Arabian Nights

Are you ready to unlock the secrets of Arabian cuisine and take your taste buds on an unforgettable adventure? Say hello to “Arabian Nights,” a cooking class that’s not just about food—it’s an epicurean expedition that promises to transport you to the bustling streets and serene landscapes of the Middle East, all from the comfort of your kitchen!

Under the expert guidance of the charismatic Chef Joel, this class is your golden ticket to mastering a menu that sings with the flavors of tradition and the melody of modern twists. Imagine the smoky allure of Mutabbal and the fiery romance of Muhammara, followed by the comforting hug of fresh Za’atar Flatbread. And that’s just the beginning!

  • Mutabbal (Roasted Eggplant, tahini, yogurt and roasted garlic dip)
  • Muhammara (Roasted red pepper dip)
  • Fresh Za’atar Flatbread
  • Musakhan (a variation of the classic sumac and seven spice chicken dish)
  • Kamounet Batata (Mashed potatoes with olive oil, basil and garlic)
  • Salata Flaahiyeh (Farmer’s salad with cucumber, tomato, lemon and mint)
  • Honey Soaked Baklava Bundles

Whether you’re a culinary wizard or a curious novice, “Arabian Nights” is designed to delight food enthusiasts and cultural explorers alike. From the sumptuous layers of Musakhan to the earthy warmth of Kamounet Batata and the refreshing zest of Salata Flaahiyeh, each dish offers a story, a slice of heritage, and a bite of pure bliss. And for the grand finale? Honey-soaked Baklava Bundles that are nothing short of a sweet, sticky masterpiece.

But why should you join? Because Chef Joel doesn’t just teach recipes; he weaves narratives, sharing the history and heart behind each dish, ensuring you leave not just with a full stomach but with stories to tell and dishes that’ll dazzle at your next dinner party.

This isn’t just a cooking class; it’s a celebration of culture, flavors, and the joy of creating mouth-watering masterpieces. Spots are filling up faster than a pot boils over, so if you’re itching to wield your whisk in new and exciting ways, this is your moment.

Don’t just dream about the aromatic wonders of Arabian cuisine—whip on your apron, grab your spatula, and make it a reality with “Arabian Nights.” Chef Joel and a world of flavors await. Are you in?

Wine, beer, and cocktails are available for purchase from our bar. Come early for cocktails (5:30) — class begins at 6:00!

Our classes are small, so you get personal attention from our professional instructors. Your instructor, Chef Joel, is a nationally-recognized culinary instructor with over 25 years of teaching experience. He brings his unique flair to teaching, using his sense of humor and passion for cooking to inspire and involve his students.



Jun 04 2024


6:00 pm - 8:30 pm




Chef Joel


3248 University Ave., Madison, WI 53705
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