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A short cut to appear like a culinary expert

My wife and I were spending our 30th anniversary in Napa, and we were looking for a cooking class... read more

Reviewed December 17, 2018
Mike W
Menlo Park, California, United States
Wonderful learning and eating experience

This experience was more than we ever expected. Chef Lana was a wonderful and patient instructor... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2014
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Dec 17, 2018
“A short cut to appear like a culinary expert”
Sep 18, 2014
“Wonderful learning and eating experience”
Hands-on cooking classes in Napa Valley. Gourmet Retreats is located in the town of Calistoga in the Legendary Napa Valley. Classes are customized in format and length, geared to avid home cooks and food enthusiasts. Students enjoy meal of food...more
1316 S Oak St, Calistoga, CA 94515
+1 707-942-0615
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Reviewed December 17, 2018

My wife and I were spending our 30th anniversary in Napa, and we were looking for a cooking class. We got lucky. Lana who teaches the class was out of action since June as she was in the process of downsizing and relocating. We were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2014

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...More

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank mbtraveler555
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...More

Date of experience: November 2012
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Reviewed June 9, 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...More

Date of experience: June 2012
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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...More

Date of experience: June 2012
1  Thank Susan S
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...More

Date of experience: April 2012
1  Thank Ruth S
Reviewed February 28, 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....More

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casalana, Owner at Gourmet Retreats, responded to this reviewResponded February 29, 2012

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....More

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