The festive holiday season is almost upon us and brings the return of the month long celebration Scottsdazzle. Over a dozen events planned along the canal at the Scottsdale Waterfront and in nearby old town. One of those events is a series of cooking classes by local chefs for three Saturdays in December.
Tamale Making at Barrio Queen
Barrio Queen is hosting a tamale making class on December 2! Guests will have a hands on experience with Chef Julio, making tamales and learning about their history. Attendees will also receive a recipe to make tamales at home. The event is limited to 20 people and the proceeds will be donated to a children’s charity.
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. $10, tickets by calling 480-656-4197
7114 E. Stetson Dr.
Marshmallow Making at Super Chunk Sweets & Treats
On Saturday, December 9, local pastry chef Country Velador will teach guests to make marshmallows in festive flavors! Participants will create marshmallows in flavors such as peppermint candy, cocoa or pumpkin spice. They will also learn how to dress the mallows up using cookie cutters or molds and how to cut them perfectly for homemade hot chocolate or wrapped up as gifts for loved ones.
7120. E 6th Ave. #19
$35 per person. Space is limited to 15 guests. Call (602)736-2383 or stop by the shop in person to pay in advance. No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than 10 days before the class.
Italian Holiday Traditions with Chef Marcellino
Chef Marcellino Verzino is hosting a holiday cooking class on Saturday, December 16. The class, titled “Christmas Eve in Italy,” will allow participants to have fun while learning a few of chef’s secrets in making his handcrafted cuisine.
1-3 p.m. $35 per person, tickets at (480)990-9500
Marcellino Ristorante 7114 E. Stetson Dr.
To see a full list of Scottsdazzle’s month long events go to http://www.scottsdazzle.com/