Executive Chef Christopher Nicosia of Scottsdale’s SASSI welcomes the season with the restaurant’s Summer Food and Wine Series, kicking off this Wednesday. Guests are invited to enjoy demonstrations of authentic Italian cooking–in addition to delicious eats and wines. Each demo starts at 6 p.m. and is $49 per person, including eats, drinks and demo.
SASSI’s Summer Food and Wine Series:
Wednesday, June 12 – Introduction to Pasta Making Chef Nicosia will feature easy homemade pasta (ricotta gnocchi with simple tomato sauce and mozzarella). The pasta will be complemented by wines from Tuscany: Vermentino, Sangiovese di Toscano and Rosso di Montalcino.
Wednesday, July 17– Cooking with Summer Fruit Chef Nicosia will showcase SASSI’s summer fruit appetizers (roasted stuffed figs, peach bruschetta) with summertime sparkling wines: Moscato, Prosecco, Franciacorta Brut.
Wednesday, August 14 – Cooking with Summer Vegetables Chef Nicosia will present Arizona’s summer vegetable bounty: heirloom tomatoes, eggplant, squash and herbs. The wine selection of Southern Italy will be explored: Fiano di Avellino, Etna Rosso, Nero d’Avola.
Wednesday, September 11 – Introduction to Cucina Enoteca Chef Nicosia will demonstrate Cucina Enoteca, or food of the wine repository, featuring small plates from the Wine Bar at SASSI including olives, fried cheese, marinated vegetables,stuffed paccheri and wines from Veneto: Pinot Grigio, Carmenere,Valpolicella Ripasso.
To reserve your spot, visit www.sassi.biz.