azcentral.com Food & Wine Experience presented by Cadillac returns for a third year, set for Salt River Fields.
azcentral Food & Wine Experience (AZFWE) features one of the finest Grand Tastings in the country, the anchor element that showcases gourmet samples from more than 60 restaurants over two days in two pavilions, plus a schedule of lively cooking demonstrations and tastings of industry-leading wines, spirits and craft beer.
Mi-Ai Parrish, President & Publisher of Republic Media, said: “azcentral Food & Wine Experience has carved its spot on the culinary scene and now is also the model for the USA Today Network Food and Wine Experience event series occurring in other markets as well. With R Entertainment, we’ve made history, and this year we’re happy to welcome Cadillac again as presenting sponsor, along with sponsors AJ’s Fine Foods, Monark SubZero/Wolf, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and Hensley. They have demonstrated a confidence in this culinary concept, and together, we all have created a grand culinary experience.”
Chefs and Grand Tasting participants to date feature:
-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
-Christopher Collins, Grassroots Kitchen & Tap, Twisted Grove and Wally’s American Gastro Pub
-Paulina Martinez, El Panzón & Frida
-Tonya Saidi, Mamma Toledo's The Pie Hole
-Helen Yung, Sweet Republic
For more information and tickets, click HERE.
-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.