FrontRunners: Foodie Fest

  • Photo by Cathy Stancil
    Ramekins Culinary School class Photo by Cathy Stancil
  • Photo by Deborah Jones
    Photo by Deborah Jones
  • Photo by Deborah Jones
    Photo by Deborah Jones
  • Photo by Cathy Stancil
    Photo by Cathy Stancil
  • Photo by Allan Zepeda
    Photo by Allan Zepeda
  • Photo by Kodiak Greenwood
    Photo by Kodiak Greenwood
  • Photo by Kodiak Greenwood
    Photo by Kodiak Greenwood
  • Photo by Cathy Stancil
  • Photo by Deborah Jones
  • Photo by Deborah Jones
  • Photo by Cathy Stancil
  • Photo by Allan Zepeda
  • Photo by Kodiak Greenwood
  • Photo by Kodiak Greenwood

    Through its upcoming Ramekins 4-Day Culinary Retreat (www.ramekins.com), Ramekins Culinary School, Events & Inn in Sonoma, Calif., is offering access to some of the region’s most influential food purveyors and restaurants. The retreat, which the school is offering in August and October, includes tastings with the winemakers at Scribe, Hanzell, or Opus One; a tasting at Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company; a private tour and lunch at Hog Island Oysters; a chance to pick heirloom vegetables at Ramekins’s farm, followed by hands-on cooking classes; and a private dinner at the French Laundry during which each course will be paired with a different local wine. The retreat is priced from $4,100 to $4,500, including lodging, and is limited to 10 participants.

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