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Gourmet Retreats

1316 S Oak St, Calistoga, CA 94515-1543
+1 707-942-0615
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Wonderful learning and eating experience

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

Reviewed 18 September 2014
Fantastic culinary experience!

In October 2010 I attended Lana's 4 day cooking school with my mother and sister in law. We are... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2012
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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.
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18 Sep 2014
“Wonderful learning and eating experience”
24 Nov 2012
“Fantastic culinary experience!”
1316 S Oak St, Calistoga, CA 94515-1543
+1 707-942-0615

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Reviewed 18 September 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

1  Thank mbtraveler555
Reviewed 24 November 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

Thank TaniaLea
Reviewed 9 June 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

1  Thank Obsidianbtrfly
Reviewed 9 June 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

1  Thank Susan S
Reviewed 14 April 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

1  Thank Ruth S
Reviewed 28 February 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

5  Thank lawinmtn
casalana, Owner at Gourmet Retreats, responded to this reviewResponded 29 February 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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