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November 4-6, 2016

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
Scottsdale, AZ

In its second year, the highly-anticipated culinary showcase expands to award-winning Salt River Fields, boasts 60 restaurants so far and adds the Friday opening night charity bash, First Course. Celebrate with the hearts and palates of chefs, vintners, distillers, restaurateurs and enthusiasts. A rare culinary experience!

Friday, Nov 4 | 5:30-8pm

First Course

Nothing better than an Opening Night! A fresh, festive, highly anticipated gathering of bites, wine, cocktails and music. Benefiting The Joy Bus, a nonprofit that delivers fresh meals to cancer patients.

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Sat & Sun, Nov 5-6 | 1-4pm

Grand Tasting

Presented by Talking Stick Destination

The Grand Tasting pavilion beckons the taste buds to enjoy distinctive and yes, a grand variety of restaurant, chef, wine and spirits offerings.

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Sat & Sun, Nov 5-6 | 12-4pm

VIP Grand Tasting

Presented by AJ's Fine Foods

For those who relish a Grand Tasting pavilion with the variety of restaurant, chef, wine and spirits, and also appreciate the respite of a dedicated lounge with its own specialty bites & tastes, plus preferred parking. Provided by none other than AJ's Fine Foods.

Saturday VIP tickets are sold out. Sunday VIP tickets still available.

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Sun, Nov 6 | 12-4pm

Soirée with Scott Grand Tasting

Mingle with Scott Conant in the AJ's Fine Foods VIP Lounge and enjoy passed special tastings and premium beverages and libations. Includes Sunday Grand Tasting VIP access with early entry at 12pm, preferred parking, and Scott Conant Meet & Greet from 1pm-1:30pm. Limited availability. $180

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VIP Package | 12-4pm

Molto Mario Batali Grand Tasting

Enjoy moments with legendary Chef Mario Batali, internationally acclaimed restaurateur, author and co-host of ABC TV's The Chew. This fantastic value includes VIP Grand Tasting, Mario's new book, preferred parking, and extra-early entry to mingle with Mario in the AJ's Fine Foods VIP Lounge featuring exclusive passed hors d'oeuvres and drinks.

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Dining ExperiencesDining Experiences are separate purchases and do not include the Grand Tasting

SATURDAY, NOV 5 | 1:30-2:30 PM

The Blend

The art of blending bourbon Ticket Info

Be a blender... of bourbon that is. Proprietor and chief bourbon blender Trey Zoeller of Jefferson's Small Blend Bourbon Of Kentucky teaches the art of blending. Guests will explore the brand's 'experimental spirit' and create their very own custom bourbon!


Native Harvest Dinner

Native Harvest Dinner Ticket Info

Immerse yourself in the culinary bounty of the Arizona desert in this rare gourmet Experience. Paired beverages & hors d'oeuvres and multi-course dining under the stars by Talking Stick Resort Chef Stephen Folmar. Featuring flautist Ken Duncan and traditional hoop dancer RJ Lopez.


NOT your average bbq & brews

Not Your Average BBQ & Brews with Scott Holmes, Stephen Jones & Bernie Kantak Ticket Info

Scott Holmes, Stephen Jones & Bernie Kantak elevate the classic American barbecue. Think wagu beef vs classic pulled pork! Select beer pairings included.


Batali + Bianco

Batali + Bianco, with Mario Batali and Chris Bianco Ticket Info

Experience elevated dining from two of the world's most popular Italian chefs. An evening of fine food, excellent wine, warm hearts and two superbly inspiring culinary personalities. This occurs at the new Tratto in Phoenix. An evening to remember!

Sunday, NOV 6 | 11 AM-1 PM


Eat. Drink. Give. with Sisterhood of the Stove Ticket Info

Sisterhood of the Stove presents a 13 female-chef lineup, featuring gourmet bites & cocktails benefiting The Joy Bus.

Sunday, NOV 6 | 12:30-2:30 PM

East Meets West

East Meets West with Nobuo Fukuda & friends Ticket Info

Nobuo Fukuda & friends beckon guests to savor cuisine of the East with a West Coast flair. Be forever enlightened with insights on delicate yet satiating creations.

