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February 2024

PIE PERFECTION

Aren’t Pies the best dessert? They are easy to make (Pie Crusts included), have endless variety and are an American tradition. There is satisfaction in every bite! Come learn to make these amazing recipes and master Pie Crust construction in this lesson. Our varieties are Heavenly Pie with Lemon Curd Mousse; Chocolate Graham Cracker Crusted Lime Pie; Strawberry Pie with a Pretzel Crust; North Carolina Lemon Pie (sweet and tart with a secret Crust ingredient); Kentucky Derby Pie (Chocolate and Walnut filling in a Pastry Dough Crust); Milk & Honey Pie (Creamy Custard with Meringue Topping and Cereal Crust), and S' Mores Pie with layers of Graham Cracker Cookie Dough, Marshmallows and Chocolate.
29 Feb
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sweet Basil Culinary Center
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-5, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

ITALIAN SUNDAY DINNERS

Nothing matches the calling of Italian Family Dinners like the foods and recipes that make up the traditional family favorites like we’ll learn in class. Come learn from a chef who brings her family together every Sunday with her incredible food! Our lesson is Slow Roasted Vegetable Caponata with Capers, Basil and Pine Nuts on Grilled Crostini; Classic Caesar Salad with Fresh Made Dressing & Rosemary Croutons; Homemade Pappardelle Pasta with Rich Bolognese Meat Sauce; Butter Sautéed Chicken Piccata with Lemon & Capers; Fresh Made Focaccia Bread with Olives, Parmesan, & Rosemary; Sautéed Fresh Vegetables with Olives & Herbs, and Hand Made Chocolate Dipped Cannoli with Chocolate Chips & Orange Zest.
29 Feb
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sweet Basil Culinary Center
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-5, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
March 2024

LUNCH AND LEARN – MARCH 1

Make today’s lunch a special occasion, come for our DEMONSTRATION and be served lunch with a menu you will love! Our lesson is moist and flakey Roasted Salmon Piccata in Lemon-Caper Sauce, served with tender Roasted Asparagus. Dessert will be Strawberry Cream Shortbread (Strawberry Cream Mousse nestled on a Shortbread Crust)
01 Mar
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sweet Basil Culinary Center
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-5, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

GOURMET COUPLES – MARCH 1

This class is for couples who like great food and want to have a fun evening preparing an amazing three-course meal. Our lesson is Shrimp & Spanish Chorizo Bites Amuse with Escarole & Manchego Cheese and Baby Spinach Salad with Hard Cooked Egg, Shaved Pecorino Romano Cheese, & Warm Bacon Dressing, served with Sauvignon Blanc. The entrée will be Char Cooked Rib-Eye Steak with Rum-Chili Sauce; Grilled Zucchini with fresh Basil Oil; Roasted fresh Vegetables with Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette, and Cheddar Cheese Scones with Sweet Butter, served with Cabernet Sauvignon. Dessert will be White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Whiskey Hard Sauce & Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream.
01 Mar
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sweet Basil Culinary Center
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-5, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

THE BREAD BASKET

This fun class will have you working with Yeast, making the most amazing variety of Breads! Come learn the steps to baking bread as the bread making method unfolds. Our fun lesson teaches: Cranberry-Pecan Rolls; Bolivian Pepper Jack Cornbread; Whipped Cream Biscuits; Yogurt & Olive Oil Flatbreads; Tomato-Olive Focaccia; English Muffins, and light and Buttery Popovers.
02 Mar
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sweet Basil Culinary Center
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-5, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

SAUSAGE MAKING

If you’ve ever wanted to learn to make your own Sausage, this is the time. Learn from an expert how to put together wonderful combinations of Meats and Spices, enclose them in casings, then cook them and achieve abundant flavors! Our fun lesson is Homemade Italian Sausage, Chorizo and Chicken Apple Sausage; Italian Sausage with Peppers & Onions on Homemade Buns; Breakfast-for-Dinner Breakfast Sausage with Waffle Bites and homemade Maple Syrup; Homemade Chorizo with a One Pot Spanish Rice; Chicken-Apple Sausage Appetizers with Maple Glaze, and Baklava “Sausage Rolls” Dessert.
02 Mar
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

