5 Best Things to Eat and Drink This Week in Metro Phoenix

Monday Night Chef’s Table Featuring Sebastiani Vineyards

The Monday Night Chef’s Table series at ZuZu at the Hotel Valley Ho returns today. This four-course dinner will feature winemaker Mark Lyon of Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery and will be his last dinner under the Sebastiani label. The winery, founded in Sonoma, California in 1904, produces single-vineyard and sub-appellation wines. Attendees will try four pours including the Gravel Bed Red 2013. The seasonal menu includes plates like seared Hawaiian tuna, herb-roasted Wagyu beef striploin and braised short rib, and chocolate cheesecake with cherry compote. The event starts at 6:30 p.m., and tickets cost $68 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 480-421-7997. For more information, visit ZuZu's website

LDV Wine Dinner Featuring Chef Josh Hebert of Posh

Chef Joshua Hebert of Posh and winemaker Curt Dunham of LDV Winery have teamed up to serve a five-course meal paired with LDV wines at the LDV Gallery in Scottsdale. Sample courses include white asparagus with miso and charred radicchio salad served with a glass of LDV's 2013 Sky Island Viognier. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $95 per person. Register online at LDV Winery's website or by calling 480-664-4822. 

LaZarre Wine Dinner at Cowboy Ciao 
Tuesday, April 12

This Tuesday, Cowboy Ciao in Scottsdale will host veteran California-based Central Coast vineyard owner/winemaker Adam LaZarre of LaZarre Wines in a rematch of the battle of the bottles against Cowboy Ciao owner and self-described "wino" Peter Kasperski. Guests will enjoy a five-course dinner with two tastings per course and will then be invited to vote on which wine paired better with each dish. Tickets cost $60. Dinner begins at 7 p.m, and reservations are required. Call 480-946-3111 to reserve your spot. For more information, visit the Cowboy Ciao website

ZD Wine Dinner at El Chorro
Wednesday, April 13

Paradise Valley's El Chorro will host a five-course dinner paired with ZD Wines this Wednesday. The event will be hosted by the President of ZD Wines, Brent deLeuze. Sample courses include sumac-crusted lamb chop served with golden raisin couscous and pomegranate glaze paired with ZD Founders Reserve Pinot Noir. Tickets cost $130 per person and include tax and tip. RSVP by e-mailing Sheila Gaskell at [email protected] or calling 480-948-9170, ext. 202. For more information, check out El Chorro's website

New Spring Menu Items at Citizen Public House
All week

Scottsdale's Citizen Public House has debuted its spring menu. Diners can look forward to new plates including seared tuna featuring Thai purple sticky rice, asparagus puree, fried leek, and a micro green salad in addition to old classics like Citizen's Original Chopped Salad. For more information, visit Citizen Public House's website
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