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Wine Country Sushi Experience

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 37 reviews.Kenwood, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Ed

2 hours
Japanese
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Learn to make sushi and poke with a chef

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.
Learn to make sushi and poke with a chef

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.…

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 $120
/ person
Sat, Aug 29
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$120 per person
$120 per person
Sat, Aug 29
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
$120 per person
$120 per person
Sun, Aug 30
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
$120 per person
$120 per person

Meet your host, Ed

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 37 Reviews
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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 4.92 out of 5 from 37 reviews.

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…
Mo
March 2020
We learned, we laughed, and we enjoyed yummy sushi. Ed is very knowledgeable, patient and kind. Pairing his culinary talent with an onsite wine expert made the experience that much more enjoyable. We made great memories. Thanks, Ed!
Alice
December 2019
It was so much fun learning how to make sushi from Ed, he is a deeply experienced chef and also a great teacher with patience, he taught us how to make all kinds of sushi rolls from scratch and encouraged us to do it by ourselves, and in the end everyone did a great job and we enjoyed our “masterpieces” very much. Highly recommended experience.
It was so much fun learning how to make sushi from Ed, he is a deeply experienced chef and also a great teacher with patience, he taught us how to make all kinds of sushi rolls fro…
Jacinta
November 2019
A perfect start to our team off-site in Sonoma with a sushi, poke and wine pairing experience hosted by Keo and Jim. It was an intimate evening for 7 people immersed in learning all about sushi making from preparing the perfect sushi rice to how-to roll uramaki, temaki, nigiri, etc. The experience was the right pace starting with a warm welcome over a bowl of miso soup, hands-on sushi making and time to gather around to savor our creations and enjoy the different wines.
A perfect start to our team off-site in Sonoma with a sushi, poke and wine pairing experience hosted by Keo and Jim. It was an intimate evening for 7 people immersed in learning a…
Scott
August 2019
What a great experience! So much learning and hands on work coupled w/ Ed's own expertise. We sampled our own efforts and enjoyed some of his. It was one of the real highlights of our time in the valley. VERY COOL!
Maly
July 2019
So much fun first-time sushi rock & rolling! There are so many ways to experience Wine Country, this was one of my best favorite highlights. From traditional roll making and poke to non-traditional omakase, you’ll discover the unique techniques of Japanese cooking. Executive Chef Ed ensured there was never a dull moment from learning and laughs to libations poured from Jim, friendly owner of Seamus Wines. Bring your appetite for learning and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Even as a farmer and avid home chef, I gained so much more knowledge from this. Great for first dates, groups or team learning. Highly recommend - learning is living!
So much fun first-time sushi rock & rolling! There are so many ways to experience Wine Country, this was one of my best favorite highlights. From traditional roll making and poke t…

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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.

More tips

Provide some humor, willingness to learn and be ready to have fun......