Write On Rubee

An Arizona-based food, beverage and travel writer since 2008,  I launched this website in 2015 to document my culinary adventures, beverage escapades, gardening endeavors, and travel in the Phoenix area and beyond.  Also find a comprehensive calendar of Phoenix-area food and drink-related events on my Events page.

Southern Rail: Edward Lee Book Signing and Cookbook Dinner
Mar
18
6:00 PM18:00

Southern Rail: Edward Lee Book Signing and Cookbook Dinner

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Join celebrity Chef Edward Lee for an exciting night highlighting his book, Buttermilk Graffiti. Join Chef Lee at Changing Hands Bookstore at 6:00 for a book talk, followed at 7:00 bya special Chef Lee-inspired dinner next door at Southern Rail. Chef Justin Beckett will create 11 inspired dishes from Edward Lee's cookbooks 'Smoke & Pickles' and 'Buttermilk Graffiti'. Reservations required: Reserve your table today with ticket purchase. Free admission to book signing does not require dinner reservation. Cost for dinner: $95 per person (includes dinner, one copy of Buttermilk Graffiti & gratuity). Add $23 per person for optional bourbon flight. Purchase ticket for Chef Lee dinner
 

APPETIZER TRIO
Smoked steak tartare deviled egg 
Bourbon glazed ginger carrots, mojo sauce
Butternut schnitzel, fried green tomato cilantro relish

ENTREE
Cola braised bone-in pork short ribs, braised bacon rice, black IPA braised mustard greens, pickled corn bacon relish

DESSERT DUET
Whiskey ginger cake
Coconut rice pudding brulee



 

 

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Spanish Food and Wine Experience at Talavera
Mar
19
5:30 PM17:30

Spanish Food and Wine Experience at Talavera

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Paella being prepared at Talavera (Christina Barrueta)

Join Chef Samantha Sanz at Talavera at the Four Seasons resort as she takes you on a culinary tour of Spain highlighted by an open-fire paella cooked and served on the Talavera patio. Enjoy a welcome sip and bite in the Gin Bar, leg of lamb carved tableside, and an interactive sweets tasting paired with a dessert sherry. Each course will be paired with a wine from a different region of Spain. The Spanish Food and Wine Experience will be held on March 19 and is priced at $125 per person. For reservations, call 480-513-5085.

WELCOME PINTXOS IN THE GIN BAR
mercat brut rosé | NV
chorizo |
manchego | grape
peppadew Pepper |
olive | artichoke
crostini |
ramp cuajada | wild mushroom

JAMÓN & TAPAS
fernando de castilla manzanilla sherry
jamón ibérico de bellota | black label
stuffed dates |
almond butter | jamón
cabrales bleu |
noble toast | local honey
za’atar almonds | local olives | pickled veg

 PAELLA STATION
neboa albariño | 2017
paella gran mixta
mixed meat + seafood | saffron bomba rice
meyer lemon aïoli | green garlic chimichurri

 TABLESIDE CARVERY

telmo rodriguez Corriente | 2016
leg of lamb
merguez sausage | spring pea + mint salad
apricot + rosemary mostarda

 DESSERTS IN THE WINE ROOM
fernando de castilla pedro ximenez + palo cortado sherries
spanish cream | saba | peaches
saffron-chocolate crema catalana
dulce chocolate crisps |
cocoa nibs
lemon almond torta | vanilla cream

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 Grand Opening for Meat the Ball
Mar
21
4:00 PM16:00

Grand Opening for Meat the Ball

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Stefano Fabbri, the man behind Pomo Restaurant Group’s Pomo Pizzeria, Luna Gelateria and Mora Italian, has announced the opening of a new restaurant, called Meat the Ball. In honor of the new restaurant, the public is invited to Meat the Ball’s Grand Opening party on Thursday, March 21 from 4 to 6 p.m.  Guests can enjoy free finger food, cocktails, ribbon cutting, red carpet, DJ and more! They will also be collecting donations for the Phoenix Children’s Hospital.  

The 1,500 square foot Meat the Ball is a full service eatery with a retro theme and touches of pop-art reminiscent of a ‘50s diner.  Meat the Ball’s menu includes a meatball lineup consisting of spicy sausage, salmon, veal, cauliflower and more. In addition to the unique meatball options, the restaurant offers appetizers, handmade pastas, salads, sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts. For more information on Meat the Ball, visit meattheball.com.

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Devour the World
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Devour the World

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Devour the World returns for its second year of east meets west, north, and south in a celebration of the international flavors of Phoenix. Unwind in the serene Japanese Friendship Garden as you explore multicultural cuisines from the regions of your favorite countries. Star chefs and up-and-coming Phoenix restaurants will line the garden’s pathway sharing bites and libations sure to entice your palate. Tickets: ($75) Includes: entry into Japanese Friendship Garden, restaurant samples and libations. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit classic.devourphoenix.com/devour-the-world

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Four Peaks 2019 Burger Battle
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Four Peaks 2019 Burger Battle

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Four Peaks Burger Battle presented by Scottsdale League for the Arts (SLA) and City of Scottsdale returns on March 22 at the Scottsdale Waterfront. The 21 and over event includes unlimited burger tastings, fries, milkshakes, beer, live music and lawn games. Restaurant contenders will battle for the "Best Burger" title and the winner will be determined by a panel of culinary experts and local celebs while the audience will have the opportunity to choose the crowd favorite for the "People's Choice" competition. 

General Admission tickets are $65 and VIP Admission is $85. This is a 21+ event, only.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: https://scottsdalefest.org/burgerbattle/

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Champagne Saturdays at The Phoenician
Mar
23
7:00 PM19:00

Champagne Saturdays at The Phoenician

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Join The Phoenician Resort for Champagne Saturdays. The Phoenician captures the essence of its award-winning Afternoon Tea experience with a new, after-dark offering that allows individuals to show their bubbly side. Each Champagne is paired with an artisan cheese board as a starter, followed by the first course of cold canapés, including Lemon-Poached Chilled Shrimp with Mango Cocktail Sauce and Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus.  A second course of warm canapés features miniature Beef Wellington with Tarragon Aioli and Coconut-Breaded Lobster Tail with Thai Chili Sauce, among others. Desserts complete the menu with such decadent offerings as Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries, Scottish Shortbread and Dark Chocolate Truffles. Full menu here.

Reservations are required with a credit card guarantee. Please call 480 423 2792 Tuesday – Saturday or email PHXLCAfternoonTeaInquiries@marriott.com.

