Less Than Two Weeks Away from Southern Arizona’s Largest Culinary Festival at the Tucson Botanical Gardens
Tickets are selling fast for the annual community wide food and wine festival, presented by Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance, Local First Arizona & Tucson Botanical Gardens
With less than two weeks left before Tucson's largest locally-focused culinary festival, tickets are expected to sell out! The 6th Annual SAVOR Southern Arizona Food and Wine Festival is set to deliver a premiere Culinary Arts celebration highlighting Southern Arizona as a serious culinary destination for foodies across the country. SAVOR will once again bring together over 60 restaurants, breweries, wineries, and distilleries to the lush and historic Tucson Botanical Gardens on Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 11 AM to 3 PM.
Presented in partnership with the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance, Local First Arizona, and Tucson Botanical Gardens; all three non-profit organizations strive to educate and promote the beauty and culture of Southern Arizona in their own unique way.
"The Savor Food and Wine Festival not only showcases the rich and delicious culture of the region, but highlights the importance of supporting these local food businesses in our daily lives," said Kimber Lanning, Founder and Executive Director of Local First Arizona. "Much of Southern Arizona's local economy is driven by those in the dining, culinary, and local foods industries. Without them, we wouldn't have the diverse culture and economy that we see today in Tucson and beyond."
The Festival will bring together stars of Tucson’s culinary scene with acclaimed regional chefs, wine and spirits experts, and leaders in the local Heritage Foods movement. Attendees will also get the chance to enjoy live educational food demos, live musical performances, unique arts experiences, a signature event raffle and admission to Butterfly Magic and the "Out of the Woods" on tour from the New York Botanical Garden exhibit at the Tucson Botanical Gardens.
Now in its sixth year, the SAVOR Southern Arizona Food and Wine Festival continues to grow in both featured talent and attendees. Last year’s sold-out event brought over 1,300 guests to SAVOR, making it the largest Food & Wine Festival in Southern Arizona.
Tickets for the 6th Annual SAVOR Southern Arizona Food and Wine Festival are now available for purchase at www.saaca.org. Tickets are $79 each and include menu and libations samplings from over 60 local chefs, restaurants, wineries, breweries, distilleries and food purveyors. This is a 21+ event.
SAVOR: SOUTHERN ARIZONA FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
● Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019
● Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
● Location: Tucson Botanical Garden, 2150 N Alvernon Way
● Cost: $79.
● Online: https://www.saaca.org
● Phone: (520) 531-9227
The 2019 SAVOR Southern Arizona Food & Wine Festival is bringing together over 60 of the largest names in local culinary and libation talent and achievement from around the state. Some of the confirmed restaurants, wineries and breweries in the 2019 Festival include:
Alfonso Gourmet Olive Oil & Balsamics
Lime Olive Oil Cupcakes & Coconut, Pineapple and Lime Shrub
Lime Olive Oil Cupcakes made with Alfonso Persian Lime Olive Oil paired with non-alcoholic Coconut, Pineapple & Lime Shrub--infused vinegar mixed in sparkling water
Angie's Gourmet To Go
Smoked Gouda Macaroni & Cheese topped with Applewood Smoked Bacon
Delectable & Savory Smoked Gouda Macaroni & Cheese topped with Applewood smoked bacon
Chicken Curry Salad
Chicken Curry Salad served on mixed greens and topped with toasted almonds. Comes with a seasoned pita chip
Boca Tacos Y Tequila
Mini Chile Rellenos
Brother John's Beer, Bourbon & BBQ
Slow Smoked Pig
Smoked Pork and BBQ Pit Beans paired with a Whiskey Cocktail
Casino Del Sol
Short Rib Dumplings and Cherry Blossom Zen Garden Cocktail
Double Check Ranch short rib, tamari-caramel sauce, edamame, cilantro
Strongbow Hard Cider, Galangal Infused Japanese Whiskey, Lemon, Maurin Quina Le Puy Liqueur
Traditional Moroccan Chicken Pie- Filo filled with a spiced chicken mixture served with a dessert and a drink
Dominicks Real Italian
Meat Lasagna or Vegetable Lasagna with Caprese Sticks and Mini Cannoli
El Cisne Cocina de Mexico
Pollo en caldo de chile rojo, garnish with "cilantro arroz mexicano."
