Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa welcomes back its popular Lunch & Learn series, now in its 16th year, kicking off August 4.
Top chefs will join the resort’s Executive Chef Beau MacMillan for interactive cooking demonstrations including a three-course meal with wine, live musical entertainment, Q&A opportunities and take-home recipes. Held in The Views Ballroom, the lunch event on Aug. 11 is priced at $85 per person and begins at 12 p.m., while the dinner events are priced at $145 per person. All prices exclude tax and gratuity.
The 2018 Lunch & Learn Lineup:
Saturday, Aug. 4 – Chef Carl Ruiz (dinner): Carl Ruiz is the owner of the Italian restaurant, Marie’s Italian Specialties, in Chatham, New Jersey. When not creating delicious Italian meals, he can be seen as a judge on Food Network’s Guy’s Grocery Games. He will be preparing an Italian-Inspired Lunch & Learn Dinner paired with Italian wines, starting at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 11 – Chef James Porter (lunch): James Porter is a local chef, and owner of TERRA farm + manor in Prescott, Arizona. He will be sharing a farm-to-table inspired lunch, paired with unique American wines, starting at 12 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 25 – Tony Abou-Ganim, Samantha Sanz and Rene Andrade (dinner): Abou Ganim is a world-class mixologist, bar owner and author. He will be creating cocktails for a dinner by local chefs Samantha Sanz of Talavera, and Rene Andrade, formerly of elements, who is opening Tempe’s Ghost Ranch this summer. This will be a Mexican-inspired dinner, paired with Fortaleza tequila cocktails, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 1 – Chef Danny Grant (dinner): Danny Grant is a chef and restaurateur based in Chicago. He was the youngest U.S. chef to earn two Michelin stars (2011 and 2012). Grant will prepare a dinner, paired with some of California’s best wines, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 480.607.2300.
For those that wish to stay the night, an exclusive rate of $199 will be offered each Saturday evening (based on availability, excluding tax and resort fee) with the purchase of a Lunch & Learn ticket. (This rate cannot be combined with any other offer.)