Enjoy a wide offering of educational classes throughout the day. Some classes are offered off-site before the gates open to the Grand Tasting event. Watch the schedule below grow as new classes and details are added. Register for classes soon online
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Note: participation in classes may require the use of taste tickets.
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We seem to never forget the great salumerias in Italy, cafes of the French countryside, and tapas bars of Spain. How do they determine the amazing food and wine pairings that we can’t stop talking about? We will sample through some of the great food and wine pairings so you can create your own experience.
“Planning Perfect Picnics”
Instructor: Chef Denise Farkas
Class Size: 30
Join Denise Farkas from The Harbor General Store for tips to plan the perfect picnic. Denise shares her preparation for delicious lemon chicken, along with two salads, while providing hints and insights, including food safety guidelines, to make your picnic perfect. Taste her creations paired with the perfect summer sipping picnic wine. As a bonus, she’ll provide you with tips on menu planning and transforming store-bought items into personal signature dishes.
“Nuances in Whiskey 101”
Neil Stubbs, Heritage Distilling Whiskey Educator, shares the nuances of whiskey. The class is for whiskey novices and aficionados, alike. Neil will provide the background and history of this world-appreciated treasured spirit. Learn about historical trends and the latest developments with the proliferation of craft distilling. Of course, no class would be complete without a class participation in proper whiskey tasting techniques.
“Culinary Experiences with a Roasted Chicken“
Instructor: Walker Sandlin
Cost: # No Cost
Come with your own ideas and share other experiences in utilizing the $4.99 roasted chicken from Costco. Walker Sandlin will lead an interactive workshop among attendees who like the convenience and low price of this amazing product. And it doesn’t have to come from Costco. You can buy these at about any grocery store. Share experiences and learn creative ways to take a boring roasted chicken and turn it into a masterpiece. You will also learn how to utilize the ‘whole bird’.
“French Classic Cooking Featuring Byaldi – a Deconstructed Ratatouille!”
Instructor: Chef Sunshine Dunning
Come along as Chef Sunshine, from Sunshine’s Catering, takes your mind and senses to the epitome of culinary cuisine, classic French cooking. Learn the styles, techniques, and history that serve as the basics for every famous chef. Walk away with a new set of skills and a savior faire to impress your friends.