You might be in an eating coma after Christmas and New Years, but there are definitely some must-see food events in January. Whether it is learning about the relationship between farmers and restaurants, a magical afternoon tea and several beer festivals, it is sure to be a fun start to the year. Happy 2022!
Fine wines and art gallery
Tuesday January 11
3922 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Feast on the fine arts accompanied by fine wines, courtesy of the Anticus gallery and the LDV cellar. This event showcases five works of art with five food and wine pairings, with the inspiration behind those explained and discussed by wine and art experts. Everything happens from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Anticus. Bites will be provided.
From Farm to Restaurant – Using Local Food for a Competitive Advantage
Tuesday January 11
The latest in the Good Food film series produced by Local First Arizona’s Good Food Finder is here and explains the relationship between farms and restaurants. Sourcing locally and working directly with local food producers has become crucial for many restaurants looking to differentiate their menus and brands. Meet a chef and the farmers he works with, get tips on how to sell and grow for restaurants, and learn all about Arizona’s food scene. The on-demand movie costs $ 7.50, or you can purchase the all-access film series annual pass for $ 65.
Beer, Spirits and Tamale Tasting
wednesday 12 january
495 East Warner Road, Chandler
Tamales pair well with just about anything, including beer and spirits, supplied by Mama Olga’s Tamales and SanTan Brewing Company. On the menu, a red chili pork tamale with a Sky Harbor Lager Michelada; Red Chili Beef Tamale with Devil’s Ale American Pale Ale; a green chili chicken tamale and an orange boubon-rita; and a green chili cheese tamale with a Juicy Jack Juicy Hazy IPA. Tickets cost $ 45 per person.
saturday january 15
Mesa Riverview Park
2100 West Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa
If you love craft beer and great food, the Copper State Beer Festival is for you in Riverview Park from noon to 5 p.m. Even if you’re not a beer fan, there will be wine, food trucks, and live entertainment. Tickets range from $ 20 for designated drivers to $ 80 for VIPs.
Winter tequila dinner
wednesday january 19
1490 East Williams Field Road, # 101, Gilbert
Celebrate New Years at Isabel’s Amor with a three-course Sonora-style meal accompanied by premium tequila. Tickets cost $ 75 per person. More details will be released soon.
Lunch and learn
saturday 22 january
7114 East Stetson Drive, Scottsdale
Sit at the chef’s table and experience the making of an Italian specialty in private during this lunch and learning session at Marcellino Ristorante from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $ 70 per person plus tax and tip, and reservations are required.
Brewery beer festival
saturday 22 january
Arizona Science Center
600 Washington Street East
Arizona Science Center College Field Trip Meets Alcohol at Brewsology Beer Fest from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Taste over 40 breweries and 150 beers as you explore the museum. As per center policy, all participants must provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event and wear a mask when not eating or drinking. Tickets cost $ 50 per person and $ 65 for VIP access.
Tea Party of the wizarding world
From Wednesday January 26 to Monday January 31
Drink Me! Tea Room
1730 East Warner Road, # 5, Tempe
Drink Me! The popular Tea Room Wizard’s Tea is back, January 26 through February 6. Dress up like your favorite Harry Potter character and take a trip to Hogwarts for a truly magical experience, with fun backgrounds for your photos. The Potions Master will prepare tea cocktails and specialty mocktails, and there are two afternoon tea options to choose from. Reservations are required and will fill up quickly.
saturday 29 january
The press room
3125 South 52nd Street, Tempe
This Asian food festival in the press room will feature local food vendors, from Chinese to Korean and more. Most businesses will have an item on their menu that is $ 5 or less, plus there will be cold beer and cocktails available for purchase. Admission hours are staggered with early, general, and happy hour tickets available.
Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 January
115 North Sixth Street
Arizona’s premier wine festival returns to Heritage Square, with 20 participating wineries, two food trucks, local beer, vintage vendors, and other entertainment. It’s $ 35 per person ($ 45 at the door) on Saturday and $ 30 ($ 40 at the door) on Sunday. Each ticket includes a commemorative glass of wine and ten tasting tickets.