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.

Celebrate a Night in Sicily at Tomaso's in Recognition of Tomaso's Day
Sep
21
6:00 PM18:00

Celebrate a Night in Sicily at Tomaso's in Recognition of Tomaso's Day

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Join Tomaso’s as they present a “Night in Sicily” wine dinner to celebrate Tomaso’s Day on September 21. Tomaso’s will host a “Night in Sicily” wine pairing dinner to honor Chef Tomaso Maggiore’s accomplishments and the 43rd anniversary of the opening of Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant on the Camelback Corridor. The night will feature a special prix-fixe, multi-course menu featuring Sicilian cuisine such as Sicilian Pasta Palina and Braciole with slow braised sicilian sugo, and Sicilian wines including the Maggiore family-owned wine line, Luxus. 

Reception at 6:00 p.m. and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. $85 per person. www.tomasos.com. Call 602.956.0836 for reservations.

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Arizona Wine Book Launch and Tasting with Author Christina Barrueta at Tarbell's Wine Store
Sep
23
5:30 PM17:30

Arizona Wine Book Launch and Tasting with Author Christina Barrueta at Tarbell's Wine Store

Please join author Christina Barrueta at Tarbell’s Wine Store along with some of the wineries featured in her new book, Arizona Wine: A History of Perseverance and Passion, with foreword written by Chef Mark Tarbell. Books will be available to purchase, Christina will be signing copies and guest wineries such as Caduceus Cellars and Four Tails Vineyard will be pouring. The event takes place on Monday, September 23 from 5:30-7:30 at Tarbell’s Wine Store adjacent to Tarbell’s Tavern. Hope to see you there!

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Arizona Wine Book Author Event and Signing at LDV Winery
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Arizona Wine Book Author Event and Signing at LDV Winery

What better place to host a signing featuring a book all about Arizona wines than at LDV Winery Tasting Room? On September 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Author Christina Barrueta will be onsite to sign copies of the newly released Arizona Wine: A History of Perseverance & Passion, which shares the story of Arizona wine including its pioneer winemakers and visionaries that are transforming Arizona into the country’s newest wine region one bottle at a time. LDV will have books for sale, nibbles, and wine discounts. LDV Winery is proud to be included in this important book about our growing wine industry. For more, www.ldvwinery.com.

 

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Sabores de Oaxaca (The Flavors of Oaxaca)
Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

Sabores de Oaxaca (The Flavors of Oaxaca)

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Join Culinary Hall of Fame 2016 Chef of the Year Mel Mecinas and Elizabeth Hernández of Las 15 Salsas Restaurant Oaxaqueño as they host a special night with James Beard award-nominated Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza to celebrate the culture and flavors of Oaxaca, Mexico. The evening kicks off with a mezcal and hors d’ouevres reception, followed by a five-course menu and cash bar, and will feature Mezcal Carreño, Mezcal El Rey Zapoteco, Chef Silvana’s Sangre de Bruja wine, and the wines of Valle de Guadalupe. Proceeds will help suppport the second annual Guelaguetza Oaxaquena en Arizona cultural festival that will take place on October 6, 2019.. Tickets are $65 per person and can be purchased at EventBrite.

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PRESCOTT:  Everybody’s Hometown Festival
Oct
19
11:00 AM11:00

PRESCOTT: Everybody’s Hometown Festival

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Prescott, AZ has proudly held the title of “Everybody’s Hometown” for many years. This festival has been created to celebrate and showcase the authentic experience that makes Prescott feel like home to so many! The festival takes place in the heart of downtown Prescott on East Goodwin, South Cortez, and South Montezuma Street. Enjoy the Taste of Prescott with food, local brewers, and more; games and activities for all ages; daytime events such as local bands and a hot dog eating contest; evening concert featuring this year’s headliner, Hollywood U2 – The World’s Greatest Tribute Show, and the Street Tavern - grab a drink and party in the street!

