Sassi Summer Food & Wine Series 2015

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This week kicks off another Summer Food & Wine Series at Scottsdale’s Sassi restaurant. The intimate experience allows locals to enjoy an Italian summer escape without ever having to pack a bag or buy a plane ticket.
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.
2015 lineup:
Wednesday, June 10 – Antipasti Party: 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.
Wednesday, June 24– Fresh Pasta 101: Chef Nicosia will feature our handmade pasta; Egg pasta dough-fettuccine with a mushroom ragu and an egg-less pasta dough-orecchiette with SASSI homemade sausage and rapini).
Wednesday, July 15– Brunch Italian Style: Chef Nicosia will present all the flavors of a traditional Italian breakfast, serving a frittata with asparagus, prosciutto, and Fontina, crespelle with ricotta and summer berries accompanied by breakfast bruschetta.
Each class is limited to 30 guests to allow for hands-on instruction with Chef Nicosia. 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. To RSVP, visit

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