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Mark Your Calendar Paradise Valley Dream Home Tour

January 25, 2014 - Call 602.840.4556 for information

Mark Your Calendar Lymphoma Research Foundation VIP Party

February 20, 2014 - Call 602.840.4556 for information

Mark Your Calendar  Healthy Cooking Classes with Chef and Author Rachel Albert

Join us for one, or many, of our healthy cooking classes
with chef and author, Rachel Albert, in our
state-of-the-art Sub-Zero/Wolf kitchen at the PV Design Center.

RSVP required for Each Class
To RSVP, Call Chef Rachel:
at 602.840.4556
Fee: $50 w/advance payment; $55 if you pay at the door

Raving About Rosemary Tuesday, 2/12, 6-8 pm

What do you do with all the rosemary growing in your garden or your neighbor’s yard?  Harvest it, dry it, power it, and use it in sweet and savory dishes from breakfast to dessert and natural body care products.  Chef Rachel will share some of her favorite rosemary recipes plus tips for drying, storing, and using the herb for gifts.  She will also share the herb’s history and healing properties.  Wheat-free, gluten-free, dairy free.

Rabbit or Lamb Stew w/ Root Vegetables & Rosemary
Rosemary-Garlic Muffins
Roasted Silver-Dollar Sweet Potatoes w/ Rosemary
Roasted Parsnip Fries with Rosemary
Kale w/ Rosemary, Onions, & Olives
Rosemary-Hazelnut Shortbread w/ Lemon Ice Dream

RSVP required

Savvy Cooking with Citrus Monday, 2/25, 6-8 pm

Savvy cooks use citrus to flavor fish, add pizzazz to poultry, jazz up cooked vegetables, dress salads, freshen fruits, and make delicious drinks. Find out how to add flair to your daily fare with the season’s juiciest oranges, lemons, limes, and tangerines artfully paired with herbs, spices, and nuts. Enjoy ample samples and take home printed recipes plus prep, cooking, and serving tips. Come hungry. Wheat-free, gluten-free, dairy-free recipes.

Baked Chicken Thighs w/ Cumin & Lime
Parboiled Crudite Platter of Seasonal Vegetables
w/ a duo of dips
            Spicy Peanut Lime/Orange Sauce
            Cashew-Macadamia Dill Dip
Quinoa Tabouli, a twist on the classic dish w/ sun dried tomatoes & pine nuts
Coconut Orange Macaroons
Sweet Herb Lemonade

RSVP required

Savvy Cooking with Quinoa Wednesday, 3/13, 6-8 pm

Tired of rice? Bored with bread and pasta? Try quinoa (pronounced Keen-WAH), a quick cooking, wheat-free, gluten-free, high-protein super grain cultivated 4000 to 8000 years ago in the Andean region of South America. Chef Rachel will show you how to use the whole grain, flour, and flaked forms to make an enticing array of dishes from appetizers to breakfast and dessert! Wheat-free, gluten-free, mostly dairy-free demonstration.

Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup
Quinoa Salad With Lime Ginger Dressing & Shrimp
Golden (Quinoa) Hash Browns
Quinoa and Coconut Waffles with Whipped Honey Butter & Fruit
Flourless Quinoa Chocolate Cake/Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
Quinoa Granola

RSVP required

Moroccan Munchies Monday, 3/25, 6-8 pm

Chef Rachel will show you how to incorporate some of the flavors of Moroccan cooking into your daily and weekly meals. You’ll discover enticing spice blends, delicious ways to satisfy your sweet tooth, time-saving strategies, mix and match menu ideas, and user-friendly recipes. Sample a memorable meal and take home the tips you need to add flair to your daily fare. Wheat-free, gluten-free, dairy-free.

Kalamata Olive Hummus w/ Veggie Dippers
Fennel & Sea Salted Brown Rice Crisps
Moroccan Spiced Salmon with Moroccan BBQ Sauce
Tender Sautéed Kale or Collard Greens with Onions, Celery & Walnuts
Poached Pears with Raisins, Turkish Dried Apricots & Anise & Toasted Pecans
Moroccan Mint Tea

RSVP required

Savvy Salad Celebration Monday, 4/8, 6-8 pm

Say goodbye to repeats of summer’s lettuce, cucumber, and tomato salads. Discover delicious ways to make interesting salads that incorporate fresh fruits, dried fruits, parboiled or roasted vegetables, toasted nuts, or wilted cabbage. Chef Rachel will walk you though raw, cooked, composed, pressed, and tossed salads you’ll want to serve again and again. 

