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Sweet treats & wine at the Chocolate and Wine Experience on Jan. 27th.

Nothing says decadence and delight on a Friday night than chocolate and wine do and if both tickle your fancy the way it does mine then circle Friday January 27th on your calendar and get your tickets for the Chocolate and Wine Experience at The Saguaro Hotel in Scottsdale.

This tasty event is hosted by The Scottsdale League of the Art as it kicks off its 2017 fund-raising season by bringing together chocolate from local chocolate makers, gourmet cuisine and local wines and craft beers. Highlights of the evening include a s’mores station,  a chocolate 101 teaching, chocolate martinis and a spiked hot chocolate bar.

Guests attending the Chocolate and wine Experience will taste samples of chocolate from Zak’s Chocolate, Nutwhats, XO confections and more. Food, wine and beer will be provided by EVO, Aioli’s Gourmet Burgers, Yancy Fancy Cheeses, Grand Canyon Brewing Company, Aridus Wine Company and others.

The Walken’s will be performing a wide range of classic cover tunes as guests meander through the night enjoying the festive atmosphere.

The money raised helps the non-profit Scottsdale League of the Arts support and promote the arts and arts education throughout the Phoenix area with several popular fundraisers a year including the Scottsdale Culinary Festival and The Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner.

Pre-sale tickets are on sale for $60 and early admission for $75 with entry an hour earlier & a champagne welcome. Tickets at the door will be $70. All guest will enjoy un-limited tastes of food, 12 drink sample tickets and access to all activities. The doors open at 7pm for early guests and 8pm for general admission.

The Saguaro Scottsdale, 4000 N Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 and tickets can be purchased at http://www.scottsdalefest.org/

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/