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
 Jun 6 (Sat)
 Early Summer Napa Supper - Sold Out
 $185  4pm-8pm
   Chef: Karen M Hadley
   Winery: Markham Vineyards
 Jul 18 (Sat)
 Napa Summer Harvest Dinner -Sold Out
 $185  4pm-8pm
   Chef:  Mike C
   Winery:  Hendry
 Aug 22 (Sat)
 A Taste of Thai -Sold Out
 $185  4PM-8PM
   Chef Marlene Sorosky Gray
   Winery:  Hagafen Cellars
 Oct  ? (Sat)
 TBD  $195  4PM-8PM
   Chef:  TBD
   Winery:  TBD



Cooking Class and Wine Pairing Dinner Menus


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

The delightful Chef Karen Hadley has come up with an over the top menu.  It is perfect for early summer. Markham Vineyards will be pairing their out of this world wines with this wonderful menu:

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


July 18, 2015     Napa Summer Harvest Cooking Class and Winemaker Dinner
The electric Chef Mike C has developed a sizzling menu that will delight the senses and is teaming up with everyone's favorite - Hendry wines:

  • Appetizer
    • Flambeed Chili Shrimp with Avocado, Mango, Red Onion, Cilantro & Lime
    • Served with Hendry Wine
  • Soup
    • Heirloom Tomato Salad with Mozzarella Foam, Basil Oil, Balsamic Gastrique & Microgreens
    • Served with Hendry Wine
  • Entree
    • Pan Roasted Rack of Lamb with Crispy Olice Oil Potatoes, Rosemary Green Beans & Fire Roasted Romesco Sauce
    • Served with Hendry Wine
  • Dessert
    • Red Wine Glazed Almond Shortcakes with Macerated Summer Berries & Maple Cream
 August 22, 2015     A Taste of Thai Cooking Class and Winemaker Dinner
The incredible Chef Marlene Sorosky Gray has put together a divine menu that pairs beautifully with Hagafen Wines.  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
    • Cardamom Apple Cherry Crisp
    • Ginger Ice Cream