Held in the Afternoon Tea room in the main lobby the first and third Thursday of every month from 7:00 – 8:30pm.

Pricing:
Perrier Jouet, Grand Brut + reception selections, $89 per person
Ruinart, Blanc de Blanc + reception selections, $119 per person
Dom Perignon + reception selections, $199 per person
*A 22% gratuity will be added to all parties


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Arizona Bao Fest
Mar
24
11:00 AM11:00

Arizona Bao Fest

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The Arizona Bao Fest will be the place to be to satisfy your bao cravings on March 24th at Unexpected Venue in downtown Phoenix. Enjoy steamed buns, gua bao, BBQ pork buns, sweet buns from bakeries, and creative interpretations from over 10 local businesses. Each business will be serving up a variety of Asian and fusion dishes along with their baos. You can expect to see noodles, takoyaki, rice bowls, and skewers, including vegan and gluten-free options, and boba and other desserts. Tickets for admission are $12 (all food and drink is sold separately). For details and to purchase tickets, visit EventBrite.

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Cartwright's Modern Cuisine Collaboration Dinner: A Taste of Wagyu
Mar
27
6:30 PM18:30

Cartwright's Modern Cuisine Collaboration Dinner: A Taste of Wagyu

Get ready for another amazing Cartwright’s Chef Collaboration Dinner on Wednesday, March 27th with Chef David Duarte of The Social! This month we explore the world of Wagyu cattle while Chef Brett Vibber and Chef David Duarte showcase the Japanese roots of their culinary careers. It will be an unforgettably delicious evening that you won’t want to miss! Tickets are $75 per person with optional drink pairings. To purchase your tickets and reserve your seats, go to EventBrite for more information.

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Tempe Festival of the Arts
Mar
29
to Mar 31

Tempe Festival of the Arts

This year’s festival boasts nearly 350 visual artists from all over the continent who flock to Tempe to commune with other creatives, display and sell their artwork, and enjoy a 3-day long celebration March 29th through the 31st along and around Downtown Tempe’s famed Mill Avenue and adjoining thoroughfares. The festival takes place rain or shine with an outstanding assortment of art, artisans, live entertainment, food and drink, interactive activations for kids and families and open-air fun for all. For more information about the 50th Fall Tempe Festival of the Arts, please visit: https://www.tempefestivalofthearts.com/

 For pre-sale tickets for wine and spirits tastings, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arizona-wine-spirit-tasting-at-tempe-festival-of-the-arts-tickets-56433619475

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Champagne Saturdays at The Phoenician
Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

Champagne Saturdays at The Phoenician

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Join The Phoenician Resort for Champagne Saturdays. The Phoenician captures the essence of its award-winning Afternoon Tea experience with a new, after-dark offering that allows individuals to show their bubbly side. Each Champagne is paired with an artisan cheese board as a starter, followed by the first course of cold canapés, including Lemon-Poached Chilled Shrimp with Mango Cocktail Sauce and Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus.  A second course of warm canapés features miniature Beef Wellington with Tarragon Aioli and Coconut-Breaded Lobster Tail with Thai Chili Sauce, among others. Desserts complete the menu with such decadent offerings as Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries, Scottish Shortbread and Dark Chocolate Truffles. Full menu here.

Reservations are required with a credit card guarantee. Please call 480 423 2792 Tuesday – Saturday or email PHXLCAfternoonTeaInquiries@marriott.com.

Held in the Afternoon Tea room in the main lobby the first and third Thursday of every month from 7:00 – 8:30pm.

Pricing:
Perrier Jouet, Grand Brut + reception selections, $89 per person
Ruinart, Blanc de Blanc + reception selections, $119 per person
Dom Perignon + reception selections, $199 per person
*A 22% gratuity will be added to all parties


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Lon's at the Hermosa Inn: Spring Harvest Dinner with Pillsbury Wine
Apr
6
6:00 PM18:00

Lon's at the Hermosa Inn: Spring Harvest Dinner with Pillsbury Wine

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This springtime celebration of Arizona farming serves as the inspiration for this five-course meal which will be paired with wines from Pillsbury Wine Company.

Saturday, April 6, 2019 | 6:00-9:00pm | $149/person (includes tax and service charge)

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Rocky Point shrimp ceviche
coconut milk, Mexican lime, lemongrass, squid ink tapioca cracker
“Wild Child” White Blend 2017

goat milk panna cotta
spicy cucumber salad, Wilcox pistachio, Sam’s kumquat, rice wine vinaigrette
Viognier 2016

 Sustainable Farms tilapia
coconut-tamarind sauce, local peppers, cilantro, puffed purple barley
Malvasia 2017

 Rovey Dairy lamb
garlic-anchovy rub, roasted sunchokes, red potatoes, I’itoi onions,  lamb jus
Diva 2016 

Crow’s Dairy goat cheese cake
wild flower honey gelato, Willcox pistachios
Symphony Sweet Lies 2016

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Smartphone Photography Brunch Class at The Hermosa Inn with Write On Rubee
Apr
7
9:30 AM09:30

Smartphone Photography Brunch Class at The Hermosa Inn with Write On Rubee

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Award-winning food, beverage and travel writer Christina Barrueta shares tips and tricks for photographing food on the go with your smartphone. Learn to prop, prep and play with plates of food created by Executive Chef Jeremy Pacheco to create drool-worthy images as seen in Christina’s Instagram, which is a two-time winner of Best Food Feed Instagram by Arizona Foothills Magazine, and Write on Rubee website, which has won Favorite Food Website by Arizona Foothills Magazine and Best Food Blog by Phoenix Magazine. A bountiful buffet brunch will be offered mid-way through the class, providing additional opportunities to capture luscious images.  Class fee of $85 per person includes buffet brunch, instruction, gratuity and taxes. For more information and to reserve your spot, visit https://www.hermosainn.com/calendar-of-events/focus-on-food-with-christina-barrueta

MENU:

Family Style to share and photograph: 
Fresh baked “monkey” bread | caramel, pecans, cream cheese frosting
Sizzling bacon | housemade peppered bacon, Noble bread, maple syrup, late harvest vinegar
Avocado toast | Abby Lee tomatoes, grilled Noble bread, QCOM olive oil
House-smoked salmon | crispy potato cake, tomatoes, capers, whipped crème fraiche

Dessert:
Churro tree to share | cinnamon sugar churros, horchata ice cream, Mexican chocolate, strawberries

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Arizona's Bounty: A Food and Wine Evening
Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

