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    Old Pasadena Walking Food Tour

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    Experience the history, architecture and folklore of Old Pasadena on this expertly guided walking food tour! Explore a myriad of colorful alleys and secret thru-ways as you seek out spectacular ethnic eateries and sweetstuff havens in historic Old Pasadena. Listen to your guide share fascinating stories as you explore this historic district, which was once just a sunny haven of colorful orange groves. Stop in at cafes and restaurants specializing in cuisines from around the world, including Middle Eastern, Asian, Peruvian, Oaxacan, and even an authentic Italian gelato counter. Relax at a tranquil tea bar and shop filled with teas from around the world and end on a sweet note at the shop of an exquisite chocolatier. This probably goes without saying, but make sure you come hungry!
    Old Pasadena Walking Food Tour

    Raymond Ave & E Holly St, Pasadena

    • Taste your way through the many eateries of Old Pasadena
    • Sample bites from around the globe, including the Middle East, Asia, Mexico, and South America
    • Satisfy your sweet tooth with some Italian gelato and treats from a gourmet chocolatier
    • Follow your local guide down hidden alleys to see neighborhood gems
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    8 positive reviews
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    Private Santa Ynez Wine Tour

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    Looking to get out of the city? Drink some wine? Eat a gourmet, locally-sourced lunch in a picturesque vineyard? C'mon, of course you are. What are you waiting for? On this this tour, you'll explore the Santa Barbara Wine Country and dine on a fresh lunch, complete with a sandwich or salad, homemade potato chips, and a dessert. You'll enjoy lunch in the beautiful, peaceful Santa Ynez Valley and, to top it all off, you'll be transported to 3-4 wine tastings in Santa Barbara County's best wineries/tasting rooms. Hey, you know what they say, the best way to get away from the city grind is to get into wine country.
    Private Santa Ynez Wine Tour

    Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

    • Embark on a one-of-a-kind guided wine tour of Santa Ynez accompanied by a gourmet lunch
    • Take home a complimentary souvenir wine glass to keep the memories flowing!
    • Challenge your taste buds with 3-4 tastings in Santa Barbara County's best wineries/tasting rooms
    • Enjoy amazing wine, delicious food, and stunning backdrops as you get an insider's glimpse into the California wine industry
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    3 positive reviews
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    Ballard Canyon Ride with Wine & Lunch

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    Wine isn't the only thing that will get you spinning in Santa Ynez Valley. Bicycles do the trick, too! During this half-day tour, you'll ride through the heart of the valley alongside a local guide. As you go, you'll find yourself surrounded by beautiful countryside, including both orchards and vineyards. In addition to the scenery, you'll also enjoy an olive oil tasting in Los Olivos. You'll then find your way to a local winery, where you'll learn about the local wine culture. There, you'll settle down to a gourmet picnic lunch, and take part in a guided wine tasting. You'll end your day with a leisurely ride through Ballard Canyon, on your way back to Solvang! Maybe take it easy on the wine if you intend on getting back on that bike.
    Ballard Canyon Ride with Wine & Lunch

    1693 Mission Dr, Solvang

    • Enjoy a 12-18 mile bike ride through scenic Santa Ynez Valley
    • Stop by an olive oil tasting room for a guided sampling
    • Visit a local winery where you'll enjoy a picnic lunch and tasting
    • Ride through Ballard Canyon on the way back to the bike shop
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    25 positive reviews
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    Happy Canyon Ride with Wine & Lunch

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    Love living your life on two wheels? Tap into your "Happy Canyon" place during this scenic bike tour! You'll spend the better part of a day cycling through Santa Barbara Wine Country, covering 20-30 miles of distance in the process. As you pedal at a leisurely pace, you'll find your mind swept away by a landscape of rolling hills and distant mountains. Ride past renowned thoroughbred horse ranches and sprawling vineyards, enjoying insights and anecdotes from a local guide as you go. If you'd like a little extra challenge, you can ride uphill for a spell, tackling the twists and turns of Figueroa Mountain. Or you can just enjoy the scenery of Happy Canyon for a more relaxed journey. Either way, you'll find your way to a local boutique winery. There you'll enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch, a wine tasting, and learn a bit about the wine industry before making your way back to downtown Solvang!
    Happy Canyon Ride with Wine & Lunch

