Inside the Kitchen: Summer at the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

Okay, I know this is down in Half Moon Bay, but since it’s so chock-full of SF talent in the food and beverage scene I had to mention it. The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is launching ~INSIDE THE KITCHEN: SUMMER~ with a variety of guest instructors during the thirteen-week series of 21 classes. During each class, there will be small plates of each recipe, a beverage pairing, and a customized recipe booklet to take home. Courses taught by cookbook authors include their latest cookbook.

Mixology Weekend looks especially enticing, and hello Sunday Brunch with Foreign Cinema, one of my fave spots for eggs on the weekend. For some of you big spenders, there are also some nice overnight packages available.

Enrollment for “Inside the Kitchen: Summer” classes ranges from $85 to $100 per student, ages 21 and over, inclusive of tax and gratuity. Parking for non-hotel guests is $5. The resort will donate a portion of class proceeds to Meals On Wheels of San Francisco, Inc.

Treasures of Asia: Far East to West with Chef Tim Luym, Poleng Lounge, San Francisco, June 1, 6pm–8pm ($85 per guest)

High Style in Lowcountry with Chef Kevin Johnson, Anson, Charleston, SC, June 8, 6pm–8pm ($85 per guest)

Rustic French with Executive Chef Xavier Salomon, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, June 15, 6pm–8pm ($85 per guest)

Demolition Desserts with Elizabeth Falkner, Citizen Cake, San Francisco, June 22, 6pm–8pm ($85 per guest)

Summer in California with Chris Kronner, Executive Chef, Slow Club, San Francisco, June 29, 6pm–8pm ($85 per guest)

Flavors of the Mediterranean with Mark Gordon, Executive Chef, Terzo, San Francisco, July 6, 6pm–8pm ($85 per guest)


Grill Basics with authors Andrew Schloss and David Joachim, Mastering the Grill (Chronicle), July 13, 6pm–8pm ($95 per guest)

The Science of Fire with Schloss and Joachim, July 14, 10am–12pm ($95 per guest)

Unusual and Extravagant Grilling Techniques with Schloss and Joachim, July 14, 4pm–6pm ($95 per guest)

Oyster Heaven with author Jaemarie Pomo, The Hog Island Oyster Lover’s Cookbook (Ten Speed), July 20, 6pm–8pm ($95 per guest)

Let’s Cook Japanese Food and Drink Sake! with authors Amy Keneko and Beau Timken (Chronicle), July 27, 6pm–8pm ($100 per guest)


Mixology 101 with David Nepove, Director of Mixology, Southern Wine and Spirits, August 3, 6pm–8pm ($95 per guest)

Farm Fresh Cocktails with Scott Beattie, Mixologist at Cyrus, August 4, 11am–1pm ($95 per guest)

Rye: Classic and Modern with Greg Lindgren, owner of Rye in San Francisco, August 4, 3pm–5pm ($95 per guest)

Spirits of Latin America
with Thad Vogler, bar manager at Jardinère in San Francisco, August 4, 6pm–8pm ($95 per guest)

Brunch Cocktails with Todd Smith, owner of Bourbon & Branch in San Francisco, August 5, 11am–1pm ($95 per guest)

Lobster Three Ways
with Marcel Vigneron from Bravo’s Top Chef, August 10, 6pm–8pm ($85 per guest)

Indian in Five Spices or Less with author Ruta Kahate, 5 Spices, 50 Dishes (Chronicle), August 17, 6pm–8pm ($95 per guest)

Sunday Brunch at Foreign Cinema with chefs/authors John Clark and Gayle Pirie, Foreign Cinema, San Francisco, Country Egg, City Egg (Artisan), August 24, 6pm–8pm ($95 per guest)

Taste of Campania with Chef Nate Appleman, A16, San Francisco, August 31, 6pm–8pm ($85 per guest)

Inside the Kitchen: Summer
June 1–August 31, 2007

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
One Miramontes Point Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019