Tickets:
$25 for General Admission
$60 for VIP Taster Ticket
$20 HT Fest Concert - GA Standing Room
$100 for HT Fest Concert - VIP Deck

For full event details, information and schedule of events, visit www.everybodyshometownfestival.com

Tickets:

$25 for General Admission
$60 for VIP Taster Ticket
$100 for HT Fest Concert - VIP Deck

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Noche en Blanco
Oct
26
5:00 PM17:00

Noche en Blanco

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The Hance Park Conservancy is excited to announce the fourth annual “Noche en Blanco” event in Hance Park. Noche en Blanco will be a night of community fun where all guests arrive dressed in all-white creative cocktail attire, enjoy live entertainment and dance under the stars. At the end of the night, the event will culminate with the highly anticipated grand carnivale parade with opportunities to dance and take photos with the samba dancers.

 One hundred percent of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Hance Park Conservancy, a nonprofit dedicated to the future of Hance Park.

 Guests may purchase a table to decorate for the event and are encouraged to pre-order a gourmet picnic for two and bottles of wine from the ticket page. Wine may also be purchased from the bar during the event. Local vendors will include Huss Brewing, Actions Wine and Conceptually Social. Guests are able to bring their own picnics if they choose not to order one of the gourmet meals. Tickets to the event are available at hanceparkconservancy.org.

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James Beard Foundation Phoenix Gala at Royal Palms
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

James Beard Foundation Phoenix Gala at Royal Palms

The Royal Palms Resort & Spa will host JBF”s Phoenix Gala event as part of their Taste America tour. an exclusive dining event benefiting the James Beard Foundation. Tickets are $275 per person. 7 PM Cocktail and Tasting Reception, 8:00 PM Dinner. For tickets, visit https://www.jamesbeard.org/events/taste-america-phoenix-5.

For a Write On Rubee recap of a JBF Taste America event, visit this link

 

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James Beard Taste America Welcome Reception
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

James Beard Taste America Welcome Reception

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Join the James Beard Foundation as they kick off the Taste America Tour weekend with a Raising The Bar cocktail reception on Thursday, September 19th at .Seventh & Union. Tickets: $65 and $100 (VIP). For more information, visit this link: https://www.jamesbeard.org/events/taste-america-phoenix-raising-the-bar-reception

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Saint Pasta and Aaron Chamberlin Dinner at Phoenix Public Market
Sep
19
5:00 PM17:00

Saint Pasta and Aaron Chamberlin Dinner at Phoenix Public Market

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Prominent Valley Chef and Restauranteur Aaron Chamberlin is teaming up with the up-and-coming duo from New Jersey, Saint Pasta, for his latest collaboration dinner at Phoenix Public Market Café. Join the Market Cafe for a special three-course prix-fixe wth Italian-American pasta dishes by Saint Pasta and a homemade dessert prepared by the Phoenix Public Market Cafe bakery.

For more information about Phoenix Public Market Cafe, visit https://cafe.phxpublicmarket.com/ or call 602-253-2700. For more information about Saint Pasta, visit https://saintpasta.com/.

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SEDONA:  L’Auberge 35th Anniversary Dinner with Cloth & Flame
Sep
14
5:00 PM17:00

SEDONA: L’Auberge 35th Anniversary Dinner with Cloth & Flame

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In celebration of the 35th Anniversary of L’Auberge de Sedona, they have partnered with Cloth & Flame to coordinate a dinner fostering connections.  Cloth & Flame is an Arizona-based company that hosts community dinners in unconventional spaces around the United States.  An exclusive package has been created including a Premiere Creekside Cottage right along the Cottageside Lawn where the dinner will be served. Call (855) 421-1501 for Exclusive Reservations. Tickets are required through Cloth & Flame. Dinner Tickets

Cocktail Reception
Full Bar with Signature Cocktail

“Bee’s Ducky”
Local Gin, St-Germain, Clementine / Basil Syrup, Wild Tonic L’Auberge Private Label Kombucha, Grilled Clementine Garnish

Hors d’oeuvres

Black Truffle Pomme Dauphine, Garlic Aioli, Chives

Blue Oysters, Yuzu Foam, Diced Apples, Tobiko

Dinner

Sourdough French Baguette
Fig & Walnut Baguette
Blueberry Butter with Maldon Sea Salt

First Course

Apple Marinated Kale Salad
Crisp Frisee, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Crispy Pancetta, Apple Batons

Second Course

Buttermilk Fried Sedona Rainbow Trout
Sautéed Haricot verts, Toasted Hazelnuts

Third Course

Grilled Cornish Game Hen
Bacon & Leek Hash, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Chicken Jus