Arizona's Bounty: A Food and Wine Evening

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Join the Arizona Wine Growers Association and the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for a fun(d)raising event. Celebrate with fabulous wines from 20 member vineyards paired with gourmet, tapas-style bites from the University of Arizona's Executive Chef Michael Omo, live music by award-winning guitarist Eduardo Minozzi Costa and a silent auction. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arizonas-bounty-a-food-and-wine-evening-tickets-56008761714

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Nirvana Food and Wine Festival
Apr
24
to Apr 28

Nirvana Food and Wine Festival

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Nirvana returns to Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa April 24-28. Scottsdale’s premier food, wine, spirits and music event continues to grow in popularity and critical renown, leading Sanctuary to add a fifth day to this year’s program. Sanctuary’s own Executive Chef Beau MacMillan is among the headliners on a growing list of luminaries that already includes Todd English, Matt Carter, Christopher Gross, Robert Irvine, Scott Conant, Jose Garces, Marc Murphy, Jillian Vose and Tony Abou-Ganim with more to come. Events will take place both on and off the resort grounds, making this year’s Nirvana a festival that truly highlights the best of greater Scottsdale. Tickets to Nirvana are available at www.NirvanaFoodandWine.com.

Nirvana overnight packages Those interested in turning their festival experience into a luxurious culinary getaway can book one of three Nirvana Packages. All packages are based on double occupancy and are inclusive of taxes and the nightly resort fee. Book online at https://www.sanctuaryoncamelback.com/nirvana-2019-packages/ or call 855-245-2051.

Wood, Wine & Wagyu
Hosted by Chef Beau MacMillan, David Rose and Jason Asher; presented by Woodford Reserve and ZD Wines
Wednesday, April 24, 7-10 p.m.; Paradise Views Patio & Lower Lawn; $225 plus tax per person
Nirvana 2019 will kick off with an intimate, sit-down, family-style dinner featuring Wagyu beef from Snake River Farms cooked over a wood fire by local and national chefs. The dinner also includes craft cocktails made with Woodford Reserve bourbon, specialty wines, a Davidoff cigar reception, and live entertainment.

 Master of Taste Dinner 1
Hosted by legendary winemaker Tuck Beckstoffer and Top Chef Alum Bruce Kalman
Wednesday, April 24; 7-10 p.m.; Villa Mariposa; $350 plus tax per person; limited availability
The Master of Taste dinners are intimate culinary gatherings that pair top regional and local chefs with a notable winemaker. The first of four such evenings puts the spotlight on Napa’s Tuck Beckstoffer Wines with pioneering winemaker Tuck himself playing host. The dinner experience will be elevated by Sanctuary’s stunning valley views, seen through the dramatic glass walls of Villa Mariposa, one of Sanctuary’s ultra-exclusive private homes.

Bourbon Street Blues
Hosted by Food Network’s Marc Murphy and Dead Rabbit’s Jillian Vose
Thursday, April 25, 7-9 p.m.; Infinity Pool and Lawn; $135 plus tax per person
This grand New Orleans-style celebration returns for a second year, with guests encouraged to don Mardi Gras-inspired attire while mingling and noshing on an extraordinary spread of food and drinks. Live music will set the beat for guests to dance while the Valley’s top mixologists set the party vibe with inspired cocktail creations.

Master of Taste Dinner 2
Phenom winemaker Jesse Katz pairs up with Chef Dustin Valette
Thursday, April 25; 7-10 p.m.; Villa Mariposa; $350 plus tax per person; limited availability
Nirvana’s second winemaking evening features rising star Jesse Katz, innovative founder of Aperture Cellars from Alexander Valley, California, which focuses on Bordeaux varietals and demonstrates an expression of art both inside the bottle and out, and the highest-rating varietal from California, Devil Proof Vineyards.

Flutes & Coops
Hosted by Todd English and D Vincent Williams and the Nashville All-Stars; presented by Veuve Cliquot
Friday, April 26, 6:30-7:15 p.m. (VIP), 7:15-10 p.m. (general admission); The Views Ballroom, Paradise Views Patio and Lower Lawn; $225 plus tax VIP/ $150 plus tax GA per person
Fried chicken gets fancy during this Champagne-focused soiree, featuring Veuve Clicquot and some of the country’s biggest culinary talent. Festival-goers can book VIP admission to enjoy 45 minutes of personal time with their favorite participating chefs and mixologists including Bar Brawl’s Season 2 champion Kiefer Gilbert.

Master of Taste Dinner 3
Hosted by winemakers Dan Kosta and Rich Aurilia with Chef François de Melogue‏
Friday, April 26, 7-10 p.m.; Villa Mariposa; $500 plus tax per person; limited availability
Nirvana’s third Master of Taste Dinner brings together legendary winemaker Dan Kosta of AldenAlli (Sonoma, California) with former San Francisco Giants shortstop Rich Aurilia, now a partner in Red Stitch Wine Group (Napa Valley, California).

Nirvana After Party at Fat Ox
Chef host Matt Carter welcomes celebrity mixologist Jillian Vose, Jason Asher and Micah Olsen with top chef Bruce Kalman
Friday, April 26, 10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Fat Ox, 6316 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale; $125 plus tax per person
Nirvana’s first-ever late-night event will be an exclusive, roped-off, live-DJ affair at one of Scottsdale’s sexiest restaurants. Fat Ox chef Matt Carter and mixologist Jillian Vose, formerly of Sanctuary’s own jade bar and now owner of New York City’s hottest cocktail bar, The Dead Rabbit, will headline the see-and-be-seen party. Guests will rub shoulders with the best of Nirvana’s celebrity chefs and local mixologists, including Jason Asher, owner of Counter Intuitive and Undertow and former GQ Bombay Sapphire’s “most inspired bartender”.

Celebrity Golf Tournament
Hosted by The Golf Channel’s Matt Ginella
Saturday, April 27, 8 a.m. registration and 9 a.m. tee; Mountain Shadows; $400 per player
Neighboring Mountain Shadows’ Short Course will play host to Nirvana’s hugely popular celebrity golf tournament, hosted by Matt Ginella of The Golf Channel’s Morning Drive. Famous faces from the worlds of sports, food and drink will pair up with foursomes for a day on the greens geared towards fun, including delectable small bites, a luncheon buffet and beverages.

