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MacCallum House Cooking Class
Saturday, DECEMBER 18, 2004
MacCallum Executive Chef Alan Kantor & San Francisco Bay Area Culinary Instructor Sally Bernstein will teach a special cooking class in
Mendocino at the elegant MacCallum House Suites, formerly Reed Manor.
Join two of the best instructors in Northern California, demystify culinary
techniques and learn how to dazzle your friends and family just in time for
the holidays. The December class menu is perfect for
Christmas or a New Year's Eve dinner.
RESERVE NOW! Each class will be restricted to only 20 participants in
order to provide an intimate cooking experience.
Classes begin at 3:00 p.m. and include a 4-course seated dinner after the
class. Local wines will be paired with each course.
The cost is $100 per person per class, available only with a reserved 2-night stay in any MacCallum House
room. The room
rate includes an outstanding two-course breakfast and afternoon wine and
December 18th Menu
Dungeness Crab and Satsuma Tangerine Martini, Sprayed with Tanqueray No. Ten Gin, with Red Belgian Endive, Shaved Fennel, Stella Cadente Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Tangerine Gremolata
Pan Seared Liberty Farm Duck Breast with Shredded Cabbage, Humboldt Fog Chevre and Mendocino Huckleberry Verjus
Niman Ranch Tenderloin Beef Wellington with Shiitake Duxelles and Shallots Braised in Syrah
Mocha Flan with Pine Nut Brittle (Featured in Chocolatier Magazine)
About the chefs:
Executive Chef of the MacCallum House Restaurant, Alan Kantor is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. He expresses his culinary talents using the North Coast's rich palette: the fine wines of Mendocino County, as well as those of Napa and Sonoma; huckleberries, wild chanterelle and
porcini mushrooms from the forest; greens from local farms; fresh fish and
shellfish from the ocean. Some of the country's finest meats and grains
come from the valley regions, and world-class products from San Francisco
arrive in the kitchen daily.
Chef Kantor has received numerous awards and accolades as a chef and
teacher. He has been recognized in national culinary and travel
publications for his innovative ways of providing guests with an experience
that not only pleases their palates but also broadens their experience.
Sally Bernstein has studied at La Varenne, Le Pot au Feu and Cordon Bleu
cooking schools in Paris, with Simone Beck in Provence, as well as with
Guiliano Bugialli in Florence, Italy. She taught cooking classes in Houston
for eight years and joined the Houston Post newspaper as a restaurant and
food critic and lifestyle writer for another eight years. She edited the
1983 Zagat Houston Restaurant Survey and contributed to the 1985 Zagat US
Hotel, Resort and Spa Survey. She has taught cooking classes at Ramekins
Sonoma Valley Culinary School in Sonoma, Williams-Sonoma in San Francisco
and Draeger's in San Mateo, all in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Sally Bernstein is Editor in Chief of Sally's Place, a food, beverage and
travel website at www.sallybernstein.com. She has taught cooking on
television and has been interviewed about Sally's Place by television,
radio, newspaper, magazine and Internet personalities around the world.
MacCallum House Suites
44950 Little Lake Road
Mendocino, CA 95460
Note: This information was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the businesses in question before making your plans.