Here are two unique classes for the food enthusiast. Possible Valentine’s Day gift?
Catch, Clean and Cook with Montaluce Winery
If you want a true river-to-table experience, this is it. Chef Steven Hartman of Le Vigne restaurant at Montaluce has a passion for fly fishing and is ready to share it with you. Join him for an hour of instruction followed by two hours of guided trout fishing in the Etowah River. After catching your lunch, you will set up by the river for a demonstration on how to clean and cook your fish. Enjoy the fruits of your labor for lunch on the river.
All fishing gear is provided. Tours typically start at 10 a.m. with lunch at 1 p.m. but alternate timing can be arranged. All expeditions are private and therefore require a minimum of two people but can accommodate up to six. Pricing is $200 per person.
Daily. 501 Hightower Church Road, Dahlonega. 706-867-4060
Chocolate classes at Cacao Atlanta Chocolate Co.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, you can learn the secrets of Cacao’s “bean-to-bar” chocolate-making process and even make your own chocolate. On Feb. 12 and 13, Cacao will hold 35 minute chocolate classes throughout the day. During the class, participants will tour the shop, learn about chocolate and make some of their own. Classes cost $25 plus the cost of chocolate by weight, which averages $5-$20. Sign up on the website.
312 North Highland Avenue, Atlanta. 404-221-9090.
–by Jenny Turknett, Food & More blog
– Jenny Turknett writes about Southern and Neighborhood Fare for the AJC Dining Team. She also publishes her own blog, Going Low Carb.