With North America’s wine and meals scene booming, it’s tough for a festival to stand out amongst an increasingly more delicious array of food-targeted fetes. Having attended the event in April of 2019, I can say that Scottsdale, Arizona’s Nirvana Food & Wine Festival doesn’t simply keep its very own; it’s placing the bar for what a, without a doubt, wonderful homage to all things connoisseur and grape-centric may be. Here are only a few of the things that make Nirvana special. (And agree with me, you’ll want to mark your calendar for next year’s festivities on April sixteen-19, 2020.)

The Festival

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In 2017, the event was the region’s most beneficial meals, wine, and track festival. Despite its younger age, Nirvana’s culinary cred has stuck on, and its recognition has grown such that, in 2019, the organizers delivered the 5th day of the celebration. The achievement of the competition must come as no marvel because it’s the brainchild of Sanctuary’s government chef Beau MacMillan. Aware that Scottsdale’s meals scene began taking off, Nirvana was regarded as the right way to bring interest to this below-the-radar culinary hot spot.

The Individual Events

What provides to the festival’s success is that it neatly offers an array of various meals and wine/spirit-stimulated soirees. Hence, there’s something to fit any visitor’s desired sustenance supply. A small sampling of events includes Flutes & Coops (a showcase of chicken and fizz pairings), Wood, Wine and Wagyu (an own family fashion dinner with Wagyu beef grilled over a timber fire), Best of the West (cooks from the west display-off their creations) and Bourbon Street Blues (a New Orleans’s style meals birthday party).

Oenophiles could be mainly intrigued by utilizing Nirvana’s Master of Taste series. America’s top chefs get collectively with a number of the user’s maximum outstanding winemakers for intimate dinners to offer connoisseur pairing of wine and meals. These tutored tastings exhibit how magical food can be when served with the right vintage.

The Venue

Of course, the venue makes a great birthday celebration to the following level and makes it terrific, and Nirvana’s is tough to overcome. Held on the award-winning Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa, the region could not be better. Nestled at the base of the famed hiker’s paradise, Camelback Mountain, the hotel gives jaw-dropping views of some of Arizona’s quality natural belongings. And the sunsets…properly, you must revel in them to accept them as true.

The hotel is becoming a locale for the competition as it’s also where acclaimed executive chef and Food Network big-name Beau MacMillan has honed his talents for over a decade. Who is higher to oversee the vicinity’s most super meals and wine pageant? While maximum events are traditionally held on the inn grounds, one exception is Rosé Parté, a party of blush bubbly that changed into born inside the terrific Wrigley Mansion. The beautiful, ancient environment will leave you feeling lightheaded if the bubbles don’t go to your head.