The stars of the valley's culinary scene will gather at the hip, urban setting of the Scottsdale Quarter for a high-energy and upscale celebration of food and wine at the Fourth Annual AZ Wine & Dine. The event takes place 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 2 and is hosted by the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association.
AZ Wine & Dine is not just a food fest-it's a FOODIE FEST and boasts 19 of the valley's top resort and hotel restaurants, plus several Scottsdale Quarter favorites along with a stellar selection of wine and craft beer. Each restaurant booth features a winery offering with at least two different varietals that are beautifully paired with the delectable dishes, providing a perfect opportunity to discover new flavors and new culinary favorites.
The intimate Scottsdale Quarter venue lends itself to a decidedly fashionable and festive party, with the entertainment provided by Shining Star Band and a silent auction offering amazing deals on vacation getaways and gift certificates from Scottsdale Quarter's eclectically rich mix of specialty shops. Plus it's a party with a cause, as much of the proceeds benefit the educational efforts of the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association.
This year's participating restaurants include:
"It is important for us to produce a culinary event where local foodies and business executives can be tourists in their own town, enjoying beautiful wines and sweet and savory samplings from our top resorts in a festive atmosphere," said Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association president and CEO, Debbie Johnson. "We strive to raise awareness of the quality of life benefits that Arizona's tourism industry provides its residents and it's clear that the Valley's finest chefs, combined with this venue, is a recipe for success."
Tiered ticket pricing is being offered with tickets running $65 each March 1 through March 31 and $75 each on April 1 and at the door. The Fourth Annual AZ Wine and Dine will be held rain or shine and is a 21 and over, only event. It will take place 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 2 in the Scottsdale Quarter (Scottsdale Road and Greenway) at 15037 North Scottsdale Road. For additional information and to purchase tickets visit www.AZWineandDine.com or contact Arizona's Lodging & Tourism Association at (602) 604-0729.