"Experience Southern cuisine by stepping into the kitchens of amazing chefs and cook right along side of them," says Saal. "Capture the beauty of the island and create a piece of watercolor art."
The debut event features five nights of hands-on cooking, art and island fun. Attendance is limited to 6-12 people for this and all upcoming scheduled dates. Island Cooking Classes pricing begins at $2,440.
The itinerary is extensive – from daily Southern breakfast buffet at the King and Prince to classes, meals, shrimp boat excursion, receptions, photography island tour and wine tastings.
Full details are on Saal’s website including international and domestic suggestions for transportation. Classes include:
* Chef Dave Snyder holds ‘court’ every day at Halyards, one of St. Simons Island ’s most popular restaurants. Don your apron and prepare for his hands-on cooking classes that end with a gourmet luncheon and superb house wine. Using seasonally fresh and local foods, he’ll charm you with anecdotes from his years at the New England Culinary Institute and halcyon days in many of New York ’s finest establishments including The Essex House.
* Have fun with restaurateur/chef John Howton, savoring his famed ‘Low Country Boil’ served daily at Blackwater Grill. Their signature Cajun, low-country Southern coastal cuisine is usually standing-room-only
* From the culinary team at Canyon Ranch Resort & Spa to St. Simons Island , wellness Chef Laurie Erickson instructs on back-to-basics chef techniques, secrets and tricks that you’ll use forever. She’ll empower you with her philosophy that “Good cooking is 90% confidence”.
* Let yourself get swept away with the beauty of creating your own inspired watercolor coastal landscape with artist and instructor Louise Eaton. Relax, splash color on paper and enjoy a carefree afternoon as images of the island unfold.