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August 2022

COOK CLUB – BARBECUE

We’re packing this class with valuable information about all aspects of grilling and barbecuing. We do it year-round for the ease, wonderful flavors created. There is a lot to know to do it successfully. We’ll start with the grilling process & how it happens; how to use marinades, rubs and sauces; best cuts of meat for grilling; preparing the grill for cooking, temperatures and timing! There’s more but here is the menu: Bon Appetit Best BBQ Ribs; Grilled Steak Skewers with Chimichurri Sauce; BBQ Hangar Steak with Red Wine Sauce; Grilled Mixed Veggies with Herb Bread; Bacon, Rum and Orange Chicken Kabobs; Grilled Apples with Apple Wine and Rich Vanilla Ice Cream. . We’ll sit down to enjoy all our great food and as a group discuss what we learned and accomplished. ...
Monday Aug 1st
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$79.00

SOUTHWEST SAMPLER

Southwest foods and flavors are characterized by strong, bold flavors that satisfy our craving for real food, taste and texture. This lesson teaches how to use locally produced ingredients like Mesquite, Cilantro and Chilies to create dishes and flavors for pure eating pleasure. Come for a dynamic lesson to learn Red Chile Marinated Shrimp Tacos with Avocado; Mango, Jicama and Corn Salad; Black Bean and Three Bell Pepper Salad; Skirt Steak & Bacon Fajitas with Onions and Red Pepper; Homemade Tortillas & Border Guacamole; Chocolate Mexican Wedding Cookies, and Sparkling Blueberry Lime Tequila Punch. ...
Tuesday Aug 2nd
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sweet Basil Cooking School
10749 N. Scottsdale Rd., #101 Scottsdale, Arizona 85254
$79.00

DIM SUM SPECIALTIES

The concept of Dim Sum translates to “touching heart” and defines small foods served with tea. Varieties include Beef, Fish, Pork, Chicken and Veggies often wrapped in little bite-sized Buns, gently steamed and served in an assortment. These popular morsels offer a wonderful way to entertain with a variety of satisfying foods! Come for a fun evening and immerse yourself in this tradition of Cantonese specialties. And instead of hot tea, we’ll serve wine!! Our lesson is Crispy Vegetable Egg Rolls with Honey-Mustard Sauce; Steamed Pot Stickers with Soy Dipping Sauce; Pan-Fried Pork Bun Dim Sum with Chili Oil; Steamed Chicken & Cilantro Wontons; Foil-Wrapped Marinated Chicken Bites, and Pork & Mushroom Shumai Dumplings. ...
Tuesday Aug 2nd
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sweet Basil Cooking School
10749 N. Scottsdale Rd., #101 Scottsdale, Arizona 85254
$79.00

SUMMER COMFORT FOODS

This lesson is about making foods we love to eat that are especially good in summer! Come treat yourself to a lesson of cool, comfortable dishes that everyone will want to dive into! Our lesson is Almond-Crusted Goat Cheese Salad with Raspberry Poppyseed Dressing; Crispy Garlic Oven-Fried Chicken Breast with Garlic Aioli; Air Fryer Mexican Street Corn (Elote); Mac and Cheese “Muffins” with Bread Crumbs on top, and Zucchini Pancakes with Parmesan and Onions and topped with Sour Cream. Dessert will be Peach and Blackberry Tart with Oatmeal-Cookie Crust. We’ll enjoy it all with a Frozen Ice Cream & Creme De Menthe Grasshopper topped with grated Chocolate. ...
Wednesday Aug 3rd
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sweet Basil Cooking School
10749 N. Scottsdale Rd., #101 Scottsdale, Arizona 85254
$79.00

PLANT BASED COOKING

Learn more about this healthy way to cook and eat with recipes that use fresh, natural foods to flavor and combine ingredients into totally satisfying meals. Enjoy a fun morning of cooking and learn Fluffy Vegan Oatmeal Pancakes; Chickpea Salad with Celery, Scallions, Dill Pickles and Homemade Vegan Mayonnaise; Pinto Bean-Beet Burger on a Bun with Lettuce, Tomato and Onion; Mushroom Bolognese with Fettuccini; Palak Dal (Spinach Dal with Cumin & Mustard Seeds); Italian Flatbreads with Salsa Verde, and Vegan Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Topping. ...
Thursday Aug 4th
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sweet Basil Cooking School
10749 N. Scottsdale Rd., #101 Scottsdale, Arizona 85254
$79.00

TUSCAN SUMMER SPECIALTIES

Our lesson takes you on a journey of Tuscan favorites. Come for a delightful and delicious lesson of Fig & Caramelized Onion Pizza with Fontina & fresh Thyme; Tuscan Harvest Salad with Roasted Beets, Baby Arugula, & Goat Cheese; Seared fresh Salmon with Herbs, Garlic, Olives & Tomatoes; Lemon, Garlic & Rosemary Tuscan-Style Roasted Chicken; Sautéed fresh Vegetables with Puttanesca Sauce; Slow Cooked Saffron Risotto, and Vanilla Panna Cotta with Moscato Berries. ...
Thursday Aug 4th
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sweet Basil Cooking School
10749 N. Scottsdale Rd., #101 Scottsdale, Arizona 85254
$79.00

