Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air Offers Cocktail, Wine and Cooking Classes

From shaking or stirring the perfect cocktail, to making pasta from scratch, to wine pairing, Wolfgang Puck’s expert team at Hotel Bel-Air will share their expertise with the debut of their new mixology, wine and culinary classes this fall.

The offerings start with a hands-on mixology class, led by Tim Wilson (Director of Beverage for Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group) and lead bartenders. The class focuses on making the perfect cocktails by providing tips on using fresh ingredients, professional techniques and proper barware. Tip 1: You don’t shake anything that’s pure booze because the action breaks it down; Tip 2: Use the correct glass to go with your cocktail. The Hotel Bel Air has no shortage of inspirational glassware—including Juliska goblets and martini glasses—just check out our photos below:

Monroe’s Passion: Passion fruit vodka, Bacardi 151 rum, passion fruit juice, orange juice, cranberry juice, ginger juice, chili syrup; served in a Juliska glass.


Show Me Love: Ultimat vodka, St. Germain, elderflower syrup, lemon juice.


Adios Nonino: Buffalo Trace bourbon, aperol, Luxardo amaretto. Served over a glacial chunk of ice.


Duke of Earl: Earl grey infused Tanqueray 10, lemon juice, simple syrup, egg white. Great for high tea or evening cocktails. It’s not on the menu, but you can request it.


In addition to cocktails, Executive Sonny Sweetman demonstrates the fine aspects of California cuisine with informative and fun cooking classes like “Prepare the Perfect Stress-Free Dinner Party,” “Quick Fire Class: Mushroom Risotto,” “Quick Fire Class: The Perfect Omelet” and “How to Make Pasta from Scratch.”

Wine classes, perfect for any and all oenophiles, will be led by Sommelier Rob Harpest and include “Become a Master Sommelier” and “Exceptional Food and Wine Pairing.”

All classes are interactive and for a minimum of six people and offered for both hotel and non-hotel guests. Prices range from $55 to $125 per person. Reservations require a 14-day advance booking and can be made by calling 310.909.1644. hotelbelair.com

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