Sunday, NOV 6 | 2:30 PM

Santa Margherita Wine Seminar

Santa Margherita Wine Seminar Ticket Info

Explore taste through the vibrant Italian lens of Santa Margherita, a winery founded in 1935 by Count Gaetano Marzotto. Known as a "wine making mosaic," Santa Margherita vineyards span the diverse Italian landscape from Eastern Veneto to Lombardy, Tuscany and Sicily. Geography is vastly diverse but the Santa Margherita family of winemakers is united by age-old traditions of the Roman Legions and contemporary renewable energy practices. Salut!

Sunday, NOV 6 | 5 PM

The grand finale

The Grand Finale with Gio Osso & Friends Ticket Info

Gio Osso, Alex Stratta, Kevin Fink, Bruce Kalman, and Chris Bianco present a superlative multi-course meal with fabulous pairings, capping off 3 days of rare food and beverages. A finale passionately prepared.


Lunch with Mario Batali

Mario Batali Exclusive Luncheon Sold Out

Join global favorite Mario Batali for this midday mangia — an exclusive lunch inspired by Mario's new cookbook. Taste and see the results of his culinary inspirations firsthand. Guests receive Mario's new book included with lunch purchase. Limited availability.


Scotch, Steaks & Stogies

Scotch, Steaks & Stogies with James Porter, Christopher Gross & friends Sold Out

James Porter, Christopher Gross, Matt Carter & Beau MacMillan deliver the Happiest of Happy Hours! Porter leads with a high-country experience straight from TERRA farm + manor, his exclusive spot in Williamson Valley.

Mario Batali

Celebrity Chef, Author & Restaurateur

Photo Credit: Ken Goodman

Also Featuring

Mark Tarbell • Charleen Badman • Matt Carter • Jacques Qualin • Bernie Kantak • Stephen Jones • Justin Beckett • Cullen Campbell • Anthony DeMuro • Isaac Carter • Dustin Christofolo • Jennifer Russo • Charles Wiley • Chrysa Robertson • Mel Mecinas • Gregory Wiener • George Frasher • Keenan Bosworth • Tracy Dempsey


RedThai Southeast Asian Kitchen

Shabu Fondue

The Dhaba

The Herb Box Catering

The Second Story Liquor Bar

Bourbon Steak at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Cafe Lalibela

Cowboy Ciao


Federal Pizza

Hearth 61 at Mountain Shadows Resort

Mamma Toledo's The Pie Hole

Otro Cafe

Proof at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale

Sprinkles Cupcakes

Talavera at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale


Tom's Tavern

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho

Artizen at the Camby Hotel

Nico Heirloom Kitchen

Virtù€ Honest Craft

The Wild Thaiger/The Little Thaiger

Kai at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass

La Hacienda at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Beckett's Table

Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour

Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

Cartel Coffee Lab

Citizen Public House

Deseo at The Westin Kierland

J&G Steakhouse

MATCH Cuisine & Cocktails at FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel

Okra Cookhouse & Cocktails

Pig & Pickle

Quiessence at The Farm at South Mountain

Roka Akor

Scramble, A Breakfast Joint

Southern Rail

Sweet Republic

The Gladly

The Larder + The Delta

The Marigold Mansion

Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Different Pointe of View

Bourbon & Bones Chophouse | Bar

Frasher's Smokehouse



Nothing Bundt Cakes

SanTan Brewing Company

Twisted Grove

Wally's American Gastro Pub

Fat Ox

Gadzooks Enchiladas & Soup

Little Miss BBQ

Roadhouse Cinema

The House Brasserie

The MARKET Restaurant+Bar

The Mission

Zinc Bistro


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Our 2016 Sponsors

Cadillac AJ's Fine Foods Monark Premium Appliance Co. Sub-Zero and Wolf Appliances Hensley Beverage Company Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau City of Scottsdale Southern Glazers Wine and Spirits Talking Stick

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