Rosé Parté at Wrigley Mansion
Wrigley Mansion’s Chefs Christopher Gross and Jamie Hormel welcome celebrity chef Robert Irvine, Lindsay Autry, mixologist Libby Lingua, the Bella Twins and musical guests The Potash Twins 
Saturday, April 27, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Wrigley Mansion, 2501 E. Telawa Trail, Phoenix; $150 plus tax per person
The rosé-all-day trend continues with Rosé Parté, returning to Nirvana by popular demand, this time to Phoenix’s storied and elegant iconic mansion, Wrigley Mansion. Also returning to the Nirvana scene are The Bella Twins, Nikki and Brie Bella of WWE fame, stars of E! Network’s Total Bellas, and the inspiration behind Belle Radici wines. Guests will enjoy fabulous pairings of rosé and fine food while exploring the historic environs.

Best of the West
Hosted by Chef Scott Conant and celebrity mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim
Saturday, April 27, 6:30-7:15 p.m. (VIP), 7:15-10 p.m. (general admission); elements, Praying Monk, jade bar, Sunset Garden, Paradise Views Patio and Lower Lawn; $250 plus tax VIP/$175 plus tax GA per person
The West’s most beloved Arizona chefs will gather for an evening send-off, celebrating Nirvana 2019 with a spectacular walk-around tasting event and an incredible variety of wines. VIP attendees gain early access and extra time with the chefs.

Master of Taste Dinner 4
Hosted by Tim Martin of Tusk Wines
Saturday, April 27, 7-10 p.m.; Villa Mariposa; $500 plus tax per person; limited availability
Nirvana’s final Master of Taste Dinner spotlights winemaker Tim Martin, founder of Napa’s luxury wine brands Tusk Estates, Immortal Estate and Belle Radici. Tim joins Arizona legends Chuck Wiley, Mark Tarbell, Vincent Guerithault, and Alex Stratta for this amazing night of food, wine and special music guests.

Tequila & Tortillas
Hosted by Iron Chef Jose Garces and renowned artist Genero Garcia
Sunday, April 28, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; elements, Praying Monk, jade bar, Sunset Garden, Paradise Views Patio and Lower Lawn; $150 plus tax per person
¡Salud! Tequila is the star of Nirvana’s farewell brunch featuring Southwestern specialties and the best of the blue agave plant. Live music makes it a fiesta to remember as Nirvana bids adios to its 2019 showcase.

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Champagne Saturdays at The Phoenician
Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

Champagne Saturdays at The Phoenician

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Join The Phoenician Resort for Champagne Saturdays. The Phoenician captures the essence of its award-winning Afternoon Tea experience with a new, after-dark offering that allows individuals to show their bubbly side. Each Champagne is paired with an artisan cheese board as a starter, followed by the first course of cold canapés, including Lemon-Poached Chilled Shrimp with Mango Cocktail Sauce and Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus.  A second course of warm canapés features miniature Beef Wellington with Tarragon Aioli and Coconut-Breaded Lobster Tail with Thai Chili Sauce, among others. Desserts complete the menu with such decadent offerings as Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries, Scottish Shortbread and Dark Chocolate Truffles. Full menu here.

Reservations are required with a credit card guarantee. Please call 480 423 2792 Tuesday – Saturday or email PHXLCAfternoonTeaInquiries@marriott.com.

Held in the Afternoon Tea room in the main lobby the first and third Thursday of every month from 7:00 – 8:30pm.

Pricing:
Perrier Jouet, Grand Brut + reception selections, $89 per person
Ruinart, Blanc de Blanc + reception selections, $119 per person
Dom Perignon + reception selections, $199 per person
*A 22% gratuity will be added to all parties


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Mixed: A Cocktail Culinary Series at the Westin Kierland
Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

Mixed: A Cocktail Culinary Series at the Westin Kierland

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The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa presents in collaboration with Scottsdale League for the Arts – “Mixed: A Cocktail Culinary Series” in which Beverage Specialist Matt Allen takes guests through a sequence of cocktail and culinary pairings that include off-the-beaten-path themes like “Birds & Bees,” featuring honey-infused cocktails paired with savory poultry dishes, and “Locals Only,” featuring barrel-aged Arizona spirits paired with Arizona prime cuts sourced from ranches across the state.

The series is priced at $100 per person. Event seating is limited with only 24 seats available per event, each hosted privately at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. For a limited time, tickets for the collective five-dinner series are presented as Mixed: A Cocktail Culinary Series package for $450 per package, available for purchase until February 15.

Locals Only | March 15, 2019
Designed in homage to the area’s finest flavors, a thoughtful collection of barrel-aged Arizona spirits, including Arizona Distilling Company and Hamilton Distillers, complements a menu of homegrown fare that features local ingredients cultivated and sourced from the Grand Canyon state. Ticket pricing includes service charge and sales tax, and additional gratuity is welcome upon guest preference. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.

TICKETS: $100 per person
February 15, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Ages 21+ only


Future Events:
Nature’s Balance | April 26, 2019
Spring cleaning with a twist, indulge in a holistic lineup of organic cocktail and culinary creations crafted with 100% certified organic ingredients, each hand-selected from organic farms, ranches, purveyors and distilleries across the Southwest. Ticket pricing includes service charge and sales tax, and additional gratuity is welcome upon guest preference.

Desert Delights | May 17, 2019
Taste your way through the majestic Sonoran Desert’s more than 100,000 square miles with cacti-infused cocktails enriched with botanical liqueurs and paired with desert delicacies such as wild boar, rabbit, rattlesnake and more. Ticket pricing includes service charge and sales tax, and additional gratuity is welcome upon guest preference.

A Tale of Five Isles | June 14, 2019
In celebration of the contributions Scottish immigrants made to early Arizona, explore a variety of “Scotchtails” – Scotch whisky-based cocktails representing all five of Scotland’s iconic isles – joined by traditional Scottish fare rich with the likes of pecan- and barrel-smoked fish, game proteins and more.

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Tipsy Tea Party at The Camby
Mar
15
2:00 PM14:00

Tipsy Tea Party at The Camby

Tipsy Tea Party at The Camby

Join The Bee's Knees for a modern twist on tea time at The Camby.  Spiked tea options include chilled tea-infused cocktails, hot tea-infused cocktails, tea-infused champagne cocktails, as well as straight tea and mocktails. The bites menu puts a twist on tea time favorites with finger sandwiches with herb ricotta & prosciutto, fried green tomatoes, deviled eggs, and mango avocado crab salad sliders. 

