Join us on Friday, January 26th as we welcome Anthony Bell of Bell Wine Cellars for a special tasting of his extraordinary wines! Learn More

Attend Our Cooking Classes At Euphemia Haye | Best of “Things To Do” In Sarasota, Venice & Bradenton

If you are looking for “things to do” in Sarasota, Venice or Bradenton, Chef Ray’s Cooking Classes at Euphemia Haye should be on the top of your list. We call the cooking classes “Lesson Luncheons” because they are taught in a demonstration style; so what that means is, Chef Ray does all of the cooking and you do the eating and drinking! Each class begins with our freshly-baked banana bread and a bottomless cup of our insanely good imported coffee. There’s no skimping here – each guest will get to enjoy a luxurious lunch that includes three courses and each course includes a paired glass of wine. Guests will watch and interact with Chef Ray as he prepares each of three courses in our main dining room. The food Chef Ray prepares is always amazing but his quick wit and lively personality steal the show. The classes are for anyone who wants to learn something about cooking – whether you’re already a “foodie” or just a kitchen novice, Chef Ray says that everyone will learn some useful tips.

Upcoming Classes

Friday, January 26th 2018

Forks & Corks Special Edition Lesson Luncheon featuring award-winning winemaker, Anthony Bell.

In conjunction with Forks & Corks, Chef Ray will be preparing an exquisite three course gourmet lunch. Enjoy Chef Ray’s humor as he demonstrates each step, offering his tried and true tips and techniques – techniques that you can use when preparing this gourmet meal for your friends and family. We are especially honored to be joined by our friend, Anthony Bell, award-winning winemaker from Bell Wine Cellars. In addition to showcasing his wines with us, he will be expertly pairing wine with each course of the lesson luncheon, enhancing your meal.


  • Courge Sainte-Jacque
  • Braised Lamb with Ricotta Mashed Potatoes and Baby Vegetables
  • Chocolate Soufflé Glace

Lesson Luncheons begin promptly at 10:30 am and run until about 1:30 pm

Cost for the Forks & Corks Special Edition luncheon, which includes the three course meal with paired wines, a recipe booklet, and access to the afternoon wine tasting is $115 per person.

Wines will be available for purchase at a special rate. 


Price: $115.00 SOLD OUT

If you are only interested in the afternoon wine tasting, you can learn more about it on our Wine Tasting page