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Save the Date: AZCentral.Com’s Food & Wine Experience is back on Nov. 4th & 5th at Salt River Fields

As the Fall 2017 food festival calendar is starting to come together save the weekend of Nov. 4th & 5th for the 3rd annual AZCentral.com Food & Wine Experience. As of now there are 30 local chefs set to participate at Salt River Fields with more to be added to the line up.

Kerry Dunne of R Entertainment says  “All together with sponsors, restaurants and industry purveyors, we have created in Scottsdale an event that inspired an entire series of Food & Wine Experiences in USA Today markets from Detroit to Ventura.  For years, we worked with our compatriots here to create this signature event and it’s inspired the country.”

Featured Events

The 2  day festival features sampling of foods from local and guest chefs along with other opportunities for seminars, a wine tasting and meet and greets. Tickets can be purchased at http://foodandwine.azcentral.com/  with subscribers receiving $15 off at this link  http://www.azcentral.com/insider Here are the featured events and costs of tickets

  • Grand Tasting.  Tickets in advance are $85 and offer unlimited sampling of chef creations; access to chef demonstrations and panels; and tastings of fine wines, craft beers and distinctive spirits. Saturday or Sunday
  • VIP Grand Tasting.  Tickets in advance are $120 and guests enjoy all the benefits of the Grand Tasting, plus entry at noon, access to the VIP Lounge, and private tastings from wineries and distillers. Preferred parking and VIP restrooms
  • The Cellar.  A $20 upgrade to any ticket above, the wine seminar offers special tastings and an insider’s knowledge of wines sampled; led by the winemaker or wine ambassador.
  • The Chef’s Package.  A $180 ticket, a private meet & greet with a special guest chef of national renown.  Details coming soon
  • Private Dining ‘Experiences.’ A schedule of separately ticketed private dining Experiences created by popular chefs and restaurateurs will be announced soon.  Experiences can occur within the event footprint or at participating restaurants.
All photos courtesy of Fleur Com Group

Local chefs at Salt River Fields

Many familiar names will be cooking up their delicious bites to attendees to enjoy at the Grand Tasting. Check the website for updated participating chefs.

  • Jacques Qualin, J&G Steakhouse at The Phoenician Resort
  • Bernie Kantak, The Gladly and Citizen Public House
  • Alex Stratta, multiple award-winning chef
  • Chrysa Robertson, Rancho Pinot
  • Gio Osso, Virtù Honest Craft and Nico’s Heirloom Kitchen
  • Stephen Jones, The Larder + The Delta
  • Jennifer Russo, The Market by Jennifer Russo
  • Aaron Poole, Gadzooks Enchiladas & Soup
  • Paul Haworth, Cartel Coffee Lab
  • Charles Wiley, Hearth `61 at Mountain Shadows Resort
  • Russell LaCasce, ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
  • George Frasher, Frasher’s Smokehouse
  • Chef Joshua James “Chef J” Amonson, Bourbon & Bones Chophouse | Bar
  • Matthew Hobbs, Match: Cuisine & Cocktails at FOUND:RE Phoenix
  • Doug Robson, Otro Café
  • Dustin Christofolo, Quiessence at The Farm
  • Tommy Plato, restaurateur, Second Story Liquor Bar
  • Raveen Arora, restaurateur, The Dhaba
  • Scott Holmes, Little Miss BBQ, in a rare appearance in the Grand Tasting
  • Anthony DeMuro of Different Pointe of View at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs
  • Talavera at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale
  • Dushyant Singh, Artizen at The Camby
  • Paulina Martinez, El Panzón & Frida
  • Tonya Saidi, Mamma Toledo’s The Pie Hole
  • Helen Yung, Sweet Republic
  • Nekter

Salt River Fields is at 7555 N. Pima Rd. Scottsdale 85258 (480)270-5000

 

Save the Date(s)….lots of events and festivals for foodies in coming months…here’s a list

Summer is slowly coming to an end as kids return to school, the Cardinals take the field and your hearing how Pumpkin Porters & Pumpkin Spiced lattes are only weeks from being available for your consumption. With the cooling weather comes many food and drink related festivals, dinners, release parties and other events, enough to make one’s head spin.
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Here is list of a few events that should be on your calendar(in no particular order)……

7th Annual Arizona Taco Festival at Salt Rive Fields. Sat & Sun. October October 15th & 16th starting at 11am. $12 online http://aztacofestival.com/

Wine Country Brunch at The Camby in Phoenix– Sun. September 25th. $65 for more information & tickets http://www.scottsdalefest.org/2016wcb

C-CAP’s 3rd Annual Harvest Moon Feast– Mon. November 14th. Desert Foothills Barn in Scottsdale. $150 http://www.ccapaz.org/

Rockin’ Taco Street Festival in Chandler– Sat. Septeber 15th. Starts at 12 noon $8. http://www.rockintacoaz.com/

SanTan Brewing Co. Oktoberfest, Sat. October 1st, 3pm $12 http://www.santanoktoberfest.com/

2nd Annual Phoenix Pizza Festival– Sat. Nov. 19th Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix 11am- 5pm $10 http://www.phoenix.pizza/

Spectator Sips wine dinner at Quintessence at The Farm at South Mtn. Wed. Sept. 28th at 6:30 pm $89++ http://www.qatthefarm.com/page/upcoming-events/

Exploring Vinaigrettes & Specialty Oils at vomFass Scottsdale (at The Waterfront). Sat Aug. 27th 11am $25 www.scottsdale.vomfassusa.com

Make a Wish and Sip for a Cause at Sorso Wine Room in Scottsdale at Scottsdale Quarter. Sat. Aug 28th 11am-10pm. All day Happy Hour. http://www.sorsowineroom.com/