Enjoy some Hawaiian delights right here in the desert during Gertrude's at the Desert Botanical Garden's Monday night luau. From 6 to 9 p.m., attendees can enjoy dishes from Gertrude's Luau Menu, which includes items such as lomi-lomi salmon, tuna poke, spam-jalapeno fried rice, and okinawa sweet potato. In addition, diners will be able to hear live musical performances and a special appearance by SanTan Brewing Company's Mr. Pineapple. The luau costs $40 per diner, not including tax or gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (480) 946-8600. Visit Gertrude's website or Facebook page for additional information.
Napa & Beyond Wine Tasting at Le Grande Orange
Tuesday, September 15
Join LGO for a complimentary "Napa & Beyond" wine tasting this Tuesday evening. From 6 to 8 p.m. in Le Grande Orange's tasting room, guests will be able to taste wines from Madrigal Family Winery of Napa Valley, Sbragia Family Vineyards of Dry Creek Valley, and DeLille Cellars from Woodinville, Washington. LGO wine curator Kimber Stonehouse and winemakers Chris Madrigal, Robe Rupe, and Jay Soloff will be preset for a meet-and-greet during the tasting. No reservation is required. For additional details, visit Le Grande Orange online.
Mexican Independence Day Celebrations at SumoMaya
Wednesday, September 16
Celebrate Mexican Independence Day on September 16 at SumoMaya Mexican Asian Kitchen in Scottsdale. From 11 a.m. to close, guests can enjoy Social Hour pricing and a special cucumber and lime margarita ($5), while a DJ spins tunes. In addition, guests who post pictures to SumoMaya's social media during the celebration will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card to SumoMaya. For additional information, visit SumoMaya at its website or Facebook page.