Your pantry is all stocked up, now what?
Why not use some of your downtime to polish up those culinary skills? Since you can’t come to us, Napa Valley chefs are getting creative and bringing the flavors of wine country right into your kitchen with virtual culinary experiences. See below for a few ways to start upping your home culinary game, and share your home wining and dining adventures on social using #WineFromHome!
Join Cakebread Cellars in the kitchen - virtually! Cakebread Cellars Culinary Director Brian Streeter will be coming to you live from his home kitchen each Wednesday at 3:30 pm PDT. Grab your apron and tune in to Cooking with Cakebread on Facebook to be part of the fun. Visit cakebread.com/events for more details, including each week’s menu and ingredients, so you can get your mise en place ready to cook along with Brian.
Chef Nash (pictured above) from Pizzeria TraVigne is introducing PTV-TV, hosting weekly Facebook Live culinary demonstrations where you can follow along at home and learn to “Make Pizza Like a Pro,” “Make Mozzarella Like a Pro,” and more to come. Follow them on Facebook for the latest. If you're a Napa Valley local, you can even order a custom kit that includes all the ingredients you need to follow along at home. Wherever you are, these demonstrations will utilize simple ingredients that you can find at any grocery store or online.
CIA at Copia presents DISH - an at-home cooking membership website that is currently free through the end of April. With DISH, CIA pros share the techniques and videos you may need to help you through the coming weeks, plus recipes to use those ingredients you might already have in your own pantry. The Weekly Menu Planner can help relieve the pressure of meal planning, and Family Fun features help occupy the kids while teaching them some basic cooking skills.
Want to learn to be a wine pairing pro? Tune-in to Instagram Live every Saturday at 3 pm PDT for a live cooking demonstration featuring Louis M. Martini Winery Chef Jeffrey Russell. Each week he’ll show you how to cook up something amazing and pair it with your favorite Napa Valley wines.
At Round Pond Estate, the winery chefs are offering virtual cooking classes with various themes and utilizing the Round Pond Estate gourmet products. Personalized recipes chef consultations are also available when you purchase Round Pond wines online. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date on what's coming next.
Bouchaine has invited leading Napa Valley and Northern California chefs to share their skills and recipes with online guests in the state-of-the-art kitchen at the new Visitor Center. Leading off the program will be Executive Chef and partner of Bistro Don Giovanni, Scott Warner, who will appear each Thursday. James Beard award-winning Food Network host and restaurateur, Chef Joey Altman, will also appear, along with a host of other chefs that will be announced as scheduled. Check the Bouchaine Facebook Page for details.
Hungry for more Napa Valley at home? Check out our Event Calendar for more upcoming virtual food and wine experiences.