Foodie news roundup for the week of Feb. 3.
Sanctuary on Camelback brings back the popular Sundays in Paradise program.
The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix launches the new Chill & Grill series at bistro 24.
Papa Murphy’s Pizza (pictured) is offering its signature take ‘n’ bake HeartBaker pizza at all Phoenix Metro locations from Feb. 3-14 for $7.
Crudo restaurant hosts a four-course Olive Oil Dinner featuring wine parings on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. This gourmet feast will showcase the incredible variety of flavors and culinary uses for Italy’s most famed food export: extra virgin olive oil. Chef Cullen Campbell has crafted a menu to highlight four separate regions of Italy, including a signature olive oil and perfectly paired wine for each dish. The dinner is $65 per person; reservations are required by calling 602.358.8666.
Guests who dine at any of the Valley’s seven Grimaldi’s Pizzeria locations can enjoy half-priced daily wine features (glasses and bottles) as the pizzeria changes up the wine list. Diners just have to ask their server for the wine featured on the Wine Depletion List that day. The Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Wine Depletion Program runs through February.
In celebration of its 10th anniversary celebration, SASSI will showcase favorite dishes from their original menu from February 2004 throughout the month. Dishes include the linguini cedro paired with extra virgin olive oil, Meyer lemon, lemon juice and a dab of butter and, from the wood oven, the pasta alla Norma featuring fresh tomato, eggplant and ricotta salata.
In honor of Go Red month, all five Valley RA Sushi locations will donate $3 from every Red Dress Martini and Red Heart Roll sold to the American Heart Association.
Half Moon Windy City Sports Grill is seeking Valley at-home chefs to share their wing sauce recipe and compete for the title of Half Moon Sauce Boss. One winner will receive one free pound of wings every day for a year at either Half Moon location, and their sauce will be featured on a future Half Moon menu. The restaurant is also launching a weekly “Wing Nut Night” where customers can order as many of the restaurant’s award-winning wings they can eat for just $.50 a piece from 7 – 10 p.m. on Tuesdays. Chef Marlene Portillo will narrow down the sauce entries to the top 10 finalists. The finalists will compete for the title of Half Moon Sauce Boss at Half Moon Windy City Sports Grill. Each finalist’s wing sauce submission will be sampled and voted on by a panel of local celebrity/VIP judges. The Half Moon Sauce Boss champion will be determined by the celebrity judges combined scores. For complete entry details, visit www.halfmoonsportsgrill.com.
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The Maggiore Group is launching its newest concept, The Italian Daughter Cucina + Cocktails this April, in Scottsdale.