November 2013

Fri
01
Angeles Wine Agency Tasting
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Tasting Bar
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Angeles Wine Agency Tasting
Friday, November 1st
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tasting Bar, $4.00

Founded in 1991, the Angeles Wine Agency is a statewide wholesale distributor and marketer of fine wines from around the world. Wine tasted will include Cheron Cotes-du-Rhone, the Casteller Brut Cava, and the Cortijo Rioja.

Fri
01
99 Bottles...A Wine Reception
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Culinary Center
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99 Bottles...A Wine Reception
Friday, November 1st
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Culinary Center, $4.00

99 Bottles, a wine reception and book launch for this Napa based book featuring labels from Napa wines. This is a reception open to the public for a $4 tasting fee, and they are featuring the wines of DeLoach and Gloria Ferrer.

 

Sat
02
Mastering Fermentation: Recipes for Making and Cooking With Fermented Foods
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Culinary Center
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Mastering Fermentation: Recipes for Making and Cooking With Fermented Foods
Saturday, November 2nd
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Culinary Center, $35.00

Fermented foods are experiencing a renaissance: kombucha, kefir, sauerkraut, yogurt, and other potent fermentables are not only healthy, but fun adventurous DIY projects for home cooks of every level. Mastering Fermentation is an authoritative guide to the art and science of fermented foods from the ease of vinegar and mustards to the more complex fermenting of meats and curing fish. Author Mary Karlin is a renowned instructor in the art of fermentation. $35 fee for the class includes the $30 cookbook plus you'll walk away with Apricot-Date Chutney and Goat Feta Marinated in Herb Olive Oil, both perfect for holiday giving.  Sign up at Copperfield's Books in Napa or at www.copperfieldsbooks.com/boxofficeWalk ups welcome if space. 

 
 
Thu
07
Ridge Vineyards Tasting / Thursday & Friday November 7th & 8th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Tasting Bar
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Ridge Vineyards Tasting / Thursday & Friday November 7th & 8th
Thursday, November 7th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tasting Bar, $4.00

Ridge Vineyards begins with respect for the natural process that transforms fresh grapes into wine based on the 19th century model that guides that process with minimal intervention.

Thu
07
Twitter Chat: Thanksgiving Success Demystified
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Thanksgiving Success Demystified
Thursday, November 7th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

The season for holiday cooking is here! Do you have a plan for Thanksgiving success? We'll be talking about how to plan and prep to ensure your time in the kitchen is simple and stress-free. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
08
Adult Cooking Class with Chef Kelly Fong
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Adult Cooking Class with Chef Kelly Fong
Friday, November 8th
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Culinary Center, $35.00

This is a hands on cooking class where you will learn "Simply Woking".  The art of cooking in a Wok, is something everyone should have in their repertoire.  In this class you will learn how to prepare Crab and Corn Soup, Beef Chow Fun, Black Pepper Chicken, Shrimp in Garlic Sauce, and Duck Fried Rice.  Sign up now.

Sat
09
Sweet Debbie's Organic Treats: Allergy-Free & Vegan Recipes
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Culinary Center
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Sweet Debbie's Organic Treats: Allergy-Free & Vegan Recipes
Saturday, November 9th
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Culinary Center, $25.00

No need to say no to dessert because of food allergies or health concerns. You can also give great treats for the holidays to those who might eat Gluten-free, or are vegans, diabetic, or have food allergies or intolerances. Sweet Debbie's Organic Treats shares all the the delectable secrets for fifty scrumptious treats. Debbie Adler runs an allergen-free, vegan bakery, Sweet Debbie's Organic Cupcakes, a celebrity watering hole for all things sweet and healthy.  $25 fee for the class includes the $20 cookbook plus you'll walk away Pumpkin Spice donut holes and Sweet Cranberry Hemp Bars, perfect for holiday giving. Sign up at Copperfield's Books in Napa or at www.copperfieldsbooks.com/boxofficeWalk ups welcome if space. 

Sat
09
Holiday Tasting Ball
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Napa
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Holiday Tasting Ball
Saturday, November 9th
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Napa, $10.00

Join us November 9 th, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, for our first annual Holiday Tasting Ball.  We will be closing the store early (7:30 pm) and setting up stations in every department so everyone can enjoy everything we have to offer for the holidays.  In the Culinary Center we will be pouring tastes of the Top Ten Wines we are offering during the winter months.  All the money collected will be donated to West Park School here in Napa, and the Movember foundation.  So come and help us make this an event we will look forward to every year!  Sign up now!

