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Gourmet Retreats

1316 S. Oak St, Calistoga, CA 94515
707-942-0615
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Ranked #50 of 60 Activities in Calistoga
Type: Classes/Workshops
Owner description: Hands-on cooking classes in a professionally equipped kitchen. Gourmet Retreats is located in the town of Calistoga in the Legendary Napa Valley.... more » Owner description: Hands-on cooking classes in a professionally equipped kitchen. Gourmet Retreats is located in the town of Calistoga in the Legendary Napa Valley. Classes range from 1 -5 days, geared to avid home cooks and food enthusiasts. Enrollment limited to 8 people per class. Students enjoy meal of food prepared served with wine/beverage. Knives, tools and equipment are provided. Students only need to bring their appetite for knowledge and fun. See website for dates and topics. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This experience was more than we ever expected. Chef Lana was a wonderful and patient instructor. We learned many food preparation tips we will use in the future. The end result was a wonderful dinner with wine paring. We appreciated the time (we had after our class) to visit with Lana, including making notes on copies of the recipes we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

In October 2010 I attended Lana's 4 day cooking school with my mother and sister in law. We are fairly proficient home cooks and Lana pitched her class perfectly to us. We came home fired up about getting into the kitchen with numerous recipes on hand and tips that we had learnt. Who doesn't want to know how to make... More

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Champaign, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

My mom, brother and I recently attended Lana's 5 day Cooks Boot Camp as a family vacation and it definitely lived up to all of our expectations. We are all relatively accomplished cooks, but have never had any formal classes. Lana really expanded our cooking repertoire with master recipes and a solid foundation of basic kitchen skills. She was wonderfully... More

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

We made a family vacation of the 5 day culinary boot camp and would highly recommend it to anyone! Lana is an excellent teacher and provides a well-rounded culinary experience in a casual setting. The hands-on learning and personalized attention is at a level you could never get in a large institution-type setting. She is great to work with -... More

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Redlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

My daughter and I recently attended Lana's 3 day cooking school. We had a delightful time. Lana is a great teacher and is fun and entertaining as well. Lana is also flexible with requests, answers all kinds of questions, and makes great suggestions for your particular skill level. Who knew that after all these years I did not hold the... More

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Laguna Niguel, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

We recently booked a weekend cooking class at CasaLana since our first choice, the CIA Greystone, was booked for the same weekend. The only reason we considered spending money on a small, unknown cooking school was due to favorable reviews we read on Trip Advisor. We booked the class way in advance; however, one week before the class we encountered... More

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casalana, Owner at Gourmet Retreats, responded to this review

This customer cancelled 4 days before the event. The class had been sold-out for weeks before the class and customers had been turned away. The policy is consistent with that of every other cooking school in the area, including CIA, and other limited capacity events. The customer was offered the option to send someone in their place to avoid forfieiture... More

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