About this Event

Our basic tastes include sweetness, sourness, saltiness and bitterness. The fifth, lesser-known flavor, happens to be Chef Ian’s favorite. In this class, we explore cooking with umami-rich ingredients like soy sauce, dashi stock, mushrooms, and fermented foods. We’ll prepare some traditional Japanese recipes and also learn how to apply Umami to your everyday home cooking. You’ll be surprised how versatile Chef Ian’s Dashi recipe is and how it shows up in creative ways on our food and wine pairing menus!

This class is part of our Reserve Class Series. Enjoy a smaller, more intimate class and an extra glass of wine. 

Featured Wine

We are “pairing” each class with a featured wine. You will have your choice of 3 glasses of red or white wine that evening. Let us recommend the Cabernet Franc or Sauvignon Blanc for this evening.

About the Cooking Class Experience

Each ticket includes a Garden Tour, Cooking Class, Dinner and Three Glasses of Wine.

Weather permitting, each Cooking Class begins with a Kitchen Garden Tour led by Chef Ian. Following the tour, participants will gather in the Tasting Room for the hands-on, socially distanced cooking class. After the lesson, guests will enjoy a plated dinner in the Tasting Room with the option to sit as an individual party or gather with others. Gloves and masks will be provided.

For the safety of our team and guests, all summer cooking classes will be limited to 12 participants. Modifications to the class structure will be made to ensure the safety and social distancing of all guests. If you are booking with friends in your quarantine “pod,” please let us know so we can group you together.


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