Hackett House Offers Variety of Dinner Party Cooking Classes

Hackett House Offers Variety of Dinner Party Cooking Classes

downtown Tempe

The historic Hackett House in downtown Tempe is once again offering a stellar selection of Dinner Party Cooking Classes and Special Events, perfect for those who love cooking and dining. Professional chefs and guests can gather on the lovely patio for a fun evening celebrating food and community! Each cooking class features fresh linens, candles and a complimentary wine bar. Classes are $50 per person. Guests are welcome to register for all four cooking classes and save $25.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

SPECIAL EVENT! What would Oktoberfest be without a traditional Bavarian dinner party? Everyone is invited to celebrate in the traditional Bavarian manner with restaurant owner and cook, Hanna Gabrielsson. Of German descent having been born and raised in Poznań, (part of Germany for 150 years), educated in Sweden, immigrated to Canada, Hanna has been serving traditional and authentic Old Country foods at her Mesa restaurant, Beaver Choice, for years. Hanna’s love of food and cooking has caused her to treasure and re-create the traditional regional foods. Stay tuned to the Hackett House website as the dinner details unfold.

Register online for this class or call (480)350-8181

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Many of you may not yet know our own Kim Rosner, long-time Tempe Sister City member, mother of Sheridan, 2011 Student Delegate to Skopje, Macedonia, and Spenser who was the 2015 Student Delegate to Regensburg, Germany. Kim and husband Chris both share a love of the foods of this region. Chris grew up with it; Kim learned to make these foods from her mother-in-law, Barbara, over the past 30 years. And where did Barbara get her recipes from? As with all family traditional recipes, they were handed down from great-grandmother to grandmother to mom. Barbara remembers her grandmother rolling out the paper thin phyllo dough and draping it over clothing racks and wires strung across the house to dry before cutting it into sheets to make the baklava.

Fresh pita bread with baba ganoush, labane and hummus spreads.
Grape leaf rolls of ground beef, rice and spices served over the tomato sauce they are cooked in.
Pork and lamb kibbe over roasted red pepper sauce, accompanied by a refreshing insalata.
Baklava – yes the same recipe that has been handed down for 4 generations.

Register on-line for this class or call (480)350-8181

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Our Hackett House patio is happy that it will once again host one of our favorite chefs-Executive Sous Chef Lee Hillson from the Phoenician! Chef Lee will again entertain our palates while he entertains us with his stories. We never know whether to introduce him as an entertainer, comedian or Chef par excellence because he is all of them! Chef Lee has married since last we tasted his fare-let’s see what he brings us to enjoy this Fall. Perhaps we might be meeting his family as well!

Stay tuned for details

Register online for this class or call (480)350-8181.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

We have a dream come true with Chef Lisa’s debut on the Hackett House patio. We know we all love good food; we know we all enjoy meeting the chefs in the valley; we know we care about our health. Many of us know how to make any dish taste good-cream and butter, right? Chef Lisa is one of the few who has made it her business to focus on great taste and lighten the fats in recipes. With her cooking, we don’t have to make a choice between treating our taste buds and caring for our bodies-we get both! Come for the taste. Come for the nutrition. Come for the recipes. Come for the food science. Come to taste gluten-free delicious food. Just come and you’ll leave happy.

Autumn Kale Salad – Ribbons of kale in an apple cider walnut vinaigrette with golden raisins and toasted walnuts.
Cranberry and Goat Cheese stuffed Pork Tenderloin with a Port Reduction – Pork tenderloin stuffed with dried cranberries and crumbled goat cheese with a drizzle of an herbed port wine sauce.
Creamy Polenta with Wilted Greens – Slow cooked creamy stone-ground cornmeal with Parmesan cheese and sautéed spinach and kale.
Pumpkin Mousse – Light and airy whipped pumpkin and cream with maple and ginger.

Register on-line for this class or call (480)350-8181

Monday, November 28, 2016

Who will win this year’s chili cook off? Only you can tell us as you taste what comes out of the kitchen onto your plates. Tempe Fire Station # 273, located in the Hackett House’s backyard on McClintock, was the hands-down winner of last fall’s cook-off between three Tempe Firefighting Stations. Our guests were served each of three different chilis by the firefighters themselves. They voted and Station #273 won the top prize. The tradition continues this year with Tempe’s own #273 challenging Phoenix’s firefighters.
Not only will the firefighters be cooking your chili, they will be serving you dinner throughout the evening – just as they have been serving our community throughout the years. And what chili doesn’t taste better paired with ice-cold beer? Join us to celebrate our very own firefighters as they dish up their fire house staple!

Register on-line for this class or call (480)350-8181

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for gift shop browsing and Happy Hour…classes begin at 6:30 p.m. Paid reservations are required.

Hackett House
95 W. 4th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281

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