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August 2024

KIDS CAMP DAY 4 – MEXICAN MUNCHIES

This class is part of a five day series starting July 29 and through August 2. Kids ages 8 to 12, this camp is for you. If you like great food and are curious about how to cook things for yourself and your family. Each day we have a different theme to work on to learn about cooking. The best thing is we get to eat all the food we make at the end of the class! Come for a week of fun and learn to cook: Thursday - Mexican Munches: Chicken Taco Salad in Mini Homemade Taco Bowls; Beef Taquitos; Waffle Iron Cheesy Quesadillas; Best Ever Nachos; Green Chile Enchiladas; Easy Queso Dip with Tortilla Chips, and Mexican Lime Shortbread Cookies.
Thursday Aug 1st
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sweet Basil Culinary Center
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-5, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
  • Jan D'Atri

TUSCAN SUMMER

Come for an evening of Tuscan culinary fun and learn this classic Tuscan summertime menu. It will have you feeling like you dropped in to a Tuscan villa to experience the magical foods from the region! Join us for Shaved Fennel & Orange Salad with Toasted Walnuts, Olives, & Citrus-Honey Dressing; Fresh Made Marinara Sauce over Homemade Pappardelle Pasta; Butter Sautéed Chicken Piccata with Lemon & Capers; Tuscan Style Red Wine & Sundried Tomato Marinated Char Grilled Rib Eye Steak; Sautéed Mushroom & Fresh Herb Creamy Polenta; Skillet Cooked Fresh Vegetables with Olives & Herbs, and dessert of Brown Sugar Grilled Peaches over Homemade Marsala Ice Cream with Honey & Cracked Black Pepper.
Thursday Aug 1st
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sweet Basil Culinary Center
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-5, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
  • Linda Martin
$95.00

KIDS CAMP DAY 5 – FUN FOODS

This class is part of a five day series starting July 29 and through August 2. Kids ages 8 to 12, this camp is for you. If you like great food and are curious about how to cook things for yourself and your family. Each day we have a different theme to work on to learn about cooking. The best thing is we get to eat all the food we make at the end of the class! Come for a week of fun and learn to cook: Friday - Fun Foods: Broccoli Tater Tots with Homemade Dipping Sauce; Waffle Iron Ham and Cheese with Maple Butter; Maple Coated Cheese Toasts; Mini Mac and Cheese Bites; Turkey Sloppy Joe Sliders; Soft and Yummy Sugar Cookies, and freshly made Orange Julius.
Friday Aug 2nd
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sweet Basil Culinary Center
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-5, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
  • Jan D'Atri

GOURMET COUPLES – AUGUST 2

This class is for people who enjoy great food and the pleasure of preparing a three-course gourmet dinner. Bring your partner to cook with you to create this beautiful menu. We’ll enjoy the courses with a sampling of wines. Join us for a lesson on Brie Brûlée Amuse with Fresh Apples & Thyme and Baby Spinach, Butter Lettuce & Fresh Mushroom Salad with Tarragon Vinaigrette, served with Chardonnay. The entrée is Korean Style Marinated & Char Cooked Rib Eye Steak; Potato Gnocchi with Roasted Garlic Oil & Fresh Grated Parmesan; Grill Cooked Sweet Potatoes with Cumin & Cinnamon Spice Oil; Oven Roasted Carrots, Cauliflower, & Broccoli with Olive Oil & Herbes de Provence, served with Zinfandel. Dessert is Mocha Chip Gelato Dessert with Freshly Whipped Cream.  COST PER COUPLE.
Friday Aug 2nd
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sweet Basil Culinary Center
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-5, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
  • Linda Martin
$195.00

PIZZA PARTY

When you want to enjoy a great pizza, why not make it yourself so you can control the texture of the crust, the flavor of the sauce, and choose the ingredients you want to use. Our lesson teaches these steps to a great pizza! Join us for a fun morning of pizza making with The Big Dippers (Mouthwatering Pizza Dip with Homemade Pizza Bread Bites); Vodka Sauce Puff Pastry Pizza; Pizza Margherita with Homemade Mini Mozzarella balls; Cauliflower Pizza Crust with Homemade Pesto, Grilled Peaches and Prosciutto; Pizza Bianco (Pizza with Homemade Alfredo Sauce, grilled chicken and artichoke hearts); Fully Loaded Meat Lover's Pizza, and The Veggie Pizza on Italian Flatbreads.
Saturday Aug 3rd
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sweet Basil Culinary Center
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-5, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
  • Jan D'Atri
$95.00

TAPAS AND PAELLA

Here is a topic that gives you a reason to gather friends for a fun and interactive culinary experience. Starting with Tapas, we’ll make a variety of appetizers that pair nicely with wine. From there we’ll create two Paella dishes which everyone can be part of cooking. These are delicious party foods for gatherings of all kinds. We’ll make Gazpacho; Spanish Tortilla with Chorizo & Scallions; Cocktail Meatballs in Tomato-Saffron Sauce; Marinated Mushrooms; Chicken & Chorizo Paella; Shrimp Paella; Nutty Magdalenas (Cupcakes with ground toasted nuts, flour, olive oil, and chopped nuts) and Sangria Blanco.
Saturday Aug 3rd
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sweet Basil Culinary Center
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-5, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
  • Lisa Brisch
$95.00

