Scottsdale Annual Culinary Festival

Scottsdale Culinary Festival

The Scottsdale Annual Culinary Festival is one of the longest running festivals in the United States. With an average visitor of 40,000 looking for delectable foods, fun and festivities, the festival has grown to become a community of events, joined by a dozen of chefs, over 100 restaurants, countless wine and spirit selection and local live bands.

This is just one of the many events in Scottsdale that draw people from all over the world looking for Scottsdale real estate.

This six day celebration of the culinary arts has something for everyone, from exquisite multi-course meal to delectable wine and chocolate experience and the Great Arizona Picnic. Everyone young and old will surely enjoy this festival.

Scottsdale Annual Culinary Festival Calendar of Activities

Who:         Anyone that is looking for a fun day

What:        Annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival

When:        April 9-14, 2013

Where:      Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts
                   7380 E. Second Street Scottsdale AZ

Admission: Ticket prices vary. For pricing details;

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Some of the upcoming events are as follows:

Shaken and Stirred

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 (7:00 pm)

The Scottsdale Culinary Festival is stirring the clocks bar to a time when cocktails were essential and masterfully crafted. Shaken and stirred will let guests sample 3 drinks from a classic era and the perfect treats to match. 

Chocolate and Wine Experience

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 (7:00 pm)

The Valley’s top chocolatiers come together to provide your sweet tooth with an experience like none other: unique and wonderful chocolate creations expertly paired with wines from around the world.

Bubbles and Bliss

Thursday, April 11, 2013 (7:00 pm)

It’s the toast of the town! Unlike any other event in the Valley, Bubbles and Bliss is overflowing with effervescence, making this champagne partly one of the most exceptional nights out. Pop a cork and enjoy a posh poolside environment of Scottsdale.

Burger Battle

Thursday, April 11, 2013 (6:30 pm)

Sixteen of the best chefs and restaurants will compete for the coveted title of the 2013 Best Burgers in the Valley. The guests will be challenged to taste all the 16 burgers, and then vote for the burger with the best bite to bestow the People’s Choice Award. Meanwhile, a panel of chefs and culinary experts will taste their way through grills to select the Judges Award.

Eat Drink and Be Pretty

Friday, April 12, 2013 (7:00 pm)

Your fashion-forward experience begins as you walk the red carpet into an evening of food sampling from the Valley’s favorite restaurants and wine tasting with several unique wineries. The evening includes a fashion show presented by Cache, music from DJP-Body. 

Great Arizona Picnic

April 13 – 14 2013

A signature event, the Great Arizona Picnic presents a weekly culinary and beverage tasting experiences. Guests wind through the gardens and fountains of the Civic Mall in downtown Scottsdale while they sample tasty bites from over 50 Valley restaurants, watch cooking demonstrations from top chefs and enjoy locally crafted music on two stages. 

Best of the Fest

Sunday April 14, 2013 (6:30 pm)

Top off a week of culinary excitement with the Scottsdale Culinary Festival’s grand finale – Best of the Fest. Ten amazing restaurants will create unique, five-course, wine-paired dinners, and crafted table-side by the chef. Each chef will serve a table, decorating the setting to capture the essence of their cuisine and restaurant. Best of the Fest is a perfect way to celebrate the festival’s finale.

Note: All events, prices, personalities, performances, venues, dates and times subject to change without notice. No refunds or exchanges. No one under 21 will be admitted.

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