Baby Greens w/ Pears, Pecans & Poppy Seed Pineapple Drizzle
Creamy-Crunchy Coleslaw w/ Celery Seed & Dill
Parboiled Vegetable Medley w/ Very Easy Vinaigrette
Greek Kale Salad, a delicious twist on a classic dish using a super nutritious leafy green
Everlasting Salad
Homemade Baked Blue Corn Chips

RSVP required

Dinner with Dates Tuesday, 4/16, 6-8 pm

Date ranches once stretched from Glendale to Mesa, Arizona, covering 300 acres and producing more than one million pounds of dates annually. Although the number of date trees has dwindled over the past 50 to 60 years, the southwest is still home to some of the most delicious dates. Local cooking instructor, cooking coach, author, freelance writer, and chef Rachel Albert will share interesting facts about this ancient fruit. She’ll walk you through the ins and outs of buying, storing, and adding dates to sweet, spicy, and savory recipes from breakfast to dessert. Wheat free, gluten free, and dairy free.

Warm Dates Stuffed with Goat Cheese
Bacon Wrapped Dates
Nutty Apple & Green Salad with Dates & Fruity Balsamic-Mustard Vinaigrette
Vanilla-Infused Omelet with Mango-Ginger Chutney
Dark Chocolate-Dipped Date Nut Truffles
Chocolate Chip Blondies or Date-Rum Pecan Ice Dream

RSVP required

chef and author, Rachel Albert


Tomato Soup

Moroccan Salmon

Poached Pears

Quinoa Cupcakes


Dream Home Tour October 19, 2013 |

Tuesday, February 28th ~ 10am - 6pm
Love Your Home Event, with Barbara Kaplan & Design Dimensions

Design Industry Leading Professionals, Design Dimensions, is joining with the PV Design Center to celebrate “Loving Your Home – Loving Yourself.” Join us and many Design Experts to answer your questions, receive a free copy of Love Youre Home - Love Yourself Decorating Solutions, free prizes for decorating services, fun and lots more.

Thursday, February 16th ~ 5:30pm // Hors d’oeuvres and Wine
New Year... New Space - Discover peace of mind & more space in 2012

California Closets and the PV Design Center invite you to a special evening to create more space and peace of mind... all to benefit Fresh Start Women’s Foundation. Professional Organizer, Bridges Connor’s presentation will share her wisdom on how to de-clutter and organize our lives.

Friday, September 30th - 11am-6pm   ||   Saturday, October 1st - 11am-3pm

Grand Opening of Phase II featured the state-of-the-art Sub-Zero Wolf and Allstate Appliances Kitchen Showroom.

Event included exciting seminars, chef appearances, and food samplings presented by our sponsors: Allstate Appliances, Sub-Zero Wolf, Affinity Kitchens, Burdette Cabinet Company, MistAMERICA, Janet Brooks Design, The Robert Joffe Group, and The Karas Group.


Mist America

September 13th at 5:30pm - GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT at the PV Design Center

Join us for an informative and entertaining discussion with Dr. Jennifer Simone and Scottsdale Healthcare on the latest in hot flash treatments, remedies, and hormone therapy. Wolff Mechanical and MistAMERICA present options in current, efficient cooling systems and sophisticated outdoor misting systems to help you keep COOL.

Mist America  Wolff

August 10th, 4-6pm - Palate to Palette
Wine Education, Wine Cellars and Wall Finishes

Featuring Denise Teichert, host of the TV show Fine Wine and Design and one of our Preferred Designers, Mark Pope, sommelier, Zac Conner of Artis, and Sandy Horowitz of Innovative Wine Cellar Designs.

Sponsored by Artis, Innovative Wine Cellar Designs and Wine Sommelier, Mark Pope.

July 13th, 2011, 4-6pm, Beautify Your Bathroom from Start to Finish

A hands-on, interactive workshop led by Preferred Designer, Janelle Schick. Learn how to design two distinctly different bathrooms from initial floor plan to completion.

This event is co-sponsored by Primera Interiors, Casa Bella Flooring, Reliance Custom Cabinets and Central Arizona Supply.

May 24th, 2011, 3-6pm - Hardware & Happy Hour

The latest trends, styles and finishes of bath and kitchen fixtures, lighting and door hardware. Hosted by Central Arizona Supply's Kitchen & Bath Studio, Valley Light Gallery and Door Works.

May 14th, 2011 - The Great Kitchen Event

~ Kitchen Remodel Trends
~ Chocolate Tasting
~ Chef Demos
~ Wine Education
~ Musical Entertainment by Taylor Brock and Kathryn Meyers

Renowned kitchen designer and space planning expert, Mary Fisher Knott, presented the SubZero-Wolf and Allstate Appliances seminar, “Your Dream Kitchen.”

PC Deign Center Sponsors

March 7th, 2011 - Grand Opening 

A week-long Grand Opening celebration March 7th thru March 11th, included chef demonstrations by renowned Valley chefs as well as informative seminars by our Partners. Highlights included Chef Eddie Matney’s  Moroccan chicken recipe demonstration and samples, current trends in wine cellar design presented by Jamie Swartz and Kyle Pointer of Innovative Wine Cellars, and Chef Beau MacMillan demonstrating and preparing his version of Italian scallops.

We captured some moments from the event, so mouseover and scroll through the images below for a glimpse of the PV Design Center Grand Opening, then enjoy the video!