Fall Taste "Meeting with the Mentor dinner" at Talavera at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale,Troon North on Nov. 30, 2012. Talavera's Executive Chef Mel Mecinas teamed up with longtime culinary mentor Chef Joachim Splichal for a special "Meeting with the Mentor Dinner". Chef Splichal of the famed Patina Restaurant Group in Los Angeles was joined by two other chefs who also trained under Chef Splichal. Phoenix-based Executive Chef Matt McLinn of Desert Mountain Club and Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver Pastry Chef Bruno Feldstein contributed to the five course dinner with wine pairings. The dinner event reunited Chef Mecinas with his mentor Chef Splichal for the first time since 1997.
Photography by Debby Wolvos