ELEGANT EASY DESSERTS

When you need a show stopper dessert that can be made quickly, this class will give you an array of delicious choices! Come for a fun afternoon to learn an array of delicious crowd pleasing delights! Our lesson is Chocolate Iced Cream Puffs with Bavarian Cream Filling; Stunning Mini Pavlova with fresh Berries; Luscious Lemon Ricotta Cake; Chocolate Hazelnut Torta; Beautiful Macarons; Gold-Leafed Kahlua Truffles in a Chocolate Bowl, and Ultra Moist Upside Down Baklava Cake.
04 Mar
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sweet Basil Culinary Center
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-5, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

THAI IT ON

If you love Thai food and all the delicious combinations of flavors, ingredients and spices, here is an opportunity to learn to make them for yourself. Come for a hands-on experience to learn fresh Shrimp Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce; Baked Thai Coconut Shrimp with Lemongrass Avocado Dip; Chicken Pad Thai; Thai Coconut Milk Shrimp Soup; Thai Peanut Butter Chicken & Rice Noodles and Thai Basil Beef and Lemongrass Rice Salad Bowls. We’ll enjoy Thai Iced Tea (Cha Yen) with our meal.
05 Mar
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sweet Basil Culinary Center
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-5, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

SOUTHWEST APPETIZER AND MARGARITA PARTY

Foods of the Southwest are packed with dynamic flavors! Come learn how to build these flavors using a variety of Chiles and an array of local ingredients. This fun class will give you a repertoire of great specialties. Come for Brie, Mango and Red Onion Quesadillas; Spicy Black Bean Cakes with Pomegranate & Pine Nut Guacamole; Three Cheese & Corn stuffed Jalapenos; Tequila Lime Shrimp Taco Bites; Baked Corn Tortilla Chips with Bacon & Feta Guacamole; Marinated Skirt Steak Quesadillas with Jazzy Pico De Gallo, and Ancho Chocolate Bites. We’ll enjoy Turquoise Margaritas with our meal.
06 Mar
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sweet Basil Culinary Center
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-5, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

NOODLES ASIAN STYLE

If you love Asian Noodles, come gain an understanding of the varieties, methods of cooking, and recipes that turn them into satisfying meals. Our lesson is Vietnamese Summer Rolls with fresh Vegetables wrapped in Rice Paper Wrappers; Shrimp Pad Thai; Stir-Fried Black Bean Noodles with Pork & Mushrooms; Peanut Noodle Salad; Vietnamese Beef Pho; Stir-Fried Bok Choy with Crispy Noodle Cake, and Curry Noodles with Shrimp & Coconut.
07 Mar
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sweet Basil Culinary Center
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-5, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

NEW IRISH CUISINE

Irish cuisine has evolved with the use of fresh local ingredients used by young Irish chefs who cook using modern methods and flavor development. Our lesson introduces “New Irish Cuisine” with Smoked Salmon Appetizer on Mini Corn Cakes with Dill Crème Fraiche; Purple Cabbage & Pecan Salad with Cider Vinaigrette; New World Irish Beef Pasties (Hand Pies); Shepherd’s Pie (Seasoned Beef & Vegetables topped with Cheddar Mashed Potatoes); Guinness Lamb & Vegetable Stew with fresh Rosemary & Garlic; Colcannon (Buttery Potatoes, Cabbage, Bacon), and dessert of Irish Apple Cake with Whiskey Hard Sauce.
07 Mar
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sweet Basil Culinary Center
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-5, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

LUNCH AND LEARN – MARCH 8

Here is a fun way to spend time with a friend and have lunch prepared and served to you as you watch and learn new recipes. Make a lunch date and share a DEMONSTRATION of Angel Hair Pasta with fresh Crab & Lemon Gremolata, served with Roasted Garlic Broccoli. Dessert will be Dark Chocolate Cake with Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream & Salted Caramel.
08 Mar
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sweet Basil Culinary Center
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-5, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
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