|Napa Valley Wine Country Tour||
|The Cheesey Tour of Sonoma and Alexander Valleys|
|Both weeklong culinary tours are
designed to introduce students to the wide array
of culinary treasures found into Northern
California. They will spend the first 3 days in
San Francisco, the City by the Bay. A half-day
tour highlights the city's famous sites. They
will tour the Ferry Building Marketplace and
sample a variety of local cheeses and other
treats. Enjoy a tour of Fisherman's Wharf, North
Beach and Chinatown and a typical dim sum lunch.
Add a trip to Berkeley, home of Scharffenberger
Chocolate and Alice Waters' Chez Panisse.
The next 3 days may be spent in Napa Valley. Here they will taste some of the fine wines of this rich region. They will visit COPIA, the American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts and tour the lush fruit and herb gardens plus enjoy a box lunch on the patio. In Napa, students will taste wines the region is known for paired with local cheese.
|On to Sonoma to explore the bounty of the region. Our tour here includes bread making, a hands-on cheese making class, and a farmer's market tour. A tour of an olive ranch and olive oil tasting. Wine tasting and fine dining. Visit to Hog Island or Tomales Bay Oyster Company on the coast. An early morning mushroom hunt! Our emphasis in Sonoma will be on the locally grown organic vegetables and the goat, sheep and cows' milk cheeses, hand made by local artisans and the outstanding wines of the region.|