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October 2022

FALL FRENCH FLAVORS

Learning to create fall specialties from this beautiful country will bring you an experience you can recreate with amazing results at home. Come for a fun morning of cooking to learn this French menu which includes: French Onion Soup with Gruyere Cheese Croutons; Mushroom, Grape, & Blue Cheese Tartines (toasted French Bread “boats” filled with Mushrooms, Red Grapes, Blue Cheese, & thinly sliced Endive); Steak au Poivre with Brandied Cream Sauce (pan-seared Peppercorn crusted NY Strip Steak with a Brandy Cream Sauce); Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic (pan-roasted Chicken pieces with a roasted Garlic Sauce); Alsatian Potatoes with Bacon & Gruyere Cheese (sliced Potatoes, crispy Bacon, browned Onions baked in Chicken Broth and topped with Gruyere Cheese), and Brussels Sprouts Gratin (roasted Brussels Sprouts with a Gruyere & Parmesan Cheese Cream Sauce, topped with crispy Buttered Breadcrumbs). Dessert will be Pear Clafouti (a Cake-like baked Custard filled with in-season sliced Pears). ...
Saturday Oct 1st
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sweet Basil Cooking School
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-4, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
$89.00

TUSCANY IN FALL

In this class we’ll embrace the amazing foods and flavors harvested this time of year throughout the Italian countryside. Our lesson will make you feel like you’ve stepped into the Tuscan landscape for the best it can offer. Come enjoy Gnocchi Fritto (fried pillows) with Prosciutto de Parma; Italian-style Potato and Cucumber Salad; creamy Tuscan Salmon skillet; Vegetable Calzones; Pasta and Sausage Bake with creamy Pumpkin Sauce; Buffalo Mozzarella-topped Tuscan Meatloaf and Torta della Nonna Shortbread Pastry with Crème Pasticceria) ...
Saturday Oct 1st
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sweet Basil Cooking School
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-4, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
$89.00

COOK CLUB – BEEF

Whether or not baking is your thing, this class will teach the how and whys of the baking process! We will begin with a lecture will on how to temper Chocolate; provide understanding of how eggs, baking powder and soda work in baking; steps to cake making; filling, coating and icing a cake. We will discuss the tools and equipment needed for successful baking. Our lesson will be Crème Brûlée Cake with homemade French Pastry Cream and Caramelized Sugar Topping; English Trifle; Fruit Tart with Apricot Glaze; Jan’s Triple Berry Pie with Strawberries, Kiwis and Blackberries; Zeppole (Italian Doughnuts) with Powdered Sugar; Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Filling and Ganache Icing; Port Chocolate Truffles with tempered Chocolate and Chocolate Mousse and Chantilly Cream; Flourless Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Curls. ...
Monday Oct 3rd
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$89.00

COOK CLUB – 12 WK SERIES

We’re introducing the NEXT series of the Sweet Basil Cook Club with a new approach to learning about cooking! From the Cook Club lessons this summer, we’ve cooked and learned so much and had amazing fun! Our in depth study of 12 subjects includes: Fresh Pasta and Sauces;  Cheese making; Chicken Cookery and safety; Bar-B-Q & Grilling Meats;  Fresh Vegetables; Egg Cookery, Bread baking how to cook Fish and so much more! Here’s what one of our participants said of her experience in the Cook Club. “The Cook Club is Amazing! Jan takes one subject each week and provides written materials and shares her own experiences. She teaches the science of each topic and encourages students to try things (in a new way). At the end of class, we discuss what worked and didn’t and why. I have learned so much!” Each lesson begins with a recipe review, then demonstration of ingredients & their uses; discussion of the tools and equipment used; the science (how and why the cooking process happens); hands-on cooking lesson, ending with a buffet of the foods prepared. Last, a discussion & evaluation of what was created - like a Book Club but way more delicious!! Sound fun and lively? You bet it is! You’ll be amazed how much you will learn in 12 weeks. These are our subjects: Beef; Potatoes; Soup Making; Grains, Seeds & Nuts; Corn; Squash; Yeast Breads; Pies; Shellfish; Winter Vegetables; Sausage Making & Desserts. At this time, you can get in on the ground level. and be part of a group of Foodies! Don’t wait! Secure your spot on Monday nights 6:30 – 9:30 PM and get ready for a culinary adventure that will change your life forever! ...
Monday Oct 3rd
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$1,069.00

PRIME TIME PASTA

Pasta from scratch is fresh and full of flavors unlike any other, so satisfying and fresh it practically melts in your mouth. Each person in class will have a chance to start from scratch, knead, stretch and cut fresh Pasta. From there we’ll use packaged Pasta to prepare meals for hungry families on the go! Come for a great lesson to make fresh Fettucine with Pesto Sauce; Gemelli Alfredo with Prosciutto & creamy Parmesan Sauce; Italian Turkey Meatball Soup with Orzo and Escarole; Spinach & Rosemary Ricotta Lasagna Rolls; baked Penne with Italian Turkey Sausage and Baby Portobello in Mushroom White Sauce; Chorizo Wonton Ravioli with warm Tomato Salsa, and baked Blueberry Cinnamon Egg Noodle Pudding. ...
Tuesday Oct 4th
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sweet Basil Cooking School
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-4, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
$89.00

