Husband and wife team Brendan Smith and Rachel Greenspan of Bettina, their new restaurant located in the Montecito Country Mart, 1014 Coast Village Road, announced sourdough bread baking class on Sunday, July 21, 2019.

Since opening in October of 2018, Bettina has become a known for their  breads. Now guests can master the fundamentals and science of baking sourdough bread as Head Baker/Owner Brendan Smith shares his secrets. Brendan’s hands-on class teaches the key points of bread baking: hand mixing and folding, shaping, and proofing. He showcases multiple methods of baking bread, observing what a fully proofed loaf looks like before it goes into the oven. Guests also discover the basics of keeping a healthy sourdough starter, including a complete feeding schedule. Everyone receives a sample of a sourdough starter and recipe for Bettina’s sourdough bread. Coffee, a light lunch and wine are included.

Pricing for this event is $125 and includes coffee, wine and light lunch. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tickets are required and can be purchased by visiting Call 770-2383

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  1. Christine says:

    “Pricing for this event is $125” I almost shot my coffee out of my nose! Wow. Talk to me when it’s $25.

    What a bummer. I’ve been excited to go travel to this place to try their bread and pizza. It’s not a location that’s a convenient “drop by” spot for me. But I’m a bread lover who is a home baker and very interested in learning more about sourdoughs… It’s just flour, water, and yeast, people! $125? I’m not your target market, clearly! Maybe I’ll reconsider even buying a pie…

  2. spank13 says:

    I think you might need to re-examine your $25 statement. You get coffee, wine, food. You get expertise from legitimately excellent instructors. Four hours of their time in an intimate setting. Really solid value here.

  3. Su says:

    Look at the prices on SBCC classes. This price is in line, and we know these bakerss know their stuff. The sample starter is worth at least $50.

  4. Sara E. says:

    It’s pricey and may be for a certain crowd. A kind suggestion,

    How about an open class gratis for the community. Build a community based on shared values and experiences instead of East Coasters trying their craft here for dollars? Almost everything here is either expansion, getting more money (dough), and huckstering products.

    • OS says:

      Hey Sara, please let me know when you’ll be hosting a four hour class in your field of expertise, with wine, lunch, and a parting gift, all for free. I’ll be the first to sign up!

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