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Crave Arizona, 2009

If you only attend one event this year-- SAVE FOR CRAVE! Savor Scottsdale’s ‘08 smash hit foodie event, Eats3, is “back for seconds” with a fresh name and even bigger appetite to please. Renamed Crave Arizona, the culinary event treats the world’s food and wine community to an expanded statewide celebration of food, wine & spirits.

“Last year’s inaugural event blew guests away with the Valley’s finest local restaurants paired with hundreds of international wineries,” explains Kerri Conlon, the event’s director. "This year, we’re back and ready to present all of Arizona’s finest to the globe.”

The event highlights local chefs, artisans, and one-of-a-kind dining experiences found only in Arizona. The schedule includes exquisite dinners, cooking demonstrations, competitions, educational seminars, epicurean adventures and celebrity chef sightings!

Serving the National and Local Community
Crave Arizona is a non-profit event benefiting FOOD & WINE’s Grow for Good and Scottsdale’s own Waste Not. A portion of the proceeds from tickets sales, sponsorship, and auction sales will benefit these organizations. Raised funds will help Wholesome Wave Foundation launch a local council to expand the organizations programs in the Phoenix / Scottsdale area.

About Savor Scottsdale
Savor Scottsdale is Arizona’s select group of locally-owned, independent restaurants committed to championing Scottsdale’s reputation as an international dining destination. Comprised of award-winning chefs, restaurateurs, and culinary leaders, Savor Scottsdale serves the unique flavors, world-class dining experiences, and international food events that only Scottsdale can offer.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

"Taste of Art" Cocktail ArtWalk
Thursday, October 22, 2009 | 7 pm
Location: Scottsdale Downtown Galleries
Ticket Price: FREE

Crave Arizona shakes up "America's Original ArtWalk!" Stroll through over 100 boutique art galleries and visit select properties showcasing Crave Arizona beverages, celebrity gatherings, and more! Details to be announced.


"Taste of Art" Gallery Dinners
Thursday, October 22, 2009 | 8 pm
Location: 6 Select Galleries (TBD)
Ticket Price: $500

Experience an intimate evening of dining as Crave Arizona presents a set of in-gallery private dinners. Ten guests will enjoy a sumptuous five-course dining experience prepared by local chefs/properties from Scottsdale's finest resorts. Housed within the walls of award-winning Scottsdale art galleries, diners will enjoy a true 'food as art' experience as winemakers and/or winery owners pair their finest "juice" with an amazing menu.

National Bartender Competition & Crave Arizona Kick-Off Party
Thursday, October 22, 2009 | 9 pm
Location: SouthBridge, Scottsdale
Ticket Price: TBD

Master bartenders from across the U.S. battle LIVE onstage for the title of National Top Bar Chef. Sip a cocktail or wine as Crave Arizona transforms SouthBridge into an ultra-chic outdoor lounge complete with DJ, signature cocktails plus sweet/savory bites from Scottsdale's renowned pastry chefs.

Library Wine Tasting Series
Friday, October 23, 2009 | 12 pm
Location: SouthBridge Village (TBD)
Ticket Price: TBD 

Sip the rarest wines and private reserves from award-winning wineries during an elite series of tastings. Wine enthusiasts and collectors will enjoy this special opportunity to sample and purchase remarkable wines not usually available to the public. Seating will be extremely limited.

Wineries will be determined by Sponsorship interest and the Crave Arizona Beverage Chairman.

Savor Scottsdale Wine Lunches
Friday, October 23, 2009 | 12 pm
Location: Select Restaurants (TBD)
Ticket Price: $50

Scottsdale's finest restaurants pair with top wineries to present an unforgettable 3-course wine lunch. Savor each course while learning about each wine from a special representative of the winery.

BBQ and Bubbles
Friday, October 23, 2009 | 6 pm
Location: SouthBridge, Scottsdale
Ticket Price: $100

National and local celebrity chefs grill side-by-side to celebrate Arizona's booming local farming movement. Guests will enjoy passed grilled bites, a blind taste judging and silent/live auctions. Beer, Wine and Bubbles will be provided.

The Arizona Grand Tasting
Saturday, October 24, 2009 | 12 pm
Location: SouthBridge, Scottsdale
Ticket Price: $75

Taste every corner of Arizona's unique cuisine as more than 40 independent restaurants, 200 wineries and dozens of celebrity chefs present their finest food, wine and talents! Experience thrilling cooking demonstrations, informative wine seminars and discover why the world Craves the Arizona flavor!

CRAVE ARIZONA WEBSITE

 

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