Media peeps did not get invited to last night's Chef's Tribute Dinner at J&G, but Chow Bella reader Valerie Paxton ponied up for a ticket and sent us some more of her drool-worthy photos.
The event, part of the Scottsdale Culinary Festival, welcomed culinary luminaries Charlene Badman and Pavle Milic (FnB), Chris Bianco (Pizzeria Bianco), Matt Carter (Zinc Bistro), Tammie Coe (Tammie Coe Cakes), Michael DeMaria (Heirloom), Michael John Coe (MJ Bread), Greg LaPrad (Quiessence), Wade Moises (PastaBAR), Jacques Qualin (J&G Steakhouse), Chrysa Robertson (Ranch Pinot), Doug Robson (Gallo Blanco Café), Michael Stebner (True Food Kitchen), and Mark Tarbell (Tarbell's).
Local food and wine purveyors honored at the dinner included John and Joyce Bittner (The Ranch at Fossil Creek),Todd Bostock (Dos Cabezas), Maya Dailey (Maya's Farm), Greg Bruni (Queen Creek Olive Mill), Bob McClendon (McClendon Farms), Sam Pillsbury (Pillsbury Wine), Sara Putnam & D'arcy Landis (Whole Foods), Mark Rhine (Rhiba Farms), Ken and Lee Singh (Singh Farms), and Michael Thompson (Love Grows Farms).
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