Le Sanctuaire hosts summer classes from Ideas in Food
Remember Le Sanctuaire, the luxe retail kitchen boutique on Main Street in Santa Monica? Opened in 2003, that's where chefs (and avid cooks) stocked up on spices, knives, imported cookbooks and elegant porcelain. The business moved north to San Francisco a while ago and is now mostly wholesale to chefs and restaurateurs, though individuals can visit the showroom by appointment and order herbs and spices and other high-end ingredients online.
To see if you're interested in the classes, check out the Ideas in Food blog or dip into "Ideas in Food, Great Recipes and Why They Work" by Aki Kamozawa and H. Alexander Talbot.