azcentral Wine & Food Experience Returns with Some Famous Faces

Lauren Swanson-Tyda | September 26, 2019 | Food & Drink

Chef Antoni Porowski, star of Queer Eye on Netflix, will do cooking demos and plans to release a cookbook this fall.

The azcentral Wine & Food Experience returns for a full weekend of culinary delights, wine tastings and, of course, the chance to bump elbows with some famous people. Yes, you can literally hail a cab with the Bella twins—cabernet, that is. Now in its fifth year, the culinary event will gather tastes from more than 50 local restaurants, including some of our fave fine dining spots: Different Pointe of View, Bourbon Steak, Maple & Ash and Talavera at Four Seasons Resort. Brie and Nikki Bella of E!’s Total Bellas will be on hand to showcase their Belle Radici wines. Other VIP perks include exclusive wine samplings and seminars with Ian Cauble, star of SOMM on Netflix and one of only 274 master sommeliers in the world; and David Lynch, sommelier, two-time James Beard Award winner and editorial director for SommSelect. Cooking aficionados and food gawkers alike can enjoy demonstrations by Alex Guarnaschelli of Chopped and Antoni Porowski of Queer Eye. Grand Tasting $50 (limited time), VIP Grand Tasting $120, grand tasting and access to chef demonstrations $180, Salt River Fields, 7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale

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