Following recent appearances to promote his book, “L.A.’s Legendary Restaurants: Celebrating the Famous Places Where Hollywood Ate, Drank and Played,” chef George Geary returns to Ramekins on Friday, Nov. 30 to speak about making cheesecake.

The author of 11 cookbooks, Geary is funny and knows his stuff as a former pastry chef for the Disney. He made cheesecake for the cast of “The Golden Girls” and brings his latest cookbook, “The Cheesecake Bible,” to Ramekins.

Expect to learn how to make and taste savory chipotle chili cheesecake, blue cheese pecan cheesecake, maple cheesecake muffins and pistachio lemon cheesecake, the original Golden Girls Cheesecake, and salted caramel cheesecake bars with butter cookie crust. Sparkling wine, artisan cheese and charcuterie will also be served. $95. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 450 W. Napa St., Sonoma. 933-0450. Sign up at