Best Resource for the Home Chef - 2008
Sweet Basil Gourmetware and Cooking School Inc.
We went for a 14-inch pizza pan and ended up hauling home a giant bagful of other stuff and signing up for a cooking class, as well. Once you've been to Sweet Basil, you'll understand why. There's too much temptation in this shop, which is clearly run by people who love hanging out in the kitchen as much as we do. We've looked around, so we know that there are few (if any) other places in these parts where one can find a good pair of pizza shears and a decent-size Parmesan cheese shaker. We love Sweet Basil's unique selection of serving pieces, cookbooks, paper goods, cookware, linens, barware, and gadgets. And don't get us started on this swanky shop's gourmet food and coffees; we'll never shut up. Suffice it to say we can't stop eating their grilled vegetable sauce, which we discovered when we took Sweet Basil's pizza-making class, one of a dozen or so different on-site cooking tutorials the shop offers for a mere 50 bucks apiece. We can't decide which to sign up for next, "Creative Chicken" or "Foods of Chile." While we decide, we'll continue to cruise the aisles of this, the best cook's corner in town.