A Tasty Month

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The Scotts­dale League for the Arts is the or­ga­nizer of one of the na­tion’s long­est-run­ning culi­nary fes­ti­vals. A myr­iad of foodie events, in­clud­ing The Cock­tail So­ci­ety on April 7, lead to the head­lin­ing culi­nary ex­trav­a­ganza. The Scotts­dale

Culi­nary Fes­ti­val, held at Scotts­dale Civic Cen­ter Mall

April 8-9, fea­tures bites from more than 40 lo­cal restau­rants. Plenty of events add to the fes­ti­val lineup, in­clud­ing cook­ing de­mos, live mu­sic, fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties and the chance to watch six teams of am­a­teur chefs com­pete for a place at the World Food Cham­pi­onships dur­ing the Teen Cook Off.

FLA­VORS OF THE WEST

In Litch­field Park, taste bites from a lineup of West Val­ley eater­ies. Lo­cal fare is not the only at­trac­tion on April 8; cook­ing demon­stra­tions, live mu­sic, a BMX show and kid- geared ac­tiv­i­ties make for a fun-filled fam­ily day. www. avor­saz.com

AZ WINE & DINE

Award-win­ning chefs from Ari­zona’s re­sort restau­rants con­vene at Scotts­dale Quar­ter for this event on April 13. Mouth­wa­ter­ing bites are plated and paired with wines from around the globe, and guests are of­ten found min­gling with top chefs. www. azwine­and­dine.com

THE GREAT SOUTH WEST CA­JUN FEST

The heart and soul of New Or­leans is found in down­town Chan­dler on April 22. En­joy Ca­jun cul­ture and cui­sine in themed fes­ti­val zones. Watch (or par­take in) Ca­jun wing-, wa­ter­mel­o­nand craw­fish- eat­ing com­pe­ti­tions; and sip an Abita Brew­ing craft beer to mu­sic. www.south­west ca­jun­fest.com

ORIG­I­NAL TASTE

This 21-and- older culi­nary evening is held April 22 at the Scotts­dale Water­front. Tastes from more than 40 lo­cal restau­rants are com­ple­mented by worldly wines, beers and liquors. The event ben­e­fits Val­ley youth or­ga­ni­za­tions. www.ec70phx.com

CHAN­DLER CRAFT SPIR­ITS FES­TI­VAL

Pre­sented by Deep Eddy Vodka, this 21-and- older event sets up in Chan­dler on April 29. Sip and sam­ple cock­tails, spir­its, beers and wines crafted by lo­cal mak­ers. www.chan­dler craft­spir­its­fes­ti­val.com

Cap­tion 7 pt, Myr­iad Pro Semi- AZ Wine & Dine at Scotts­dale Quar­ter

The Great South­west Ca­jun Fest

Orig­i­nal Taste

Myr­iad Pro Semi-bold Semi- ex­tended Cap­tion. Scotts­dale Culi­nary Fes­ti­val

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