FOUND:RE hosts a monthly Passport Series showcasing cuisines and cocktail specials from around the world. For the month of July, FOUND:RE will bring Jamaica to Phoenix.
FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel, 1100 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, eventbrite.com, 6 to 10 p.m., $15
Meet Me in Mexico
Sanctuary’s Lunch & Learn series returns with a twist. Chef Beau MacMillan hosts the summer dining series featuring chef de cuisine Samantha Sanz and bar chef Christiaan Röllich. Events include live music, a demonstration from the hosting talent, and other surprises along the way. Meet Me in Mexico features a three-course menu of Mexican cuisine paired with tequila cocktails.
Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa, The Views Ballroom, 5700 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley, 855.421.3522, sanctuaryoncamelback.com, reception starts at 6 p.m., $165 (plus tax and gratuity)
Singles Event at Classic Cooking
Come grab a drink and then learn to prepare small appetizers/hors d’oeuvres while mixing and mingling with fellow singles. This casual cooking class includes sauteed shrimp with garlic and Spanish paprika, meatballs in chipotle tomato sauce, potato and onion omelet, warm stuffed tomatoes with serrano ham and manchego cheese and chorizo puffs. Attendees must be 21 to consume alcohol.
Classic Cooking Academy, 10411 E. McDowell Mountain Ranch Road, Scottsdale, 480.502.0177, ccacademy.edu, 6:30 to 9 p.m., $50
National Ice Cream Day at The Screamery
The Screamery will celebrate National Ice Cream Day by offering $2 kid-size cones and $5 ice cream sundaes. The 24 flavors include two nondairy options and two types of chocolate. Try classics like vanilla or strawberry, or venture out with the Mississippi mudpie with an organic coffee base, fudge swirl and chocolate cookies. Bring the family and dig into the Farmhouse sundae featuring eight scoops of ice cream on top of a warm cookie, brownie and butter cake with unlimited toppings.
The Screamery, 10625 N. Tatum Boulevard, Suite 136, Phoenix, 140 N. Arizona Avenue, Suite 106, Chandler, thescreamery.com
Fiesta Americana: Dinner en Blanco
A white-hot dining experience embraces the American dream with a fun twist on traditional Mexican cuisine. Guests, who wear all-white attire, will experience six tapas with six delicious cocktail pairings, live entertainment and a take-home margarita glass.
The Herb Box, 7000 E. Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, eventbrite.com, 7 to 9 p.m., $185
The Phoenix Pancakes & Booze Art Show
Originated in Los Angeles in 2009, the Pancake & Booze Art Show will showcase more than 75 local artists exhibiting over 300 pieces of artwork. Attendees will dine on all-you-can-eat pancakes. Batter sizzles, beer foams and canvas lines the walls from ceiling to floor as hundreds of revelers indulge in endless pancakes. This is an 18 and older event.
The Duce, 525 S. Central Avenue, Phoenix, pancakesandbooze.com, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., $10 preorder tickets or $15 tickets at the door
Five-Course Wine Dinner with Classic Cooking
This class is one of few that does not incorporate hands-on cooking. Instead, after diners are seated, they meet the chef(s) and sommelier and continue on to a five-course tasting menu with paired wine. The chef will discuss each course, while the sommelier will share the wine’s taste, variety, background and vintage. The menu includes salmon rillettes, fennel and fish soup, chicken savoyarde, lamb chop with ratatouille finishing with vanilla bean creme brulee.
Classic Cooking Academy, 10411 E. McDowell Mountain Ranch Road, Scottsdale, 480.502.0177, ccacademy.edu, 5 to 7:30 p.m., $60
Fire in the French Quarter
Saturday July 31
Enjoy New Orleans- and French Quarter-influenced dishes and craft cocktails with chef Beau MacMillan, chef de cuisine Samantha Sanz and bar chef Christiaan Röllich. The events feature live music, a demonstration from the hosting talent and other surprises along the way.
Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa, The View Ballroom, 5700 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley, 855.421.3522, sanctuaryoncamelback.com, reception starts at 6 p.m., $165 (plus tax and gratuity)