Fall is a time for feasting, which is why one of the biggest foodie events of the year lands in the middle of October.
For 24 years, The Taste of Cave Creek has gathered the attention people from all over the state that crave new and classic meals from Cave Creek’s prominent local restaurants.
This year, attendance is expected to rise above 8,000, and for good reason. Some of the best food in the Valley will be featured this year!
Many of old favorites are returning to the event including Tonto Bar & Grill, Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House, Bart’s Indian Village, Z’s Asian Fusion, Cibo e Vino, Chef Sara’s Vegan Academy, It’s a Divine Bakery and many more.
Some new spots showing their best include Local Jonny’s, Ridge Winery, Dirty Tequila and Hiro Sake.
A craft beer and wine tasting garden, courtesy of Oak Ridge Winery and Crescent Crown Distributing, will be offering dozens of specials and mixes. In addition, there will also be tequila tasting and a margarita challenge.
“We are cooler than the rest of the Valley… quite literally,” says Marshal Adam Stein, event manager. “We also are very proud that our guests can walk around and not get jostled by all the crowds. Coming to the Taste of Cave Creek you will meet many of our restaurant owners. We offer that small town charm just minutes from all the big cities.”
The Auto Nation Ford Scottsdale-sponsored event includes musical accompaniment by Ryan Sims Band. Sims is a local, self-taught singer and songwriter who gained national attention for his original songs and revamped covers in the debut album, Can I Drive It. Later on, he found more success on “The X Factor,” paving the way for a writing position at the Song Factory in Nashville.
So get a taste for local culture as autumn drifts into the Valley at Taste of Cave Creek.
Taste of Cave Creek, Stagecoach Village, 7100 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, tasteofcavecreek.com, Wednesday, October 14 and Thursday, October 15, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., $10