Diced chicken breast en Chile Rojo de Cananea- Cubed all natural chicken breast stewed in red chile cooked with onions and spices, served with a cilanto mexican rice.
Fermented Tea Company Kombucha
FTC Prickly Pear and Hemp CBD Kombucha
Prickly Pear Kombucha-Shoumei Tea, Chamomile, Rosehips, Hibiscus, and dried Prickly Pear Fruit. Hemp CBD Kombucha-Chillax Experience. Our best Kombucha flavors, enhanced with LEGAL Hemp CBD
Gourmet Girls Bakery/ Bistro
Dill Pickle Soup and Mesquite Prickly Pear Cheesecake Bar
Award winning soup, featuring dill pickles, potatoes and carrots- deliciously different! For dessert, a mesquite prickly pear cheesecake bar.
Mad Batter Bakery
Mad Salsa Bagels- Sonoran Chai Pear Scones with Spicy Chai Drizzle. Dark Chocolate Merlot Cupcakes. Prickly Pear Cookies
Merkin Vineyards Pizza Wagon
Farm-to-table, hand-tossed gourmet pizza
Cinghiale: wild boar sausage, Merkin Orchard tomatoes, mozzarella, charred spring onion, chive
Formaggio: tomato, goat milk mozzarella, Merkin smoked mozzarella, pecorino
Crucifixen: lacinato kale, rapini, romanesco cauliflower, onion, Merkin smoked mozzarella
Noah Mi Amore Custom Catering
Tamale with Roasted Chilies, Veggies and Red Quinoa with a Fresh Sonoran Salsa
Tamale (Corn masa, agave nectar, vegetable shortening)
Roasted vegetables, ancho and poblano chilies, garlic, bulb onion, seasonings
Nickel and Lox
Local pumpernickel, dill cream cheese, lemon oil, capers. House cured lox, red onion, tomato, hard-boiled egg, seeds
Obon Sushi+ Bar+ Ramen
Cajun Asian Bao Bun and Smoke on the Water Cocktail
Cajun Pork sweetened with Hoisin on a bed of grilled Serrano, lime, and Shiso slaw. Topped with house made Sunomono pickles.
White rum, house-made watermelon syrup, fresh squeezed lime and spearmint tincture topped with a smoked paprika foam. Rich and savory on the front end, with a crisp and refreshing finish.
Omni Tucson National
Iberico Jamon & Dry Aged Ribeye
Ibericus Jamon & Lentils- Tender Beluga Lentils with Frisee & St. Agur Bleu
Dry Aged Beef Ribeye- Raclette Melted Swiss & Sea Salted Bruschetta
Pastiche Modern Eatery
Traditional pork posole with shredded cabbage, cilantro, lime and fresh made tortilla chips
Wood Fired Artisan Breads
Olive and cheese artisan loaf wood-fired onsite with pesto butter
[POPPED] Artisan Popcorn
Prickly Pear Caramel Popcorn & Bourbon Mesquite Caramel Popcorn
Organic hibiscus syrup, whiskey, "you'll like it, it's sweet"...
Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink
Crostini with Burrata and Tomato
Barrio Bread crostini with house-made burrata cheese and tomato
Renee's Organic Oven
Lettuce "Taco Board" and Desert Dweller Cocktail
Lettuce "Taco Board" A crisp lettuce wrap filled with chilled black-bean hummus,fresh salsa, zoodles and avocado. This dish features local Zucchini, tomatoes, black beans.
Desert Dweller Cocktail - Prickly Pear, lime, vodka & our lemonade .
