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Wine Country Sushi Experience

Kenwood, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Ed

2 hours
Japanese
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

I invite you to a winery lounge nestled in the charming wine region of Kenwood. Only 20 min drive from downtown Sonoma or a 15 min drive from Santa Rosa. We specially chose this location for the wines and food pairing. Séamus tasting lounge is where we will teach our class in the winter months. We will demonstrate some of the dishes I have perfected on my restaurant's menu. I will demo step by step how to create unique sushi with fresh high quality tuna, salmon , Hamachi and other species of fish. We will pair each bite with wine to complement the meal's flavors. Along the way, I will teach about different types of Tuna species and why Blue-fin, Big-eye and yellowfin tuna is distinctively different from all other fish on the market. I will include recipes and methods for you to continue practicing yourself at home. It's how I was able to learn and I hope to share my love with the rest of the world.
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I invite you to a winery lounge nestled in the charming wine region of Kenwood. Only 20 min drive from downtown Sonoma or a 15 min drive from Santa Rosa. We specially chose this location for the wines and food pairing. Séamus tasting lounge is where we will teach our class in the winter months. We will demonstrate some of the dishes I have perfected on my restaurant's menu. I will demo step by step how to create unique sushi with fresh hig…

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What's included

  • Food
    Sushi,Fresh fish, rice, assorted rolls, specialty items, hand rolls. we w...
  • Drinks
    We will be offering a special wine experience with the wine maker Jim Foley...
From $140
/ person
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Meet your host, Ed

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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I've been a chef and restaurateur for the last 27 years. I specialized in sushi under the training of Japanese and Hawaiian chefs. I have worked in kitchens through out the world. After owning and operating a sushi/Asian restaurant in the town of Sonoma for 12 years, it was time to pursue my passion of teaching. My take on sushi is heavily influenced by Hawaiian comfort food and the meticulous presentation of sushi as an art form. We will focus on sushi basic techniques and a general education on fish species, farming, how to source and where to source.
I've been a chef and restaurateur for the last 27 years. I specialized in sushi under the training of Japanese and Hawaiian chefs. I have worked in kitchens through out the world. After owning and operating a sushi/Asian restaurant in the town of Sonoma for 12 years, it was time to pursue my passion of teaching. My take on sushi is heavily influenced by Hawaiian comfort food and the meticulous presentation of sushi as an art form. We will focus on sushi basic techniques and a general educ…
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Where you'll be

Winter months we will host our classes at www.seamuswines.com in Kenwood. Kenwood is one of my favorite spots as a chef and wine drinker. Its the main reason the Italians migrated here in the yearly 1900 as its climate and topography are just like Tuscany.
Summer months, Cornerstone Sonoma http://www.cornerstonesonoma.com/. Most classes will be moved to the Sunset Outdoor kitchen.

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 45 reviews.

Taulana
March 2021
Ed was great, this was a very informative session, he shared personal experience in working with sushi masters abroad. I felt like I was really in a classroom. It was only my friend and I in the class, so it was nice to get a one on one session with Ed. One thing I'd critique is to make clear in the description that wine tasting isn't included in the $150 price but is an additional cost of $35. We got to meet Jim the vintner, he brought us out the different wines for tasting and the pours were about a full glass 6oz pours. He was also very informative and shared stories behind his wine and labels. It was a good experience and we really appreciated them sharing their knowledge on sushi and wine. They're the real deal. Jim gave us a percentage off on wine bottles to buy on our way out. If it's in your budget, I'd recommend for sure.
Ed was great, this was a very informative session, he shared personal experience in working with sushi masters abroad. I felt like I was really in a classroom. It was only my frien…
Brianna
February 2021
If you’re considering this experience, just book it! I was not disappointed at all. Due to COVID spaces were limited and my boyfriend and I got to share this experience together with Chef Ed! It was like a private cooking class. We learned so much and can’t wait to make our own sushi. We have a greater appreciation for sushi chefs everywhere. If you love sushi and enjoy cooking- this experience was made for YOU! Bonus- this experience was paired with wine tasting.
If you’re considering this experience, just book it! I was not disappointed at all. Due to COVID spaces were limited and my boyfriend and I got to share this experience together wi…
Jerome
February 2021
Come hungry to eat and learn a lot about sushi! Very quality fish and Ed is so patient yet hilarious :) Whether you're an entry level sushi lover or very experienced he's the best!
Sophiana
January 2021
This class was fantastic! Ed did an excellent job teaching us the how and why of making sushi, in a fun and supportive environment. The wine pairings, organized by Nilu from Seamus Wines, complemented our sushi perfectly. I highly recommend this experience!
This class was fantastic! Ed did an excellent job teaching us the how and why of making sushi, in a fun and supportive environment. The wine pairings, organized by Nilu from Seamus…
Beverly
November 2020
Wow!!! From the very start Ed was great with communicating and explaining all the ins and outs of the sushi experience. He had a really upbeat personality that made the two hour class highly enjoyable. We came ready to learn and eat and we were full halfway through the class lol but still so eager to learn more and taste more. Ed Did an amazing job at following CDC guidelines and making sure that we felt safe given the pandemic. The entire area was sanitized and cleaned to perfection upon our arrival and he continuously cleaned throughout making sure that he had a mask and we had gloves if we wanted to use them. My boyfriend and I highly recommend this experience! It was worth every penny!!!
Wow!!! From the very start Ed was great with communicating and explaining all the ins and outs of the sushi experience. He had a really upbeat personality that made the two hour cl…
Julia
March 2020
The Sushi Experience is fabulous! We were visting the wine country on our anniversary and were lucky enough to stumble upon this class on Airbnb Experiences - Chef Keo taught our class and we absolutely loved it! He told the best stories, gave personalized attention to each student, and truly made it the best time. We will absolutely be back and will recommend this to anyone visiting the area in the future!
The Sushi Experience is fabulous! We were visting the wine country on our anniversary and were lucky enough to stumble upon this class on Airbnb Experiences - Chef Keo taught our c…

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.