4th Annual AZ Wine & Dine Returns to Scottsdale Quarter April 2nd 2015

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (March 13, 2015) — The Valley’s stars of the culinary scene will gather at the hip, urban setting of Scottsdale Quarter, for a high-energy and upscale celebration of food and wine, at the fourth annual AZ Wine & Dine, hosted by the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association, Thursday, April 2, from 5:00-8:00 pm.

Early bird pricing* is being offered again this year:

Through March 31: $65

April 1 and AT THE DOOR: $75

AZ Wine & Dine is not just a food fest; it’s a FOODIE FEST, as it boasts 19 of the Valley’s top resort and hotel restaurants, plus several Scottsdale Quarter favorites and a stellar selection of wines, provided by Young’s Market Company and craft beer, provided by Hensley Beverage Company. Each restaurant booth features a winery offering at least two azwd3different varietals that are beautifully paired with the delectable dishes, providing a perfect opportunity to discover new flavors and new favorites.

Attendees can anticipate enjoying the following:

Arizona Grand Resort & Spa: 1) Seared scallop, chorizo risotto, cherry balsamic baujillo reduction
2) Caramel banana crunch torte

The Boulders, a Waldorf Astoria Resort: 1) Braised pork belly, blue corn waffle, gooseberry jam
2) Aleppo pepper spiced shrimp, charred corn, chorizo risotto, citrus fennel salad

Brio Tuscan Grille: 1) Spicy shrimp with black pepper cream sauce over an olive oil toast point
2) Fresh mozzarella and grape tomato Caprese skewer with balsamic reduction and fresh basil

deseo, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa: 1) Bay scallops topped with plantain “fufu”, plantain chip, Aji Amarillo-pineapple chimichurri
2) Pork belly with malangon, pickled cabbage, guava glaze

District American Kitchen & Wine Bar, Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel: 1) Duck quesadilla

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley – Scottsdale: 1) En Fuego slider burger with smoked cheddar cheese and Sriracha ketchup
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Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North: 1) Wagyu Short Rib Ravioli, fricassee of Maine lobster
2) Cheesecake panna cotta, roasted rhubarb

Il Terrazzo, The Phoenician:   Jersey ricotta agnolotti, pimiento & squash salpicon, Parmigiano-Reggianno, Genovese basil, romesco, charred lemon crema

Top of the Rock, Marriot Phoenix Tempe at The Buttes: 1) Crispy chicken liver, creamed hominy, poultry caramel and cured egg yolks
2) Granola cookie, blood oranges, pistachios and chocolate

Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess: 1) Spanish ham croquettes: Chinese mustard, Emmental, chipotle, salsa criolla
2) Tuna Nikkel Ceviche: white soy, avocado, nori, sesame
3) Pumpkin picarones: pumpkin doughnuts, Tahitian anglaise

Additionally, attendees will be some of the first in the Valley to sample Blanc de Bleu, the “World’s First Blue” sparkling wine. 100% premium California chardonnay with an added hint of blueberries, this delicate Tiffany blue sparkling wine is perfect for memorable celebrations, such as AZ Wine & Dine!

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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 azwd2getaways 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.

“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 & 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.”

Participating restaurants include:

Alto ristorante e bar, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale at Gainey Ranch

Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort

Arizona Grand Resort & Spa

The Boulders, a Waldorf Astoria Resort

Brio Tuscan Grille

deseo, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

Different Pointe of View, Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort

District American Kitchen & Wine Bar, Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley – Scottsdale

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

The Phoenician

Prado, Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel

SOL Cocina

Stonegrill, JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

Tanzy

T. Cook’s, Royal Palms Resort and Spa

Top of the Rock, Marriot Phoenix Tempe at The Buttes

Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Event Details:

Thursday, April 2, 2015

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Scottsdale Quarter (Scottsdale Road and Greenway) 15037 North Scottsdale Road

*No one under 21 years of age will be admitted

AZ Wine & Dine will be held rain or shine.

Information, Sponsors and Participants: www.AZWineandDine.com

Twitter: @azwineanddine

Facebook: AZ Wine & Dine

For ticket inquiries, contact Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association: (602) 604-0729

DC Sarah

DC Sarah

DC Sarah has been writing with DAPs Magic and Geeks Corner since 2009. Not only is she a Disney lover, Potterhead, Batman Fangirl, and Social Media Junkie, but she is also the resident Foodie, and has her own site, Geeks Who Eat.
DC Sarah

DC Sarah

DC Sarah has been writing with DAPs Magic and Geeks Corner since 2009. Not only is she a Disney lover, Potterhead, Batman Fangirl, and Social Media Junkie, but she is also the resident Foodie, and has her own site, Geeks Who Eat.

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