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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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La Bocca Urban Wine Bar + Kitchen Wine Dinner

  • La Bocca 699 South Mill Avenue Tempe, AZ, 85281 United States (map)

La Bocca Urban Wine Bar + Kitchen in Tempe is proud to partner with Taken Wine Company from the St. Helena region of Napa to host their first-ever winemaker dinner on July 20.  The evening will begin with a 30-minute reception including passed hors d’oeuvres, followed by a five-course dinner specially created for the event by La Bocca’s award-winning chef, Judd Cummings. The Taken Winemaker Dinner, limited to 40 guests, is priced at $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, please call (480) 967-5244.  6 pm reception, 6:30 dinner.  

Assorted Passed Hors d’oeuvres
2014 “Available” Pinot Grigio

1st Course
Seasonal Bruschetta with fig, mascarpone, basil, and extra virgin olive oil
2014 “Available” Pinot Grigio

2nd Course
Cheese course featuring gorgonzola with red pepper; purple haze goat cheese; cacao di roma semi soft sheep’s milk cheese and red dragon mustard cheese, accompanied by a selection of almonds, cranberries, candied walnuts, herbs and artisan bread.
2014 “Complicated” Chardonnay

3rd Course
Pasta Puttanesca with olives, sun blushed tomato, capers and garlic
2013 “Available” Red Blend

4th Course
Roasted lamb shanks over slender carrots, baby turnips, fingerling potatoes, parsnips, red and yellow beets in a red wine glaze, finished with rosemary and sage.
2013 “Taken” Red Blend

5th Course
Blackberry tart with honey mascarpone
2014 "Complicated” Pinot Noir

Earlier Event: July 20
Free Ice Cream at Sprinkles
Later Event: July 21
Margarita Tasting Night at Tanzy