ESSENCE OF COOKING

If you’ve ever wanted to be a good home cook, this 12-week series is meant for you! We teach A to Z about cooking and each week you are introduced to a new subject explored (cooked) by the group. This fun series includes lectures, demonstrations, hands-on learning and a meal of the foods prepared each week. Be part of a group learning about the basics of cooking. The lessons include by week: Kitchen Basics and Knife Skills, Soups & Sauces; Sauteing and Braising; Eggs; Grilling and Roasting; Fish and Shellfish; Potatoes, Pasta and Rice; Quick Breads and Yeast Breads; Desserts; Hors d’oeuvres; Desserts; International Foods, and Graduation Dinner. Give yourself the freedom to eat the way you want for your diet or health. Enjoy foods made with no preservatives, prepared from scratch. You’ll come away enriched with new knowledge, abilities and 12 weeks of fun experiences. ...
Tuesday Oct 4th
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sweet Basil Cooking School
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-4, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
$1,069.00

ROASTED CHICKEN YOUR WAY

We all know Roast Chicken is a favorite comfort food for many of us. It is flavorful, full of goodness and can be prepared many delicious ways! Come learn the secrets of the best tasting Roasted Chicken with Amy’s methods and recipes. Our lesson is Chicken Cordon Blue Casserole; Cheesy Chicken & Poblano Pepper Chowder; Creamy Chicken & Spinach Lasagna Rolls; Honey Lime-Roasted Chicken Enchiladas; Sesame Chicken Pasta Salad with Ginger Dressing; Mediterranean Puff Pastry with Chicken, Feta & Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Spinach Salad with Chicken, Avocado, & Goat Cheese in Dijon Dressing. ...
Wednesday Oct 5th
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sweet Basil Cooking School
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-4, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
$89.00

CAST IRON SPECIALTIES

Learn why Cast Iron pans are famous for great cooking! The many benefits include having a non-stick surface with a seasoned pan, even cooking temperature throughout the pan, easy clean up, inexpensive cost and no chemicals used in the production of the pans. Learn to cook using cast iron pans with an array of fun, delicious recipes for dinners! Our lesson is Skillet Spanakopita (wilted Spinach & Kale mixed with Ricotta, Feta & Dill & topped with crispy Phyllo); Spice-Crusted Flat Iron Steak with Mashed Chickpea Salad (a one-skillet dish with warm mashed Chickpeas, Scallions, Lemon & Fennel Cumin spiced seared Steak); Pork Lo Mein (seared Pork, Ginger, Garlic, Mushrooms, Cabbage, Scallions, & Noodles in a Hoisin-Sesame Sauce); Green Chile Cheeseburger Sliders (ground Beef mini Burgers mixed with Green Chilies & Garlic & served on Slider Buns with a Green Chile Mayo), Paella (Spanish Rice dish with Chicken, Chorizo, Tomatoes, & Saffron); Beer-Batter Cheese Bread (quick Bread with Beer & shredded Gruyere throughout and on top). Dessert will be German Apple Pancake (a skillet sized crisp Pancake & a Custard-like center filled with sliced Apples). ...
Thursday Oct 6th
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sweet Basil Cooking School
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-4, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
$89.00

FISH FOR FAMILIES

If you love Fish and the flavors they offer, join us for an amazing lesson learning how to delicately cook a variety of Fish! This lesson will provide understanding so that you can be comfortable preparing a variety of Fish dishes. Come have fun and learn Oven Roasted Cod with Tomatoes & Garlic over Angel Hair Pasta; Cast Iron Cooked Catfish Fillets with Baby Arugula & Fresh Orange Salad; Easy Cioppino (Italian Fish Stew with Garlic, Thyme, Tomatoes and Red Wine) with Homemade Dinner Biscuits; Flame Cooked Oregano Shrimp with Orzo, Feta, Tomatoes, & Fresh Dill; Spice Rubbed Grilled Red Snapper with Sautéed Baby Spinach; Walnut Crusted Ginger Salmon with Fresh Herb Rice Pilaf, and Baja-style Fish Tacos with Chipotle Mayo & Tomato Salsa. ...
Thursday Oct 6th
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sweet Basil Cooking School
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-4, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
$89.00

LUNCH AND LEARN – OCTOBER 7

Treat yourself to a yummy lunch and DEMONSTRATION of a classic French meal. Our lesson is French Onion skillet Meatballs with homemade Pasta Noodles, served with Mixed Greens with Candied Walnuts and Blue Cheese Vinaigrette. Dessert will be Chocolate and Vanilla Cream Puffs with Mousseline Cream (silky Vanilla Cream Sauce). You may be amazed how delicious and easy it is to prepare for yourself, family and friends! ...
Friday Oct 7th
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
$45.00

GOURMET COUPLES – OCTOBER 7

Get ready for an amazing culinary experience; bring your partner and cook with a group of couples as part of a team preparing a gourmet three course meal! Our dinner will be served with a sampling of wines. Sign up to learn Sweet Potato Pancake Amuse with Caviar & Crème Fraiche, and Salad of Charred Corn & Radicchio with Balsamic Syrup & Shaved Pecorino Cheese, served with Sauvignon Blanc. The entrée is perfectly Grilled New York Steak with Molasses & Beer BBQ Sauce; flash cooked Spinach, Shallot, & Mushrooms with Red Chile Sauce & Cotija Cheese; Julienned Roasted Carrots, Yellow Squash, Zucchini, & Red Pepper with Garlic, Olive Oil, & fresh Herbs, and freshly made Dinner Rolls with Herbs and Sweet Butter, served with Zinfandel. Dessert will be Candied Pear Tart with Pistachios & Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. ...
Friday Oct 7th
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sweet Basil Cooking School
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-4, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
$190.00
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