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Noche de Gourmet 2010

Hungry girls, set your sights and your appetites on the 27th Annual Noche de Gourmet on Oct. 16 because this year’s event will showcase the Valley’s premier restaurants alongside an exclusive collection of beers, wines and top shelf liquors!

Presented by the Active 20-30 Club of Phoenix, Noche de Gourmet 2010 will return to the Tempe Center for the Arts to deliver a fun-filled evening of dinner and dancing! The event’s itinerary includes live music, an exciting silent auction, an exclusive art exhibit and a prize raffle.

The Food
Doors open at 7 p.m. with more than 20 restaurants offering everything from fresh seafood, southwestern, Italian, steak, sushi, Asian, new American and beyond. Plus guests can indulge in two different dessert choices in addition to delicious coffee.

Restaurants include: Il Terrazzo, The Gelato Spot, XOXO Bake Shope, Phoenix City Grille, Bandera, Sierra Bonita Grill, Hava Java, Ra Sushi, Houston’s, Morton’s Steakhouse, Sandbar Mexican Grill, Maria Maria, Urban 7 Martini Kitchen, Un Bacio, Wildhorse Grille, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Flo’s, Sushi Roku and Sushi Brokers.

Beer & Wine
The beer/wine bars will feature a number of microbrews from around the nation, while the beer garden will offer a variety of brews (on tap!) from Deschutes Brewery in Oregon. Most of the wines come from the Northern California region and will include a broad mix of reds and whites and even a sparkling, including labels like Forest Glenn, Joel Gott and Coppola.

The VIP bars add to that a full host of top shelf liquors, from high-end vodkas and gins to whiskeys and bourbons. Cruz will also be having an exclusive tasting of their tequilas for VIP attendees. The VIP area on Floors 2 and 3 will offer dramatic views of the party below and will also offer VIP’s a calm retreat from the action in its numerous lounges and sitting areas.

The Music
Prepare for some moving and grooving. This year’s live music will be delivered by STATIC, a high-energy band which has headlined at some of the Valley’s most exclusive events, including the W Hotel Grand Opening, FBR Bird’s Nest, NBA All Star Weekend, Emmitt Smith’s and Jerry Rice’s Super Bowl parties and AZ Diamondbacks events.

Tickets
A General Admission (GA) ticket gets you into the event and allows access to all restaurants, art gallery, live entertainment, and to beer and wine throughout the evening.

VIP admission allows the additional access to the VIP levels on floors 2 & 3 of TCA, as well as access to VIP bars, which serve top shelf liquors and mixed drinks. The VIP areas also include some exclusive tastings of food and drink, a cigar lounge and some extra space to sit down and relax.

Cost: $75, which includes food, beer, wine & entertainment!

All event proceeds benefit the Children In Need Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing funds and services to children’s charities in the Greater Phoenix metropolitan area.

For more information on Noche De Gourmet, visit www.nochedegourmet.com.

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