Each guest savors one of every dish from the prix-fix menu, a choice of tea cocktail served in a teapot and a finale of sweet treats.  Tipsy Tea Party takes place every Friday and Saturday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at The Bees Knees. For reservations, please contact: tipsyteaparty@thecamby.com or call calling 602-522-6655,

For a Write On Rubee recap, visit this link: http://www.writeonrubee.com/diningout/tipsy-tea-at-the-camby

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Champagne Saturdays at The Phoenician
Mar
9
7:00 PM19:00

Champagne Saturdays at The Phoenician

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Join The Phoenician Resort for Champagne Saturdays. The Phoenician captures the essence of its award-winning Afternoon Tea experience with a new, after-dark offering that allows individuals to show their bubbly side. Each Champagne is paired with an artisan cheese board as a starter, followed by the first course of cold canapés, including Lemon-Poached Chilled Shrimp with Mango Cocktail Sauce and Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus.  A second course of warm canapés features miniature Beef Wellington with Tarragon Aioli and Coconut-Breaded Lobster Tail with Thai Chili Sauce, among others. Desserts complete the menu with such decadent offerings as Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries, Scottish Shortbread and Dark Chocolate Truffles. Full menu here.

Reservations are required with a credit card guarantee. Please call 480 423 2792 Tuesday – Saturday or email PHXLCAfternoonTeaInquiries@marriott.com.

Held in the Afternoon Tea room in the main lobby the first and third Thursday of every month from 7:00 – 8:30pm.

Pricing:
Perrier Jouet, Grand Brut + reception selections, $89 per person
Ruinart, Blanc de Blanc + reception selections, $119 per person
Dom Perignon + reception selections, $199 per person
*A 22% gratuity will be added to all parties


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Tipsy Tea Party at The Camby
Mar
9
2:00 PM14:00

Tipsy Tea Party at The Camby

Tipsy Tea Party at The Camby

Join The Bee's Knees for a modern twist on tea time at The Camby.  Spiked tea options include chilled tea-infused cocktails, hot tea-infused cocktails, tea-infused champagne cocktails, as well as straight tea and mocktails. The bites menu puts a twist on tea time favorites with finger sandwiches with herb ricotta & prosciutto, fried green tomatoes, deviled eggs, and mango avocado crab salad sliders. 

Each guest savors one of every dish from the prix-fix menu, a choice of tea cocktail served in a teapot and a finale of sweet treats.  Tipsy Tea Party takes place every Friday and Saturday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at The Bees Knees. For reservations, please contact: tipsyteaparty@thecamby.com or call calling 602-522-6655,

For a Write On Rubee recap, visit this link: http://www.writeonrubee.com/diningout/tipsy-tea-at-the-camby

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Devoured Culinary Classic 2019
Feb
23
to Feb 24

Devoured Culinary Classic 2019

  • Desert Botanical Garden (map)
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The most anticipated culinary event in the region, Devour Culinary Classic brings together the culinary and beverage leaders that are establishing Arizona as a sought-after destination. An annually award-winning event, the Devour Culinary Classic has been named Best Southwestern Culinary Festival by the New York Times, Best Food Festival by Phoenix Magazine, Best Culinary Festival from the Phoenix New Times, and Best Food Event from azcentral. Enjoy the setting of the Desert Botanical Garden and savor Arizona's best food and beverage amidst the beautiful backdrop of the largest botanical garden in the southwest. 

Tickets are $105 for the Tasting package and $205 for the VIP package.  https://classic.devourphoenix.com/tickets/

100% of all proceeds from the annual Devour Culinary Classic benefit the non-profit efforts of Local First Arizona, Desert Botanical Garden, and Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance. Tickets and information available at devourphoenix.com/classic

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Emulsion Pop-Up: No Expectations
Feb
18
6:00 PM18:00

Emulsion Pop-Up: No Expectations

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Emulsion is a creation from the culinary minds of Chefs Peter McQuaid, David Brito, and Sheila Mae Rendon. With diverse culinary backgrounds, they promise to introduce you to an unparalleled dining experience. Emulsion currently consists of a series of pop-up restaurants, each unique and completely chef driven.

Join the talented team at Pig & Pickle on February 18th for the next Emulsion Popup: No Expectations. This will be a night of whimsy, trickery, and of course amazing food and wine that will make you as a diner re-think the way you see food and your typical dining experience. With wines from James v. Moncaci of MonaciEnoteca, you are in for an evening of fine wine and mind-boggling food unlike any other. We are challenging you to look at food in a different light. You will just have to come and see, this is not to be missed! Tickets are $115 per person for a multi-course dinner with wine pairings.

For tickets, visit EventBrite or emulsionaz.com 

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Winter Harvest Dinner at The Hermosa Inn
Feb
16
6:00 PM18:00

Winter Harvest Dinner at The Hermosa Inn

Photo: Grace Stufkosky

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Executive Chef Jeremy Pacheco welcomes acclaimed Arizona vintner Eric Glomski for a celebration of Arizona farming that serves as the inspiration for this five-course dinner which will be paired with Page Springs Cellars. 6:00 -9:00 pm | $149/person, includes tax and service charge. For more information and reservations, please call 602.955.8614 or REGISTER ONLINE

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Journaling – Art and Observation Series at the Hermosa Inn: Feathered Friends
Feb
16
1:30 PM13:30

Journaling – Art and Observation Series at the Hermosa Inn: Feathered Friends

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JOURNALING – art and observation series: feathered friends From first-timers to experienced artists, local artist and illustrator Devon Meyer will unlock participants’ creativity and hone their observations skills as she awakens them to the intricacy of nature, focusing on how to capture posture, proportion, angles, traits and color while sketching and painting birds of the Southwest. Devon will provide personalized step-by-step instruction throughout the workshop to include sketching and drawing techniques, watercolor skills, and tips on how to use the vivid light and hues of the day. The Journaling - Art and Observation series is presented in partnership with Scottsdale Artists School www.scottsdaleartschool.org Class fee includes instruction, all supplies, wine and appetizers Saturday, February 16, 2019 | 1:30 – 3:30 pm | $85/person

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Street Eats Food Truck Festival
Feb
16
to Feb 17

Street Eats Food Truck Festival

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Indulge in over 60 of the Valley's best food trucks at the Street Eats Food Truck Festival at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on Saturday, February 16 and Sunday, February 17, 2019. This family-friendly festival is open from 11 am - 6 pm daily, with food trucks offering $2 samples of their homemade treats, live music, food eating contests, and a kids zone for a fun weekend celebration.

