The event takes place from 5pm to 9:30pm w/VIP tickets and 5:30pm to 9:30pm w/General Admission tickets. According to the site, there will also be a silent and live auction during the event. Local charities that will benefit include St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance and the Association of Arizona Food Banks.
"The evening will begin with a cocktail competition in which 14 mixologists will square off, featuring recipes representative of various cities from throughout the nation. Guests will have an opportunity to sample these liquid creations and vote for their favorite cocktails. Guests will then enjoy a seated meal prepared tableside by some of Phoenix and Scottsdale’s most talented chefs. Each table will sample a different menu from a different restaurant. Each table of ten guests will be treated to a five course dinner with wine and specialty cocktail pairings prepared exclusively for their table by one of the featured chefs. As each chef will showcase cuisine from a different part of the country, guests will enjoy a true “Taste of the Nation.” Participating restaurants include: Brittlebush Bar & Grill, Bourbon Steak, Deseo, elements, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, La Hacienda, L’Auberge de Sedona, Province, 5th and Wine, Talavera, T. Cook’s, Smart Kitchen, Chef Aaron May, Fred’s at Barney’s and Nourish."
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Taste of the Nation in Scottsdale
This Friday, May 13th, Taste of the Nation Arizona is taking place at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, located at 7575 E. Princess Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85255. You can buy general admission tickets for $100 or $200 for V.I.P. All the proceeds go to charities involved in fighting childhood hunger. Here's how the event is described: