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Cooking Classes & Culinary Experiences in Solana Beach & Encinitas
 

a five hour culinary adventure

farmer's market foodventure

YELP REVIEWS:★★★★★

 
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A EUROPEAN-STYLE CULINARY VACATION

Experience the best of the California coastal farmer's market and local purveyors — the art of selecting fresh seasonal produce, the exploration of local craft brews or award-winning wines, the joy of fresh pressed olive oils, the relaxation of a cooking class and multi-course dinner.  On vacation or a stay-cation, this unique experience is for cooks of all skill levels.

 
 

farmer's market foodventure 

Take a 5-hour delicious European-style culinary tour through Solana Beach or Del Mar, just steps from the Pacific Ocean.  

On select Saturdays in Del Mar and select Sundays in Solana Beach, Chef Jason will guide your Foodventure through a premier certified Farmer's Market as you taste and learn how to choose fresh healthy ingredients for your customized menu.  Finish your cooking class with a meal you helped prepare utilizing fresh herbs from the garden. Feast on locally sourced produce, meats and seafood with flavors & spices that will take you around the globe.  Open to the public or book the entire class with your group.

Cost:  All-inclusive $125/person.  Limited to 12-20 people

 

INCLUDES

  • Guided Farmer's Market Tour
  • Locally Fresh-Pressed Olive Oil Tasting
  • Wine Tasting at CarruthCellars or Craft Brew at Culture Brewing Co.

  • Hands-on Cooking Class
  • Family-style Multi-Course Dinner with Dessert & Wine or Craft Brew
 
 
 

FARMER'S MARKET TOUR

On select Saturdays in Del Mar and select Sundays in Solana Beach, Jason will guide your Foodventure through a premier certified Farmer's Market as you taste and learn how to choose fresh healthy ingredients for your customized menu.  Finish your cooking class with a meal you helped prepare utilizing fresh herbs from the garden. Feast on locally sourced produce, meats and seafood with flavors and spices that will take you around the globe.

 
 

OLIVE OIL TASTING

The tour will continue with a private tasting at the Temecula Olive Oil Company, learning how to cook and pair freshly pressed locally grown olive oils and vinegars from the best the region has to offer.  Sample unique concoctions such as Citrus Reserve Olive Oil with Vanilla & Fig Balsamic and Olivium Olive Oil with California Balcamico Bianco Oo-La-Pomegranate.

WINE TASTING OR CRAFT BREWERY TOUR/TASTING

Depending on your customized menu of the day, your tour includes tastings from Culture Brewing Co's microbrewery blends made on-site such as their Berliner Weiss style sour medley with apple, grape and cherry, a beautiful Session Amarillo IPA or a classic Amber Ale with toasty caramel notes.   If wine is on the menu, the tour will take you to the award-winning Carruth Cellars for tastings including a variety of wines also developed on-site such as their Cabernet Savignon, Petite Sirah, Fourplay Blend and Savignon Blanc among others. 

Cooking Class & Dinner

Follow Jason to the Center for a Healthy Lifestyle in Solana Beach for your hands-on cooking class, learning knife techniques, organizational skills, time saving kitchen hacks and culinary tips & tricks to make your cooking at home more enjoyable. Enjoy a full course meal you helped prepare at their quaint Cottage by the sea.  See sample menus here!  

 

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“The final product was FANTASTIC. Maybe I don’t eat eggplant chicken parm often but this was THE BEST version I’ve ever had. The chicken breast tasted succulent, moist, tender and so incredibly flavorful smothered with the homemade red sauce we made earlier...”
— FAYE'S FORK