The Bear and Star Summer BBQ Cooking Classes with Chef John Cox

Posted on Aug 8 by SEASONS Magazine

Courtesy of The Bear and Star.

Boost your culinary expertise and indulge in a wine-paired four-course dinner by signing up for one of The Bear and Star’s upcoming BBQ summer cooking classes.

Head chef, John Cox, and the Culinary Team are offering a series of personal cooking classes beginning Sunday, August 12, from 4-8 p.m.

Starring local ingredients from Parker Ranch and flavors from Santa Barbara country, the first class will be featuring local fish and shellfish cuisine. Menu items include Heirloom Tomato Salad with Grilled Prawns, Local Sea Urchin with Meyer Lemon and Garlic Butter, as well as various other seafood options. 

Bear and Star chefs, courtesy photo.

Bear and Star chefs, courtesy photo.

Up to ten guests will learn the techniques and secrets of Cox’s cooking, and also enjoy the wine coupled dinner in the Bear and Star’s Chef’s Room following the class.

Pricing is $90 or $160 per couple for the dinner menu, while the optional wine menu organized by The Bear and Star’s General Manager Allison Crawford is an additional charge of $50.

Upcoming dates for the series include BBQ Classics on Sunday, September 9, with Chefs Jeremy Tummel and John Cox, and Preservation by Smoking and Fermenting on Sunday, October 14, with Chefs Trent Shank and John Cox.

The Bear and Star is located at 2860 Grand Ave., Los Olivos.

Those interested in participating in Cox’s upcoming cooking class can book a “BBQ” rate at The Fess Parker Wine Country Inn. Call 805/688-7788 or email and mention “BBQ”. Room availability is limited for this offer and available only on Sunday, August 12.

For more information and to purchase tickets, call 805/686-1359 or click here.

—Sabrina Stroot


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