With the wine and meals scene throughout North America 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 April sixteen-19, 2020.)

The Festival

In 2017, the event already ended up 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 to the celebration. The achievement of the competition must come as no marvel because it’s the brainchild of Sanctuary’s own government chef Beau MacMillan. Aware that Scottsdale’s meals scene changed into actually beginning to take off, Nirvana regarded like 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 supply of sustenance. A small sampling of events includes Flutes & Coops (a showcase of chicken and fizz pairings), Wood, Wine and Wagyu (a 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 route, what makes a great birthday celebration to the following level and makes it terrific is the venue, and Nirvana’s is honestly 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 have to revel in them to accept as true with them.

The hotel is becoming a locale for the competition as it’s also in which acclaimed executive chef and Food Network big-name Beau MacMillan has been honing his talents for over a decade. Who 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 held inside the terrific Wrigley Mansion. If the bubbles don’t go to your head, the beautiful, ancient environment is sure to leave you feeling lightheaded.