Christmas Food & Wine Pairing

$175 per person

What You'll Learn

By the end of the class, you will:

  • Build an extravagant celebratory menu for you and your friends and family
  • Leave with make-ahead tips for your own Christmas Food & Wine Pairing so that you can enjoy the party
  • Understand how to pair each course with a different wine

About This Class

Isn’t it about time you hosted your own Christmas dinner? We’re here to take you through the entire meal from beginning to end, including wine pairings for each course.

Our California-inspired menu takes some traditional dishes and gives them a contemporary feel, using some of the best local and seasonal ingredients around. Your class will make an appetizer, first course, entrée, and dessert and you’ll be joined by Sommelier Eugenio Jardim, who will walk through four wine pairings that will take you from start to finish. The best thing about it? You’ll leave with a step by step game plan for pulling the same meal off at home, timeline and all.

So, whether you’re looking to upgrade a dish or two, or to overhaul your menu altogether, we’ll help you bring your Christmas table (and wine glasses!) to a whole new level.

Menu

Wild Mushroom and Ricotta Bruschetta, Shrimp Bisque, Beef Wellington with Crispy Brussels Sprouts and Parsnip Potato Mash, and Chocolate Mousse with Whipped Cream and Crushed Candy Cane

Details

  • Wine included
  • Full meal served in class
  • Work in teams
  • Ages 21+

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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