Got weekend plans yet? Here a few dining and drinking events we've got on the books.
Lavender and Wine Festival
Forget wine and roses, this weekend the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North is celebrating the mix of wine and lavender with a two day festival for visitors and locals alike. The hotel is welcoming Sonoma County's iconic Matanzas Creek Winery to the Valley to help with the festivities. Throughout the weekend, both of the resort's dining outlets, Talavera and Proof, will offer special lavender-infused dishes including green salad with lavender vinaigrette, rib eye with lavender glaze lavender salt, and honey-crusted prime rib, all of which will be paired with Matanzas Creek wines. And if you're not a wine drinker, Proof also will serve it signature Lavender Mule. The event also includes two seminars on Sunday, August 18, with Master Sommelier Larry O'Brien: "Exploring Sauvignon Blanc" from 1 to 2 p.m and Cheese & Wine Pairings" from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. $45 will buy you admittance to both seminars. For more information, visit the Taste Four Seasons website or call the hotel at 480-515-5700.