout the class, and your instructor will often call out key techniques as they happen in each recipe.

Most classes conclude by sitting down as a group to eat what you’ve prepared, followed by a discussion of each recipe. You will leave with a copy of the recipe packet and a working knowledge of every dish that was made so you can recreate them at home.

When should I arrive for my class?

Doors open 15 minutes before the class start time.

What do I need to bring with me to class?

You do not need to bring anything with you to class, unless otherwise noted in the class description. The kitchens at SFCS are fully equipped and aprons, recipes, equipment, food and wine are all provided for you. 

Do I need to eat before class?

In most classes, you will be sitting down to eat a complete meal that you have prepared along with your classmates. Since this typically occurs towards the end of the class period, an appetizer or small plate is usually prepared early on in class. However, you’re welcome to additionally have a snack before you arrive or bring one with you.

Please note, for our Baking & Pastry classes, a light meal will be provided for you.

What should I wear to class?

We suggest wearing casual clothing you can easily move around in, and highly recommend wearing comfortable closed-toe shoes. Long hair should be pulled back.

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Cancellation Policy

Any cancellation up to two weeks prior to your class start date will be refunded 100%. Cancellations up to 5 days before your class start date will qualify for an online credit to be applied to another class. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations received less than 5 days before your class start date, however, you may always send a friend in your place if you’re unable to attend.

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