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This November, the Valley’s top culinary stars will align at Cooks & Corks, a one-night-only outdoor event spotlighting Arizona’s top local chefs and a world-class collection of winemakers. Presented by the Scottsdale League for the Arts, the charitable organization that hosts the annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival, Cooks & Corks will be held under the stars at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North’s lush Fountain Terrace lawn. Here, amidst the bougainvillea-draped trellises and the sweeping city and mountain views, Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale Executive Chef Mel Mecinas will serve up a spectacular multi-course tasting menu, along with other prominent Valley chefs. The current lineup includes Executive Chef Frank Belosic and Sous Chef Lee Hillson of The Phoenician Resort’s Relish Burger Bistro, Executive Chef Michael O’Dowd of Renegade by MOD, Executive Chef Beau MacMillan of The Sanctuary Resort, Chef Jason Connelly of J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge’s Stonegrill, Executive Chef Travis Garner of The Capital Grille, Chef Matt Carter of The House Brasserie, Chef Roberto Madrid of deseo at the Westin Kierland and Executive Chef Christopher Nicosia of Sassi. Putting the “Corks” in Cooks and Corks, attendees will also have the chance to savor a globe-straddling collection of fine spirits, wines, and craft beers. The Chris Putrino Band will provide the evening’s soundtrack and prompting guests to dance under the stars.

The Scottsdale League for the Arts is a nonprofit 501(c)3 charitable organization that raises funds for the arts and arts education programs throughout Arizona. All proceeds from Cooks and Corks will fund grants for arts and arts education programs in Arizona. Since 2002, the League has contributed more than $3.8 million to numerous organizations benefiting children, such as Ballet Arizona, Childsplay, Free Arts of Arizona, Greasepaint Youth Theatre, Jazz in Arizona, Phoenix Boys Choir and the Scottsdale Center for the Arts.

For more information: T. 480-945-7193 | E. info@scottsdaleculinaryfestival.org

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Dates & Times:

November 8, 2013 6:30-10pm


Four Seasons Resort at Troon North
10600 East Crescent Moon Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 86262

Tickets: SOLD OUT

– $75 Early Bird special until October 15th, 2013
– $95 October 16th- November 8, 2013

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