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GOURMET COUPLES – MARCH 1
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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 wi , ...
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THE BREAD BASKET
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$95.00
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 Foca , ...
SAUSAGE MAKING
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$105.00
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 & Chicken Apple Sausage; Italian S , ...
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ELEGANT EASY DESSERTS
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$95.00
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 , ...
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THAI IT ON
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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 Cocon , ...
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SOUTHWEST APPETIZER AND MARGARITA PARTY
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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 Nu , ...
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NOODLES ASIAN STYLE
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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 Noodl , ...
NEW IRISH CUISINE
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$95.00
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 Fraîche; Purple Cabbage & Pecan Salad with Cider Vinaigrette; Ne , ...
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LUNCH AND LEARN – MARCH 8
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
$50.00
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 Vanill , ...
GOURMET COUPLES – MARCH 8
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$195.00
Make plans for a fun date night! Our lesson is for couples who enjoy great food and the chance to prepare it together. Come learn a fun three course menu and be part of preparing Steamed Vegetable Pot Stickers with Garlic-Soy Dipping Sauce, and Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Pecans, Pecorino Romano Cheese, & Ba , ...
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CUPCAKES CHEESECAKE AND SOUFFLÉS
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$95.00
You can master all three of these specialties when you learn the techniques taught in this class. Come for a fun morning of baking! Our fun lesson teaches Light & Savory Cheesy Blintz Soufflé; Savory Spinach Soufflé; Leek and Three Cheese Soufflé; No Bake Chocolate Chip Cannoli Cheesecake; Blackberry Cheesecake Bar , ...
TAPAS AND PAELLA
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
These impressive Spanish foods provide a fun way to have guests over to enjoy an evening of delicious finger foods and a feast of the Paella of your choice. Our lesson teaches how to make Tapas and Paella from scratch. Come for a delicious experience to prepare Spanish-Style Deviled Eggs; Marinated Mushrooms; Spanish T , ...
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TUSCAN FINGER FOODS
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Tuscans have the corner on creating amazing, delicious finger foods with fresh ingredients that practically melt in your mouth as you eat them. Come for a fun afternoon of cooking and learn Mini Lasagna Bites; Melty, Cheesy “Snow-Capped” Meatballs in Pizza Cups with Homemade Marinara; Gnudi (Spinach, Ricotta & , ...
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KIDS COOK
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
If your child aged 8 or older likes to cook, spring break could be a great time to learn new recipes and cooking techniques. Our theme for this morning lesson is Air Fryer Cheddar Ranch Chicken Tenders with Creamy Garlic and Herb Dip; Hand stretched Mini Cheese Pizzas & Toppings; Muffin-Tin Cheese Lasagna Cups; Gre , ...
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KIDS COOK
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$95.00
Put your vacation time to good use with a class where your child (aged 8 and above) can learn to bake desserts! Sign them up to learn Impossible Coconut Pie with Chocolate Whipped Cream; fresh Crêpes filled with Strawberries & Sweet Cream Cheese; Funfetti Sugar Cookies; Chocolate Chip-Toffee Scones; Individual No-B , ...
FOODS OF A FRENCH CAFÉ
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$95.00
Culturally the French share a belief that food and dining together is a sacred shared event. To that end, this lesson introduces the foods, techniques and cooking methods that make it the most loved cuisine we know. Come for a fun evening of cooking as we prepare Classic French Onion Soup; Croque Monsieur; Smoked Salmo , ...
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FISHIN AROUND
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$95.00
Learn to cook the Fish you love! This interesting and instructive class will teach about cooking times, best cooking methods for each type of Fish, and the creation of dynamic flavors. Join us for Butter Poached Shrimp with Dill Mayonnaise; Poached Cod Fillets with Sherry-Tomato Vinaigrette; Swordfish Skewers with Herb , ...
MEDITERRANEAN SUNSHINE
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$95.00
Foods of Mediterranean cuisine have many clean bright flavors! Come immerse yourself in a lesson creating fresh, satisfying flavors which are healthy and delicious each time you prepare them. Our lesson is Spanakopita (flakey Pastry Triangles with Spinach, Nutmeg, & Feta Cheese); Grilled Fresh Eggplant & Tomato , ...
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LUNCH AND LEARN – MARCH 15
