We’ll make a delicious, locally-sourced meal centering on Petaluma’s abundant local produce. I’ll teach you knife and cooking skills. Dishes may include broth, soup, unusual vegetables, grains, and seafood. You will learn knife skills such as the proper way to cut an onion. You will learn the "start-and-stop-and-start" method of preparing risotto so you can finish it in 10 minutes right before serving it.
You will have the opportunity to be hands-on with virtually all of these dishes, learning good technique by doing it once you see the proper way demonstrated to you. I will teach you some of my grandmother's recipe, taught to her by her husband, my grandfather, and then modernized just a bit by me to make it easier for cooks to do today.
We’ll have vegetables from the local farmer’s market and a simple yet delightful dessert to round out the meal. I’ll provide local Sonoma county wine (or non-alcoholic beverages instead, if you’d prefer). We’ll eat outdoors on our gazebo if weather permits, or indoors in a formal dining room if not.
If you book all four places for your group, we can customize the menu to the kinds of items you want to learn to cook, creating a 4-course menu for you to enjoy as well.