Chef Binkley at Vincent on Camelback
Arizona top chefs Kevin Binkley and Vincent Guerithault are teaming up to create a collaborative dinner at Vincent on Camelback. The dinner will feature a six course meal with delicious combinations such as sautéed foie gras with parsnip and duck confit stuffed cabbage with green peppercorn sauce. Space is limited, so RSVP today to dine like a top chef.
Vincent on Camelback, 3930 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, 602.224.0225, vincentsoncamelback.com, 6 p.m., $98
Prescott Winery Grand Opening
SEPTEMBER 4 THROUGH 7
During Labor Day weekend, escape the heat and head up north for the grand opening of Prescott’s first wine tasting room, located just two blocks away from Whiskey Row. Taste some local Arizona wine and complimentary food to pair. The grand opening will run from 1 p.m. Friday, September 4, until 8 p.m. Monday, September 7.
Prescott Winery, 216 N. Alarcon Street, Prescott, 928.350.8467, prescottwinery.com, times vary, free
Foodies, unite! For 11 years, Phoenix Cooks! has been one of the biggest food events in the Valley. You’ll have a chance to sample dishes from the top chefs around Phoenix, drink delicious spirits, beer and wine and watch live demonstrations about all things food.
Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, 6902 E. Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale, 450.624.1000, phoenixcooks.com, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., $85 adv, $100 doe
Scottsdale Spice Culinary Event
If you can’t take the heat, stay away from the Scottsdale Spice Culinary Event. This is a festival full of spicy culinary creations in Scottsdale. The chefs will cook up dishes based on three levels: mild, medium and hot. Guests will then sample and vote for their favorites in different categories while enjoying live music from Sapphire Sky.
The Venue Scottsdale, 7117 E. Third Avenue, Scottsdale, 480.945.5551, scottsdalespice.org, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., $55
Arizona Fall Restaurant Week
SEPTEMBER 18 THROUGH 27
Prepare your taste buds and get ready for a week of food from all over the state. For $33 or $44, you can enjoy a prix-fixe menu from multiple restaurants around the Valley. Get a taste of how diverse food in Phoenix can be and support local restaurants at the same time!
Multiple locations around the Valley, 602.307.9134 x118, arizonarestaurantweek.com, times vary, $33-$44
Second Annual Garlic Festival
SEPTEMBER 19 THROUGH 20
Get your garlic fix at the Second Annual Garlic Festival. This two-day event will feature all things garlic, including tastings, cooking demonstrations, food trucks, nutritionists and more. There will also be wine garden and beer tent to wash it all down.
Queen Creek Olive Mill, 25062 S. Meridian Road, Queen Creek, 480.888.9290, queencreekolivemill.com, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., free
Rockin’ Taco Street Festival
Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with tacos, margaritas and fun in the sun! At the Rockin’ Taco Street Festival, take part in a taco eating contest, salsa competition, live music entertainment, street taco station, margarita hut and more. The best part? It’s only $5 and each ticket enters you into a raffle for a vacation giveaway!
El Palacio Mexican Restaurant, 2950 E. Germann Road, Chandler, 602.276.2499, rockintacoaz.com, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., $5
Chile Pepper Festival
Things are going to get spicy at the Roosevelt Row Chile Pepper Festival. There will be on-site chile roasting, cooking demos, live music and more! The best chile pepper dish and the Chile Pepper Champion will be crowned to conclude the festivities.
Phoenix Public Market, 721 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, 602.772.0083, chilepepperfest.com, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., free