Wild Tonic Jun- Kombucha Palate Cleanser

Dessert

Ramona Farms Chicos Panna Cotta
Blackberry Meyer Lemon Cremeux, Crispy Polenta Cake, Sorrel Sorbet

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Rockin' Taco Fest
Sep
14
12:00 PM12:00

Rockin' Taco Fest

Photo: Landon Evans

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A food, music and cultural celebration, Rockin’ Taco will feature creative tacos from some of Arizona's best restaurants. Wash it all down with fresh fruit fresca, Mexican cerveza, tequila tasting, margaritas and more. Plus, save room for elote, churros and palettas! Located in downtown Chandler, Rockin Taco will feature live entertainment, a salsa competition, low rider car show, niños play zone, and more. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit rockintacoaz.com

  • GA $12, kids 12 and under are admitted for free

  • VIP $125

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Robert Mondavi Wine Dinner at Flourish
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

Robert Mondavi Wine Dinner at Flourish

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Join Flourish at CopperWynd Resort in the scenic mountains above Fountain Hills as they host a special Robert Mondavi wine dinner on Thursday, September 12 at 6:00 PM. Cost: | $80 Per person. Please call 480-333-1880 for reservations.

First Course – Mandavi Fume Blanc
Goat Cheese & Edamame Smash with Smoked Salmon Bruschetta and Sundried Tomato Relish

Main Course – Maestro Red Blend
Roasted Bison Tenderloin with Sweet Potato Puree, Swiss Chard, Pomegranate Demi-Glace, Garnished with Garlic Potato Chips

Dessert – Mondavi Pinot Noir
Strawberry Buttercake, Mondavi Pinot Raspberry Sauce, with Citrus Chantilly Cream, and mint garnish.

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Champagne Saturdays at The Phoenician
Sep
7
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:
Gruet, Luxury Cuvée + reception selections, $59 per person, available June-August 2019
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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Urban Ale Trail
Sep
7
1:00 PM13:00

Urban Ale Trail

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Get ready to join the sixth annual Urban Ale Trail Saturday, Sept. 7. Hosted by Downtown Phoenix Inc., this walkable beer tasting tour runs along the light rail corridor from Downtown Phoenix to uptown. More than 20 participating bars and restaurans will offer three 4-ounce samples of beer for $1 or $2 each, paired with a delicious and complimentary bar snack — while supplies last.

Many locations are serving up AZ brews — including Dust Cutter at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel. Try the Achocolypse, a chocolate-infused dark porter from Prescott Brewing Company, and enjoy live entertainment in Dust Cutter’s modern urban saloon. Then, jump on over to Chico Malo for a sample of Lumberyard Brewing Company’s Hazy Angel IPA or imported beers like a Bohemia Clásica or Dos Equis Ambar. Arizona Wilderness DTPHX will be making its Urban Ale Trail debut with plenty of “hoptions”— choose any three samples from AZW brews!

Participation is free and the tour is self-guided. The first 300 people to stop by Patriots Park at CityScape Phoenix will be handed a free commemorative beer koozie and bottle opener. Print maps will be available online for download, and at participating locations. For a list of participating locations, visit this link:  www.dtphx.org/aletrail

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Arizona Taco Festival 2019 Launch Events: Culinary Demonstration with Samantha Sanz of Talavera
Sep
5
6:30 PM18:30

Arizona Taco Festival 2019 Launch Events: Culinary Demonstration with Samantha Sanz of Talavera

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In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Arizona Taco Festival, the original taco-centric extravaganza will introduce a new menu of festival offerings. Kicking off on July 11 is the Taco 101 culinary demonstrations with Williams-Sonoma at Biltmore Fashion Park, a pre-launch event series for the 2019 Arizona Taco Festival on October 12 and 13 showcasing Arizona’s top tacos at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Culinary masters including Arizona Taco Festival Grand Champion winners, James Beard award-nominated chefs and Arizona’s taco titans will cook up Mexican culinary creations with a cocktail pairing during these FREE 90-minute learning and tasting sessions. The upcoming line-up:

September 5: Chef Samantha Sanz of Talavera at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
October 3: Chef Richard Hinojosa - CRUjiente Tacos

6:30 - 8:30 pm
Williams-Sonoma at Biltmore Fashion Park
Taco 101 chef demonstrations are free. No reservations required. First come, first serve. Space is limited. 

www.aztacofestival.com.

