12 Things to Know for the Devour Culinary Classic this Weekend
We want to help you experience all that the Devour Culinary Classic has to offer. Use this as a guide to your weekend of foodie fun! Here are 12 things to know for the Devour Culinary Classic this weekend:
1. DOZENS OF RESTAURANTS TO SAMPLE
Every year at the Devour Culinary Classic, the leaders in Arizona’s culinary community present their crafts in every way imaginable. Don't miss finding your new favorite restaurant, check our website to make a plan and see who will be there for Saturday, March 4, and Sunday, March 5.
2. ARIZONA'S WINES WILL BLOW YOU AWAY
Use the Devour Culinary Classic as an opportunity to become an Arizona wine insider. Try some of Arizona's most acclaimed wineries, and plan your next Arizona staycation to their vineyards or tasting rooms! There will also be a variety of regional craft brews as well as locally distilled spirits. Read about our Arizona wine and food pairings here and be sure to sample them at the Classic!
3. LEARN SOMETHING NEW AT CULINARY EXPERIENCES
You'll have an all-access pass to one-of-a-kind workshops with some of Arizona’s best chefs and winemakers. Taste, sip, and interact as you experience a showcase of luxury appliances brought to you by Sub-Zero/Wolf and Monark Premium Appliance Co. Bonus: attendees of the experiences will be eligible to win a Wolf gourmet blender, must be present to win! Get all the details here.
4. SEE PHOENIX ART MUSEUM'S NEWEST EXHIBITION
If you need a break between all the eating and drinking, or looking for an escape from the sun, take a stroll through Phoenix Art Museum's galleries. Devour Culinary Classic attendees can see all the exhibits for free, including the latest exhibit Samurai: Armor from The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection. Click here for exhibition information.
5. WE'RE AIMING FOR ZERO WASTE
Devour organizers are working to reduce the amount of waste that is generated at this event. Located throughout the event, you will find stations that include recycling and composting along with landfill trash bins. Our amazing volunteers will be at these stations to help you get the correct items in the correct bins. Help us make the Devour Culinary Classic a Towards Zero Waste event by recycling and composting as much as possible. Thanks Sonoran Waste!
6. SHARE ON SOCIAL TO WIN
As you sip and savor the Devour Culinary Classic, don't forget to snap pics of your favorite beverages and dishes to share on social media. Use #DevourPhoenix to join the conversation, as we'll be picking some of our favorites to win free tickets to next year's event!
7. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR TICKETS
All tickets will be available at Phoenix Art Museum's will call, or have been delivered electronically. If you have questions about your tickets, contact Phoenix Art Museum at (602) 257-1222. Contact Phoenix Art Museum
8. PLAN YOUR TRIP
Limited parking is available at the Central Arts Plaza across the street from Phoenix Art Museum. Phoenix Art Museum is easily accessible by the Light Rail, Grid Bikes, and other forms of public transportation. You can also plan your trip with our Safe Ride Partner Lyft: New User Promo code: DEVOUR (up to $50 in FREE ride credits). Existing User Promo Code: DEVOUR17 (20% off two rides to and from Devour Culinary Classic).
9. JOIN US FOR PALETTE TO PALATE
There are still a few tickets left for Palette to Palate, a Devour Culinary Classic signature event that blends the visual arts and culinary arts. Connect with Valley artists and chefs in an intimate atmosphere, including 2017 James Beard Award nominated chef Charleen Badman of FnB Restaurant. Complete Your Devour Experience and get your tickets before they're gone.
10. DEVOUR EXCELLENCE AWARDS
This year's Devour Culinary Classic is hosting a diverse panel of judges representing prestigious organizations and publications from across the country determine the 2017 Devour Excellence Award winners. Trophy presentations will take place Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Get the Details and be sure to join us for the awards ceremony when we announce the winners!
11. CHECK OUT THE SOUNDBITE TRUCK BEFORE YOU ENTER ON SUNDAY
Soundbite is a unique partnership between KJZZ and Short Leash Hotdogs. Stop by their truck parked outside the Phoenix Art Museum's lobby, they'll be serving up Cheesy Corndog Bites, Fried Pickles and Boozy Doughnut Holes (Sunday only). Click here to learn more about Soundbite.
12. PICK UP WINES TO TAKE HOME AT THE QUENCH FINE WINES SALE
The Quench Fine Wines Sale returns again this year. Purchase wines that you sampled at the event to take home and share with your friends, special pricing available for bulk purchases! The wine sale is located in the Phoenix Art Museum's Greenbaum Lobby, the main lobby, so you can stop by and purchase your favorite wines on your way home.