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March Cooking Class at Zappone's

Wine Update on Zappone's Cooking Class w/ Wine Pairings:

1st Course: Eggplant Involtini

Paired with - Row Eleven Rose', 2011, CA - a Pinot Noir Rose', slightly sweet, with strawberry and cherry flavors, soft in the mouth with a juicy finish

2nd course: Fettuccini w/Oyster Mushrooms, Peas, Cream Sauce

Paired with - (your choice of either)

Stratton Lummis Chardonnay, 2010, Los Carneros CA - really creamy, soft butter, ripe apple, white peaches, light oak and a hint of vanilla

OR - Row Eleven Vinas 3, Pinot Noir, CA - very rich Pinot with bold fruit and a long finish

Dessert: Traditional, Raspberry, & Limoncello Cannoli's

Paired with - Cavicchioli Malvese Sparkling, Italy

I've tasted all the wines (as usual!) and this is going to be amazingly delicious, not to mention learning how to make all those dishes :)

Who's going to stay and play with me afterwards???




Let's do one of Sal's special cooking classes! This one is just for us (East Valley Wine Group), and it's a full 3 course lunch.


Saturday, March 29th at 2pm (will last about 2 hours)

1st Course: Eggplant Involtini - paired with Rose'

2nd course: Homemade Fettuccini with Oyster Mushrooms, Peas in a Cream Sauce - paired with California Chardonnay or Pinot Noir

Dessert: Cannoli's 3 Ways - paired with 100% Malvese semi-sweet, semi-sparkling wine.

Cost - $30 plus tax and gratuity

What this looks like: we will have the recipes and wine in front of us, in order to follow what Sal is doing.

He will first demo how to peel and prepare Eggplant Involitini, then show us the rolling process, and how to dip in the flour and fry. When he is done (about 15 minutes) we eat :)

Next he will show us how to make pasta dough, roll it out, and cut it into fettuccini. He then will prepare the actual dish in the saute' pans (about 30 minutes). Then we eat :)

And then Cannoli's - we'll see how to prepare a basic Cannoli, and then how to vary it with a few different other flavors. Then we eat :)

Notice how there are smiley faces after all the "and then we eats"? :)

This event has a limit of 25 people, so if you RSVP YES, then I expect you to be there!

I can't wait! (except I'm afraid after this I might be expected to make HOMEMADE pasta every time)...



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  • Tana E.

    So much fun! But I want more wine :) Thanks for the awesome job, Sal!

    2 · March 30, 2014

  • Ed K.

    Great food, wine, n friends

    March 29, 2014

  • Patty

    Very fun!

    March 29, 2014

  • Connie


    March 29, 2014

  • Natalee r.

    Tana- just came back from a business trip with a cold. Won't be joining today. So sorry. I was really looking forward to it. I hope you schedule another one. Have fun.

    March 29, 2014

  • Tana E.

    Jill - We love to cook and eat too! This is a friendly and fun group, so nothing to be afraid of - no chickening out!!!

    March 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    do we need to pay in advance or can we pay at the door?

    March 24, 2014

    • Tana E.

      pay at the door :)

      March 25, 2014

  • Phil and Mary W.

    Family and other considerations force us to not go! See you all next month!

    March 24, 2014

  • Connie

    Darn.....out of town on business...sounds really good too

    March 23, 2014

  • Natalee r.

    Looking forward to my first event with this group. What a great way to meet new people and make friends who share a passion for food and wine! See you all soon.

    March 22, 2014

  • Phil and Mary W.

    Mary and I are looking forward to the delicious sounding food & wine. And learning to pair with food as well as make the food - GREAT!!!!

    February 23, 2014

  • Patty

    Sounds delicious!! Can't wait.

    February 21, 2014

  • Michele

    Really wish we could go. It sounds fabulous!

    February 20, 2014

  • Joan W.

    Can't believe we won't be able to make it! Jim & I love Zapponie's, and it sounds so wonderful and fun! Hope everyone has a great time! See you soon, J&J

    February 19, 2014

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