Cooks & Corks, a celebration of local cuisine, wine and the arts, will return to the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North on Friday, November 6, 2015. Presented by the Scottsdale League for the Arts and Earnhardt Cadillac, the charitable organization that hosts the annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival, this one night only outdoor event spotlights Arizona’s top local chefs and a world-class collection of winemakers. Accompanied by fine spirits and craft beers, patrons will enjoy a flavorful night under the stars.
To set the mood, Joe Costello Syndicate band and acoustic artist, Jared Blackstone will perform live. There will also be live performances by local arts organizations including the Scottsdale Community Players and Movement Source.
General Admission to Cooks and Corks is $125 and that includes unlimited food and drink samples throughout the event. Presale tickets are available online at www.cooksandcorks.org.
This year’s Cooks and Corks culinary talent includes an array of award winning and widely celebrated local chefs:
Becky Windels, The Herb Box
Christopher Nicosia, Sassi
Country Velador, Cowboy Ciao, Kazimierz World Wine Bar, Super Chunk Sweets & Treatsand Counter Intuitive
Joey Cavaretta, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Scottsdale
Matt Carter, Zinc Bistro, The Mission, and House Brasserie
Mel Mecinas, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Scottsdale
Michael Cairns, Montelucia Resort & Spa
Michael Lamey, JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
Rick Boyer, The Phoenician
Roberto Madrid, Deseo of the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
Silvana Salcido Esparza, Barrio Café
Todd Allison, T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort & Spa
Travis Garner, Capital Grille
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. Complimentary valet parking with be available at check in in front of the hotel lobby. For more information, visit: www.corksandcooks.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.