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March CLASS SCHEDULE

VIRTUAL CLASS INFORMATION

CLASS DESCRIPTION
Join our virtual class for a live demonstration featuring three recipes with instruction by one of our top Sweet Basil Cooking School chefs. The chef will lead you through the entire cooking process. Participate by making one or all the recipes along with the chef in the comfort of your own kitchen or just watch and make the recipes later. Simply print out the shopping list and suggested equipment information we provide you. It’s that simple!
GETTING READY
Enroll either online or by calling our store at (480) 596-5628. Two days before class you will receive recipes, a shopping list for ingredients and an equipment list that you can print out at home. You’ll also receive a special zoom link that will allow you to enter the class.
JOINING THE CLASS
Prior to class, make sure to download the Zoom app on the device you are going to use for viewing the class.

Log into class 5 to 10 minutes before the start time. Simply click on the Zoom link that was emailed to you to “sign in.”

You will be placed in a virtual “waiting room.” As the class time approaches, you will be let into the class by the chef or Sweet Basil Gourmet Cooking School class moderator.

SOME ZOOM TIPS
You will be muted when you enter the class. We ask that you stay muted so that we don’t have people trying to talk over each other.

We also ask that you turn off your video once you enter the class. If everyone has their video on, our class video may appear grainy.

QUESTIONS DURING CLASS
Turn on your chat feature on the Zoom application. You can ask questions to the chef instructor by typing your question into the chat feature. Throughout the class the moderator will direct your questions to the chef. If the chef is not able to address all the questions, there will be an allotment of time after class to address them.
AFTER THE CLASS
After class, we will ask you to complete a comment card for your thoughts about the class. We value your feedback and want to know what you enjoyed along with any suggestions you might have.

Hands-On Class Information

Join us in our comfortable modern kitchen for lots of exciting classes. For our in house classes, at this time and for everyone’s safety, we require students to provide their own masks and wear them during class. Hands-on classes begin with a lecture about the recipes being prepared. Students are invited into the kitchen (gloves will be provided) to choose the recipes they want to prepare. Preparation and cooking take place until the recipes are completed. Students are then served a meal of the foods prepared. The instructor will review the recipes with the group with input from each team.

Demonstration classes will require masks to be provided by the student and worn during class. We will require students to social distance in our seating area. We are limiting our class size to 10 people in order to maintain correct social distancing.

PASTA & FRESH SAUCES

Not many foods are as satisfying as fresh Pasta and fresh Sauces to go with it. Our lesson teaches how to start Pasta from scratch mixing, kneading and stretching as well as making fresh Ravioli and Gnocchi. Come to learn Shrimp Pasta Alfredo; Bucatini Bolognaise; Pappardelle with Braised Lamb & Red Wine Reduction; fresh Cheese Ravioli with Tomato Basil Cream Sauce; Potato Gnocchi with Wilted Field Greens and White Wine Sauce.

THIS IS A HANDS-ON CLASS

Tues Mar 2

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9:30AM - 12:30PM

Omar Elmukhtar

65.00

CREPES

The simple technique of Crepe making is easily learned by demonstration then practice. Once you master the technique, the world of flavors opens up with the creations possible for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Learn from your own kitchen how to make these luscious recipes. Our lesson is Black Pepper Crepes with Goat Cheese & Tomatoes; Buckwheat Crepes with Ham, Gruyère Cheese & Apple, and Brown-Butter Crepes with Sugar and Lemon.

THIS IS A VIRTUAL CLASS

Wed Mar 3

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4:00 - 6:00PM

Lisa Brisch

30.00

PALEO PREFERENCE

The Paleo diet offers a healthy alternative to the processes foods we’re acquainted with. Cooking with fresh foods can make all the difference in your health long term and how well you feel on a daily basis. Come explore with us the nutritionally sound way of eating with this diet. Our lesson is Char Grilled Shrimp Cocktail with Spicy Tomato Dipping Sauce; Orange & Avocado Salad with Crisp Bacon & Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette; Pan Seared New York Steak with Parsley Pesto; Grilled Zucchini with Marinated Roasted Peppers, and for dessert Mango Sorbet with Fresh Blackberry Sauce.

THIS IS A HANDS-ON CLASS

Thurs Mar 4

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6:30 - 9:30PM

Linda Martin

FULL

LUNCH & LEARN

Enjoy a Spanish inspired lunch and learn to create this satisfying specialty from scratch. Our DEMONSTRATION lesson is Spanish Paella with Chicken, Sausage, Saffron, & Rice served with Garlic Toast. Dessert will be Rustic Pear Tart with Toasted Almonds and Apple Cider-Caramel Sauce.

