Arizona Biltmore's Dinner and a Movie Series Starts Today

Summertime in the Valley may be a scorcher, but the Arizona Biltmore, one of Phoenix's first resorts built in 1929 with the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright serving as the consulting architect, is playing it Hollywood cool.

As part of their Hollywood & Wine summer-long series featuring celebrity bands and Hollywood insiders revealing their movie secrets, the Biltmore is hosting wine tastings and dinners along with films celebrating our love affair with food -- and the prices are far less than a shopping trip through Beverly Hills.

Fridays are free, yes, free, start at 8 p.m., feature a tasting event with celebrity-owned wineries (think Francis Ford Coppola and Paul Newman) and a foodie film. Here's the schedule:

July 1st - Breakfast at Tiffany's July 8th - Waitress July 15th - Bottle Shock July 22nd - Babette's Feast

Get the full Saturday movie schedule and menus after the jump.

Saturdays add food to the celebrity wine and film mix, start at 8 p.m., and feature a special pre-fixe menu for $55 per person. Here's the schedule:

July 9th - Big Night

Table Side Antipasto Cured Salamis, Prosciutto, Aged Provolone, Pecorino Cheese Marinated Olives, Artichokes, and Vegetable Gardenia

Olive Oil, Crusty Italian Bread, and Crispy Bread Sticks

Pancetta Wrapped Giant Prawns Creamy Polenta, Shaved Parmesan and Tomato Confit

Now That's Italian "Spaghetti and Meatballs" Chefs Sicolo's Italian Family Secret Sauces, Homemade Meatballs and the Kind of Spaghetti you slurp

Handmade Italian Pastries, Cannoli's, Amaretto Cookies, Warm Fried Dough Powder Sugar and Honey for Dipping

July 16th - Julie and Julia

Julie and Julia

Truffle'd Egg with Black Caviars Softened Cream, Chives

Poulet Sauté aux Herbs de Provence Summertime Ratatouille, Gratin Potato Dauphines and Sauce American

French Bread, Pulgra Butter

Salad Course Fresh Snipped Petite Greens, Farmer Tomatoes, Fresh Tarragon and Chevre Cheese

Bing Cherry Calfouti, Vanilla Bean Angalise and Powder Sugar

July 23rd - Moonstruck

Olive, tomato and fig- goat cheese bruchetta

Chicken Tetrazzini Rosemary Brown Butter Bread Stuffing, Lemon Scented Asparagus, Sugar Glazed Beets

Olive Oil, Crusty Italian Bread, and Crispy Bread Sticks

Orange Polenta Cake Vanilla Whipped Cream Peaks, Fresh Strawberry, Lemon Olive Oil Drizzle

July 30th - Chocolat

Dark Chocolate Lobster Cappuccino Sweet Cream, White Chocolate Powder

Chocolate "Mole Braised Beef Short Rib Truffled Root Vegetables, Cocoa Leaves and Bitter Chocolate Butter

Dark Chocolate Brioche Rolls

White Chocolate Butter Poached Prawns Porcini Cocoa Risotto, Sun Soaked Cherries and Chili-Chocolate Essence

Ooey Gooey Warm Dark Chocolate Cake Milk Chocolate Gelato, White Chocolate Praline Cookie and Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Lollipop

For more information on the Arizona Biltmore's dinner and a movie series, call 602-955-6600.

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Laura Hahnefeld
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