The City’s Best Desserts Unveiled
SAVE THE DATE
November 22, 2013
Plaza Colonial Courtyard
Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance presents the creative, culinary-inspired dessert fundraiser Sweet Charity to support arts education and therapeutic arts programs
Sweet Charity, presented by Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance fills the elegant courtyard of Plaza Colonial, on the southwest corner of Skyline Drive and Campbell Avenue, with more than 40 decadent desserts in support of arts education and therapeutic music programs
The event turns into a flavorful night where rows of pastries and stacks of desserts bring more than 400 people to support a taste of art in the city.
Southern Arizona's largest dessert competition!
Over 50 dessert, cocktail and wine samplings, live music, silent auction, entertainment and more...
AND THE 2012 WINNERS ARE...
Best Baked Dessert - Feast Restaurant - Doug Levy, Kathy Prosser - Pear and Toffee Bread Pudding
Best Creative Cocktail
Best Fruit Based Cocktail
2012 Best Overall Presentation
2012 PRESS RELEASE
Southern Arizona's largest dessert competition comes to Tucson
Join Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance for a sweet, culinary-inspired dessert fundraiser to support arts education and therapeutic arts program
Taste something even sweeter than dessert this fall – sampling a mix of decadent treats to support local charity.
Southern Arizona's largest dessert competition, Sweet Charity, will serve more than 50 desserts, cocktail and wine samplings, live music, silent auction, merchant specials and entertainment.
This sugar-coated event will take place Friday, Nov. 16 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Plaza Colonial shopping center outdoor courtyard, southwest corner of Skyline Drive and Campbell Avenue in the Tucson Foothills.
Presented by Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, tickets are $55 per person with proceeds supporting educational and therapeutic arts programs in Arizona.
Showcasing the positive effects of arts education in the community, the Falcon Steel Drum Band from Catalina Foothills High School will perform during the event, and students from the Arts Institute will get the chance to create and display their best sweets for the competition.
Whether baked, chilled, frozen, chocolaty, fruity, full of candy or sweet and salty, attendees can sample a parade of pastries, cocktails and wine and vote on their favorite recipes.
Restaurants will be judged on Best Overall Presentation, Most Creative and the grand prize, Sweetest of the Sweet award.
Participants include the Le Cordon Bleu graduate chef of Marco's Patisserie who has been recognized in places around the world, such as the Bellagio Hotel and Casino; Grandma Santi’s Biscottini, creating an old-world cookie recipe brought from Italy in 1908; and Spectator Magazine award-winning wine list restaurant Pastiche.
Eateries can still apply for this delicious treat.
WINERIES - Hops & Vines, Vinocopia & Wilhelm Family VineyardsParticipants
Art Institute Students
Janet Hoogasian and Meleana Hayes