THIS IS A DEMONSTRATION CLASS

Fri Mar 5

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12:00 Noon - 1:00PM

Linda Martin

FULL

GOURMET COUPLES

Invite your favorite partner to share a culinary experience creating a three-course gourmet dinner. Enjoy preparing it with a group of couples. When finished cooking, you’ll enjoy it with a sampling of wines. Come be part of Shrimp & Spanish Chorizo Pizza Amuse with Escarole & Manchego Cheese and Roasted Beet & Baby Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese & Balsamic Dressing, served with Sauvignon Blanc. the entrée is Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin with Star Anise & Hoisin-Red Wine Sauce and Cast-Iron Bacon & Sweet Potato Hash, served with Zinfandel. Dessert will be White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream & Bourbon-Praline Sauce.

THIS IS A HANDS-ON CLASS

Fri Mar 5

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6:30 - 9:30PM

Linda Martin

150.00 per couple

NORTH AFRICAN FOODS

Learn about the foods, flavors and specialties of the cultures from Africa with a great lesson of authentic favorites. Come to learn to enjoy and make these for yourself. Our lesson is Beef Stew with Butternut Squash, Carrots and Potatoes steamed and served over Couscous; Stuffed Potato Kefta (Meatball) Fritters with Pickled Peppers; North African Macaroni with Braised Chicken; Shakshuka made with Tomatoes, Onions, Bell Peppers, Garlic and gently poached Eggs; and Moroccan Fish Tajine.

THIS IS A HANDS-ON CLASS

Sat Mar 6

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2:00 - 5:00PM

Omar Elmukhtar

65.00

INDIAN SPECIALTIES

Indian cuisine provides a panorama of foods and flavors with seasonings and combinations that are intriguing and satisfying. Come enjoy a lesson that will open the doors to understanding and preparing these great dishes. Our lesson is Butter Chicken with White Rice; Rogan Josh with a Kashmiri Salad; Bengali Shrimp Curry with Cilantro Yogurt Chutney; Parathas with Mint Chutney, and Chickpea Curry with Tamarind Sauce.

THIS IS A HANDS-ON CLASS

Tues Mar 9

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9:30AM - 12:30PM

Omar Elmukhtar

65.00

WOK IT!

A Wok is an amazing tool for creating fast dinners with so many flavor combinations. Treat yourself to a lesson that will make you comfortable using a wok for family meals or entertaining. Our lesson is Ginger-Scallion Steamed Cod; Vegetable Fried Rice, and Green Beans & Shiitake Mushrooms.

THIS IS A VIRTUAL CLASS

Wed Mar 10

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4:00 - 6:00PM

Lisa Brisch

30.00

THE IRISH TABLE

We’re taking Irish food to the next level Come learn and be inspired with the amazing flavors our lesson introduces. Along the way we’ll pay homage to the holiday and St. Patrick. Come for a fun class to create Irish Beef Pasties (Hand Pies); Cottage Pie (Shepherd’s Pie) with Creamy Cheddar Mashed Potatoes; Irish Lamb Stew with Fresh Vegetables & Rosemary; Colcannon (Potatoes & Cabbage with Bacon, Onion, & Sweet Butter). Dessert will be Irish Apple Cake with Whiskey Hard Sauce.

THIS IS A HANDS-ON CLASS

Thurs Mar 11

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6:30 - 9:30PM

Linda Martin

FULL

LUNCH & LEARN

Treat yourself to an amazing lunch and learn these specialty dishes for your own enjoyment. Our DEMONSTRATION lesson is Seafood and Sweet Corn Cakes served with Cauliflower and Potato Mash. Dessert is Peach Frangipane Tart with Spiced Whipped Cream.

THIS IS A DEMONSTRATION CLASS

Fri Mar 12

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12:00 Noon - 1:00PM

Terri Milligan

30.00

GOURMET COUPLES

Surprise your partner with a fun and inspiring culinary experience preparing a delicious gourmet meal. This menu is one you can make your own when you want to entertain. We’ll enjoy it with a sampling of wines. Sign up for Grilled Shrimp Amuse with Habanero & Toasted Garlic Vinaigrette and Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing, Bacon, & Cracked Black Pepper, served with Chardonnay. The entrée is Beef Tenderloin Stroganoff with Mushrooms, Shallots, & Buttered Noodles and Oven Roasted Carrots with Dijon Butter, served with Zinfandel. Dessert will be Pistachio & Candied Pear Tart with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.

THIS IS A HANDS-ON CLASS

Fri Mar 12

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6:30 - 9:30PM

Linda Martin

FULL

FRESH PASTA SHAPES

This lesson offers the opportunity to learn to make Pasta from scratch, taking it to the next level by turning it into specialty shapes, finishing with amazing Sauces. Discover the joy of making Pasta fresh using Vegetables, Herbs and Chocolate. Our lesson is Beet Fettuccini in Lemon Butter; Hand-shaped Bow-tie Pasta with roasted Tomatoes, Olive Oil and Parmesan; Angel Hair Pasta Cacio e Pepe; Winter Squash and Brown Butter Tortellini with Brussels Sprouts, and Chocolate Ravioli with Nutella Chocolate Sauce.