Sun
10
Kid's Cooking Class with The Culinary Dude
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Kid's Cooking Class with The Culinary Dude
Sunday, November 10th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Culinary Center, $20.00

SALADS FOR ALL OCCASIONS FOR KIDS  Salads can be a meal, a snack and even a side dish. With all that diversity, let's make them! In this class we will be creating 5 salads including; Black Bean and Corn Salad, Dried Cranberry and Avocado Salad, Japanese Cucumber Salad,  Spinach Avocado Bacon Salad, Turkey Taco Salad.  The Culinary Dude, Scott Davis has worked to create wonderful menus that the kids will cook themselves. Using the freshest ingredients, fun and interactive cooking techniques, the kids will prepare the food from scratch as they learn kitchen and food safety, professional kitchen behavior, measuring and prep skills, and table etiquette. In addition to a wide variety of hands-on, tactile recipes, kids will participate in additional food-related activities.  Sign up now.

Mon
11
Sake Dinner with Mika
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Culinary Center
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Sake Dinner with Mika
Monday, November 11th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Culinary Center, $35.00

Starter:  Hot Sesame Tofu with Dashi Sauce,  Assorted Appetizers:  Boiled Shrimp Sushi with Mascarpone Sauce...Shrimp Cake and Vegetable Tempura,  Grilled Dish:  Duck Breast with Pear and Sansho-Pepper Sauce.  Mika will also prepare a dessert for after the meal.  seating is limited...Sign Up Now!

Thu
14
Heitz Wine Cellars Tasting / Thursday & Friday November 14th & 15th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ tasting Bar
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Heitz Wine Cellars Tasting / Thursday & Friday November 14th & 15th
Thursday, November 14th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
tasting Bar, $4.00

Heitz Wine Cellars has earned countless accolades for its dazzling wines, especially Cabernets , since 1961.  Their Chardonnay, Zinfandel and Port have also earned their share of ardent fans over the years.

Sat
16
Baked Delights from Model Bakery / Cooking Class with Sarah and Karen Mitchell
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Culinary Center
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Baked Delights from Model Bakery / Cooking Class with Sarah and Karen Mitchell
Saturday, November 16th
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Culinary Center, $40.00

This definitive baking guide is the much-anticipated cookbook from the Model Bakery, a mother-daughter–run baking destination with a huge local following. The 75 recipes including Pain au Levain, Sticky Buns, Peach Streusel Pie, Ginger Molasses Cookies, and many more mouthwatering selections make this the perfect class and cookbook for lovers of bread and pastry, cakes and cookies, and, of course, the Model Bakery!  $40 fee for the class includes the $35 cookbook plus you'll walk way with iced cookies  and homemade pie, perfect for holiday giving. Sing up at Copperfield's Books in Napa or at www.copperfieldsbooks.com/boxoffice. Walk-ups welcome if space. 

 
Thu
21
Decoy Wines Tasting / Thursday & Friday November 21st & 22nd
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Tasting Bar
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Decoy Wines Tasting / Thursday & Friday November 21st & 22nd
Thursday, November 21st
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tasting Bar, $4.00

With a reputation for delivering great quality at a remarkable price, Decoy has established a local following for it's distinctive style which emphasizes the creation of wine capable of expressing their full charm and complexity upon release.

Fri
22
Adult Cooking Class with Chef Kelly Fong
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Adult Cooking Class with Chef Kelly Fong
Friday, November 22nd
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Culinary Center, $35.00

This is a hands on cooking class where you will learn how to prepare some "Cajun Fall Suppers".  Cajun Potato and Mushroom soup, Andouille Sausage and Chicken Etouffe, Cajun Meatballs  with rice and gravy, Creole Vegetable Casserole, and Cherries Jubilee are on the menu for this class, and sure to warm you up on a cold fall evening.  Sign up now.

Sun
24
Jewish Traditional Cooking / Chanukah
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Jewish Traditional Cooking / Chanukah
Sunday, November 24th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Culinary Center, FREE

Chana Tenenbaum will be showing us how to make Latkas and Jelly Doughnuts for Chanukah.  Remember how good the Honey Cake and Round Sweet Challa were for Rosh HaShana, well the promises to be just as good!  This is a free event, so don't miss it!

Wed
27
Saintsbury Tasting / Wednesday & Friday November 27th & 29th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Tasting Bar
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Saintsbury Tasting / Wednesday & Friday November 27th & 29th
Wednesday, November 27th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tasting Bar, $4.00

Saintsbury has an unwavering commitment  to demonstrating that world-class Pinot Noirs could be a California mainstay, using the Carneros appellation as the source of outstanding grapes.

Events At Nearby Stores

Healthy Sweet Tooth Store Tour
Sunday, November 30th
10:30 AM
Whole Foods Market, Petaluma, Free!

Are you a health nut with a sweet tooth? We've got you covered! Sharon, our Healthy Eating Specialist, would love to show you the healthiest treats we have to offer in our store, and give you recipe ideas to take home too! Meet at the Healthy Eating Kiosk in the center of the store.

Are you a health nut with a sweet tooth? We've got you covered!