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January 2023

FISH FRIENDLY

Great tasting Fish dishes are actually easy to prepare when you understand the cooking principals and methods that bring out the best flavors of each Fish. Come for a great to learn how Fish can swim right into your favorite collection of recipes! Our lesson is flame Cooked Oregano Shrimp with Orzo, Feta, Tomatoes, & fresh Dill; oven roasted Cod with Tomatoes, Garlic, & White Wine over Angel Hair Pasta; Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon with fresh Herb Pesto; Butter sautéed Tilapia Piccata with White Wine & Capers with Marsala Glazed fresh Carrots; Spice Rubbed Grilled Red Snapper with Baby Spinach; cast iron-cooked Catfish Fillets served with Baby Arugula & fresh Orange Salad, and Coriander Crusted Pan Seared Ahi Tuna with Black Bean Salsa. ...
26 Jan
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sweet Basil Culinary Center
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-5, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

LUNCH AND LEARN – JANUARY 27

Treat yourself to an amazing lunch and learn a menu you’ll treasure forever! Our DEMONSTRATION teaches step by step how to make these specialties your own! Come for a lesson of Momma’s Chicken Cacciatore with homemade Bowtie Pasta served with a Mixed Green Salad with Bacon, Blue Cheese and Candied Walnut in a creamy Merlot Vinaigrette. Dessert will be D’Atri’s Restaurant Famous Rum Pie. ...
27 Jan
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sweet Basil Culinary Center
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-5, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

GOURMET COUPLES – JANUARY 27

Date night can be extra special when you spend it with your partner as part of a team creating a three course gourmet menu. Come for a lesson of a delicious menu and enjoy eating it with a sampling of wines. Our lesson is Spicy Chorizo Filled-Bacon wrapped Date Amuse and Shrimp Bisque with Brandy, Fennel, Saffron, & fresh Tomatoes, served with Sauvignon Blanc. The entrée is Tuscan Style Grill Cooked New York Steak with Herb-Garlic Olive Oil; Butter & Marsala glazed fresh Carrots; Curry scented roasted Vegetables, and Creamy Polenta with Parmesan & fresh Herbs, served with Zinfandel. Dessert will be Dried Cherry & Fresh Apple Galette, Rum-Caramel Sauce & Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream. ...
27 Jan
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sweet Basil Culinary Center
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-5, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

KIDS & PARENTS BAKE

If your child is aged 8 or older and is interested in learning to bake, come be a team to learn to bake these delicious goodies. Your family will be so happy when you can share these fresh baked goodies and desserts. Come for a fun morning together learning Graham Cracker Cake; Oatmeal Fudge Bars; Sugar & Spice Apple Turnover; Peanut Butter-Marshmallow Brownies; Cream Cheese Biscuits with Strawberry Butter; S'mores Blossom Cookies, and Banana Chocolate Bread. ...
28 Jan
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sweet Basil Culinary Center
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-5, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

SOUTHWEST SPLENDOR

Flavors of Southwest cuisine are captured in each recipe this class will prepare. Learn to use dynamic combinations of Southwest foods in this inspiring lesson! Come for an afternoon of fun to learn Miniature Homemade Tamales; Ultimate Rockin’ Taco Dip with Homemade Tortilla Chips; Baked Salmon with Skillet Mole; Green Chile and Chicken Enchilada Casserole with Guacamole Salsa; Chilled Southwest Veggie Salad, and Crispy & Crunchy Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Lime Salad. Dessert will be Churro Cake with Cinnamon Chip Ganache and Homemade Tres Leches Ice Cream. ...
28 Jan
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sweet Basil Culinary Center
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-5, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

COOK CLUB – THE COOKIE JAR

Making great Cookies is an art as well as a special treat that everyone loves! If you like to bake Cookies, come for an inspirational Cookie baking session to learn award winning recipes! Our lesson is about baking the best of the best! Come for a great afternoon to learn Soft & Chew Chocolate Chip Cookies and Crunchy & Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies; Lemon & Key Lime Bars with Sweet & Citrus Glaze; The Famous “Swig” Sugar Cookie; The “Black Pepper” Soft and Chewy Ginger Snap Cookie; Snickerdoodles; Reese’s Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars, and Italian Ricotta Cookies with Almond Glaze. ...
30 Jan
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sweet Basil Culinary Center
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-5, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU!