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
$50.00
Treat yourself to an unforgettable Irish lunch and DEMONSTRATION lesson. This is a meal you can easily prepare to celebrate the best of Irish cuisine! It is made to be shared with your family and friends. Our lesson is Slow Baked Brown Sugar Crusted Corned Beef, served with Mustard Potato & Spring Onion Champ and I , ...
GOURMET COUPLES – MARCH 15
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Plan a fun evening with your partner and a group of couples, preparing an amazing three course gourmet dinner. You’ll enjoy the dining experience with a sampling of wines served with the meal. Come to learn Shrimp Tempura Amuse with Spicy Pickled Ginger-Sesame Sauce and Baby Kale Caesar Salad with freshly made French B , ...
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DATE NIGHT FUN
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$95.00
Here is a class to share with your love interest OR share this menu and make a lasting impression with your culinary skills! Our menu is Heart-Shaped Homemade Pizza; Heart-Shaped Gluten Free Homemade Pizza; Brown Butter Scallops; “Marry Me” Skillet Chicken with Belly-warming Baked Broccoli Alfredo; Bistro Steak Salad w , ...
STREET TACOS
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This class presents so many great combinations; each Taco has a palate of unique, satisfying ingredients with captivating flavors. Come join our lesson of Jamaican Beef Tacos with Mango Pineapple Slaw (Jamaican Beef Patty in Taco Form – Ground Beef, Scotch Bonnet Pepper, Allspice, Thyme & Jamaican Curry Powder); As , ...
GOURMET COUPLES – MARCH 16
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Plan a fun evening with your partner and a group of couples, preparing an amazing three course gourmet dinner. You’ll enjoy the dining experience with a sampling of wines served with the meal. Come to learn Shrimp Tempura Amuse with Spicy Pickled Ginger-Sesame Sauce and Baby Kale Caesar Salad with freshly made French B , ...
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TUSCANY IN SPRING
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuscan foods of spring truly come from the earth and encompass flavors, aromas, colors and textures from the bounties of the land. Discover the magic and simplicity of creating dishes that are filled with satisfying goodness. Our lesson is Italian Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms; Tuscan Italian Wedding Soup; Kale Caesar Sala , ...
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SALADS FOR DINNER
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$95.00
This lesson of one bowl meals offers an array of yummy, light combinations of foods that are completely satisfying! Come for a great lesson of fresh and healthy Salads for Dinner! Our menu is Mixed Greens with poached Salmon & Dijon Mustard Sauce; air fryer Chicken Milanese on Arugula, with Lemon Dressing and Parme , ...
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COOKING WITH FRESH HERBS
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$95.00
Understanding the flavors and use of fresh herbs in cooking adds great dynamics to the meals you prepare. In this class we’ll explore which herbs best compliment the dishes we cook. Join us for our lesson of Sauteed Lemon Basil Chicken Breast over Rice Pilaf with fresh Basil; Greek Salad with Oregano; Roasted Salmon wi , ...
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EASTER BRUNCH
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$95.00
This lesson offers a beautiful menu for celebrating the Easter holiday. Our lesson includes how to prepare most of the menu ahead of time so you can spend time with your guests. Our lesson is Bacon & Chive Deviled Eggs; Asparagus-Goat Cheese Tart; Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise Sauce; Sheet Pan Scalloped Potatoes; , ...
GRILLING FISH
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$95.00
Cooking Fish on a grill has the advantage of keeping the cooking process out doors, adding grill flavors to the Fish and preparing it quickly to achieve maximum flavors. Come for an interesting, helpful lesson and learn to prepare these amazing recipes. Our lesson is Grill Cooked Sea Scallops with Hoisin-Orange Sauce; , ...
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LUNCH AND LEARN – MARCH 22
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This is a menu specially made for people who love Italian cuisine! Our DEMONSTRATION is a bounty of delicious flavors brought together in a menu you’ll want to create again and again. We hope you can join us for Beautiful Tri-Colored Homemade Ravioli, served with Italian Skillet Chicken in Mushroom Wine Pan Sauce. Dess , ...
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KIDS AND PARENTS COOK DINNER
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$190.00
This class is for kids ages 8 and above, and a parent, who want to cook together and to learn delicious new meals for their family. Our lesson is Cheeseburger Sliders; Beef Taco Bake; Sheet Pan Philly Cheesesteaks; Chicken Parmesan Roll-Ups; Creamy Broccoli-Parmesan Fettuccine; Chicken Yakitori Rice Bowl, and Roasted V , ...
FINGER FOODS OF THE WINE COUNTRY
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Here is a fun class that offers a sampling of foods you might find paired with wines in the wine country of California. Come for a fun and delicious lesson of Nosh Board of: Prosciutto-wrapped Avocado and Cantaloupe; Maple Bacon Toasts with Blue Cheese; Caramelized Onion Cocktail Meatballs on Charred Buttery Baguette S , ...
