Tom’s Thumb Fresh Market http://www.tomsthumbfreshmarket.com/ starts a series of tasty educational classes in August covering everything from wine, grilling, and cooking. It’s “101 & Bell” sessions provide the basics and beyond from the experts at this unique corner market.
Chuck Hesson, the market manager and a certified Sommelier, hosts the first class “Wine & BBQ “– a Wine 101 pairing varietals with the tangy, smoky flavors of barbecue. The event starts at 6:30 pm with a tasting of five wines and light appetizers. Hesson will describe how each pairs with the different qualities of meats and sauces of the restaurant’s award-winning barbecue.
After the tasting, guests will sit for a 3-course dinner with their choice of barbecue entrée and their choice of one glass wine. Additional drinks are available for purchase.
Cost for the tasting course and dinner is $60 per couple or $35 per individual. Pre-paid reservations are required and can be made online or at the market.
Wednesday, August 8
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Tom’s Thumb Fresh Market
9393 E. Bell Rd. • Scottsdale 85260
Five food friendly wines from around the world:
- Italian Prosecco
- Oregon Rose
- Oregon Pinot Noir
- French Cote du Rhone
- Californian Syrah
- Choice of soup or salad
- Choice of the Two Meat Platter, Grilled Salmon or Rib Platter
- Choice of Strawberry Shortcake or Peach Cobbler