THIS IS A HANDS-ON CLASS

Sat Mar 13

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9:30AM - 12:30PM

Terri Milligan

FULL

TAPAS AND PAELLA

This class is the perfect theme for a party with foods that are fun to make and satisfying every time you make them. Come for an inspiring lesson and learn how to have a party of your own. We’ll prepare Tapas of Spanish Meat and Cheese Board; Spanish Tortilla; Spanish Meatballs con Pan Tomato, and Fried Calamari. The main event is Seafood Paella with Shrimp, Clams, Mussels and Cod.

THIS IS A HANDS-ON CLASS

Sat Mar 13

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2:00 - 5:00PM

Omar Elmukhtar

FULL

CHOCOLATE CRAVINGS

If you love Chocolate, this class is meant for you! The lesson will teach you to work with it, temper it, then create these amazing Chocolate specialties. Our lesson is Gluten free Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache; Chocolate Truffles; Chocolate Tart; Chocolate dipped Strawberries and Chocolate Bread Pudding. Come have fun then dive into these Chocolate treats at the end of class!

THIS IS A HANDS-ON CLASS

Tues Mar 16

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9:30AM - 12:30PM

Omar Elmukhtar

65.00

INSTANT POT COOKING

The magic of cooking with a Multi-cooker (Instant Pot) has never been more valuable than in today’s world. The choices for easily cooking anything are great with the Multi-pot selections. Come into the kitchen and learn from our Chef all you need to know. Our lesson is Glazed Meatloaf, Smashed Potatoes and easy peel Deviled Eggs.

THIS IS A VIRTUAL CLASS

Wed Mar 17

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4:00 - 6:00PM

Lisa Brisch

30.00

LUNCH & LEARN

Here is a great class teaching how to make a Beef Tenderloin with Sauce Demi-Glace. You can watch the DEMONSTRATION and learn the method of making your own Tenderloin turn out perfectly when you make it yourself. Sign up to enjoy and learn to prepare Grilled Beef Tenderloin and Sauce of Red Wine Demi-Glace, served with Black Russian Tomatoes & fresh warm Corn Salad. Dessert is Indian Vermicelli Pudding.

THIS IS A DEMONSTRATION CLASS

Fri Mar 19

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12:00 Noon - 1:00PM

Omar Elmukhtar

FULL

GOURMET COUPLES

Team up with your partner to enjoy a gourmet cooking class with a menu you can enjoy for a long time. Couples will cook together to create this three-course meal served with a sampling of wines. Our lesson is Red Wine, Honey and Cinnamon-Infused Fig and Montrachet Phyllo Bites and Roasted Carrot salad with Feta and Sunflower Seeds, served with Chardonnay. The entrée is Pan Seared Salmon with Tomatoes in a creamy Spinach Herb Sauce; Homemade Fettuccini with toasted Breadcrumbs and Parmesan, served with Pinot Noir. Dessert will be Citrus-Scented White Wine Cake with Marinated Fresh Berries and Whipped Cream.

THIS IS A HANDS-ON CLASS

Fri Mar 19

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6:30 - 9:30PM

Terri Milligan

FULL

KIDS MAKE PASTA

This class gives kids an introduction to making Pasta from scratch and the opportunity to learn to make favorite Pasta dishes they like to eat all the time. If your child is 8 or above, this class will teach how to make dinner! Kids will make Home Made Mac & Cheese with Cheesy Broccoli; Spaghetti & Meatballs with Garlic Bread; Chicken Fettuccine with Home Made Caesar Salad; Sloppy Joe Pasta, and Chocolate Nutella Spaghetti.

THIS IS A HANDS-ON CLASS

Sat Mar 20

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9:30AM – 12:30PM

Omar Elmukhtar

65.00

GLUTEN FREE & DELICIOUS

This class is for anyone who is gluten sensitive or intolerant and teaches a variety of recipes for everyday meals and special occasions. Learn to use substitute ingredients to achieve great flavors for each dish. Students can discuss and explore with the instructor how to apply these gluten free cooking principals to every-day cooking. Our lesson is Hand-made gluten-free Pasta Alfredo; Gluten-free Chocolate Waffles with Cinnamon Syrup; Polenta Squares with Wild Mushrooms and Gruyère Cheese; Chickpea and Butternut Squash Pancakes with Leeks and Greek Yogurt, and Chocolate Olive Oil Cake with Vanilla-scented Whipped Cream.

