Aubergine, located in L’Auberge Carmel (Relais & Chateaux) hotel, and Cantinetta Luca restaurants are resuming their popular culinary series this month. The intimate and often sold-out classes are held monthly through December.
Aubergine Sweet & Savory Series: Limited to 10 people, these intriguing classes are held back to back on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Class participants will work in the Aubergine kitchen with Chef de Cuisine Justin Cogley and with Executive Pastry Chef Ron Mendoza. Each chef teaches a variety of essential techniques and offers professional knowledge to turn an ordinary dish into a real star. Classes are $100* per person and include recipes and instruction. Classes are held from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. Reservations: 831 624 8578.
June 22 – Out of the Garden
September 20 & 21 – Sauce Boot Camp
October 19 – Working with Shellfish
November 16 – Wonderful World of Tubers
June 23 – Uses of Mousses
September 22 – Pate a Choux & You
October 20 – Proof is in the Pudding
November 17 – The Great Crepe Escape
Cantinetta Luca Pasta & Pizza Series: Learn the secrets of making exceptional pizza and pasta from Cantinetta Luca Executive Chef Jason Balestrieri. Maximum 10 people per class. $50 per person and includes instruction, recipes and lunch. Reservations: 831.625.6500.
Pasta Secrets Class
June 23, August 25, October 20, December 15
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
In this hands-on class participants will learn how to make different types of fresh pasta, how to hand-roll and use a pasta machine, cutting and shaping pasta techniques, as well as recipes for perfect pasta sauces. Attendees will also enjoy their pasta creations in a family-style lunch.
Pizza Secrets Class
July 21, September 29, November 17
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Pizza Secrets is a hands-on class dedicated to teaching how to make outstanding homemade pizza. Participants will learn tricks on how to create proper heat, how the perfect pizza dough makes all the difference, shaping the pizza, different styles to consider, delicious flavor combinations to top the perfect ‘pie’ and everything else one needs to know about the world’s favorite food.