Tickets are $12 for general admission and $85 for VIP access. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit www.StreetEatsAZ.com

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Mimosa Mornings and Painting Class at the Hermosa Inn
Feb
16
9:30 AM09:30

Mimosa Mornings and Painting Class at the Hermosa Inn

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Calling all aspiring artists! Join Carrie Curran, critically acclaimed painter / instructor and The Hermosa Inn’s Artist-in-Residence, for a morning of entertaining art instruction on the patio while sipping mimosas. From enthusiastic beginners, to emerging professionals, Carrie Curran will teach, inspire and guide guests on an artistic journey while using acrylic on canvas to create their very own masterpiece. Class fee includes instruction, all supplies, mimosa, coffee and pastries.

Saturday, February 16, 2019 | 9:30 – 11:30 am | $85/person
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Arizona Cocktail Weekend
Feb
15
to Feb 18

Arizona Cocktail Weekend

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Courtesy of AZ Cocktail Week

The 8th annual Arizona Cocktail Weekend (AZCW) is proud to announce an exciting schedule of can't miss cocktail concerts, competitions and more is coming to Downtown Phoenix this February 16 - 18, 2019, highlighted by three annual headline events:

 *     The Cocktail Jam - Saturday, February 16 (8pm - 2 am)
*     Top Bars - Sunday, February 17 (8pm - 2 am)
*     Last Slinger Standing - Monday, February 18 (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Plus, the 2019 AZCW will also feature dozens of informative seminars, exclusive tastings, festive pool parties and more to be announced shortly, including the return of "The Monkey Mixer, aka a full-sized concrete truck that was transformed into the World's Largest Cocktail Shaker dispensing 2,400 gallons of Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch Whisky.

 The Cocktail Jam (8pm - 2 am)
The 2019 Arizona Cocktail Weekend kicks off on Saturday, February 16 with The Cocktail Jam, a music-meets-mixology party featuring Phoenix's own national touring artist, DJ Z-Trip (best known for touring and performing at the Grammys with LL Cool J) and hosted at The Van Buren. Pre-sale tickets are $40++ per person ($50 at the door) and include admission to the show as well as 10 cocktails samples, or skip the service fees and pick up your tickets in person at Stinkweeds (12 W. Camelback Rd. in Phoenix, 602-248-9461, www.stinkweeds.com).

 Top Bars, Sunday, February 17 (8pm - 2 am)
On Sunday, February 17, it's the return of Top Bars showcasing pop-up versions of renowned lounges from around the state, country and across the globe, all in one location. Hosted at historic warehouse turned hip event venue, The Croft, confirmed 2019 participants include imports: Bar Swift (London), Bar X (SLC), Deadshot (Portland), Dr. Stravinsky (Barcelona, Spain), Golden Tiki (LV), Herbs & Rye (LV), Katana Kitten (NYC), Arnaud's French 75 (NO), Nickel City (Austin), Navy Strength (Seattle), Occidental (Denver), Raised By Wolves (SD), The Clumsies (Athens, GA), Sparrow & Wolf (LV), Tommy's (SF), Ghost Donkey (LV), Union Lodge No. 1 (Denver) and Williams & Graham (Denver), plus Arizona landmarks: Bitter & Twisted, Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails, Clever Koi, Cotton & Copper, Elvira's, Hotel Congress, Pobrecito, The Breadfruit, The Brickyard, The Gladly and UnderTow. Pre-sale tickets are $40++ ($50 at the door), including cocktail samples.

Last Slinger Standing, Monday, February 18(doors open at 6:30 pm)
On President's Day, the Last Slinger Standing bartending competition will host top US Bartending Guild mixologists from across the Southwest inside 7th & Union at Young's Market Company. Come cheer on as AZ's best (including 2018 champion Joshua James of Clever Koi, Fellow & Across The Pond) compete against the best bartenders from Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah. Free to attend, but RSVP is required

Tickets to Arizona Cocktail Weekend are on sale now. Visit www.arizonacocktailweekend.com for tickets and more information. 

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Mixed: A Cocktail Culinary Series at the Westin Kierland
Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

Mixed: A Cocktail Culinary Series at the Westin Kierland

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The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa presents in collaboration with Scottsdale League for the Arts – “Mixed: A Cocktail Culinary Series” in which Beverage Specialist Matt Allen takes guests through a sequence of cocktail and culinary pairings that include off-the-beaten-path themes like “Birds & Bees,” featuring honey-infused cocktails paired with savory poultry dishes, and “Locals Only,” featuring barrel-aged Arizona spirits paired with Arizona prime cuts sourced from ranches across the state.

The series is priced at $100 per person. Event seating is limited with only 24 seats available per event. For a limited time, tickets for the collective five-dinner series are presented as Mixed: A Cocktail Culinary Series package for $450 per package, available for purchase until February 15. Ticket pricing includes service charge and sales tax, and additional gratuity is welcome upon guest preference. Complimentary valet & self-parking with validation. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here. Ages 21+ only

Birds & Bees | February 15, 2019

In honor of one of Mother Nature’s sweetest delights, sip and swirl honey-infused cocktails that showcase a wide varietal of sweet nectars collected from around the globe – such as the “Pillow Talk” featuring Amazon Forest honey – accompanied by savory poultry dishes that include fowl favorites such as slow roast duck, pulled chicken, and “Cast-Iron Seared Quail,” served with calvin pea tendrils, artisan greens, beet of the night and green grape verjus.

Future Events:
Locals Only | March 15, 2019
Designed in homage to the area’s finest flavors, a thoughtful collection of barrel-aged Arizona spirits, including Arizona Distilling Company and Hamilton Distillers, complements a menu of homegrown fare that features local ingredients cultivated and sourced from the Grand Canyon state.
Nature’s Balance | April 26, 2019
Spring cleaning with a twist, indulge in a holistic lineup of organic cocktail and culinary creations crafted with 100% certified organic ingredients, each hand-selected from organic farms, ranches, purveyors and distilleries across the Southwest. Ticket pricing includes service charge and sales tax, and additional gratuity is welcome upon guest preference.
Desert Delights | May 17, 2019
Taste your way through the majestic Sonoran Desert’s more than 100,000 square miles with cacti-infused cocktails enriched with botanical liqueurs and paired with desert delicacies such as wild boar, rabbit, rattlesnake and more. Ticket pricing includes service charge and sales tax, and additional gratuity is welcome upon guest preference.
A Tale of Five Isles | June 14, 2019
In celebration of the contributions Scottish immigrants made to early Arizona, explore a variety of “Scotchtails” – Scotch whisky-based cocktails representing all five of Scotland’s iconic isles – joined by traditional Scottish fare rich with the likes of pecan- and barrel-smoked fish, game proteins and more.

