Noshing Around

Make Your Own Dough

Feeling a little kneady? If so, dust off your apron and head down to the Radisson Suites Hotel (7051 S. Tucson Blvd.) on Saturday, Jan. 31, for a couple of baking classes brought to you by the people at King Arthur Flour. A class on making sweet and savory breads goes down at 11 a.m., followed by a lesson on making cookies and pies at 3 p.m. The free classes are appropriate for bakers of all experience levels. Visit the King Arthur Web site, or call (800) 827-6836 for more information.

Terra Cotta Farewell Dinner

Your last chance to dip into a bowl of Terra Cotta's tortilla soup is Friday and Saturday, Jan. 30 and 31, when the eatery throws a farewell dinner featuring entreés made famous during the eatery's 22 years in operation. Terra Cotta classics such as goat-cheese-stuffed prawns, chile-and-sage-rubbed salmon and a stuffed poblano relleno platter are on the prix-fixe menu, as are garlic custard, shrimp flautas and several decadent desserts. $40, plus tax and gratuity. Visit the Terra Cotta Web site for a look at the full farewell menu. Terra Cotta is located at 3500 E. Sunrise Drive. Call 577-8100 for reservations or more information.


Marana's Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Dove Mountain (6501 Boulder Bridge Pass) has a new restaurant named Cayton's, taking the name from Eugene "Cush" Cayton, a homesteader who settled the area back in the 1920s. The eatery serves "American comfort cuisine with Southwestern flair," according to a press release, and is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Cocktails and appetizers are available from 3 p.m. to sunset. Call 572-3500 for reservations or more information.

Something to Do-Si-Do About

The Girls Scouts put out a press release this week announcing that their cookies are not affected by the peanut-butter recall sweeping the nation due to a salmonella outbreak. Cookies are still available by putting in an order with your local Girl Scout or visiting the Cookie Web site.

Iron Chef Tucson

Ramiro Scavo, executive chef of Zona 78, Harvest and Hacienda del Sol, won the 2009 Iron Chef Tucson competition held Sunday, Jan. 18, at Desert Diamond Casino. Scavo beat former champion Albert Hall, owner/chef at Acacia at St. Philips, to take the title. Scavo said he sealed his victory by using bison meat--the contest's secret ingredient--to create his versions of biscuits-and-gravy and albondigas. Congratulations, Iron Chef Scavo!