THIS IS A HANDS-ON CLASS

Sat Mar 20

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2:00 - 5:00PM

Terri Milligan

FULL

MULTI-POT COOKING

If your multi-pot (Instant Pot) is a mystery to you or has been tucked carefully away, this class will make you comfortable using it in all the magical ways it’s meant to be used. Sign up for a fun class that takes away all the mysteries. Bring your own to learn to use it! Our lesson is Chicken and Dumplings; Slow Cooker Salmon; Spanish Beef Roast with Olives; Potato Gratin, and Pork Meatballs with Tomatoes, Peppers and Onions.

THIS IS A HANDS-ON CLASS

Tues Mar 23

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9:30AM - 12:30PM

Omar Elmukhtar

65.00

PIZZAS AT HOME

Learn to make the very best Pizzas from scratch so you’ll have the ability to create your favorite combinations easily and at any time! Follow our Chef from your own kitchen and with her make Sheet Pan Pizza (Mozzarella, Tomato, fresh Basil); Cheeseburger Pizza, and to balance out your Pizzas – an Antipasto Salad.

THIS IS A VIRTUAL CLASS

Wed Mar 24

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4:00 - 6:00PM

Lisa Brisch

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GRILLING, RUBS & MARINADES

This class will help you to make your grill your friend. Grilling is a great way to cook most anything and any time of year! When you can make your own marinades and rubs and can control the heat of the grill it becomes a lot of fun. Enjoy an amazing meal of these recipes. Our lesson is Marinated & Grilled Shrimp with Roasted Garlic Butter; Grilled Spice Rubbed New York Steak with Three Herb-Chimichurri Sauce; Coffee Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Chipotle Cream Sauce; Marinated & Grilled Vegetables with Basil & Garlic Oil, and Homemade Grilled Butter Pound Cake with Chocolate Espresso Sauce & Freshly Whipped Cream.

THIS IS A HANDS-ON CLASS

Thurs Mar 25

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6:30 - 9:30PM

Linda Martin

FULL

LUNCH & LEARN

Come for an easy to prepare delicious lunch and learn to use these recipes for meals your family will really love! Enjoy a DEMONSTRATION of Avalon Grill Seared Shrimp Salad with Baby Arugula & Shaved Asiago, served with Black Pepper Biscuits with Sweet Butter. Dessert will be Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Fresh Strawberries & Whipped Cream.

THIS IS A DEMONSTRATION CLASS

Fri Mar 26

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12:00 Noon - 1:00PM

Linda Martin

FULL

GOURMET COUPLES

If you are a couple who is ready to get into the kitchen for an evening of fun and culinary exploration sign up for this class. Our three-course dinner is a lesson you’ll prepare together with a group of couples. We’ll pair the meal with a sampling of wines. Join us for a great culinary experience with Crab Rangoon Amuse with Sesame-Ginger Sauce and Salad of Wilted Greens, Dried Cranberries, & Shaved Parmesan with Honey-Balsamic Dressing, served with Sauvignon Blanc. The entrée is Sautéed Scallopine of Chicken with Saffron-Cream Sauce and Charred Fresh Zucchini with Basil Oil, served with Merlot. Dessert will be Caramelized Pear & Almond Upside Down cakes with Sweet Mascarpone Cream.

THIS IS A HANDS-ON CLASS

Fri Mar 26

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6:30 - 9:30PM

Linda Martin

150.00 per couple

GREEK TO ME

Greek cuisine encompasses so many elements of what is loved about great foods: the sunny healthy climate it comes from the mixing of cultures which has brought a wide variety of foods choices to the country and unique traditional foods that are loved over time. Come share the experience of preparing authentic Greek dishes. Our lesson is Sauteed Shrimp with Tomatoes, Feta, & Muscat Sauce; Pork Souvlaki; Greek Style Lamb Kefta Gyros with Fries and Lemon Oregano Chicken. Dessert will be traditional Greek Lokma (Fried Yeast leavened Dough drizzled with Honey).

THIS IS A HANDS-ON CLASS

Sat Mar 27

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2:00 - 5:00PM

Omar Elmukhtar

FULL

KNIFE SKILLS

Some of the most important tools in a kitchen are the knives you use. This class offers a unique hands-on experience teaching how to easily use a chef’s knife and paring knife. Each participant will receive an array of Vegetables and Fruits along with a chef’s knife and paring knife to work with. As the instructor leads you through the lesson you’ll learn how to easily and safely chop, slice, dice and julienne. Learn what knife to use with each job and how to maintain your knives at home.

THIS IS A HANDS-ON CLASS

Tues Mar 30

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9:30AM - 12:30PM

Omar Elmukhtar

65.00

CINNAMON ROLLS

In the comfort of your kitchen you can learn to make the very best Cinnamon Rolls – yeasty with yummy brown sugar, drizzled with icing. These are welcome treats any time! Start by making your family (and friends) happy with the batch you’ll make in this lesson.

THIS IS A VIRTUAL CLASS

Wed Mar 31

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4:00 - 6:00PM

Lisa Brisch

30.00

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