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AZ Wine & Dine coming to Scottsdale April 4

AZ Wine & Dine

AZ Wine & Dine, a one-of-a-kind opportunity to taste the culinary creations of Arizona’s top chefs from premier resort restaurants, is coming back to Scottsdale Quarter on April 4 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Participating resorts set to serve up some of their most buzzworthy plates include The Camby, Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, The Phoenician, The Scott Resort & Spa and more.

The 21-and-over event will also feature live music, boutique vintages of wines, a silent auction and craft beer.

– David Drennon, Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association

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Seasonal sippers

frozen cocktail

Cool off with these hot cocktails all summer long:

Blood orange margarita
Joyride Taco House, Phoenix
Tequila, triple sec, blood orange sour and hibiscus syrup come together nicely for this tart, tangy twist on the classic margarita.

Chef’s last drink
JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort, Tucson
Watermelon is the star here as it’s freshly cut, squeezed and then expertly mixed with basil-infused vodka and lemon.

Mango elderflower snow cone margarita
Diego Pops, Scottsdale
Don Julio Blanco, St. Germain, triple sec, mango and house-made sweet and sour, served over a scoop of shaved ice with a chili spice rim.

– Alison Bailin, HMA Public Relations

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Bottles up: Dine and drink deals that delight

bottle and board

Best bottle and board deals happening now:

Postino: Monday and Tuesday after 8 p.m. A bottle of wine and a bruschetta board for $20.

North Italia: Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. North offers a bottle of wine with a choice of pizza, bruschetta or chef’s board for $20 at Phoenix and Tucson locations.

Crudo: Wednesday 5-10 p.m. Crudo offers a bottle of wine and polenta board for $20.

PNPK: Tuesday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. PNPK offers a bottle of wine with a choice of charcuterie board, devilish egg flight or bruschetta flight for $20.

– Alison Bailin, HMA Public Relations