Festivals

Devour at Home 'Tickets' Are Available Monday, February 1. Here Are the Details.

This year, Devour will be happening at home. Here's how.
This year, Devour will be happening at home. Here's how. Local First Arizona
In February 2020, during an extremely rainy weekend, the sold-out Devour Culinary Classic packed about 3,600 soaked attendees into Desert Botanical Garden. For 2021, Devour — easily the biggest food festival in the Phoenix food world — will be happening at home. In fact, it’s called Devour at Home. And it's happening Saturday, February 27, and Sunday, February 28.

Here's how it'll work: The fest is split into two nights, each featuring different chefs and restaurants. Each will offer a limited, one-night-only prix fixe menu for up to four people. You pre-order and pick it up at the restaurant between 4 and 6 p.m.

The restaurants booked for Saturday are: The Breadfruit & Rum Bar, Wrigley Mansion, Cibo Pizzeria, FnB Restaurant, Gallo Blanco Cafe & Otro Café, Gertrude’s Restaurant, the larder + the delta, Parlor Pizzeria, Sel, and Southern Rail.

The restaurants booked for Sunday are: Aioli Gourmet Burgers, Beckett’s Table, Citizen Public House, The Gladly, Hana Japanese Eatery, Hot Noodles Cold Sake, Nook Kitchen, Rancho Pinot, and Shift Kitchen + Bar coming down from Flagstaff.

"Tickets," which are essentially pre-orders, open to the public at 9 a.m. on Monday, February 1, and close at 5 p.m. on Friday, February 19. Each costs $200, and participating restaurants will receive 100 percent of those proceeds. Local First Arizona, the event’s organizer, expects pre-orders will sell out fast.

To keep things from being too much of a bummer compared to previous years, the fest has added some little extras, including virtual sessions with chefs, raffles, and a #DevourAtHome plating contest, judged by local chefs. And fear not, swag collectors. In addition to warming instructions, orders will come with Devour Culinary Classic signature wine glasses, a 2021 Devour at Home placemat, a commemorative thermal tote, and more gifts.

For more information, see the Devour website.
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Lauren Cusimano is Phoenix New Times' food and drink editor. She is a journalist and food waste writer based in Tempe. Joys include eating wings, riding bikes, knowing everyone at the bar, talking too much about The Simpsons, and falling asleep while reading.
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