LUNCH AND LEARN – AUGUST 5

Give yourself the treat of a luscious light lunch with recipes you’ll be excited to make right away!  This fun DEMONSTRATION teaches a menu made for summertime eating. Come to learn Succulent Cajun Shrimp skillet with charred Sourdough Bread, served with Louisiana-Arizona Sunburst Salad made with Port-soaked Cranberries, toasted and Caramelized Pecans, Stilton Cheese and Mixed Greens all “ jazzed” up with Peppery Raspberry Vinaigrette. Dessert will be the New Orleans Café Du Monde original Beignets. ...
Friday Aug 5th
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
$40.00

GOURMET COUPLES – AUGUST 5

Invite your partner to share a “Foodie” experience preparing a three-course menu with a group of other Foodie couples. We’ll have a great time cooking and when it’s time to sit down, will enjoy our meal with a sampling of wine. Come be part of learning Cumin Dusted Sea Scallop Amuse with Cilantro Oil and Roasted Beet & Baby Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese & Balsamic Dressing, served with Sauvignon Blanc. The entrée is Cast Iron Seared New York Steak with Rosemary-Port Sauce; Flame Grilled Fresh Broccoli; Butter & Marsala Glazed Fresh Carrots; and flash Cooked Crispy Shoestring Potatoes with Truffle Oil & Fresh Herbs, served with Zinfandel. Dessert is Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse with Whipped Cream & Shaved Chocolate. ...
Friday Aug 5th
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sweet Basil Cooking School
10749 N. Scottsdale Rd., #101 Scottsdale, Arizona 85254
$180.00

SUMMER CUPCAKES

Cupcakes are perfect sweet treats for celebrations and all special occasion! Flavor choices are endless and everyone loves to eat them! Our summertime creations will look like an array of little works of art! Come learn to make these special recipes which include Rum Baba Cupcakes with fresh Berries and Chantilly Cream; Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache and Mocha Chocolate Drizzle; Homemade Twinkies with grown up flavors; Brown Butter Salted Caramel Popcorn Cupcakes; Red Velvet Cupcake Pops; Layered Lemon Cupcakes with Lemonade Icing decorated with sugar Roses and Butterfly Tops; and Churro Cupcakes with Cinnamon & Dulce de Leche Buttercream and Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Strips.  ...
Saturday Aug 6th
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sweet Basil Cooking School
10749 N. Scottsdale Rd., #101 Scottsdale, Arizona 85254
$79.00

CHINESE SPECIALTIES

The captivating flavors of Chinese cuisine can be easily created with an understanding of the Sauces, Flavorings, Spices, and Ingredients used. This will be the focus of our class, giving you knowledge and freedom to recreate great flavors at home. Our lesson of favorite dishes includes Egg Drop Soup; Stir-fried Singapore Noodles (Curried thin Rice Noodles with Shrimp); Sichuan Stir-Fried Beef with fresh Herbs; Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps marinated with Sherry, Soy, Sesame Oil and Oyster Sauce; General Tso’s Chicken (Sweet, Spicy and Fried); Pork Fried Rice, and Flakey Scallion Pancakes with Soy Scallion Dipping Sauce. ...
Saturday Aug 6th
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sweet Basil Cooking School
10749 N. Scottsdale Rd., #101 Scottsdale, Arizona 85254
$79.00

COOK CLUB – VEGETABLES

There is a lot to know about Vegetables and how to cook them! Whether you use them a lot or not often, we’ll start with understanding how select the best quality, how to store for maximum use & how to cook using a process that gives you maximum flavor. We’ll include how to get best results when cooking; tools and equipment that work best in preparation. Our recipes are Vegetable and Cheese Tart; Eggplant Parmigiana; Veggie “Tower”; Stuffed Mushrooms” Brussels Sprouts Salad; Potatoes Anna; and Sweet Potato Pie. We’ll enjoy a meal of these great foods, then Jan will lead a group discussion to let us evaluate our cooking experience. May feel like an experiential book club but the results will be well delicious! ...
Monday Aug 8th
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$79.00

RIBS & WINGS

It’s a party in the making with these foods! Sweet and savory Barbeque Sauces, tender full of flavor Ribs and Wings. What could be better for summer parties! Join us for our lesson of Grilled Asian Spiced Wings with Hot & Sour Sauce; Jerk Seasoned Caribbean-style Wings; Grilled Buffalo-style Wings with Cilantro-Ranch Dip; Oven Roasted Baby Back Pork Ribs with Jack Daniels BBQ Sauce; Deviled Pork Ribs; Charred Korean-style Short Ribs with Asian Pears, and Beef Ribs on the Grill with Coffee BBQ Sauce. ...
Tuesday Aug 9th
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sweet Basil Cooking School
10749 N. Scottsdale Rd., #101 Scottsdale, Arizona 85254
$79.00
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