AZ Wine & Dine, hosted by the Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association, returns to Scottsdale on Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m. The food festival takes place in the hip urban setting at Scottsdale Quarter. You'll be able to sample bites from nearly two dozen of the Valley's top resort and hotel restaurants along with some of Scottsdale Quarter's favorite eateries. There will also be a selection of wine and craft beers.
The food and wine at AZ Wine & Dine
The outdoor setting, with a maximum of 1,000 attendees, will include food from area hotels and resorts, including:
- Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North
- Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
- JW Marriott Desert Ridge
- T. Cook's at Royal Palms Resort & Spa
- Arizona Biltmore
- The Boulders
- Different Pointe of View at Tapatio Cliffs Resort
- Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel
- Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa
- More to come...
Every restaurant booth will feature a winery offering of at least two varietals paired with their featured dishes.
Entertainment and more
The festival, held outside in the perfect April weather that's made Scottsdale famous, will include entertainment by Shining Star Band and a silent auction of vacation getaways, gifts and gift certificates.
More than "just another food festival," AZ Wine & Dine is a real foodie event. Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association President and CEO Debbie Johnson explains. "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."
This is a 21 and over event only. It is held rain or shine at Scottsdale Quarter (Scottsdale Road and Greenway). The festival only admits 1,000 people, so get your tickets now, save some money on the early bird pricing, and ensure your spot at this favorite annual foodie event.
Tickets, available online here, are priced as follows:
- $55 now through February 28 (early bird deadline extended from January 31)
- $65 March 1 through March 31
- $75 April 1 through 3 and at the door, space permitting