Cooking Classes


Paired with outstanding wines from the best wine producing region in the world, the Cedar Gables Inn offers the Ultimate Napa Culinary Experience:  "Hands-On" cooking classes with Great Chefs of Napa Valley  in a Culinary Showcase Kitchen. Following the class you will enjoy the fruits of your labor by feasting on your creations and world class wines in the Inn's elegant dining room.


Food and wine enthusiasts enjoy these "Hands-On" Classes designed to be small and intimate (12 students).   The only requirements are a love for great food, fine wine and having fun.

Class sizes are small and therefore sell out quickly.  Call now to get your spot in the class @ (707) 224-7969.

Along with Dacor Kitchen Appliances, we are now working with Messermeister.  They provide the highest quality knives and culinary tools in the world.  Their products are fully warranted for the life of the user.

Take one of our classes and experience the knives for yourself.  If you take the class and like the knives you can order any of their fantastic products at a 25% discount.  We will give you the discount code in the class.  Click on the Messermeister Logo and it will take you to their website where you can order.




Cooking Class Schedule for 2015
Feb 14 (Sat)
 Cooking with your Valentine -Sold Out
   Chef:  Mike C
   Winery:  Pure Cru Napa Valley
Mar 21 (Sat)
 Bouchaine Cooking Class - Sold Out
   Chef:  Brian Whitmer
   Winery:  Bouchaine
Apr xx (Sat)
 Private Class
   Chef:  TBD
   Winery:  TBD
 Jun 6 (Sat)
 Early Summer Napa Supper
 $185  4pm-8pm
   Chef: Karen M Hadley
   Winery: TBD
 Jul 18 (Sat)
 Napa Summer Harvest Dinner
 $185  4pm-8pm
   Chef:  Sarah Scott
   Winery:  TBD
 Aug 22 (Sat)
 A Taste of Thai
 $185  4PM-8PM
   Chef Marlene Sorosky Gray
   Winery:  Hagafen Cellars



Cooking Class and Wine Pairing Dinner Menus


Feb 14, 2015     Cooking with your Valentine

Chef Mike C has a delightfully romantic menu with freshly procured ingredients.  The menu is:

  • Flambeed Diablo Shrimp with Baby Arugula & Lemon Parsley Garlic Aioli paired with Pure Cru 2010 Purity, Meritage White Wine
  • Creamy Seasonal Mushroom & Sherry Soup with Truffle Essence & Herbed Croutons paired with Pure Cru 2012 Pinot Noir
  • Pan Seared Hanger Steak with Garlic Confit Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Asparagus & Cabernet Cream Sauce paired with Pure Cru 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Double Chocolate Decadence Cake with Chocolate Buttercream, Chocolate Ice Cream & Zinfandel Cherries paired with Pure Cru 2009 M Coz Red Blend

Mar 21, 2015     Bouchaine Cooking Class and Winemaker Dinner

The fabulous Chef Brian Whitmer working in conjuction with Bouchaine Winery has concocted a delightful menu for your pleasure.  This mouthwatering delight starts with the appetizer:

  • Wild Alaskan Halibut
    • Spring Onion Soubise, Hot Caggiano Chorizo Vinaigrette and K&J Orchard Apple Relish
    • Served with Napa Valley Pinot Gris, Carneros, Estate Vineyard, 2012
  • Perfect Asparagus Soup
    • Washington State Dungeness Crab
    • Baby Croutons, Micro Amaranth
    • Meyer Lemon Creme Fraiche
    • Served with Napa Valley Chardonnay, Carneros, Estate Vineyard, 2011
  • Brian's Famous Lamb Meatballs
    • Local Goat Feta, Organic Tomato Sauce, Cinnamon
    • Served with Napa Valley Pinot Meunier, Carneros,  Estate Vineyard, 2012
  • Crispy Chocolate-Banana Spring Rolls
    • Nutella Sauce, Toasted Macadamia Nuts
    • Organic 3 Twins Ice Cream


 June 6, 2015     Early Summer Napa Supper Cooking Class and Winemaker Dinner

Chef Karen Hadley has come up with an over the top menu.  It is perfect for early summer. We are busy finding the perfect winery that can pair their wines with this wonderful menu:

  • Appetizer
    • Cucumber Avocado Rolls
    • Served with Napa Valley Wine
  • Soup
    • Fresh Ginger Carrot Soup with Creme Fraiche
    • Served with Napa Valley Wine
  • Entree
    • Beef Wellington with
    • Sauteed Trumpet Royale Mushrooms in a
    • Cabernet Sauvignon Reduction Sauce
    • Served with Napa Valley Cabernet
  • Dessert
    • Meyer Lemon Meringue Pie


July 18, 2015     Napa Summer Harvest Cooking Class and Winemaker Dinner
The fabulous Chef Sarah Scott is developing a sizzling menu that will delight the senses. We will post it as soon as she puts the finishing touches on it:
 August 22, 2015     A Taste of Thai Cooking Class and Winemaker Dinner
The incredible Chef Marlene Sorosky Gray has put together a devine menu.  Here are the mouthwatering dishes:
  • Appetizer
    • Green Curry Chicken Fritters with yogurt sauce
    • Served with Hagafen Cellars Wine
  • First Course
    • Shredded Green Papaya, Cabbage and Radish Salad with Peanut Dressing
    • Served with Hagafen Cellars Wine
  • Entree
    • Thai Coconut Seafood Bouillabaisse
    • Thai Style Roti Flatbread
    • Served with Hagafen Cellars Wines
  • Dessert
    • Cardomon Apple Cherry Crisp
    • Ginger Ice Cream