 

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Cartwright's Modern Cuisine Collaboration Dinner: Joe Rodger
Aug
28
6:30 PM18:30

Cartwright's Modern Cuisine Collaboration Dinner: Joe Rodger

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Join Chef Brett Vibber as he welcomes Chef Joe Rodger for ARIZONA CHARCUTERIE & PRESERVATION. Our two chefs will team up to showcase their skills in charcuterie and preservation of Arizona food. Join us for this unique, 5-course, plated dinner. Cost: $75 per person (optional drink pairing for $25 pp). For reservations, call 480-488-8031.

For the full schedule of summer collaborations, visit this link.

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Peddler's Son 5th Annual Food Show and Chef Competition
Aug
27
10:00 AM10:00

Peddler's Son 5th Annual Food Show and Chef Competition

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Join us to watch some of Arizona’s best chefs from around the state go head-to-head in our second annual Culinary Essence Challenge! Judges include food writer Christina Barrueta of Write on Rubee, Brian Helton of Helton Brewing, and Traci Zitzer, Chef/Owner of Urban Table and Modern Day Forager Mercantile. Event Times:

  • Appetizer Category @ 11AM: Sponsored by Southwest Mushrooms

  • Entrée Category @ 1PM: Sponsored by Culver Duck

  • Dessert Category @ 3PM: Sponsored by Bandwagon Brokerage, Inc.

View details along with the full list of competitors and judges: http://www.peddlersson.com/foodshow/

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Champagne Saturdays at The Phoenician
Aug
24
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:
Gruet, Luxury Cuvée + reception selections, $59 per person, available June-August 2019
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
Aug
24
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 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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Eggstasy Celebrates Chandler Grand Opening with Free Pancakes for Life
Aug
24
6:30 AM06:30

Eggstasy Celebrates Chandler Grand Opening with Free Pancakes for Life

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Eggstasy will celebrate the grand opening of its new Chandler location with a Golden Pancake promotion. Two randomly selected people from the first 100 guests in the door on the morning of Saturday, August 24, will win free pancakes for LIFE. The new Chandler restauant is located at 2430 S. Gilbert Rd. and is the eatery’s first location outside of Scottsdale. 

Guests can also win Golden Pancakes at the three Scottsdale Eggstasy restaurants located at:
 ·         6990 E. Shea Blvd.
·         10155 E. Via Linda at The Mercado at Scottsdale Ranch
·         20775 N. Pima Rd. at Market Street at DC Ranch

All pancake, waffle and crepe batters are made from scratch daily, “We refuse to take shortcuts in preparing fresh, quality meals for our guests,” says Peter Verros, Eggstasy founder. “Expect outstanding service, delicious food and great value every time you visit.” More information is available at eggstasyaz.comFacebook.com/eggstasy or Instagram.com/eggstasy_az.

 

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Breakfast for Dinner Event with Adam Allison at Provision Coffee Bar
Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

Breakfast for Dinner Event with Adam Allison at Provision Coffee Bar

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On Friday, August 23, guests of Provision Coffee Bar can enjoy a five-course “brinner” (aka breakfast for dinner) and cocktail-pairing event featuring an exclusive menu prepared by local chef and Food Network’s Chopped winner Adam Allison, owner of Handlebar Diner in Mesa, with accompanying creative cocktails by Provision prepared for each course. Cost is $75 (excluding gratuity) and reservations can be made via this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brinner-dinner-for-breakfast-at-provision-tickets-68231262543

 First Course

Tart — Heirloom Tomato Galette with fennel pudding, burnt honey and thyme

Second Course

Chilaquiles — Smoked Duck Carnitas with Chile Colorado, tomatillo, Oaxaca and cotija cheese, avocado mousse and poached egg

Third Course

French Toast and Bacon — Buttermilk French Toast and Espresso Bacon with maple cotton candy, Grade A maple syrup and hazelnut

Fourth Course

Steak ‘n Eggs — Tenderloin and Cured egg yolks with summer truffle, goat cheese grits, and red-eye demi

Fifth Course

Peach Cinnamon Roll — with tarragon, Cinnamon Life granola and freeze-dried berries

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Spirited Sipping Seminars at Mountain Shadows
Aug
17
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.

