Cooking courses, vineyard dinners are developing in North Bay this summer time



Sur la Table is expanding its schedule

Summer is just around the corner and it’s a great time to brush up on your cooking skills.

While the Make & Take series of classes and workshops continues, Sur la Table at the Montgomery Village in Santa Rosa has brought back its evening classes this month, offering everything from Chinese dim sum and sushi to rustic Italian cuisine and pizza. Classes start at 7 p.m. and cost $ 79.

Now that school is out, Sur la Table has also resumed its popular five-day Kids Series and Teen Series cooking camps from June 14th to August 20th. The Kids Series (7 to 11 years old) starts at noon on weekdays and includes the topics Cooking 101 and Restaurant Week. The Teen Series (for teens 12-17) starts at 3:00 p.m. on weekdays and includes topics from Global Street Food and Restaurant Week. The cost is $ 249 per week for each camper.

In addition, the national cookware store is hosting an online Father’s Day BBQ class with celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse mascarpone and honey at 6pm. The cost is $ 49 and includes a shopping list, preparation instructions, and recipes.

To sign up for online courses, go to and click Cooking Classes.

To sign up for personal courses, go to, enter your zip code, and click Find Course. Further information: 707-566-9820.


Trione Vineyards offers food and wine for dinner

Treat your father to a range of unpublished wines and a three-course meal prepared by Peloton Culinary’s Chef Tim Vallery on June 19th at 6:00 p.m. in the Old Stone Building at Trione Vineyards & Winery.

The cost is $ 165, including food, wine pairing, tax, and tip. To reserve: 707-814-8100 or go to and click on Events. 19950 Geyserville Ave.


Dutton Estate Winery hosts sunset sipping

On June 19, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., enjoy an after-hours evening of wine and food during Dutton at Dusk at Dutton Estate Winery.

The evening begins with a personal sausage and cheese spread and a full selection of Dutton Estate wines by the glass or bottle. Each guest is greeted with a refreshing taste of the Dutton Estate Hard Apple Cider.

The cost is $ 20, including cider, charcuterie, and cheese, but not the wine. Reservation times are 5:00 p.m., 5:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

To reserve: and click on Events. 8757 Green Valley Road, Sevastopol.


SF restaurateur Knickerbocker on “Love Later on”

Peggy Knickerbocker, a former San Francisco restaurateur and well-known food writer for Saveur and Gourmet magazines, will speak about her new book, Love Later On, on June 30th at 7:00 pm as part of Copperfield’s Books In Conversation series .

Knickerbocker is interviewed by Barbara Lane about her colorful memoir, which explores how romance can work in later life. Although she led a fascinating life, including in Paris, she divorced early and repeatedly underserved with her choice of men.

“I’ve traveled the world and was a fulfilled woman on my own, and then of course I met him,” wrote Knickerbocker. “It’s a hopeful, sophisticated story of two 60-year-olds from different backgrounds who fall in love.”

To sign up, go to, where you can also order a hardcover copy of Love Later On (Gatekeeper Press, 2021, $ 48.60).

Staff writer Diane Peterson can be reached at 707-521-5287 or On Twitter @ dianepete56