Foodie news roundup for the week of March 6.
On Monday, March 13, from 10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m., visit any local Chipotle, print the flyer (above) or show it on your smartphone and 50 percent of the proceeds from your order will go directly to Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
Heart to Table is dinner experience unlike any other and it is coming to Phoenix for the first time on Saturday, March 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. From Tulum, Mexico to Los Angeles and New York City, the Heart to Table dinner series has traveled all over the world spreading a message on the importance of community, mindfulness, and personal transformation. For this event, guests will enjoy a delicious and fully vegan dinner provided by Flower Child at a secret location in Arcadia revealed only to ticket holders (which are $175 each). For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.eventbrite.com/e/heart-to-table-phoenix-edition-tickets-31814550176.
Celebrate all things food and wine at the monthly Monday Night Chef’s Table series at Hotel Valley Ho. A seasonal four-course menu is paired with four wines or spirits from the special guest. At the upcoming dinner on Monday, March 13, savor an amuse and aperitif followed by chilled charred octopus salad, char sui pork belly, spiced loin of venison with parsnip puree and Spanish manchego cheesecake. Each course will be paired with a different wine from Qupé, known for their balanced, Rhône-style wines made in Santa Maria, California. Executive Chef Russell LaCasce and the special guest will discuss the evening’s fare and how the wines are made. The evening kicks off at 6:30 p.m. in the hotel’s Sands venue and costs $68 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made at 480.421.7997.
Join co-owner of Casa Mia, Hera Ambrosio, on Monday, March 13, at 6 p.m. for a four-course cooking demo at Casa Mia. During the class, Ambrosio will show you the tips and tricks to create a restaurant-quality dinner in your own home. Classes are $75 per person and reservations are taken at the restaurant or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. This intimate class will only be for 14 people.
On Saturday, March 11, at 5 p.m., the third largest vineyard in the state, Carlson Creek Vineyard, will be hosting their 2nd Annual Pruning Seminar & Bonfire at their 280-acre vineyard in Willcox. Guests will enjoy a one-on-one lesson in pruning with winemakers Robert Carlson III and John Carlson, followed by roasting marshmallows over the bonfire to enjoy s’mores and other snacks paired with wines from the Carlson Creek portfolio. To attend ($25 per person or free for Carlson Creek Wine Society members), RSVP by emailing email@example.com.
To celebrate the start of spring training, the Arizona Diamondbacks have partnered with Phoenix-area SUBWAY Restaurants, the official training restaurant for the team, on Subway Kids Take the Field, an in-store drawing where kids between the ages of 7 and 15 can win a chance to take the field with their favorite starting D-backs player during a regular season home game. Starting now through Sept. 15, entry forms will be available at participating Phoenix-area SUBWAY locations, no purchase necessary. Each of the winners will also receive four tickets to the selected D-backs home game as well as a player autograph. The drawing is sponsored by the SUBWAY owners in the Phoenix and northern Arizona areas.
On March 15, Tavern Americana will host a dinner featuring Treana Wines. Attendees will start with a Loaded Vodka Cocktail, followed by a four-course menu (with courses like filet as well as scallops with angel hair). The dinner starts at 6 p.m. and is $65 per person. Space is limited. To reserve a spot, call 480.502.6740.
Burger Theory is gearing up for meatless Fridays. Fridays during Lent, stop by Burger Theory to enjoy its new crispy fish sandwich. The delicious fish sandwich is a deep fried cod fillet coated in parmesan panko breadcrumbs, topped with tartar sauce, shredded lettuce and served on a fresh potato bun.
Scottsdale has an all-new gourmet ice cream parlor from Christopher Collins, chef and owner of Twisted Grove, Wally’s American Gastropub and Grassroots Kitchen & Tap. Sweet Provisions (at Hayden and Via de Venutra) has gourmet treats for all ages including fresh-churned ice cream, frosty floats, fresh-baked cookies, and decadent shakes.
Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row is officially open. The public is invited to celebrate the grand opening of the Gilbert restaurant and bar on March 16 in partnership with Budweiser Spring Fever Pitch, the signature annual social event during MLB Spring Training in Arizona, with a with a free concert by Grammy-nominated artist Kelsea Ballerini. For more info, visit www.dierkswhiskeyrow.com.
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