AUGUST 17 | The Classic Cocktails Everyone Should Master: Explore martinis, manhattans, old fashioneds & daiquiris

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HOUSTON, TEXAS:  Around the World in 10,000 Bite
Aug
16
to Aug 17

HOUSTON, TEXAS: Around the World in 10,000 Bite

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On August 17, join some of Arizona’s distinguished chefs such as David Duarte, Brett Vibber, Tamara Stanger and Lisa Dahl at Around the World in 10,000 Bites. A special event in Houston, Texas hosted by the Houston Museum of Natural Science, this once-in-a-lifetime culinary event invites guests on a journey across 10 countries through 101 spectacular bites. Organizer Chef David Skinner: “The idea for this event started about five years ago after speaking to some of my restaurant guests about the best meals they enjoyed in different countries. I was amazed at the number of people who had not traveled much outside the United States…I recognized the opportunity to create something that was both gastronomically unique and educational…This event would not be possible without the help of Chef David Duarte who also saw the vision and quickly jumped on board to make it a reality, and the help and passion of all our invited chefs this year. One of the first chefs to say yes was my friend Dominique Crenn. As you may know, she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and unfortunately will not be able to make the event this year. We will be donating a portion of the proceeds in her name for breast cancer research. The remaining proceeds will be donated to the James Beard Foundation. Around the World in 10,000 Bites will be the gastronomic experience of a lifetime. With 101 courses from ten different countries and incredible chefs making the most delicious bites imaginable – no other event will ever come close.”

Only 100 tickets for sale. Price is $750 per seat. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.aroundtheworldin10000bites.com

There is also a pre-event Champagne and Caviar Reception on Friday, August 16 in the McFerrin Fabergé Collection. Guests will be able to meet all the chefs participating in the event and sample a selection of bites from the event. The reception is from 6:00 - 9:00pm on August 16th. Only 150 tickets for sale. Price is $250 per person. To purchase tickets, visit https://www.aroundtheworldin10000bites.com

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The Grown Ups Table Dinner Series at Beckett's Table Returns
Aug
7
6:00 PM18:00

The Grown Ups Table Dinner Series at Beckett's Table Returns

Unwind from the stresses of being a “grown-up.” The Grown-Ups Table is back at Beckett's Table on select Wednesdays in June, July & August. Grab your friends or come ready to make new ones.  Enjoy a 3-course dinner and wine/beverage pairings. Price: $48 per person (tax & gratuity included).

Each week, Chef Justin Beckett will release the night's one-of-a-kind themed menu on social media. Previous menus have included Spanish Tapas, Summer Picnic, British Pub Grub and more. Starting at 6:00, seating is limited to the 16 seats at our community table. Pick the date you would like to attend and purchase your tickets through the Brown Paper Ticket link:

Future Dates:
Wednesday, August 7
August 14
August 21

 

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Tarbell's Tavern Wine Dinner: Lieu Dit’s Winery
Aug
6
6:30 PM18:30

Tarbell's Tavern Wine Dinner: Lieu Dit’s Winery

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Join us at Tarbell’s Tavern for a six-course wine dinner featuring Lieu Dit’s Winery and special guest Eric Railsback.. Cost is $85 Per Person Excluding Tax and Gratuity. Limited Seating. Please call 602.955.8100 to RSVP. Lieu Dit's mission is to focus on the indigenous  grapes of the Loire Valley in Santa Barbara County. Their expertise allows the wines to remain true to their French ancestry while highlighting the beautiful terroir of California.

  First Course

 Raw Oyster with Cucumber and Horseradish Mignonette

2015 Lieu Dit Winery Melon, Santa Maria Valley

Second Course

 Grilled Asparagus, Soubise Sauce, Bacon, Egg Yolk

2016 Lieu Dit Winery Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Ynez Valley

Third Course

Shrimp Tikka Masala
2016 Lieu Dit Winery Rose, Santa Ynez Valley

Fourth Course

 Pan Seared Chicken, Calabacitas and Beluga Lentils
2016 Lieu Dit Winery Gamay, Santa Maria Valley

Fifth Course

 Herb Marinated Rib Eye, Pommes de Terre Fouettés, Espagnole and Mushroom Sauce
2015 Lieu Dit Winery Malbec, Santa Ynez Valley

