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Scottsdale Culinary Festival: A VIP's Guide to This Weekend

BY Dominique Ziegler | April 12, 2018 | Feature Features

A look at some of the most exclusive VIP offerings and vendors at Scottsdale Culinary Festival.

VIP Experiences

The Cocktail Society
With aerial bartenders, live art and entertainment, The Cocktail Society guarantees a unique sensory experience for all attendees. Cocktail catering service Black Shaker will be providing edible cocktails, molecular mixology and personal signature beverages exclusively for the event. Entrance includes complimentary drinks and unlimited fine food tastings from sponsors such as The Canal Club and Fogo De Chão. $85 presale, $100 day of event, April 13, 7PM-11PM, 7380 E 2nd St., Scottsdale

Scottsdale Culinary Festival VIP
Restaurants from around the Valley come together in one place to showcase their signature dishes and set the tone for a distinctive culinary occasion. The VIP package includes unlimited food inside the VIP tent, prime entertainment and chef demo viewing and access to all specialty areas. VIPs can also enjoy complimentary drinks throughout the grounds in addition to admittance into the craft beer garden, where ticket holders can select from over 250 beers to sample and receive a souvenir tasting mug. $150 Saturday, $125 Sunday, 7375 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale

Best of the Fest
The grand finale of the 40th annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival comes to conclusion at Hyatt Regency Resort Scottsdale at Gainey Ranch. Seven prodigious restaurants, including The Mission and T. Cook’s, will create distinct five-course and wine-paired dinners crafted tableside. Top pairings include Chef Christian Brady from Alto at Hyatt Scottsdale paired with Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery. Brady’s menu consists of braised veal cheeks and with a 2013 trésor red blend. Live music will serenade guests as they enjoy a first-rate culinary experience. $175 per person, $1750 for table of 10, 7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale

5 Fine Dining Musts
Here are five high-end restaurants you will want to save room for at Scottsdale Culinary Festival’s main Saturday and Sunday events.

Sonata’s Restaurant
Enjoy fresh and in-season ingredients while tasting intense European flavors made with modern techniques.

Known for their luxury entrees and farm-fresh healthful food, the seasonal menu of Flourish will give festival goers the perfect food selections for spring.

Roka Akor
Savor contemporary Robata Japanese cuisine with seafood, steak and other Japanese-inspired dishes.

Tommy Bahama
Experience island-inspired dishes with Tommy Bahama’s contemporary American cuisine.

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