Leave the ordinary behind and let your taste buds guide you in the newest culinary adventures 2017 has to offer. Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa, with its floral walkways and breathtaking views, is offering guests the chance to experience Scottsdale’s local flavor and learn from distinguished winemakers and distillers from across the country.
Nestled in the back of the Omni Scottsdale’s sprawling 32 acres sits a quiet building behind a quaint gate; it can be easily overlooked to anyone who passes by but to those who stop, peer in, or even open the gate will discover a rare-treat known as Chef’s Kitchen. It can be described as a hidden oasis, an event room of sorts, a patio-space and a garden integrated into one but those who enter it’s something more.
Once a month Chef’s Kitchen transforms into Chef’s Secret Garden Dinner Series, a one-of-a-kind culinary experience hosted by the Culinary Team at the Omni Scottsdale that showcases visiting distilleries and winemakers from across the country. Each and every Secret Garden Dinner invites guests to indulge in quality ingredients sourced and grown locally in a live demonstration format. Prepared in the open kitchen by Executive Chef Marcos Seville, each family style dinner includes three courses artfully paired with libations from distinguished winemakers and distillers.
Each event is limited to 24 people, reserve your spot by contacting Samantha Barraza at email@example.com or call (480) 627-3161.
Emmanuel Kemiji | Tuesday, January 31 | 6:00 p.m. | $110 per person
Spend an intimate evening with Master Sommelier, Emmanuel Kemiji, owner of Miura Vineyards and Managing Director of Clos Pissarra.
Ruinart Champagne | Wednesday, February 22 | 6:00 p.m. | $150 per person
Explore fabulous food and champagne combinations that are sure to intensify and elevate your palette.
Experience all the flavors of the Omni Scottsdale and then share the same culinary delights with your loved ones upon your return home with Taste of Montelucia Cooking Classes. Engage your senses as you learn from the Omni’s expert culinary team with monthly cooking classes featuring seasonal dishes and locally sourced ingredients. During your cooking lesson enjoy a mini-mixology session to craft a perfectly paired cocktail to enjoy during your meal. Gather around the table for an afternoon sure to please your palette and delight the foodie in you.
Each event is limited to 14 people, reserve your spot by contacting Sam Barraza at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (480) 627-3161.
Sweet & Savory Tamales & Tequila Ponche with Chef Marcos Seville | January 19 | 4-5 p.m. | $30 per person or $50 per couple
Lobster Paella & Sangria with Chef Smail Yaakoubi | February 9 | 4-5 p.m. | $30 per person or $50 per couple
Adventure outside of the kitchen to explore Arizona’s vast and diverse agricultural landscape alongside Omni Scottsdale’s Executive Chef, Marcos Seville. Experience a truly behind-the-scenes look of select local farms followed by a true, farm-to-table dining experience showcasing the products harvested and collected earlier in the day for a hand-crafted meal artfully paired with local wines. Meet the purveyors that bring their passion into the foods that are brought daily to Arizona’s table.
Each experience includes an exclusive seasonal tour, chef prepared meal, local wine pairings and round-trip transportation. Each event is limited to 16 people, reserve your spot by contacting Sam Barraza at email@example.com or call (480) 627-3161.
January and February dates coming soon! Email Sam Bazarra for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia is located at 4949 E Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85253.