Dessert

Berries and Whipped Lemon Curd

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AZ CoLab Dinner Series at Southern  Rail: Pillsbury Wine
Jul
24
6:00 PM18:00

AZ CoLab Dinner Series at Southern Rail: Pillsbury Wine

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Join Southern Rail for this summer's AZ CoLab Dinner Series. Chef Beckett will COLABorate with a local Arizona artisan to create a special three-course dinner experience using their unique products at Southern Rail. Gathered around the community table you will enjoy a flavorful, family-style meal complete with beverage pairings. Starting at 6:00 pm and available for $48 per person, this is the perfect opportunity for YOU to celebrate and support the AZ local dining community. Pick an AZ CoLab date and purchase your tickets below.

July 24 Pillsbury Wine
August 28 Four Tails Vineyard


 

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Morning Would Brunch Pop-Up at Uptown Chula Seafood
Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

Morning Would Brunch Pop-Up at Uptown Chula Seafood

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Join acclaimed chef Cory Oppold of Atlas Bistro (and Food Network's 'Chopped' winner!) for a special six-course pop-up brunch at Chula Seafood Uptown. Tickets are $60/person and includes tax and gratuity. Alcohol will be sold separately: Bloody Marys, mimosas, beer, and wine. Space is limited and tickets can be purchased at EventBrite.

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Chef Scott Conant Dinner at Mora with Carl Seacat
Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

Chef Scott Conant Dinner at Mora with Carl Seacat

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Scott Conant is partnering with local grower Carl Seacat for an exclusive dining experience at Mora Italian on Wednesday, July 17. This one-night-only event will feature welcome cocktails and a collaborative menu using Seacat’s garden-fresh summer harvest for a five-course family style dinner and wine pairings by Dario Soldan of Classico Wine.

Tickets to the event are $139, which includes all food, beverages, tax and gratuity. Seating for this limited ticket event are at 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. This event has limited availability and a prepaid ticket is required. To reserve a spot, visit https://www.opentable.com/r/mora-italian-phoenix?ref=1068

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Monday Night Chef’s Table at ZuZu:  Penner-Ash
Jul
15
6:30 PM18:30

Monday Night Chef’s Table at ZuZu: Penner-Ash

Executive Chef Russell LaCasce (Credit: ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho)

Explore delicious food paired with wines or spirits at the Monday Night Chef’s Table series at ZuZu inside the hip Hotel Valley Ho. 6:30pm | $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required. Visit www.hotelvalleyho.com or call 480.376.2600 for reservations.

Green Gazpacho
ana apple, persian cucumber, ginger, wasabi, true garden spinach and celery + garnished with shishito pepper relish
Penner-Ash Riesling 2015

Spiced Hiramasa Tataki
jimmy nardello peppers, crooked sky heirloom tomato vinaigrette, cold pressed olive oil, local chive + sea salt
Penner-Ash Viognier 2018

Grilled Veal Chop
german butterball potatoes, cherry demi, arizona shade farms oyster mushrooms, blue sky garlic + true garden herbs
Penner-Ash Pinot Noir ‘Shea Vineyard’ 2016

Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake
black pepper caramel, carmellia milik crumb, chipotle dark chocolate ice cream + mango curd
Penner-Ash Syrah 2015


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Chefs and Farmers Market at Hotel Valley Ho
Jul
13
9:00 AM09:00

Chefs and Farmers Market at Hotel Valley Ho

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ZuZu is celebrating the best of the season with a free, indoor neighborhood farmers market that brings together local chefs and purveyors. Enjoy bites from Chef Russell LaCasce along with other top local chefs, and be sure to taste all the creations of Battle Freak Shake! Shop fresh produce and local culinary delights, take advantage of the refrigerated bag check, enjoy spirit and wine tastings along with a cash bar featuring bloody marys and mimosas, jam to the live music, and get a 25% off voucher to use at ZuZu during your next summer visit. For more information, visit https://www.hotelvalleyho.com/hotel/hotel-events/summer-market

JULY 13 | SWEET TREATS AND BATTLE FREAK SHAKE

Guest Pastry Chefs Curtis Cameron of Scottsdale National Golf Club + Ana Garza of Sanctuary will join in the fun to celebrate all things sweet. And it’s Battle Freak Shake! Over the last weeks, Hotel Valley Ho has invited home chefs to submit their own freak shake creation. This weekend, the finalists will go head to head and one will be crowned the ultimate Freak Shake. The winning shake will be featured at ZuZu all month long in August. Judging starts at 11:30 am.

