Cooks and Corks is returning to Scottsdale on October 20 for an evening of fancy feasting! This open air event held at The Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North brings together local cuisine, wine and the arts.
Cooks and Corks is true one of my favorite culinary events of the year. The setting is spectacular and the chefs out-do themselves with their offerings.
Hosted by The Scottsdale League for the Arts and presented by Earnhardt Cadillac, Cooks & Corks will feature Arizona’s top local chefs in a culinary spectacle featuring live cooking, showmanship and artful presentation. To compliment the flavorful tastings, guests will sip on libations provided by a superb collection of fine wines, spirits and craft beer.
In between bites, guests can check out the silent auction packed with amazing gifts from local restaurants and retailers, then head over to the Fotobot booth to commemorate the evening with a group selfie.
General admission is $125 and includes admission at 6:30 p.m., unlimited food and drink samples throughout the event. VIP admission is $175 and includes early entry at 5:30 p.m., a champagne welcome courtesy of Moet and Chandon Champagne, a gift bag and private seating. Presale tickets for both VIP and general admission are available online at www.cooksandcorks.org.
This year’s Cooks and Corks culinary talent features a long list of award winning and widely celebrated local chefs including (so far):
Brian Peterson, Wright’s at the Biltmore
Christopher Nicosia, Sassi
Chuck Kazmer, Proof American Canteen, Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale
Dell Morris, Proof American Canteen, Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale
Derek Biazo, deseo at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
Jeremy Pacheco, LON’s at The Hermosa
Lance Whipple, Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale
Lisa Dahl, Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill
Peter McQuaid, Elements Restaurant at Sanctuary Resort
Samantha Sanz, Talavera at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale
Tandy Peterson, Mowry and Cotton at the Phoenician
Todd Allison, T. Cook’s
Special thanks to our sponsors: Earnhardt Cadillac, The Four Seasons at Troon North and Fotobot for helping to make this event possible.
Cooks and Corks will be located at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, 10600 E Crescent Moon Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85262. Patrons are encouraged to come dressed in cocktail attire and bear in mind this is an outdoor event, some guests may wish to bring a light jacket.
The Four Seasons Resort at Troon North is offering a special discounted room rate of $359 for guests attending Cooks & Corks, see event website for full details. Complimentary valet parking with be available at check in in front of the hotel lobby. For more information, visit: www.cooksandcorks.org.
All net proceeds raised will support the non-profit Scottsdale League for the Arts in its effort to promote arts and arts education organizations in the Phoenix metropolitan area, via annual fundraisers such as the Scottsdale Culinary Festival and The Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner. Since 2002, the League has contributed more than $4 million to numerous organizations such as Ballet Arizona, Childsplay, and Free Arts of Arizona.