Dinner Party Cooking Classes at Hackett House

For all those who love to cook and those who enjoy a fabulous meal. The Dinner Party Cooking Classes are held on the beautiful patio at Hackett House, complete with Fresh Linens, Candles, and Complimentary Wine Bar. Classes are $50 per person unless otherwise noted. Register for all 4 classes for $175 non-transferable. 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. Check out our terrific line-up of some of the Valley’s most talented Chefs:


October 25, 2011

Hackett House welcomes back Chef Eddie Matney of Eddie’s House in Scottsdale. The always popular and enthusiastic Chef will be preparing the classic “Lobster Dinner” (better known as the Clambake). The menu includes Clam Chowder (or “Chowda”), yes, Lobsters (flown in), Corn, Potato, Butter/Lemons and what else but Apple Pie or Cobbler – it is apple picking time in N.E. Don’t Miss This One!


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November 8, 2011

Kathy Andrews, Culinary Expert, returns to Hackett House to present one of her most memorable menu’s: Wild Mushroom and Corn Flan over Black-Eyed Peas, Crispy Polenta and Baby Greens from the famed “Turquoise Room” at La Posada, Winslow, AZ. Butternut Squash Soup paired with Caramelized Onion, Roasted Shallot Cream Soup, from the enchanting and famous “Inn At Little Washington” outside of Washington, D.C. Roast Tenderloin of Pork on a Tangle of Tart Greens with Black Currant Sauce and Spaetzle also from the “Inn at Little Washington”, and to end this delightful meal, from the Valley’s “Vincent’s on Camelback”, Lemon Meringue Crepes drizzled with Raspberry Balsamic Vinegar and Creme Anglaise.


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November 14, 2011

Hackett House welcomes back Chef Mario Vincitorio, chef/owner of Vincitorio’s in Tempe, and his wife, Ginger, who hosts culinary radio and television shows and knows her way around the kitchen. They will treat you to a warm, hospitality filled dinner from their Italian Restaurant, with tips and tricks to learn along the way. Better Come Hungry!

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December 6, 2011

Chef Marc Pana, chef/owner of Crumbs Catering, joins our roster of great Hackett House chefs. Do you need some inspiration for your upcoming holiday festivities? Chef Marc will take you through the basics of having a TAPA’s Party, along with selecting the wines to match the food choices. You will get a chance to prepare your own savory or sweet Tapa creation. Join in the fun…a special evening at the Hackett House with our own food challenge at the end!

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New Tempe Calendar of Events

I recently added a Tempe Calendar of Events to the www.tempethoughts.org web site.  My inspiration in doing so was that I could not find a collective calendar out in cyberspace.  If you know of a Tempe related event that you would like the public to be aware of please send me the info and I will get it posted.  The more content that I receive the better resource this Calendar will become so whether it is a fund raiser, ASU happening, school district, neighborhood, or even a political event, please contribute.