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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Scottsdale Culinary Festival: The Cocktail Society

  • Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts 7380 East 2nd Street Scottsdale, AZ, 85251 United States (map)
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Kicking off the Scottsdale Culinary Festival weekend is The Cocktail Society, where guests will enjoy an exclusive night of cocktails, whimsical entertainment and elegant tastings. Enjoy live music, local restaurants and show-stopping performances including aerial and flair bartending, balancing acts, magicians, and edible sensory experiences. Tickets are all inclusive with food, beverages and entertainment for $85 each during online presale and $100 at the door. This is a 21+ over event. For tickets and more information, visit: www.scottsdalefest.org.

Enjoy an array of mystical creations in the Black Shaker Society lounge including the Tito’s “Hand-Cranked” Vodka Martini made with liquid nitrogen and frozen olive drops. Another creative cocktail will be completely edible, made by compressing watermelon and tequila to create a drinkable bite with lime foam and jalapeno.

Participating restaurants include:
Fogo de Chão – Picanha top sirloin peppadew with sweet piquante peppers
Sonata’s
The Canal Club – Cubano tostones made with ham, pork verde, swiss mousse, and chipotle aioli + churro bread pudding with white chocolate anglaise
Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen – Sweet and savory popcorn
The Wright Bar
Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar
– Adobe pork tacosw ith pineapple relish, pickled red onion, and pineapple salsa
Heidi's Events & Catering – Smoked beef shank carved on site, sliced baguettes and bourbon BBQ sauce
Artizen Crafted American Kitchen & Bar – Miso-cured duck legs, pistachio polenta, yuzu-ginger jam paired with a cocktail
Nitro Live Icecreamery – Mojito, prickly pear margarita, and chocolate-amaretto ice cream