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Corks, Concert, and Conversation Featuring Esteban and Winemaker Eric Glomski
Feb
15
5:30 PM17:30

Corks, Concert, and Conversation Featuring Esteban and Winemaker Eric Glomski

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Enjoy an intimate evening with three of Arizona’s most celebrated culinary and musical artists: winemaker Eric Glomski, Esteban and Executive Chef Jeremy Pacheco.  The much-lauded winemaker, Eric Glomski, will be pouring his Arizona Stronghold and Provisioner wines which he touts as “wines for the people!” Nouveau-flamenco guitarist extraordinaire, Esteban, will perform a concert with his violinist daughter, Teresa Joy, while guests enjoy a hearty selection of tapas prepared by Executive Chef Jeremy Pacheco that will pair perfectly with the varietals. 5:30 – 7:30 pm | $125/person, includes tax and service charge. For more information and reservations, please call 602.955.8614 or REGISTER ONLINE

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Grand Wine Festival
Jan
26
to Jan 27

Grand Wine Festival

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On Saturday, January 26 & Sunday, January 27, 2019, the Arizona Wine Growers Association (AWGA) will be partnering with azcentral to host the 10th Annual Grand Wine Festival at Heritage Square Park in downtown Phoenix. The two-day festival, preceded by the Grand Wine Gala on Friday with local wineries nominated for a variety of prestigious honors, will feature more than 30 Arizona wineries pouring over 200 wines, along with live music, food trucks and other local vendors.

To purchase tickets to the Grand Wine Festival, visit http://www.azwinefestivals.com/grand-festival.html

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Arizona Vignerons Alliance Symposium and Grand Tasting
Jan
12
10:00 AM10:00

Arizona Vignerons Alliance Symposium and Grand Tasting

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Come enjoy and learn all about Arizona wines at this full day (or half day!) event at The Farm At South Mountain. Featuring two morning symposiums lead by a panel of winemakers and industry professionals. Afterwards, a wine-paired lunch will begin followed by a live auction with Auctioneer Todd Ventura and will be featuring wine lots that restaurateurs and collectors won't want to miss! The Grand Tasting will kickoff at 2:00 pm* and guests will enjoy 100% Arizona grown and produced wines from around the state. This event is 21 and older, rain or shine.

10:00 am Symposium 1: We are the Malvasia
Join Dr José Vouillamoz & Todd of Dos Cabezas WineWorks, Pavle of Los Milics and Sarah of Sand-Reckoner Vineyards as they explore the family of grapes known as Malvasia. Malvasia Bianca is one of the stars of Arizona viticulture - and many of the grapes from the Malvasia family, derived from this selection are cultivated widely around the world.

11:15 am Symposium 2: A Tale of Two Varieties: Grenache & Tempranillo
Patrick Comiskey & Maynard of Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards, Kent of Callaghan Vineyards and Kris of Chateau Tumbleweed enlist grenache & tempranillo to tell the stories of the Verde Valley, Willcox & Sonoita. Six delicious perspectives from these three distinct winegrowing regions highlight the diversity and complexity of how Arizona tastes.

12:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Live auction begins with auctioneer Todd Ventura

2:00 pm Grand Tasting

For more details and to purchase tickets, visit this link.

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Mimosa Mornings and Painting Class at the Hermosa Inn
Jan
12
9:30 AM09:30

Mimosa Mornings and Painting Class at the Hermosa Inn

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Calling all aspiring artists! Join Carrie Curran Art Studios for a morning of entertaining art instruction while sipping mimosas.  From enthusiastic beginners to emerging professionals, accomplished artist Carrie Curran will teach, inspire and guide guests on an artistic journey while using acrylic on canvas to create their very own masterpiece.

$85 class fee includes instruction, all supplies, a mimosa and pastries. Enrollment must be completed the Thursday prior to each class to ensure reservation.  

Saturday, January 12, 2019 | 9:30-11:30am | $85/person 

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Wine Dinner at The Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer's: Switchback Ridge
Jan
9
6:30 PM18:30

Wine Dinner at The Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer's: Switchback Ridge

Join the Market by Jennifer's for a special multi-course wine dinner featuring Switchback Ridge wines with special guest Kelly Peterson. Cost: $95.00 pp not including tax and gratuity and advance reservations are required. Guests can reserve their seats online or by calling (602) 626-5050.

• Switchback Hourglass 2016
• Grilled Prawns with Bottarga Risotto | Giant prawns seasoned with flakey salt and Gilroy garlic, brushed with extra virgin olive oil, lightly grilled until color bursts, creamy Italian arborio risotto with vanilla bean backnotes + served with grated Mediterranean bottarga and lime and lemon zest

• Switchback Ridge Merlot 2014
• Roasted Breast of Duck with Hoisin | Breast of duck, seared to mid-rare with a hoisin glaze + Yukon gold potato gratin, braised Belgian endive and fresh mint leaves

Switchback Ridge Cabernet 2014
• Bing Cherry Demi-Glace over Lamb Loin | Boneless Colorado rack of lamb, roasted to a warm mid-rare, served with a bing cherry demi-glace and tender cooked bulgur wheat and snipped fresh watercress

Switchback Ridge Petite Syrah 2015 & Switchback Ridge Vintage Petite Syrah
• Deconstructed Bleu Cheese Cheesecake | Honey black pepper macerated blackberries, layered with bleu cheese cheesecake with vanilla wafer crust

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Spirited Sipping Seminars at Mountain Shadows
Dec
29
3:00 PM15:00

Spirited Sipping Seminars at Mountain Shadows

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Join Mountain Shadows on select Saturdays at Hearth ‘61 and go on a journey through the wonderful world of wine, beer and spirits. The resort’s talented beverage experts will guide attendees through a tasting seminar and history lesson worth savoring. Each seminar is 30 to 45 minutes, from 3-4 p.m. and costs $30 per person with extra time for guests to stick around and savor the knowledge gained (and the spirits poured). To reserve your spot, visit this link.

· Weekend Wine Sessions: Enjoy a tasting of three wines, plus a full glass of your favorite of the three:

o Dec. 29: A Bit of Bubbly: France vs. USA

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Roederer Estate Champagne Dinner at Lon's at the Hermosa
Dec
27
6:00 PM18:00

Roederer Estate Champagne Dinner at Lon's at the Hermosa

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The Boulders' Executive Chef Kyle Lipetzky will be joining LON's Executive Chef Jeremy Pacheco for a multi-course year-end celebration featuring Roederer Estate. Cheers to 2018 with two culinary powerhouses and one of the premier champagne houses in the world. Call (602) 955-8614 for reservations.

