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In-person class: All About Dates – The Ultimate Delicacy

December 4, 2021 @ 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM


Saturday, December 4, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM. In-person Class: All About Dates – The Ultimate Delicacy with Sabrina Rigas. Cost: $75.00 per person.

Did you know dates are the world’s oldest cultivated fruit with many cultures referring to palms as “trees of life”? With the magical setting of The Urban Grove’s date palms as the backdrop, you’ll participate along with owner Sabrina Rigas, who taught cooking classes during her 24 years of living in Saudi Arabia, for a meal using dates from start to finish. There’s also a tour of the Grove.

On the menu: Starting with a Coffee Date Shake with Barhi dates (sweet, buttery with nuances of butterscotch, honey and persimmon); Mascarpone Barhi Date Cheese Dip with Pita Chips Seasoned with Sonoran and Hatch Chile Salts; Pearl Couscous Halawi Date Salad with Tahini Dressing (Halawi, “sweet” in Arabic, are the epitome pf butter and caramel); Halawi Date Rice Pilaf with Arabian Gulf Chicken; Date Fennel Cake with Halawi dates; and Medjool Dates Stuffed with Almonds and Rolled in Sesame Seeds. Sabrina’s gift to you is sending you home with some Barhi dates. Dates will also be available for purchase.

CLASS NOTES: The in-person class, limited to 20, will be held at The Urban Grove, 550 W. Orange Grove Rd. You’ll receive an email with class details 5 days in advance. Please use an email address you frequently check. Our emails can get caught in spam filters or blocked entirely, please contact us if you don’t receive the class information.

All classes and events are nonrefundable. You can request a transfer to a different class or event up to 7 days prior to the class or event. Culinary Boot Camps or workshops require a 14-day notification. Your request must be emailed to [email protected]. If you’re exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, contact us immediately at [email protected]. Click here for required in-person waiver.

Please know it may be necessary to cancel select classes if 10 or fewer guests enroll. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience; we’ll personally reach out to each guest in case of cancellation.

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December 4, 2021
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM


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