Whether you're looking for the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion, or just want an excuse to enjoy a decadent and delicious night out, there's a dinner this spring for everyone, including wine lovers, tequila aficionados, and fans of farm fresh ingredients. Some dinners are on weekdays, others are on the weekend, and several of them will run throughout the summer. While it's nearly impossible to make it to them all, we recommend booking a plate at one or two of these to make the most of the season.
Silver Oak Wine Dinner at Rancho Pinot Thursday, April 26 @ 6:00 p.m.
Featuring Silver Oak & Twomey Wines, this five-course dinner includes warm gougeres with prosciutto & shallot jam, house-cured and grilled duck breast, and cherry-cabernet compote. With only forty seats available, last-minute reservations should be made ASAP. This dinner is $125 per person. 480-397-8030
Different Pointe of View Insider's View Dinner Friday, April 27 @ 6:15 p.m.
As a continuation of the restaurant's Insider's View dinner series, this four-course dinner features the best that Roth Estate Winery and Executive Chef Anthony DeMuro have to offer. There will be a wine-pairing demonstration, and the meal is prepared tableside. This dinner is limited to 12 guests and costs $99 per person. 602-866-6350
Arizona Stronghold Vineyards Wine Scoring Dinner & Class Sunday, April 29 @ 6:30 p.m. (Golf check-in at 3:15 p.m.)
Ever wonder what a 90-point wine score means? Learn the art of scoring wines with a blind tasting with Ambassador of Wine Education Justin Ove. For only $40, enjoy a buffet-style dinner and the wine tasting class. Or, turn it into a wine and golf lover's dream for $75, which includes 9 holes on Gainey Ranch's award-winning Lakes Course, complimentary refreshments before play, the blind tasting class, and dinner. 928-639-2789
Uno de Mayo Tequila Dinner at Citizen Public House Tuesday, May 1 @ 6:30 p.m.
Ring in the month of May in style (and one-up the Cinco de Mayo celebrations) with this six-course dinner featuring DeLeon tequilas. The courses include sheared tiger prawns with red curry risotto, cherry wood venison tataki, and dessert by Tracy Dempsey Originals. The price starts at $65. 480-398-4208
Summer Wine & Beer Dinners at The Parlor Beginning Wednesday, May 9
This summer wine and beer dinners series kicks off May 9, showcasing Page Spring Cellars. Winemaker Eric Glovski will be pairing his masterfully crafted local wines with three courses by Chef Jared and his team. Tickets are available at the restaurant for $60 per person. 602-248-2480
Jordan Wine Dinner at Bistro 24 Wednesday, May 16 @ 6:30 p.m.
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This one-night event features five courses created by Chef Stephen Toevs that pair with Jordan Winery's selections. The entrée is a cacao and allspice crusted domestic lamb with morels, artichoke, and English peas, which is paired with a 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon. The dinner is $89, and space is limited. 602-952-2424
"TLC" Farm Table Dinners at Arcadia Farms Café Third Thursday of each month, starting May 17 @ 5:30 p.m.
A collaboration between Tracy Dempsey, Lisa Giungo, and Carolyn Ellis, these farm-style dinners will feature rustic Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. The ever-changing menus will celebrate the bounty of locally sourced ingredients by pairing them with unique wines. Each dinner will include appetizers and a four-course meal. Seating is limited. 480-947-2596, ext. 100