Hands-On Cooking Experiences

Your guests will first be met with a reception wine and light appetizers.  As they are seated they will have a striking view of an impressive open kitchen, sponsored by Dacor.  The venue is professional, state-of-the-art, and comfortable.  Your host wine professional and host Chef will introduce themselves and provide an overview of what to expect for the evening.

Guests will don their aprons and begin cooking their meal for the evening under Chef’s direction.  The dialog—conversation—presentation between Sommelier and Chef will be entertaining for guests and will include discussion of the pairings, food preparation, and stories behind the wines along the way.  Once the meal has been completed, you’ll be served what you’ve created family-style along with wine pairings.

Add a twist to this event! We’ll split your guests into two teams, each led by a Chef.  The teams will duel it out in the kitchen and judges will declare the winner.

This experience includes light appetizers as well as the meal you cook, 5 wines, instructor Chef and Wine Professional.  This is a 2.5 hour event.

$115 per person.*
Add $300 for the team competition.
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Doesn’t quite meet your budget requirements?  We have ways to lower the cost such as lowering the number of wines or choosing menus with lower food costs. Please inquire!


Demonstration Cooking Experience

Not hands-on at all!  Just sit back, relax, take notes on the recipe booklet provided and watch how the professionals do it!

Your guests will first be met with a reception wine and light appetizers.  As they are seated they will have a striking view of an impressive open kitchen, sponsored by Dacor.  The venue is professional, state-of-the-art, and comfortable.  Your Wine host and host Chef will introduce themselves and provide an overview of what to expect for the evening.  You’ll see many skills demonstrated, learn some tricks of the trade and secrets to short-cuts that your Chef has learned on the job.  Once the demonstration is complete, you’ll be served a family-style meal of the items you’ve watched being prepared along with wine pairings.  Your Wine host will discuss the pairings and provide further insight on the history of wine, various regions, etc.

This experience includes light appetizers, as well as the meal being cooked, 5 wines, instructor Chef and Wine Professional.  This is a 2.5 hour event.

$115 per person.*
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Doesn’t quite meet your budget requirements?  We have ways to lower the cost such as lowering the number of wines or choosing menus with lower food costs. Please inquire!


Education Style Wine Tasting

Your guests will be greeted with a reception wine to start the evening off.  Once most of your attendees have arrived, your host Sommelier for the evening will conduct a brief introduction.  An international array of wines will be introduced.  Your instructor will interweave subjects encompassing history of wine, various regions, purchasing, storing, serving, proper stemware, as well as highlight insightful information on the wines being tasted…all while making it entertaining!  A blind wine challenge can also be incorporated.  Our Sommeliers can speak on wide range of topics including:
– Old world (France, Spain, Italy) vs New World (US, South America)
– The varietals, Terroir and Wine making process
– Wine etiquette – how to open a bottle, how to hold the wine glass, helpful tips for social situations!
– Introduction to wine
– Entertaining Clients – how to navigate a wine list and other helpful hints to know when you are entertaining clients
– Specific wine regions – US, Europe, South America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa are the primary ones and we can break it down further
– Pairing wines and food

Next guests will serve themselves from a delicious buffet.  Guests will spend the evening mingling, trying multiple wines, beers and foods.  Our knowledgeable staff will be on hand to individually engage those who are interested in learning more about the wines.

This experience includes food, 5 to 7 wines and credentialed instructor.  There are 3 levels of catering priced as outlined below.  This is a 2.5 hour event.  Minimum 16 people.

Options

Level I catering, 5 wines
$50 per person *
Click here for Level I Menu.

Level II catering, 7 wines
$62 per person *
Click here for Level II Menu.

Level III catering, 7 wines
$75 per person *
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AWS Private Wine Class

Choose any of our class offerings and we’ll conduct a private one for your group.  Whether it’s a girls night or outing with 20 co-workers, this will be a fun, enlightening and memorable event.

 $50 – $99 per person depending on the class chosen, minimum 12 people*
Note: if there are more than 16 people some classes will require a supplement or at least 32 people due to wine costs (ex.  Reserve Wines class).
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Private Wine Tutor

Learn wine from an expert on your own schedule, and at your own personal level and pace. Each session is customized to YOU.  Perfect for…
– A date night!
– A couple who will be visiting wine country over the next year
– A gift for those discerning winelovers
– Couples with demanding schedules
– Those who wish to direct the session towards their own needs, asking questions one-on-one with an expert

This experience includes 6 wines, cheese and charcuterie platter, credentialed instructor.  This is a 1.5 hour event.

$249 per couple.* Limited to two couples.  Reservations can be made here.

 

*Prices subject to change. Minimums may apply.  8% tax and 22% gratuity will be added to your final bill.
Please note: no event date is confirmed until a 50% deposit has been paid and a contract has been signed by client.


CONTACT US

Please contact us regarding your private event.  We are happy to customize a proposal for you based on your budget and the goals for your event.  We can work with most every budget and provide stellar customer service.
Contact: Lelia Bryan
Email: Lelia@VinoVenue.com
Phone: 770-668-0435 x 702