Want to drop a few of those pounds that showed up during the holidays? Here is a sure fire way to add new recipes that will help you achieve that goal! We promise that with a little knowledge your flavors will be dynamic but without the fat and calories. Come be inspired with new knowledge and recipes and learn to make Spaghetti and Turkey Meatball Soup in A Light Tomato Broth; Bacon-Wrapped Air Fryer Chicken Breasts with Lemon Parmesan Kale Salad; Sauteed Broccoli & Ginger Soy Flank Steak Over Cauliflower Rice; Baked Shrimp Taquitos with Homemade Salsa Verde; Parmesan-Herb Roasted Salmon; Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Olive oil and Parmesan, and Greek Yogurt Chocolate Chip Muffins. ...
31 Jan
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sweet Basil Culinary Center
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-5, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
February 2023

SAUTE & SAUCES

Learn how the method of sauté can help to make your dinner preparations quick and easy. You can master the skill restaurant chefs use all the time. In addition, learn how to make a variety of Sauces which pair perfectly with each sauteed dish we’ll prepare. Come for a fun and interesting lesson to gain these valuable culinary skills. Our lesson is Chicken Gruyere with Sauteed Mushrooms in White Wine; Shrimp and Asparagus with Ginger-Sesame Sauce; Wilted Spinach with Cherries and Goat Cheese; Sauteed Pork Medallions with Sauteed Apples; Meatballs in Sour Cream Gravy with Egg Noodles. Dessert will be Sauteed Bananas with Rum and Chocolate Sauce. ...
01 Feb
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sweet Basil Culinary Center
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-5, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

PHYLLO & PUFF PASTRY

Phyllo and Puff Pastry add flair and sophistication to any dish. Come learn to work with them so you can use each pastry to add a new, fun gourmet element to your menus. Come for delicious lesson to learn Asparagus-Goat Cheese Tart (Puff Pastry Tart topped with Herbed Goat Cheese & Asparagus); Phyllo Triangles with Onion Jam; Skillet Spanakopita (Wilted Spinach & Kale mixed with Ricotta, Feta & Dill & topped with crispy Phyllo); Chicken Pot Pie with Leeks & Thyme (Pot Pie with Puff Pastry Top Crust); Pear Strudel (Phyllo Pastry filled with Pears & Walnuts); Tarte Tatin (Puff Pastry, caramelized Apples, & Caramel Sauce); Lemon Pastry Puffs with White Chocolate Drizzle (Puff Pastry Cups filled with whipped Lemon Cream drizzled with melted White Chocolate). ...
02 Feb
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sweet Basil Culinary Center
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-5, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

VALENTINE COCKTAIL PARTY

This holiday is an ideal time to gather friends together to share an evening with great food and cocktails. The fun is you’ll have the pleasure of creating a special occasion for everyone, they will enjoy your party making and great food! Come for a fun class to make this delightful menu of Grilled Garlic Shrimp on Rosemary Skewers; Baked Brie with Dried Cherries & Fresh Thyme; Pepper Crusted Steak with Horseradish Cream on Grilled Crostini; Blue Cheese & Fresh Pear Tartlets; Thai Chicken Cocktail Meatballs with Sweet Chili Sauce; French Endive Spears with Sweet Potato, Bacon, & Chives, and Dark Chocolate Dipped Fresh Strawberries. We’ll enjoy our meal with a Cocktail: Valentine Prosecco Cocktail. ...
02 Feb
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sweet Basil Culinary Center
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-5, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

LUNCH AND LEARN – FEBRUARY 3

This lesson offers an enticing menu you can easily prepare for your own needs. This could also be a lesson that would be fun to share with a friend! Join us for a DEMONSTRATION and delicious lunch. Our menu is Chicken with Mushrooms with Balsamic-Bacon Sauce over Sous Vide cooked Polenta, served with Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Brown Butter & Lemon. Dessert will be luscious Tiramisu Mousse (Whipped Mascarpone, Coffee, Brandy & Chocolate). ...
03 Feb
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sweet Basil Culinary Center
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-5, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
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