Taste Tidbits

Foodie news roundup for the week of Jan. 20.

LON’s at the Hermosa’s Executive Chef Jeremy Pacheco and Director of Beverage of Arizona Distilling Co. Micah Olson will join forces Feb. 5 to create a one-of-a-kind dinner featuring globally inspired Arizona cuisine and award-winning handcrafted spirits. Each course will allow the featured spirit to shine by serving it both neat and in a cocktail. The event takes place 6 to 9 p.m. with a cocktail reception on the Last Drop patio. Cost is $99 per person and includes tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 602.955.7878 or register online at hermosainn.com.

Koibito Poke, a local build-your-own-custom-poke-bowl restaurant that has grown to include six Arizona locations since its inception in May of 2017, has announced grand opening celebrations — and specials — for its newest location open in Park West. In celebration of the newest location opening, Koibito Poke in Peoria is offering buy one, get one 50 percent off on bowls from Monday, Jan. 20, through Thursday, Jan. 23. All day on Friday, Jan. 24, a portion of all proceeds will benefit the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation. Plus, Saturday, Jan. 25 serves as the restaurant’s official grand opening celebration and the first 50 guests will receive a free small bowl (while supplies last, no exclusions). 

Outstanding in the Field is the world’s first pop-up restaurant in a farm field–and it will host a memorable event in Phoenix next month. Part of its 2020 Winter Tour, OITF at Pinnacle Farms takes place Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. with guest farmer Janna Anderson and guest chefs Samantha Sanz, Chuck Kazmer and Lance Whipple of Talavera at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. Check out the full Outstanding in the Field 2020 Winter Tour schedule, which includes first-time stops in Australia; two dinners on opposite sides of Oahu; south-of-the-border events at an agave farm in Oaxaca and the floating gardens of Xochimilco in Mexico City; and stateside events at farms, orchards and ocean piers in Florida, Southern California, New Orleans and here in Phoenix.

Nobu Matsuhisa opens his namesake restaurant Nobu in Scottsdale on Jan. 27! The restaurant will open reservations Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. The internationally renowned Japanese restaurant opens its new 237-seat space at Scottsdale Fashion Square luxury wing expansion.

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