The holiday season is approaching, and what better way to embrace the festive spirit than by joining Camp Lenoir, Austin’s original farm-to-table restaurant’s culinary camp? Camp Lenoir is a unique, food-focused “camp” designed to hone your culinary skills and elevate your wine expertise. With a lineup of exciting classes and expert instructors, Camp Lenoir promises a memorable and delicious journey through the holiday season.

What is Camp Lenoir?

Camp Lenoir is a series of interactive culinary classes that are set to take place on various days throughout the holiday season, starting on Thursday, November 16. Each class will be led by a different professional from Lenoir, making it a diverse and enriching experience for all participants. The classes will cover a wide range of themes, from Thanksgiving wine pairings to crafting holiday wreaths and crowns, champagne tasting, and even making wontons from scratch.

Expert Instructors

The best part of Camp Lenoir is the opportunity to learn from the experts themselves. The classes will be hosted by various members of the Lenoir team, each excelling in their respective fields. General Manager and Beverage Director, Erika Wong, will be your guide to the world of champagne and Thanksgiving wine pairings. Chef Ricky Christiansen will share his secrets on crafting eggless pasta, and Valerie Vargas will lead a class on creating beautiful holiday wreaths and crowns. Erika Wong returns to guide you through a champagne tasting experience, and she will also show you how to master the art of making wontons from scratch.

What to Expect

Each lesson at Camp Lenoir is designed to be an immersive experience, where participants can learn through demonstrations and hands-on practice. All the necessary materials and equipment will be provided, so you can dive into the culinary adventure worry-free. Whether you’re a novice in the kitchen or a seasoned cook looking to refine your skills, Camp Lenoir caters to all levels of expertise.

Schedule and Location

Here’s a glimpse of the upcoming Camp Lenoir sessions:

  • November 16: Thanksgiving Wines with Erika Wong
  • December 3: Holiday Wreath and Crown Making with Valerie Vargas
  • December 17: Champagne Tasting with Erika Wong
  • January 14: Making Eggless Pasta with Chef Ricky Christiansen
  • January 28: Making Wontons from Scratch with Erika Wong

All sessions will be held at Lenoir, conveniently located at 1807 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704.

How to Join Camp Lenoir

To secure your spot at Camp Lenoir, you can purchase tickets online. Prices may vary depending on the class you choose, so be sure to check out the official website at for detailed information and to make your reservations.

For more updates and behind-the-scenes glimpses of Camp Lenoir, don’t forget to follow Lenoir on social media: @lenoiratx on Instagram and Facebook.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to elevate your culinary skills, enjoy some incredible food and wine experiences, and make the most of the holiday season. Camp Lenoir promises to be a culinary adventure you won’t forget, so mark your calendar for these exciting sessions and get ready to savor the flavors of the holidays with Lenoir!