    1693 Mission Dr, Solvang

    • Enjoy a 20-30-mile bike ride through scenic Santa Barbara Wine Country
    • Cruise through Happy Canyon or challenge yourself with a ride up Figueroa Mountain
    • Visit a local winery for a gourmet lunch and wine tasting
    • Treat yourself to a moderate physical challenge in a beautiful countryside
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    25 positive reviews
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    Leisure Valley Ride with Wine & Lunch

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    Looking for a fun, physical spin on the usual wine tour? With its rolling hills, vineyards, and family farms, Santa Ynez Valley is the perfect setting for a leisurely bike ride! During this guided cycle, you'll spend a half day biking between three different destinations, learning as you go from a local guide. First up, you'll stop at Clairmont Lavender Farms, where you'll watch as fresh lavender is methodologically pressed into aromatic oil. Then, you'll bike to a local olive oil tasting room to sample locally crafted olive oils and vinegars. Of course, you can't tour Santa Ynez without a little vino. Your final stop will be at a local winery, where you'll be able to learn about the local wine industry. A gourmet picnic lunch and wine tasting are included! #BikeBliss
    Leisure Valley Ride with Wine & Lunch

    1693 Mission Dr, Solvang

    • Treat yourself to a 10-15-mile bike tour of Santa Ynez Valley
    • Stop at a lavender farm to learn how lavender oil is made
    • Visit an olive oil tasting room for a guided tasting
    • Enjoy a picnic lunch and wine tasting at a boutique winery
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    25 positive reviews
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    Ramen Run Down: Tonkotsu

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    Let's face it, everybody loves Ramen, but very few are proud of the way they prepare it. Cut down the shame in your microwave game and learn to make your very own bowl at Foodstory's Ramen Run Down class. You'll learn how to use all natural ingredients and aromatic oils to add depth to your soup. You'll also gain insight into how to create a flavored hard boiled egg and prepare juicy pork chashu. Using fundamental cooking methods, your instructor will walk you through how to create a perfect bowl of Ramen and a vegetable side dish. Don't worry, your microwave won't miss you too much!
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    Ramen Run Down: Tonkotsu

    810 S Spring St, Los Angeles

    • Learn to make your very own bowl of delicious Ramen (no microwave necessary)
    • Get the inside scoop on Japanese secret ingredients that naturally boost the Umami
    • Make ramen noodles, Tonkotsu (Pork Soup), and savory pork chashu from scratch
    • Have fun and fill your belly at the same time
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    75 positive reviews
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    Delicious Chicken Dinners

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    Up for a little fowl play? Get the goods on three delicious chicken dishes during this creative culinary experience! You'll master the preparation and presentation techniques to recreate each dish as you work under the guidance of an experienced chef. By the class's end, you'll have developed the confidence and knowledge to recreate each dish from your home kitchen. On the menu: Chicken Alfredo Pasta with Broccoli; Roasted Chicken Provencal; and Asian BBQ Chicken and Vegetables. You'll also learn to professionally carve chicken, and prepare Caramelized Apples in Brown Sugar Caramel Sauce over Ice Cream for dessert. You'll also work in a bright, creative kitchen space alongside fellow foodies. That makes this class not only a chance to up your culinary game, but meet a few "birds of a feather" for your next dinner party!
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    Delicious Chicken Dinners

    12207 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach

    • Master three chicken entrees and other recipes during a creative culinary workshop
    • Pick up both, preparation and presentation techniques for your next dinner party
    • Enjoy a delicious meal of gourmet morsels that you helped prepare
    • Meet fellow foodies in a fun social kitchen setting
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    9 positive reviews
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    Romantic Italian Dinner

