6 Things You Should Know About AZFWE

Photo via azcentral’s Food and Wine Experience Facebook

Photo via azcentral’s Food and Wine Experience Facebook

AZCentral is taking over Salt River Fields again. The Food & Wine Experience is back, and this year it’s bringing together an impressive amount local culinary talent, and internationally-known culinary superstars. Our own Chris Collins will be heading out to join in on the food-centric spectacle. Here’s six things to know before you go.

Seeing Stars
Last year’s event saw celebrity chef, author, restaurateur and host of ABC’s “The Chew,” Mario Batali, and now local chef, Scott Conant, who’s also an author and judge on Food Network’s “Chopped.”

This year, festival attendees have the chance to meet Martha Stewart. That’s right, the Emmy award-winning television show host and best-selling author is coming to Scottsdale.

Martha Stewart Experience
Martha will be sharing her culinary knowledge live at the Martha Stewart Experience, where guests can have a rare “up-close” experience with the lifestyle leader. Although the experience will require a special ticket, it’s well worth it, as it includes wine tasting, a Martha-curated gift package, book signing, two complimentary bottles of wine, access to the VIP Grand Tasting and much more.

Insider Exclusives
AZCentral Insiders can get $15 off tickets for the festival. Admission ranges from $85 to $325.

Wines Galore
Fancy fine wines? We sure do. If you’re like us, this event is for you. There will be a hefty selection of spirits, including over 200 fine wines, craft beer and spirits.

Unlimited Sampling
Come hungry! The Food & Wine Experience will offer an unlimited sampling from more than 35 participating restaurants.

The culinary event is happening November 4-5 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. To get there, take Via de Ventura of Exit 101 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, Scottsdale

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