Eating and drinking should be, above all else, fun – but that doesn’t mean they cannot also be a vehicle for the discovery of new cultures, tastes, and thought processes. It is from that premise that VinEducation 2012 will grow.
I returned to NYC from Napa Valley almost 7 years ago, I did so with the intention of developing VinEducation into a premium food and beverage education service for amateurs, enthusiasts, and professionals alike. Fortunately, I got sidetracked – It’s been a wonderful opportunity to further my education and develop new skills and connections.
In the past, the majority of my work with VinEducation has been as a private chef, frequently incorporating an educational component – either wine or cooking skills – into the program. Going forward, I will continue those delightful meals, but will also develop the “discovery” aspect of the business more and more.
Soon (target: Summer 2012), I hope to offer our first destination-based gastronomic excursions. Possibly a cooking class and cocktail pairing on Cape Cod (mid- summer 2012); a cooking class-hiking tour-beer & wine tasting in the Catskills not far from NYC; a long weekend of cooking, tasting, and touring Napa & Sonoma wine roads; or a dine-around and farmers’ market cooking class in LA within the next year.
I hope you’ll join us on these new adventures and stay in touch to find out where we go next!