Thursday, December 27, 2018 | 6-9pm | $149/person (includes tax and service charge). Visit this link for details and complete menu.

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Free Old Forester Tasting at Linger Longer Lounge
Dec
19
7:00 PM19:00

Free Old Forester Tasting at Linger Longer Lounge

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Old Forester is coming to Linger to host a complimentary Prohibition tasting through the history of the brand and sampling a flight of the Whiskey Row series. 

1870 (Small Batch)
1897 (Bottled in Bond)
1910 (Old Fine Whiskey)
1920 (Prohibition Style)

*Every guest who completes the tasting & education will receive a complimentary Old Forester Draft Manhattan to enjoy after the event.  Two seatings are available at 7pm & 8pm. This event is first come, first served and seating is limited so come early

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Taco Guild Celebrates 125 Years
Dec
18
11:00 AM11:00

Taco Guild Celebrates 125 Years

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Join us in celebration of the 125th birthday of our historic building, which happens to fall on a Taco Tuesday. We will be offering food and drink specials all day, prizes and giveaways, plus some special surprises! Additionally, a portion of proceeds from the event sales will be donated to the Arizona Preservation Foundation. *Please note that we will have a limited drink menu available during the event and only custom cocktail options will be available for purchase.

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Savvy Cocktail Class at UnderTow: Daniele Dalla Pola
Dec
17
5:30 PM17:30

Savvy Cocktail Class at UnderTow: Daniele Dalla Pola

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Join UnderTow for a series of 90-minute tiki classes and learn to mix up some of the best cocktails in the country. In December, UnderTow welcomes special guest world-famous tropical mixologist Daniele Dalla Pola. Daniele is Italian born and has become a masterclass mixologist after spending most of the his early career in "cool" and crowded bars in Miami, receiving awards in 1997 for the best cocktail according to the Miami News Time Magazine. His lab, "Nu Lounge Bar" (located on the site of Piazza Maggiore in Bologna) has been added to the top 100 bars in the world by Drinks International Magazine, and this year has also received an award for the Best Italian Rum Bar. Daniele has been awarded as the 'Best Bartender' for the rum category in the Madrid International Rum Fest, and has been nominated as one of the 'Best International Bartenders of the Year' at Tales of the Cocktail. In 2011, during the 42nd Edition of the "Below Cocktail World Cup - New Zealand", the Italian Team with Daniele achieved the title of "world champion" performing his masterpiece cocktail called "Elisir D'Amore".

TICKET DETAILS: Each ticket includes admission for one guest for a 90 minute educational, & three cocktails that will be hi-lighted during the class. **Gratuity included. No Refunds or transferrals** SEATING: Seating is on a first come, first serve basis and can be purchased at EventBrite.

For a Write on Rubee recap of a prior Savvy Cocktail Class, click here.

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Wild Turkey Bourbon Dinner at Pig & Pickle
Dec
15
6:00 PM18:00

Wild Turkey Bourbon Dinner at Pig & Pickle

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Join us on Saturday, December 15th, starting at 6pm for a special cocktail dinner featuring 4 courses of delicious Pig & Pickle dishes paired with craft cocktails made with Wild Turkey Bourbon & other premium spirits! Enjoy all this for only $65 per person (not including tax and gratuity). 

Seats are limited, so reserve yours today by calling us at 480.990.1407.

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Spirited Sipping Seminars at Mountain Shadows
Dec
15
3:00 PM15:00

Spirited Sipping Seminars at Mountain Shadows

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Join Mountain Shadows on select Saturdays at Hearth ‘61 and go on a journey through the wonderful world of wine, beer and spirits. The resort’s talented beverage experts will guide attendees through a tasting seminar and history lesson worth savoring. Each seminar is 30 to 45 minutes, from 3-4 p.m. and costs $30 per person with extra time for guests to stick around and savor the knowledge gained (and the spirits poured). To reserve your spot, visit this link.

· Brews & (Taste) Buds: Savor samples of three brews, plus a full glass of the one you fancy most.

o Dec. 15: Ales vs. Lagers: Finding Your Style

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SEDONA: Holiday Wine Dinner Extravaganza at Mariposa
Dec
14
6:30 PM18:30

SEDONA: Holiday Wine Dinner Extravaganza at Mariposa

Join Chef Lisa Dahl at Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill on December 14 for a night of philanthropy and a feast of culinary delights and libations. The festive menu will be paired with award-winning wines of Napa Valley including PlumpJack Winery, ZD Wines and Heitz Cellar. Make it a delightful date night for two, a gathering with friends, or a pre-holiday celebration soiree as a generous gift of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the MISSFoundation.

As a mother who lost her only child, Chef Dahl was drawn to the MISSFoundation for its commitment to meeting grieving people with compassion by providing counseling, advocacy, research and education services to families experiencing the death of a child. Cost: $175++ per person. Reception: 6:30 p.m. | Dinner: 7:15 to 9:00 p.m.

  • First Course: Caramelized onion roasted garlic with sherry
    Paired with PlumpJack 2016 Merlot, Napa Valley

  • Second Course: A salad trio of Bibb lettuce cups with tuna tartare and avocado: fennel, citrus and pomegranate; and roasted beet medley with chèvre and Marcona almonds.
    Paired with PlumpJack 2017 Chardonnay Reserve, Napa Valley

  • Third Course: Blood orange sorbet drizzled with mint-infused EVO

  • Fourth Course: A Grilled Feast of Land and Sea – Ambrosial Australian lamb chop with cilantro-mint pesto accompanied by Alaskan halibut with lobster scampi mashed potato and beef tenderloin skewers served with mushroom-Gorgonzola dipping sauce accompanied by Chile-roasted butternut squash and Brussels sprouts with Beeler’s All-natural bacon
    Paired with PlumpJack 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate, Napa Valley

  • Fifth Course: A sampler of flourless chocolate with Amarena cherry coulis, banana and white chocolate budino with rosemary-caramel sauce, and fig-chèvre cheesecake with almond brittle
    Paired with Heitz NV “Ink Grade” Port, Napa Valley

Mariposa is located at 700 AZ-89A in Sedona. To purchase a ticket, visit https://www.mariposasedona.com/chef-lisa-dahls-holiday-wine-dinner.

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