We’ve got some great Culinary Classes coming up and we’d like to share them with you!

First on the menu is Ellen Sherwood‘s class Aromas From An Italian Terrace  Sun.  July 17  1pm, right after the Farmer’s Market next door.   Although this class is full, a stand-by list has been started, and if enough individuals sign up, we will be hosting another class Sat.  July 6th 1pm

Ellen‘s philosophy is that the most satisfying food is the simplest… Perfect for entertaining!  Imagine yourself on a terrace enjoying perfect bites of sensual food  from Italy surrounded by family, friends, and guests… Ellen leads magical classes guiding you to create Italian cuisines and flavoring the class with the language and culture of Italy in a way that you will be comfortable doing it yourself!     Andiamo!

The Menu Includes :  Spicy Shrimp with Garlic & Parsley, Grilled Seasoned Skirt Steak Topped with Arugula, Tomato, Lemon Salad, Pizza featuring Ricotta, Summer Squash, Zucchini and Tomatoes, Joey’s Olive Oil Cake with Mascarpone Cream & Pistachios, Vanilla Gelato topped with Balsamic Sauce garnished with frozen Black Grapes

And coming this late Summer & Fall, we’re excited to have some more exciting classes.

August 7 Farmer’s Market to Table , which includes a tour of the Ojai Certified Organic Market next door to the Inn & cooking class with  Suzanne Landry, who will be demonstrating what you can cook with fresh seasonal foods.

August 28 Aparna, The Mistress of Spice will be teaching “Cooling Vegetarian Foods”, and it couldn’t come at a better time.  Her menu will include, Cooling and Rejuvenating Jamaica — a hibiscus drink, South Indian Cucumber Salad with coconut, lime and cilantro, Avial– South Indian Coconut and Vegetable Curry, Fresh Fennel and Orange Salad , Delicious Mango Mousse.  Did you ever notice that the countries nearest the Equator have the Spiciest foods?  As it turns out, that’s the way you can stay cool.  Can’t wait to see why?

September 11 Korean BBQ made with locally sourced ingredients with Cindy Liu   LooHoo’s .  So excited to have Cindy teach her first class with us. “LooHoo’s® Inc, is based in Ventura County, California and is committed to supporting the local economy, and engaging in sustainable and scalable business practices.”  This should prove to be a very exciting class!

October 9, Look forward to another amazing Tuscan Dinner hosted by Ellen Sherwood.  These dinners have been a huge success and although 60 seats are available.  They go fast!!!  so sign up soon.  The menu for this dinner is not yet set but you can take a look at the last Tuscan dinner we had to get some idea about how grand it is!!

Classes are limited to 12 participants so be sure to sign up soon.  If you can’t, make one of our scheduled public classes, then you might consider an intimate, private class designed by you!    Contact us  for details, or visit our site.

Create your own Private Class!   Let us cook up a celebration for you – whether it’s a birthday, a bridal shower, or just a group getting together. We can tailor your class to your group’s cooking skill level and type of desired menu. Chefs will work side by side with your group to create a memorable meal. See below for more on private classes.

So many more great classes coming up… stay tuned, or sign up for our newsletter to get  a once a month announcement by clicking on the the join our email section on the bottom left of our site.

Hope to see you there!

To Watch a short Video of Ellen doing a demonstration for HGTV, visit our Facebook page!