• Diana Brandt

Festival: azcentral Wine & Food Experience


azcentral Wine & Food Experience returns for a fourth year at new location, Monterra at WestWorld, in Scottsdale, from 1-4pm Sat. & Sun., Nov. 3 & 4.

azcentral Wine & Food Experience (#AZWFE) features one of the finest Grand Tastings in the country, the anchor element that showcases gourmet samples from more than 60 restaurants over two days in three pavilions, plus a schedule of lively cooking demonstrations and tastings of industry-leading wines, spirits and craft beer.

Chefs and Grand Tasting participants to date include:

  • Aaron Chamberlin, Phoenix Public Market Café & Tempe Public Market Café

  • Aaron Poole, Gadzooks Enchiladas & Soup

  • Adam Allison, Handlebar Diner

  • Adam Dunton, Frank & Albert’s

  • Alex Stratta, Match Restaurant & Lounge

  • Anthony DeMuro, Different Pointe of View at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs

  • Antonio Gordillo, Timo Wine Bar

  • Atsade Desta, Cafe Lalibela

  • Boulders Resort & Spa

  • Brett Vibber, Cartwright’s Modern Cuisine

  • Brian Peterson, Wright’s at The Biltmore

  • Carlos Garcia, Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar

  • Carly Loving, Nekter Juice Bar

  • Country Velador, Super Chunk Sweet

  • Cory Mingo, Mingo’s Louisiana Kitchen

  • Dara & Joe Rodger, Shift

  • Dushyant Singh, Artizen at The Camby

  • Dustin Christofolo, Quiessence at The Farm

  • Famished Events

  • Fernando Fernandez, Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar

  • Flip Isard, Frites Street

  • Forest Hamrick, La Hacienda

  • George Frasher, Frasher’s Smokehouse

  • Helen Yung, Sweet Republic

  • Jacques Qualin, J&G Steakhouse at The Phoenician Resort

  • Jeff Kraus, Crêpe Bar

  • Jennifer Russo, THE MARKET by Jennifer’s RESTAURANT + BAR

  • Jim Dandy, West Alley BBQ

  • Juan Zamora, Chula Seafood