As the temperatures cool, the culinary scene heats up. Festival season is upon us yet again and we’re especially looking-forward to what may be the biggest spectacle of the season, AZCentral’s Food and Wine Experience. There will be food, wine and spirits plus plenty of local culinary talent, including our owner and chef Chris Collins, and world-renowned food personalities coming together for the multi-day showcase. Here are a few reasons why we think the November event is worth checking out.
Two Words: Unlimited Samplings
Over 35 restaurants will be participating in AZFWE this year. And with unlimited samplings you’ll have the opportunity to taste creations from each one. Our advice? Come hungry!
Mix With Tastemakers
The AZCentral Food and Wine Experience is a star-studded event. In 2016 TV host and restaurateur Mario Batali made an appearance and this year Martha Stewart will be showcasing her culinary skills in a special ticketed-experience. With the purchase of a Martha Stewart Experience ticket, guests have access to the VIP Grand Tasting plus they have the opportunity to get a book signed by the lifestyle mogul and get to take home two complimentary bottles of wine.
Wine, Beer and Spirits
Libations at this year’s event will be plentiful, that is for certain. The Food and Wine Experience will showcase over 200 different craft beers, distinctive spirits and fine wines for guests to enjoy over the course of the multi-day culinary extravaganza.
The AZCentral Food and Wine Experience is happening at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, November 4-5. Admission ranges from $85 to $325. AZCentral Insiders get $15 off their ticket purchase.