Learn and lunch cooking class returns to Marcellino Ristorante

Class is back in session at Marcellino Ristorante with new themes and recipes for his monthly cooking class. Limited seating is available at the Chef’s Island where Marcellino will share his secrets to making his hand-crafted Italian cuisine.

Class participants will enjoy lunch following class that includes the main dish from the cooking demonstration along with a salad and dessert.

Classes are from 1 p.m. – 3p.m. with the first class starting in 2 weeks. Reservations can be made by calling 480-990-9500.Cooking class

Saturday, September 22

Cost: $35/per person

Menu: Chef’s fresh pasta and sauce featuring Italian Brocoli di Rape and Salsiccia (sausage)

Saturday, October 20

Cost: $40+/per person

Menu: Ravioli filled with fresh spinach and creamy ricotta cheese

Saturday, November 17

Cost: $40/per person

Menu: Pollo Saporito — humanely raised chicken breast sautéed with pine nuts, sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms and tomato

Saturday, December 15

Cost: $35/per person

Menu: “Christmas Eve in Italy” featuring Scialatielli alle Vongolle — handcrafted pasta sautéed with Manila clams, olive oil, garlic, white wine and red pepper flakes.

Marcellino Ristorante is at 7114 E. Stetson Dr. Scottsdale 85251. http://marcellinoristorante.com/

Festive holiday cooking classes planned for Scottsdazzle

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.

2:30 p.m.

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/

 

Lunch & Learn at Marcellino Ristorante

If you’ve ever wanted to learn what makes classic Italian cuisine so good now’s your chance as Chef Marcellino Verzino of his namesake restaurant, Marcellino Ristorante is hosting 2 Lunch & Learns  in coming weeks sharing his secrets and recipes.

Pasta & Pesto

Saturday March 18th is when 16 lucky guests will pull up a seat at the chef’s island and will watch and learn as chef Marcellino creates his homemade pasta and delicious pesto.

Gnocchi & Tomato Sauce

Come back on Saturday April 22nd and learn how he makes his Gnocchi and light tomato sauce as you watch chef gracefully make his way around the exhibition kitchen preparing his delicious potato dumplings.

Only 16 seats are available for each of the classes that will start at 1pm and conclude about 3pm. Attendees will dine on salad,  pasta and dessert after his cooking demonstration. Cost for each of the exclusive Lunch & Learns are $35++.

Reserve your seat by calling the restaurant at 480-990-9500.

Marcellino Ristorante is at 7114 E. Stetson Dr. Scottsdale 85251. http://marcellinoristorante.com/

 

 

 

Black Friday restaurant deals around the Phoenix area

2 weeks from today the madness that is Black Friday (Nov. 25th) will be here. Retailers aren’t the only one offering the deals, many of your favorite restaurants around the Phoenix area are offering deals to those that prefer to eat and drink than shop. Below is a list of where to find the restaurant deals around the Phoenix area and a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Scottsdale.

Ticoz Latino Kitchen

All day on Black Friday November 25, Ticoz Latin Kitchen will offer 1/2 off appetizers and “Weary Shopper Sangria” for 1/2 off. Additionally, their Corona, Corona Lite and Imperial beers by the bottle will be 1/2 off all day.

5114 North 7th Street. More information available online at www.ticozaz.com or by calling 602-200-0160.

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Eklectic Pie – 2 locations

Buy one 11 inch pizza, get one free. (limit one per person, may not be combined with other offers)

PLUS by four, $10 gift cards, get one $10 gift card free

Both locations open daily at 11:00 a.m.

eklecticpie.com

Eklectic Pie Mesa

1859 South Stapley Drive

480-207-1613

Eklectic Pie Chandler

2990 East Germann Road

480-855-7342

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El Palacio

Enjoy special offers including half off gift cards, $3 margaritas and $4 Fire & Rice (drink made with rumchata and fireball whiskey)!

El Palacio

2950 E Germann Rd, Chandler, AZ 85249

(480) 802-5770

http://www.epfamilyrestaurants.com

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Drexyl Modern American Restaurant

Enjoy happy hour all day on Black Friday.

Drexyl

8877 North Scottsdale Road

480-840-1861

http://drexylusa.com

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Tavern Americana

Celebrate Black Friday, November 25th with a gift card special. Buy $100 in gift cards and get $25 extra!

Tavern Americana

20469 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale

(480) 502-6740

http://urbantaverngroup.com/tavernamericana/

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The Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer’s

All Day Happy Hour!

20% Off All Local Retail (THE MARKET IS A PROUD MEMBER OF LOCAL FIRST ARIZONA)

Black Friday Power Lunch $24.99 11am – 5pm

First Course

Butternut Squash Bisque

Second Course

choice of

Cuban Sandwich

Bolognese

Chicken

Sweet

choice of

Bread Pudding

Chocolate Mousse

Plus, a glass of house wine

The Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer’s

3603 E. Indian School Rd., Ste A

Phoenix, AZ 85018

602-579-5327

themarketphx.com

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SCOTTSDAZZLE

Christmas Tree Lighting, Soleri Bridge: 5:30 p.m., November 25, sweet treats and cocoa will be offered, live music and more! Mayor Jim Lane and members of the Scottsdale City Council will be on hand to light the one-of-a kind to Arizona tree, imported from Italy. The tree boasts over one million customizable lighting options and will glow nightly on the Soleri Bridge.

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Marcellino Ristorante

Marcellino Ristorante will offer their “lite bites and sips” menu from 12 noon until close on Friday, November 25.  (menu is normally offered from 4 pm – 6 pm) The Lite Bites menu includes appetizers and drinks ranging from $6-$10.

Marcellino Ristorante

7114 E Stetson Drive

Scottsdale

480-990-9500

www.MarcellinoRistorante.com

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WINK 24:

Celebrate Thanksgiving weekend and Black Friday at Wink 24.  Wednesday, Nov 23 and Friday Nov 25, Purchase a single serving bottle of Tattinger Champagne and second bottle is a penny!

Biltmore Fashion Park

2502 E. Camelback Road

Phoenix, 85016

602-954-5278

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