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Negroni Week 2019
Jun
24
to Jun 30

Negroni Week 2019

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Negroni Week, presented by Imbibe Magazine and Campari, launched in 2013 as a celebration of one of the world’s great cocktails and an effort to raise money for charities around the world. This year Negroni Week takes place from June 24-30, 2019 when, once again, bar and restaurants will be mixing classic Negronis and Negroni variations for a great cause. For participating venues, search via this link

Kick off the week at The Brickyard Downtown from 5 to 8 pm as they host bars from around the Valley in a unique opportunity to drink for a cause with Negroni-inspired food presented by CRAFT 64 Chandler. 100% of the proceeds including tips earned will go to No Kid Hungry

Learn more about the history of the Negroni here.

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Sunday Supper Club at Hearth '61
Jun
23
6:00 PM18:00

Sunday Supper Club at Hearth '61

Chef Charles Wiley

Chef Charles Wiley

Join Hearth '61 at Mountain Shadows Resort for their Sunday Supper Club series. One Sunday a month, they will feature a guest chef, artisan supplier, winery or distillery. Savor four courses thoughtfully paired with beverages and enjoy conversation from Chef Charles Wiley and the special guest.  6 p.m. | $74 per person, plus tax & gratuity.  Reservations required | 480.624.5458 On June 23, Hearth ‘61 welcomes Doug Robson of Gallo Blanco & Otro Café. It will certainly be an unforgettable evening you won’t want to miss. Upcoming dates:

JULY 21
Matt Taylor of Mora Italian

AUGUST 18
Mel Mecinas of Scottsdale National Golf Club

SEPTEMBER 15
Beau MacMillan of Sanctuary

 

 

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Tilted Earth Festival at Page Springs Cellars
Jun
21
to Jun 22

Tilted Earth Festival at Page Springs Cellars

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Page Springs Cellars is pleased to announce the 6th annual music & wine festival Tilted Earth. Friday evening kicks off with The Henry Schuerman Commemorative Wine Dinner, benefiting students of the Arizona Culinary Institute of Scottsdale. The following evening, four musical acts will entertain at the winery. Festivalgoers will also enjoy a wine garden featuring local wineries, a gourmet food truck, games and a silent auction. Festival doors open on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

General admission tickets are $65 or $75 at the door. Page Springs Cellars is located at 1500 N. Page Springs Road, Cornville, AZ 86325. For more information, please visit http://Tilted-Earth.com/

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Farm to Kitchen West Five C’s Supper Series
Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

Farm to Kitchen West Five C’s Supper Series

Brick chicken with Arizona Shade Farms pink bacon oyster mushrooms  (Debby Wolvos)

Brick chicken with Arizona Shade Farms pink bacon oyster mushrooms (Debby Wolvos)

The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, A Destination Hotel is proud to announce a monthly Five C’s Supper Series to celebrate Grand Canyon National Park’s Centennial and Arizona Statehood month in February. Kitchen West Restaurant will present three-course family style dinners that pair cuisine by Executive Chef Rick Dupere with wines from celebrated Arizona vineyards.

Guests will savor dishes inspired by the five C’s including seasonal citrus salads; butcher boards, carrot and beet slaw and Cherokee purple tomatoes with burrata. Continue the inspired dining experience with tempting entrées like crusted seabass, Duck à l’ Orange, prime ribeye, campfire creek trout, roasted bone marrow with kiln oven bread, veal stock braised short ribs and brick chicken with Arizona Shade Farms pink bacon oyster mushrooms. Additional temptations include family style sides like pima beans with berries, heirloom tepary beans, home baked biscuits with desert mesquite honey and charred nopales with mint macerated melons. Each Supper ends with an artfully crafted dessert including highlights such as; peach pan dowdy, cotton candy sorbet and single origin Valrhona chocolate pudding with clotted cream.

The cost of each dinner is $85 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Guests begin each Super Series at 6:00 p.m. with a private cocktail reception featuring appetizers and Arizona wines followed by a three-course dinner with wine pairings. Reservations are required. www.TheScottsdaleResort.com.

 

 

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