Paso Robles, California
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Prolific cookbook author Brigit Binns—who wrote Sunset’s Eating Up the West Coast—has collaborated with celebrity chefs on both coasts, including New York’s Michael Psilakis and L.A.’s Joachim Splichal. She taps into those culinary-industry connections for the intimate cooking classes she launched last year at Refugio, her 5-acre property in the Paso Robles countryside. A typical month might include such heavy-hitters as Evan Kleiman and Clark Staub taking over the spacious, sunny kitchen to teach their favorite subjects: For Kleiman, that’s would be making fresh fruit pie; for Staub, creating a meal from seasonal, local produce. Binns will instruct classes as well, including her popular Perfect Steak and Perfect Caesar class. If you’d like to make a wine-country weekend of it, you can book one of the pair of private one-bedroom suites on-site.

Last Reviewed
197 2015

Address

Barley Grain Road
Paso Robles, CA

Contact

805/415-9164

Refugio

Paso Robles, California
$$$$

Prolific cookbook author Brigit Binns—who wrote Sunset’s Eating Up the West Coast—has collaborated with celebrity chefs on both coasts, including New York’s Michael Psilakis and L.A.’s Joachim Splichal. She taps into those culinary-industry connections for the intimate cooking classes she launched last year at Refugio, her 5-acre property in the Paso Robles countryside. A typical month might include such heavy-hitters as Evan Kleiman and Clark Staub taking over the spacious, sunny kitchen to teach their favorite subjects: For Kleiman, that’s would be making fresh fruit pie; for Staub, creating a meal from seasonal, local produce. Binns will instruct classes as well, including her popular Perfect Steak and Perfect Caesar class. If you’d like to make a wine-country weekend of it, you can book one of the pair of private one-bedroom suites on-site.

Last Reviewed
June 2015

Address

Barley Grain Road
Paso Robles, CA

Contact

805/415-9164