Prepare yourself for a delicious summer filled with fine Italian cuisine and wine. SASSI’ Summer Food & Wine Series returns for 2015 providing a unique and intimate experience to ‘escape to Italy’ for the evening and learn to make a variety of dishes from each culinary region of Italy with one of the Valley’s top chefs.
Chef Nicosia will showcase simple Antipasti dishes that are sure to please even the pickiest party guest. Marinated olives for starters, a fried asparagus with prosciutto, shrimp spiedino with salsa verde. Figs and goat cheese will also be sampled.
SASSI’s Executive Chef Christopher Nicosia will greet you with a glass of wine to accompany you while you enjoy the demonstration and hands-on preparation of authentic Italian specialties. Participants will have the opportunity to learn recipes and enjoy a light, one-course meal featuring the food presented during the cooking demonstration. Guests will have the opportunity to interact with Chef Nicosia and assist in the cooking demonstration and preparation of each dish. As each dish is sampled, guests will enjoy two additional regional wine pairings in order to fully appreciate the flavors of the evening. SASSI’s award-winning Wine Director Stephen Plunkett will teach the wine portion of the program. Each class is limited to 30 guests to allow for hands-on instruction with Chef Nicosia.
Reflecting the grace and charm of an Italian villa, SASSI is the perfect summer escape without ever having to leave the Valley. Drink in the breathtaking view and enjoy cooler temperatures from the base of Pinnacle Peak and experience SASSI’s old-world architecture and sprawling courtyards, inspired by the time honored traditions and hospitality of Southern Italy.
Each cooking class is $59 per person, which includes service charges and sales tax. Participants have an opportunity to save $27 by purchasing admission to the series of three for $150. For the price of the admission guests will receive sampling of the recipes prepared paired with two four-ounce glasses of wine paired to harmonize with the meal from the evenings demonstration. Featured wines will be available for purchase following each demonstration.
Spend the summer honing your cooking skills with intimate instruction with one of the Valley’s most beloved chefs. The Summer Food and Wine Series is certain to be a hit with wine and cuisine connoisseurs from beginners to experts. The demonstration meals are sure to pique the desire of any palate.
Reservations are required to participate and can be made by clicking here or by calling 480.502.9095. Under the “Summer Food & Wine" heading you may select the event date, and number of persons attending under the “Notes” field. A credit card is required to confirm a reservation.