Susan United States
We made a family vacation of the 5 day culinary boot camp and would highly recommend it to anyone! Lana is an excellent teacher and provides a well-rounded culinary experience in a casual setting. The hands-on learning and personalized attention is at a level you could never get in a large institution-type setting. She is great to work with - taking time to answer questions and tailoring the instruction to your skill level/educational needs. She is very gracious and flexible in adjusting the instruction on the fly to accommodate our culinary preferences. She also included our one non-cooking family member; for a small fee, he joined us to enjoy the meals we prepared each day. The course syllabus had great practical information that I will use as a resource in the future. We all had fun besides learning a lot and will definitely return - thanks Lana for a wonderful culinary experience!
a traveler United States
September 2014. TripAdvisor website
This experience was more than we ever expected. Chef Lana was a wonderful and patient instructor. We learned many food preparation tips that we will use in the future. The end result was a wonderful dinner with wine pairing. We appreciated the time that we had to talk with Lana, including making notes on copies of the recipes we were provided with. We would recommend Casa Lana Gourmet Retreats to anyone visiting Napa Valley.
Ruth United States
April 2012. TripAdvisor website
My daughter and I recently attended Lana's 3 day cooking school. We had a delightful time. Lana is a great teacher and is fun and entertaining as well. Lana is also flexible with requests, answers all kinds of questions, and makes great suggestions for your particular skill level. Who knew that after all these years I did not hold the chef's knife correctly! Best of all you get to eat what you prepare served with wine. No wine while cooking - something about playing with knives! You will be busy but learn a lot - and receive a notebook with recipes and suggestions.
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