Reserve your spot for Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia’sChef’s Secret Garden Dinner Series: Wines of Rioja & Chocolate Chef’s Kitchen Dinner on Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. The resort culinary team hosts exclusive one-of-a-kind experiences that showcase visiting distilleries and winemakers from across the country. Each event invites guests to indulge in quality ingredients sourced locally in a live demonstration format and a family-style feast prepared by Executive Chef Marcos Seville. Each event is limited to 24 people. For more information and reservations contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 480.627.3200.
Bluewater Grill has scheduled a special December encore of its Holiday Baked Stuffed Maine Lobster tasting and wine-paring event set for Tuesday, Dec. 12, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Bluewater chefs will stuff a sustainably harvested whole Maine lobster with a special shrimp and buttery panko-crumb stuffing and serve it with choice of New England or Manhattan clam chowder, two sides, unlimited fresh sourdough bread and a Bluewater Grill bib for $38.95, a $60 value.
Join Sorso Wine Room for a night of crafty Christmas fun on Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy family-style dinner, two glasses of wine and dessert, all while making cork ornaments, for $30. E-mail email@example.com to reserve a spot. Zappone’s Italian Bistro’s Feast of the Seven Dishes. Enjoy eight courses and seven fishes (like shrimp chorizo risotto and crab squid ink ravioli) at 6 p.m. for $65. To purchase tickets, visit www.zapponesbistro.com. Creamistry(pictured) is celebrating the holidays with three seasonal treats: Milk & Cookies Ice Cream (premium chocolate chip cookie ice cream, topped with a fudge drizzle and garnished with a chocolate chip cookie); White Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream (white chocolate ice cream with peppermint candy flakes and chocolate curls, finished with a mini peppermint candy cane); and Red Velvet Waffle Cone or Bowl (classic made-to-order waffle with a holiday twist).
From Tuesday, Dec. 12, to Wednesday, Dec. 20, Miracle Mile Deli is offering up a special Hanukkah meal on their dine-in menu. Indulge in a brisket plate, served with a potato pancake with applesauce, sour cream and a cup of matzo ball soup for $14.
Santa will be at Marcellino Ristorante on Dec. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m., so bring the kids for a Santa selfie! To add to the festivities, there will be live music, including Santa’s favorite tunes.
National Cocoa Day is Wednesday, and to celebrate The Place in DC Ranch is serving up cocoa-dusted chocolate-covered bacon hot cocoa for only $5. For more fab foodie news, become a fan on Facebook and a follower on @AZFoothillsFood on Twitter and @AZFoothills on Instagram.
During National Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month in September, Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation is launching the first-ever Go Gold campaign to raise $1 million to support the hospital’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.