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    Hungry for an Old Word experience, but no time to take a trip to the Tuscan countryside? Here's an evening respite you can really sink your teeth into! You'll learn to handcraft gourmet dishes just like they do in five star Italian restaurants. Work in a creative kitchen setting under the guidance of an experienced chef as you pick up the skills to create each recipe so that you can bring each into your home kitchen lineup with confidence. And once you're done with the cooking, the great fun begins! Close your eyes and let each bite whisk you away to Venice, Florence, and the Tuscan countryside! On the menu are: Flatbreads with Gorgonzola, Pear and Caramelized Onions; Grilled Bistecca with Roasted Tomato and Feta; Pan Fried Eggplant with Balsamic Vinegar and Capers; Shaved Fennel, Celery and Arugula Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette; and Mini Cannolis with Mascarpone and Shaved Chocolate. This class is also a great way to make some new foodie friends to invite to future dinner parties and share the amore with!
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    Romantic Italian Dinner

    12207 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach

    • Learn to make a variety of authentic Italian dishes during a culinary workshop
    • Work under the guidance of a professional chef in a creative kitchen environment
    • Develop confidence in your cooking skills and the ability to recreate each dish on your own
    • Meet fellow foodies and enjoy a scrumptious meal you've prepared together
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    9 positive reviews
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    Beer and Food Pairing Cooking Course

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    Everyone loves to talk about gourmet food with wine. But what about one of the oldest beverages known to man? That's right -- beer! Come to Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom for a great beer and cooking class! You'll join your teacher on a mouth-watering exploration of gourmet foods and specialty beers. Learn how to use beer in your recipes and sample some of Chef Eric's personal favorites as you work. You'll make tasty dishes like: Garlic Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Vanilla-Saffron, Sauce Pan-Seared Chicken Cutlets with Jalapeno Garlic Sauce, Scallion-Cilantro Barley Pilaf with Chervil, Beer Braised Pork Loin with Shallots, Garlic, Onions, Sage and Thyme, White Cheddar Cheese Mashed Fingerling Potatoes, Oven-Roasted Broccoli with Olive Oil, Sundried Tomatoes and Garlic, and Ancho Chile Devil's Food Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache Frosting Hopportunity is knocking. Don't lets this chance slip away!
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    Beer and Food Pairing Cooking Course

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Learn to cook gourmet foods that go well with specialty beers and prepare a delicious meal
    • Explore your inner culinary creativity
    • Make dishes such as shrimp skewers, braised pork loin, cheddar cheese mashed potatoes, and more!
    • Sample a number of specialty beers to pair with your food
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    27 positive reviews
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    Vegetarian Cuisine

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    Think going vegetarian is a huge missed-steak? You'll have no beefs with that idea after this all-veggies cooking class! That's because you'll be learning to cook a variety of delicious and healthy dishes that will transform your home kitchen routine! On the menu: Mallorcan Vegetable Stew Baked in Bowls on Crusty French Bread; Stir-Fried Tofu, Shiitake Mushrooms, Peas, Garlic, Ginger, Soy Sauce, Rice Wine, Chili Sauce; Grilled Vegetable Ratatouille with Roasted Red Pepper, Yellow/Green Zucchini, Japanese Eggplant, Tomatoes, Basil; Italian Parsley, Rosemary, Thyme, Garlic and Red Onion; Spicy Black Bean Chili, Onions, Red Bell Peppers, Cumin, Chipotle Chilies, Tomatoes; Peruvian Chickpea Cakes with Onion, Jalapeno Pepper, Garlic, Cumin and Turmeric; and Le Puy Lentil Soup with Leeks, Onions, Garlic, Turmeric Root and Cumin. And when the cooking is done, there's a feast to be devoured! Designed for foodies of all culinary skillsets, this is a great chance to build confidence in your cooking abilities and maybe make a few new friends in the process. It certainly is something to chew on, huh?
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    Vegetarian Cuisine

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Master a variety of vegetarian dishes during this culinary workshop
    • Use gourmet ingredients to create healthy recipes
    • Build confidence in your culinary skills in a supportive learning environment
    • Enjoy scarfing down your creations in class and socializing with other foodies
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    27 positive reviews

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