A Celebration of the Palate
Join some 40,000 fellow foodies from April 5 to 10 for a six-day celebration of the senses at the Scottsdale Culinary Festival, the longest-running festival of its kind in the United States.
From cooking demonstrations and meet-and-greets with celebrity chefs, to two days of fun in the sun at the signature Great Arizona Picnic sprawling across the grass-lined grounds of the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, this is a truly a celebration of the palate.
Kick off the weekend at the Eat, Drink & Be Pretty Party, a fashion-forward event with food and wine from more than a dozen restaurants.
Or, watch cooking demonstrations and sip on wine and cocktails at the Cooks & Corks event, which also utilizes freshly grown produce from the Civic Center's Giving Garden. And finally, join the who's who of the culinary community at the Chef Tribute Dinner at J&G Steakhouse featuring world renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten himself.
The finale extravaganza is an exciting open-air, music-filled event. Some of the Valley's finest chefs will share the stage to craft a sumptuous five-course, wine-paired feast served in a beautiful outdoor setting.
Scottsdale is emerging as a culinary destination competing with the top dining cities in the country. It is home to more than 600 restaurants – from chic to cowboy, spa cafés to speakeasies, not to mention award-winning chefs and al fresco dining all winter long.
Since 2002, the Scottsdale Culinary Festival has raised over $3.5 million for local arts programs so make room and support a great cause.
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For more information on the Scottsdale Culinary Festival visit www.scottsdaleculinaryfestival.org