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
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