Have you noticed that Southern Arizona is making a name for itself as a Culinary Arts destination? Restaurants continue to open around every corner downtown and throughout the Tucson, and most have made a commitment to support local and environmentally-friendly food within their recipes and concepts.
With this rapid growth in slow food, many people have not even experienced the fruits of city’s culinary prestige. Now is the time to Savor.
Indulge in the flavors of Southern Arizona’s culinary arts during the first annual Savor Southern Arizona Food and Wine Festival on Saturday, February 1st from 11:00am to 3:00pm.
Surrounded by the colorful floral blooms of the Tucson Botanical Gardens, the event will feature up to 40 of the region’s finest chefs and local restaurants as well as the localists’ favorites in specialties like wine, beer, cheese, and coffee.
Presented by Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance and Local First Arizona, the event showcases local curators and purveyors who support the Arizona food, wine, and restaurant industries. Attendees will have the chance to partake in innovative culinary demonstrations, meet top chefs and restaurateurs, as well as taste an enormous array of culinary excellence from the region’s best chefs, restaurants, local food artisans, brewers, and vintners.
Tucson is home to nine local breweries (and counting), dozens of restaurants featured in international publications, award-winning local wineries, and trendy dessert specialty shops.
Participating restaurants include:
- North Italia
- JW Marriott at Starr Pass
- Loews Ventana Canyon
- Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
- Acacia Real Food & Cocktails
- Agustin Kitchen
- Brishfire BBQ Co.
- Cafe Botanica
- Fini’s Landing
- Tavolino Ristorante Italiano
- Saint House Rum Bar
- Renee’s Organic Oven
- Boca Taco’s & Tequila
- Maya Tea Company
- Marco’s Bakery
- Chris’ Catering
- Vero Amore
- Umi Star
- Petrou Foods
- Contigo Cocina Latina
- Amarsi Ristorante
- Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa
- Tucson Country Club
- more restaurants added daily!
AT A GLANCE
- LOCATION: Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson
- DATE: Saturday, February 1, 2014
- TIME: 11:00am – 3:00pm
- COST: $65 in advance, $75 day-of, includes food and wine tastings from up to 40 local chefs and restaurants
- SOCIAL MEDIA: Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance on Facebook and Tucson Botanical Gardens on Facebook
One TucsonTopian will receive two tickets to the SAVOR Food & Wine Festival!
Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.