On Sunday, October 23, the Phoenix chapter of the Les Dames d’Escoffier International will join forces with some of the Valley’s best chefs for the second annual Afternoon at the Farm — Cultivating Culinarians. The lunch and fundraiser will be hosted once again at the Farm at South Mountain, promising multicourse meals along with a cocktail hour.
The event kicks off at 11:30 a.m. with a cocktail reception. Attendees will be invited to sample hors d'oeuvres including salmon cakes with citrus tartar salsa, grilled apple cheddar cheese sandwiches, lamb chops served with a dried cherry chipotle sauce, and more, as well as drinks crafted by mixologist Kim Haasarud.
A three-course meal will follow. The first two courses include everything from ceviche and Greek spanakopita to okra and oven-dried tomato vol-au-vent served with hollandaise. The third course showcases a skewer with spiced chicken, lamb chop, pork satay, and beef chimichurri served with a specialty sauce, as well as the “End of Summer” tabouli paired with grilled sweet potatoes and a pickled cucumber salad.
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The afternoon culminates with a choice of several desserts, as well as a wine serving, presented by Dos Cabezas Wineworks and Kelly Bostock.
All the event's dishes and cocktails will be prepared by the LDEI chefs, or “dames," along with a handful of special guest chefs.
Tickets start at $150 per person. To purchase tickets, visit the event’s Eventbrite website.