summer food and wine pairing

Summer Food & Wine Pairing

$175 per person

What You'll Learn

By the end of the class you will:

  • Leave with a menu to highlight our favorite season’s best produce
  • Learn make-ahead tips for your own Summer Food & Wine Pairing so that you can enjoy the party

About This Class

Tomatoes, corn, and stone fruit, oh my! California is all about the best summer produce we can get our hands on and we’re diving into all of it in our Summer Food & Wine Pairing class. Wondering what to do with the bounty you pick up at the market? Join us in celebrating with an awesome dinner party featuring one of our other favorite crops – the wine grape. This is the ideal class for anyone who is looking to entertain at home, gain some new cooking inspiration, and master some simple ways to match food and wine together.

An appetizer, a first course, an entree, and a dessert will be paired with wines selected by Sommelier, Eugenio Jardim, who will walk through the four pairings sip by sip. The best thing about it? You’ll leave with a step-by-step game plan for pulling the same meal off at home, and of course, you’ll sit down to eat, and drink, at the end of the night.

The right wine makes a good dish great and Eugenio will be on hand to decipher the secrets of the perfect match. Join us for a fun night of local, seasonal food and drink and build the confidence to grab that wine list on your next big night out.

Menu

Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Tart; Tuna Confit Salad; Seared Pork Chops with Cherry Sauce and Charred Corn; Homemade Peach Ice Cream with Grilled Figs

Details

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

FAQ

What is the format of a typical cooking class?

Virtual: The average duration of our virtual cooking classes is 1 1/2 hours. Attendees will be cooking simultaneously with the instructor using items from the ingredients list provided at the point of registration. The instructor will share Pro tips and techniques while answering questions from the audience via Chat. The class will conclude with a Q&A session for any remaining questions and attendees can enjoy the food they’ve cooked, or save it to eat later based on instructor’s direction.

Note that spots purchased for a virtual class can be enjoyed by you or anyone else in your kitchen. However, the link you will receive to log into the class is unique so if you want your friends in other locations to join you, they too will need to purchase a spot.

In-Person: The average duration of our in-person 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. 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?

Virtual: Attendees should log onto the webinar provided about 5 minutes before the start time. Virtual classes start promptly on time.

Please note: You must complete an additional registration link to enter the class on the scheduled date. The link will be sent to you via email one day before class.

In-Person: Doors open 15 minutes before the class start time.

What do I need to bring with me to class?

Virtual: You will be given a list of ingredients and necessary equipment at the point of registration. We’ve made a conscious effort to include common ingredients and equipment that are accessible to everyone while offering suggestions for substitutions where they may apply.

In-Person: 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?

Virtual: You will be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor at the end of class but feel free to snack while you follow along or pour yourself a glass of wine.

In-Person: 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?

Virtual: 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.

In-Person: Same as above. 

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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.
Please note: Cancellation requests made the day of class are not eligible for a refund or credit, no exceptions. 
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