Puerco Verde Taco
Slow-roasted, green chile pork Taco topped with Avocado Crema & Queso Fresco
Dragula Pale Ale Pretzel
Baby arugula infused Dragoon Pale Ale pretzel with local mesquite flour, smoked mesquite maldon & choice of sauces: Parish fermented hot sauce, smoked Dragoon Pale Ale mornay, cholla bud Dragoon mustard
Tohono Chul Garden Bistro
Chul Smoked Salmon Salad and Prickly Pear Lemonade
House-Smoked Salmon, Crispy Wontons, Local Greens, Cucumber, Tomato, Pickled Onions, Mandarin Oranges, Sesame Seeds, Cream Cheese Miso Dressing
Modern Peruvian Cuisine
Ceviche de Pescado- seasonal fish, aji rocoto pepper, red onions, sweet potato, choclo, classic leche de tigre. Aji de Gallina- Peruvian classic shredded chicken with creamy aji amarillo sauce. Pisco Sour- La Caravedo Quebranta Pisco, egg white, lime, Pur
Wild Tonic Kombucha
Variety of flavors of kombucha
Yellow Brick Coffee
Single Origin Craft Coffee
Chemex - Ethiopia (Natural). Nitro Cold Brew - Honduras: Mi Tazita. Shaken coffee with lavender infused coffee blossom honey
Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries
3 Amigos Tequila
Angry Orchard Rose Cider and Truly Rose Spiked Seltzer
Barrio Blonde and Rae's Ruby Red IPA
Button Brew House
Marzen- German Style Amber Lager
Nagual de la NAGA and Dos Ladrones
Deep Sky Vineyard
Aurora 2016, Orbit 2014, Big Bang 2015 wines
Dragoon Brewing Company
Refraction Pale Ale- our newest year-round beer offering (SAVOR will be the first time this product is available, as it will be a sneak peak before it is released in the taproom on 2/9
Four 8 Wineworks
Four 8 Red and Four 8 Pink
Papago Orange Blossom vanilla Mandarin wheat, Scottsdale Blonde German style Kolsch, Koffee Kolsch and Copper State IPA
2016 Dos Hermanas, 2016 Mourvèdre Rosé, 2017 Pinot Noir, 2016 Syrah
Maynards Market & Kitchen
Private label red
Chupacabra and Chupacabra Blanca
Mother Road Brewing Company
Tower Station IPA, Kolsch Style Ale, Lost Highway Double Black IPA
Mudshark Brewing Co
Full Moon Belgian White, Candle Burner IPA, Scorpion Amber Ale, Vanilla Caramel Porter
Pillsbury Wine Company
Rose 17, WildChild Red 16, WildChild White 15
PRP Wine International
Chevalier de Bayard
Roger Clyne's Mexican Moonshine Tequila
Silver, Reposado, Añejo
The Grand Canyon Brewing Company + Distillery
Light Session IPA, Prickly Pear Vodka mixed with lemonade
The Shop Beer Co.
Church Music - Juicy IPA, FYITM - Imperial West Coast IPA, Coffee Brown - American Nut Brown Ale
Whiskey Del Bac
Whiskey Del Bac Dorado, apricot brandy, meyer lemon juice, ginger beer
Wilhelm Family Vineyards
Food Conspiracy Co-Op
Green Living Magazine
The Garden Kitchen
Tucson City of Gastronomy
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About Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance
The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) is a not-for-profit organization that exists to ensure that, through engagement in arts and culture, our communities produce strong, inspired citizens. SAACA enlists artists, businesses, governments, and individuals to expand artistic and cultural opportunities in their respective communities. To enhance access to the arts and to promote cultural awareness in the communities it serves, SAACA presents large-scale festivals, events and other programs. The Alliance also promotes educational opportunities in the arts and culture for all ages. Visit https://www.saaca.org for more information.
About Local First Arizona
Founded in 2003 by Director Kimber Lanning, Local First Arizona (LFA) is a statewide non-profit organization working to strengthen communities and local economies through growing, supporting, and celebrating locally owned businesses throughout the state of Arizona. LFA seeks to promote, support, and celebrate a vibrant and sustainable Arizona economy by educating consumers, stakeholders, business leaders, and policymakers about local business ownership, social equity, cultural diversity, environmental kinship, and collaboration. Visit www.localfirstaz.com for more information and a directory of more than 3,000 locally owned businesses.
About Tucson Botanical Gardens
Tucson Botanical Gardens, designated as America's Best Secret Garden by Reader's Digest, is an urban oasis in the heart of Tucson, featuring a 5 ½ acre collection of 17 specialty gardens. Voted Tucson's "BEST Public Garden" in the Tucson Weekly's BEST of issues for 12 years and awardee of the 2014 Copper Cactus Award for a Non-profit business. The Tucson Botanical Gardens has a seasonal tropical butterfly exhibit, an on-site café and a gift shop. The Gardens is located at 2150 N. Alvernon Way. For more information on classes, rotating exhibits, events or anything else, call (520) 326-9686, Ext. 10, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.tucsonbotanical.org.