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KNIFE SKILLS
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$95.00
Some of the most important tools in your kitchen are the knives you own. This class offers a hands-on experience learning how to use a chef’s knife and paring knife. Each participant will receive an array of vegetables and fruits to use for practice. The instructor will lead you through a demonstration of how to hold a , ...
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CHILIES OF THE SOUTHWEST
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$95.00
Chilies of the Southwest are diverse, easy to use, and can add an amazing amount of flavor to the dishes you cook. Come explore and learn which are hot and mild, and how to gauge heat levels as you prepare to use them. Our recipes put you in control of the heat level you want. Come to learn Bacon & Poblano Chili Ch , ...
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PIES AND TARTS OF SPRING
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$95.00
There are many Fruits and Vegetables harvested in spring which make amazing flavor choices for Pies and Tarts! Come bring these flavors to life when these beautiful Fruits and Veggies are at their peak. We will start the lesson by mastering making a perfect Crust; then dive into making these luscious fillings. Have fun , ...
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SOUTHWEST THE BEAUTIFUL
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$95.00
Southwest cuisine comes from many cultures, but as New Southwest cuisine emerged, a combination of Southwest and French nouvelle styles developed which incorporates only the best fresh ingredients, cooked simply and quickly, and presented with artform-like presentations. Our class and menus introduce the broad picture , ...
DIM SUM
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
These Cantonese appetizers are translated from the words “touch the heart” and were traditionally served with tea. In today’s world they are often steamed Dumplings and finger foods served with wine. Made of Seafood, Meats or Vegetables, they are great party foods, and are easily prepared. Come learn to make these yumm , ...
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LUNCH AND LEARN – MARCH 29
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
$50.00
Why not take yourself out for lunch and enjoy a dynamic DEMONSTRATION lesson and menu which you could use for your next dinner party! Our lesson is Pan-Seared Shrimp and Parmesan Croutons over Mixed Greens tossed with Balsamic Lemon Vinaigrette, served with perfectly cooked, sweet Carrot Coins using the Sous Vide water , ...
GOURMET COUPLES – MARCH 29
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Plan a special evening with your partner and invite them to share a culinary experience where you are part of creating a three course gourmet meal. Our lesson is great for entertaining and would be fun to share later with friends. Come for Chili Dusted Shrimp with Fresh Corn, Avocado, & Ginger Salsa, and Green Godd , ...
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CHEESE MAKING MAGIC
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$95.00
Here is an amazing opportunity to learn how to make cheese from scratch, then take it forward to make a menu of fresh foods using the cheeses that come from class. Our amazing lesson is Ultra Creamy Homemade Cream Cheese; Homemade Ricotta; Homemade Mozzarella Balls (Chiliegine); Homemade American Block Cheese. From the , ...
STREET FOODS OF THE WORLD
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Asians have a boundless assortment of foods loved and devoured by their citizens. As these foods have migrated to the US, we can hardly get enough of the dynamic flavors this cuisine offers and we crave. Come for an inspiring and totally delicious class & learn to prepare Mozzarella in Carrozza (Italian Fried Mozza , ...
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While we navigate our way through this strange and difficult time we’ve heard from many of you that you are cooking as a way to stay busy, be productive and find enjoyment. At Sweet Basil we know that new culinary adventures are possible every day. For all of these reasons we have put together for you our customers, a group of menus and recipes from our archives. From a variety of our favorites, these are simply for you to pick and choose to try new yummy recipes.

We encourage you to experiment, use the ingredients you have, don’t be bound by the specifics (unless you’re baking) if there are ingredients you don’t have or don’t care for. We’re hoping you’ll have fun, and maybe give us feedback about recipes you’d like to see going forward.

This is our first group of menus and recipes, we will post more in a week or so. While we are in stay-at-home mode, you can get in your kitchen and have some fun!

Menu 1:

Creamy Tomato & Basil Soup Oven-roasted Salmon with Martini Sauce Green Beans with Pecans Orzo Risotto Cinnamon Ice Cream

Menu 2:

Crisp Romaine with Orange-Cumin Dressing Sesame Steak & Scallion Kebabs Coconut Rice Roasted Vegetables with Balsamic Syrup Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Menu 3:

Bean & Cheese Nachos Chicken & Green Chili Enchiladas Mexican Street Corn No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecakes

Menu 4:

Butter Lettuce Salad with Blue Cheese & Walnuts Tri-Tip Sirloin Roast Pesto Pasta with Potatoes & Green Beans Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies

Menu 5:

Salad of Balsamic Dressing, Apples & Cheese Turkey Stroganoff with Noodles Steamed Broccoli Strawberry Ice Cream