5 Fabulous Culinary Affairs to Attend This Spring

BY Nora Burba Trulsson | February 20, 2018 | Feature Features

Spring in Scottsdale: For foodies, this means lifting a fork and tipping a glass at some of the best culinary festivals around. Here are five fab fests to add to your must-do list.
Devour Culinary Classic will serve up custom creations from top Valley restaurants at Desert Botanical Garden.

Arizona Wine & Dine
Some 20 chefs from Arizona hotels and resorts gather under the date palms to dish signature delights, along with mixologists, sommeliers and brewmasters serving adult beverages. April 5, early-bird tickets from $79 per person, tickets from $89 per person after March 31, Scottsdale Quarter, 15059 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale

Devour Culinary Classic
Even with a new roomier location at Desert Botanical Garden, this fest emphasizing local talent sold out in a nanosecond, so sign up online to get alerts for 2019 tickets. March 3-4, tickets from $105 per person, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix

Nirvana Food & Wine Festival
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa’s chef, Beau MacMillan, is the ringleader of this intimate indoor-outdoor feast featuring chefs, mixologists and winemakers from around the globe. April 19-22, 5700 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley, $135-$350

The Original Taste
Sip and sample from more than 40 restaurants and over 100 wine, spirit and beer purveyors during Executive Council 70’s festival along the lushly landscaped banks of the Arizona Canal. April 28, tickets $75-$275, Scottsdale Waterfront, 7135 E. Camelback Road

Scottsdale Culinary Festival
Now in its 40th year, this is the mack daddy of culinary festivals, drawing 30,000 attendees and scores of restaurants, food and beverages. April 14-15, tickets $12-$150, Scottsdale Civic Center Mall

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