WHAT: The 22nd Annual Flavors of Phoenix is a unique gourmet delight sure to please your palate. Thirty four of the top chefs from across the state of Arizona assemble for a night of elaborate table décor, exquisite food, fine wine, and a great cause. Each chef has his or her own table for 12 with the responsibility of providing linens, flowers, theme-related objects or any other items to make each table unique.
The setting also includes a cooking station so that all food preparation can be done right in front of the gala’s guests who enjoy at least five courses with accompanying wines. This allows all guests to interact with the chef and with one another while learning some tips from the experts.
WHO: The 34 chefs are led by co-chairmen: Chef Christopher Gross, Christopher’s Restaurant and Crush Lounge, Chef Michael DeMaria, M Catering by Michael’s and Chef Christopher Masco, The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa. Other chefs confirmed at this time: Brian Archibald, Renaissance Phoenix Downtown; Frank Belosic, The Phoenician Resort & Spa; Michael Cairns, Montelucia Resort & Spa; Matt Carter, Zinc Bistro; Massimo De Francesca, Taggia Restaurant at the FireSky Resort & Spa; Anthony DeMuro, Different Pointe of View, Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort; Peter DeRuvo, Davanti Enoteca; Ron Dimas, Orange Sky at Talking Stick Resort; Rita French, Province; Jose Hernandez, Coup Des Tartes; Eric Howson, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch; Marc Lupino, Michael Dominick's Lincoln Avenue Prime Steakhouse; Beau MacMillan, elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa; Roberto Madrid, deseo; Aaron May, Praying Monk Restaurant and Bar; Mel Mecinas, Talavera at the Four Seasons Scottsdale; Don Molinich, enFuego, DoubleTree Resorts by Hilton Paradise Valley-Scottsdale; Christopher Nicosia, Sassi Restaurant; Michael O’Dowd & Jay Bogsinske, District American Kitchen & Wine Bar; Jeremy Pacheco, LON’s at the Hermosa; Daniel Patino, BOURBON STEAK at Fairmont Scottsdale; James Porter, Petite Maison; Lenard Rubin, The Wigwam / Litchfield’s; Michael Rusconi, Rusconi’s American Kitchen; Silvana Salcido-Esparza, Barrio Café; Jadan Sheive, JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa – Tuscany; Todd Sicolo, The Royal Palms Resort & Spa; Eric Swartz, BLT Steak, JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa; Stephen Toevs, The Ritz-Carlton; Marcellino Verzino, Marcellino Ristorante.
WHEN: Thursday, May 23, 2013
6:00 p.m. – No Host Cocktail Reception/Silent Auction
7:00 p.m. – Program/Dinner/Live Auction
WHERE: The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa
6902 East Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
COST: $375 per person. $4,500 for table of 12. Sponsorship packages are available.
BENEFITS: The mission of American Liver Foundation (ALF) is to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease