Foodie news roundup for the week of Feb. 3.
The chefs of Talavera (pictured) at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North have created a limited-time menu for Outstanding in the Field, a one-time-only outdoor dinner that will be held at Pinnacle Farms in Laveen on Feb. 7, 2020. Those who are not able to attend the special event can still enjoy several of the event’s farm-fresh dishes as Talavera hosts its “Pinnacle Farms to Talavera Table” menu from Feb. 18 to Feb. 23 with dishes like grilled chicken with Pinnacle Farm veggies and chocolate olive oil cake with fresh citrus.
Join Omni Montelucia and Sonoma winery Gundlach-Bundschu for a perfectly-paired meal from the resort’s culinary team during a Chef’s Kitchen Dinner on Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind four-course dinner prepared in a live demonstration with the ultra-premium wine from “Gun Bun” for a unique and exclusive experience.
Local Spirit Creators throughout the Valley come together to share their creations at Sippin’ the Spirit of the Southwest event benefiting Liberty Wildlife on Feb. 15 from noon to 5 p.m. Guests will enjoy Sgt. Wilson’s BBQ, a silent auction, a raffle, animal ambassadors, tours and more. Tickets are $27.50 per person online or $32 day of at entrance.
ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho’s Peanut Butter + Jelly “Show Stopper” Shake is available now through Feb. 29. The limited-time shake has a creamy peanut butter base with house-made strawberry preserves, milk chocolate milk crumb, fresh strawberries, and delightful homemade rice treats made with Tagalongs, along with a couple of whole cookies. ZuZu is participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge; ZuZu is donating $1 of each shake sold to the Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus-Pine. To cast your vote for the best dessert, visit this link.
Pup parents and their furry friends are invited to Phoenix Children’s annual Dine With Your Dog on Saturday, Feb. 8, at Monterra at WestWorld of Scottsdale. All proceeds benefit PetSmart Charities’ Paws Can Heal Animal-Assisted Therapy program. Guests can explore pet play areas, chat with fellow dog people, bid at the silent auction and enter the lucky leash raffle, all for a good cause to 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $150 per canine and their well-behaved person.