Marcellino Ristorante is serving its “Summer Supper” three-course meal. The menu is a variety of sought-after decadent creations, including the cozze appetizer, showcasing mussels sauteed with white wine, olive oil and garlic or spicy marinara, along with Chef Marcellino’s award-winning handcrafted gnocchi sorrentina, light and sumptuous, potato-pasta-parmigiano orbs topped with fresh tomato sauce and dotted with melted mozzarella.
Marcellino Ristorante 7114 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, marcellinoristorante.com, starting at 4 p.m., $44
Beer, Spirit + Pie Pairing
SanTan Brewing Company is teaming with Pie Snob to bring guests a sweet night filled with pie, spirits and beer tastings. The pairings include blueberry lime crumb pie with LimeLight Summer Ale; caramel apple pie with CaraMellow Whiskey Cream Soda; peach cobbler with SweetPeach Bourbon old fashioned; and single malt pecan pie with barrel-aged SanTan beer.
SanTan Gardens at SanTan Brewery and Distillery, 495 E. Warner Road, Chandler, santanbrewing.com, 7 p.m., $35
FOUND:RE hosts a monthly Passport Series showcasing cuisines and cocktail specials commonly found in the area the series is featuring. For the month of August, FOUND:RE will bring Finland to Phoenix.
FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel, 1100 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, eventbrite.com, 6 to 10 p.m., $15
Green Chili Roast
AUGUST 14 AND AUGUST 15
Pick some of the best green chilies in the southwest at Apple Annie’s. Get up to a 50-pound burlap bag full of fresh picked chilies and have them roasted for free before leaving. Try samples of each flavor of chilies including mild, medium and hot.
Apple Annie’s, 6405 W. Williams Road, Willcox, appleannies.com, various hours and pricing
Flight Night Cocktail Dinner
The Maple & Ash team of executive chef Sean Currid and bar manager Christina Demas will feature a custom pairing menu that includes seasonal dishes and an exclusive preview of the new whiskey and mezcal flights. The four-course menu includes a special whiskey or mezcal for each dish.
Maple & Ash, 7135 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, bit.ly/3xeWntI, 6 to 9 p.m., $250
Chef + Co Series
ZUZU at Hotel Valley Ho is hosting a new Chef + Co Series featuring executive chef Russell LaCasce collaborating with James Beard-nominated chef Cassie Shortino. Everyone’s palate is in for a surprise with inventive menus served for each course. Start out in The Rosie Room with small bites and mingle with the chefs before heading off to the dining room for appetizers and the main course. Finish with the chef station serving dessert bites and conversation. Seating is limited to 16 guests per timeframe.
Hotel Valley Ho, 6850 E. Main Street, Scottsdale, hotelvalleyho.com, 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., $199 per person
Mastro’s Plumpjack Wine Dinner
Enjoy three sophisticated wineries paired with Mastro’s five-course dinner. The evening will be guided by an experienced wine ambassador educating guests on the characteristics of the wines and vineyards.
Mastro’s Steakhouse, 8852 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale, eventbrite.com, 7 to 10 p.m., $350
Downtown Tempe Foodie Stroll
Foodies can indulge in small bites and drinks from exclusive event menus from signature Downtown Tempe restaurants. Daily Jam will dish a choice of two breakfast tacos or one petite chipotle burrito with two mini mimosas while Pedal Haus Brewer will serve a choice of a either a classic cheeseburger slider or Baja shrimp ceviche. Menu items range from $8 to $10.
Southwest corner of Mill Avenue and Fifth Street, downtowntempe.com, 1 to 5 p.m., $5 access pass