TACO AND TAMALE PARTY

Two of our favorite southwest foods make a dynamic duo in this fun lesson. We’ll explore making each specialty from scratch. Learn how easy Tamales are to prepare with great recipes & direction on how they come together. Enjoy learning how Tacos pair nicely with the Tamales. These recipes teach how to create great flavors with each specialty. Join this party to prepare Red Chili Pork Tamales; Blue Corn Tamales; Green Corn Tamales; Red Chili Pork Tamales; Tacos Birrias; Grilled Shrimp Street Tacos, and Guacamole Salsa.
Monday Aug 5th
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sweet Basil Culinary Center
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-5, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
  • Jan D'Atri
$95.00

SALADS BOWL MAGIC

Nothing is quite as satisfying as a cool salad for a main meal on a hot day. Each recipe in this lesson introduces a different lettuce variety and is paired with fresh ingredients and made-from-scratch salad dressings. We’ll be learning light, fresh, satisfying meals for summertime that we’re pretty sure your family will love! Our lesson is Arugula Salad with Olive Oil, Lemon, and Parmesan Cheese Topped with Sauteed Chicken Milanese; Warm Grilled Peach and Kale Salad with Apple Cider Honey Vinaigrette & Goat Cheese; Cast-Iron New York Strip Steak Salad with Crispy Smashed Baby Gold Potatoes over Mixed Greens with Shallot Vinaigrette; Mediterranean Roasted Salmon & Quinoa Salad over Romaine with Lemon Dressing, and Air Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp with Chopped Vegetable Salad.
Tuesday Aug 6th
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sweet Basil Culinary Center
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-5, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
  • Amy Barnes
$95.00

GRILLING INDOORS

We think of grilling as an outdoor cooking method, but it can easily be done inside with the right equipment; allowing us to get grilling flavors we love. We’ll learn about temperatures, timing and placement of foods with each piece of equipment used. Come learn to shift your grilling techniques without stepping one foot outside! Our lesson is Chile Rubbed Flank Steak and Corn Fajita Salad with Lime & Cotija; Chicken & Tart Apple Burgers with Cranberry Mayo; Grilled Lemon-Dill Shrimp, Baby Spinach & Lemon Garlic Spaghetti; Perfect Indoor-Grilled Salmon with Fresh Pineapple Slaw; Grilled Brown Sugar Rubbed Chicken Breasts with Fresh Plum Salsa, and Grilled Honey-Balsamic Glazed Peaches and Nectarines Over Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.
Wednesday Aug 7th
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sweet Basil Culinary Center
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-5, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
  • Amy Barnes
$95.00

SOUS VIDE

The method and techniques of cooking Sous Vide are covered in full in this class. This slow cooking, even temperature process, is so enjoyed because it achieves maximum flavor from the foods that are cooked. This hands-on lesson will immerse you in preparing a wide variety of recipes to be able to enjoy the very best flavors. Come join this fun and interesting class to learn Starbucks-Style Egg Bites; Tomato Bruschetta with Sous Vide Ricotta & Basil; Thai-Style Sous Vide Chicken Salad with Mango; Sous Vide Steak with Balsamic Cream Sauce; Sous Vide Salmon with Lemon-Caper Sauce; Butter-Poached Sous Vide Corn on the Cob, and Thai Iced Tea Sous Vide Ice Cream.
Thursday Aug 8th
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sweet Basil Culinary Center
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-5, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
  • Lisa Brisch
$95.00

APPETIZERS AND MARTINIS

This combination makes the ultimate cocktail party experience! Come learn how to prepare a menu of “to die for” bite sized finger foods. You will not be able to get enough of them. We’ll pair the buffet with a martini, and you’ll enjoy the best winning combination. We’ll learn Sautéed Mushrooms with Goat Cheese on Grilled Crostini with Basil Oil; Boursin-Filet Bites with Fresh Chives; Thai Chicken Cocktail Meatballs with Sweet Chili Sauce; Curried Chicken Salad on Endive Spears; Fried Green Tomato Bites with Buttermilk-Peppercorn Sauce; Jalapeño Jack Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp, and Mini Crème Brûlées. We will enjoy our great food with a choice of Espresso Martini or Martini St. Germaine.
Thursday Aug 8th
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sweet Basil Culinary Center
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-5, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
  • Linda Martin
$95.00

LUNCH AND LEARN – AUGUST 9

Here is a menu you can enjoy and share with friends when you make it your own from the DEMONSTRATION in this class. Take a cool break in our kitchen and treat yourself to a delicious lunch, a little pampering and a fun experience. Our lesson is Mediterranean Shrimp & Pasta Salad (Cold pasta salad with poached shrimp, short-twisty pasta, arugula, sliced zucchini, yellow bell pepper strips, sliced red onion, feta cheese, parsley, basil, and oregano in a sherry vinaigrette. Dessert will be Tiramisu Mousse (All the flavors of tiramisu – mascarpone, cocoa, coffee – whipped into an egg-free mousse).
Friday Aug 9th
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sweet Basil Culinary Center
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-5, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
  • Lisa Brisch
$50.00
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