Nosh Pit Edible Gift Guide Part I: Cooking Classes at Cave B

For the home cook who has everything: cooking lessons and a weekend of luxury.

By Hayley Poole December 3, 2009

Category Luxury ($500-$1000)
Best For Beloved foodies who value experience over objects.

Cave B Estate Winery and Inn at SageCliffe (348 Silica Road NW, Quincy, 888-785-2283; is hosting a weekend cooking getaway series.

Tendrils Vineyard Restaurant’s new Executive Chef Joe Ritchie, formerly of The Herbfarm, and Cave B Estate Winery winemaker Freddy Arredondo team with an impressive lineup of guest chefs over four weekends. Join Chef Jason Wilson of Crush Jan 22–24, Chef Greg Atkinson, author of West Coast Cooking, Feb 5–7, Urbane’s Chef Dan Gilmore on Feb 19–21, or Chef John Sundstrom of Lark March 12–14.

They’ll provide hands-on food and wine education spanning across the weekend, bookended with Ritchie and Arredondo’s own wine-paired meals. Throw in an iron-chef inspired cook-off along with instructions and materials for making a custom-wine blend, and your favorite foodie will be putting that Thanksgiving meal to shame in no time.

The SageCliffe Culinary Weekend getaway package includes accommodations, course instruction, and meals, and costs between $750-$915. A portion of the tuition cost will go to the Washington state hunger relief organizations Food Lifeline and Second Harvest Inland Northwest.

Only 30 spots are available per weekend, make your reservation with Cave B.

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