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.

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Seven Chef Fund-Up Dinner at Crudo

In a rally cry to support one of their own,the "Arizona Seven" are reuniting for the "7 Chef Fund Up" hosted in support of fellow chef Kelly Fletcher (formerly of House of Tricks, Zen Culinary) who recently fell seriously ill.  Hosted at Crudo restaurant in Phoenix, this event is the latest can't-miss culinary adventure from the collective known as the Arizona Seven, a rotating group of top local chefs. The Seven Chef Fund Up will feature Keenan Bosworth (Pig & Pickle), Cullen Campbell (Crudo, Okra Cookhouse & Cocktails), Jacob Cutino (Homeboy's Hot Sauce), Josh Hebert (Posh Improvisational Cuisine, Hot Noodles Cold Sake), Scott Holmes (Little Miss BBQ), Stephen Jones (The Larder + The Delta), Bernie Kantak (Citizen Public House, The Gladly) and Gio Osso (Nico, Virtù Honest Craft).

The event will be held on Monday, July 31 at 6 pm, where the Arizona Seven will host a Multi-Course Dinner at Crudo for $150++ p.p with 100% of the proceeds going towards Chef Fletcher's medical expenses. This one-night-only dinner will feature a menu penned by Chef Kelly Fletcher, but with each of the chefs doing their own riff on his dishes:

  • Crab, avocado cocktail with mango-tarragon gazpacho and whole grain mustard whipped cream
  • Seared scallops with summer corn pudding and asparagus-shiitake salad
  • Charred Korean octopus with sweet pickled Okinawa potato and crispy shallots
  • Grilled heirloom carrots with french feta, carrot & onion ash, local honey and berberre
  • Compressed watermelon salad, pickled peach, black plum, chèvre, sorghum-strawberry vinaigrette
  • Leg of lamb bolognese with goat cheese agnolotti, bacon-beet jam and fave bean puree
  • Pickled red shrimp, chilled pad thai noodles and shaved cucumber
  • Wood-roasted chicken with cauliflower gratin, tossed frisee and apricot-olive relish


Earlier Event: July 29
HarvestFest at Sonoita Vineyards
Later Event: August 2
Don Julio Tequila Dinner at Nook