PHOENIX, Ariz. The Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort (www.arizonabiltmore.com) is planning 10 extravagant epicurean evenings – of innovative gourmet dining, acclaimed wines, winemakers talking about their wines, and after-dinner drinks and cigars – for the resort’s 24th season of Winemaker Dinners.
Each Winemaker Dinner will feature an original multi-course menu, prepared by Executive Chef Gordon Maybury and Chef de Cuisine Bryan Gorton, paired with specially selected wines of a noted vintner. Held in the resort’s historic signature restaurant, Wright’s at the Biltmore, the 2013-2014 season will feature wineries in California, Italy and France. In addition to savoring gourmet dishes and sipping fine wines, diners will learn about the wines from representatives of the wineries, and enjoy cigars and Port or other favorite after-dinner drinks on Wright’s patio.
“We will be working very closely with each evening’s featured vintner to create an edgy and exciting menu of four-to-five courses with ingredients, tastes and textures that will be perfectly paired with the wines being poured,” said Chef Maybury
The 2013-2014 season of Winemaker Dinners will feature the following wineries:
November 7, 2013: Ruffino, Tuscany, Italy
December 5, 2013: Domaine Carneros Winery by Taittinger, Napa Valley
January 9, 2014: Rombauer Vineyards, Napa Valley
February 6, 2014: Cakebread Cellars, Napa Valley
February 20, 2014: Joseph Drouhin, Burgundy, France
March 6, 2014: ZD Winery, Napa Valley
April 3, 2014: Robert Mondavi Winery, Napa Valley
May 1, 2014: St. Francis Winery, Sonoma Valley, California
The dinners, which start with a reception at 7:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m., are extremely popular with food lovers and gourmands, selling out year after year. To accommodate the demand, a second dinner was added in February for a total of 10 in the season, which goes from September through May annually.
The cost is $95 per person per dinner. A season ticket, for $855 per person, offers 10 dinners for the price of nine. Tax and 18 percent gratuity are additional. Reservations are required; please call 602-381-7632.
About the Arizona Biltmore
The Arizona Biltmore has been an Arizona landmark since opening in 1929, when it was crowned the “Jewel of the Desert.” The legendary Grand Dame remains one of the most recognized resorts in the world for its distinctive Frank Lloyd Wright architectural style, luxurious facilities, and storied history as a playground of the rich and famous. Nestled on 39 acres at the foot of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, the legendary resort offers: 740 guest accommodations; a 22,000-square-foot spa offering an extensive menu of natural healing treatments and restorative therapies; a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment; eight swimming pools including the spectacular Paradise Pool with its a 92-foot-long water slide; two 18-hole golf courses; and six restaurants and lounges, including signature Wright’s at the Biltmore serving classic favorites reinvented for today’s tastes, the stylish Wright Bar with patio fire pits and views of majestic Squaw Peak, popular Frank & Albert’s preparing Arizona comfort food, The Café casual bistro, and the poolside Cabana Club with a swim-up bar. The Arizona Biltmore is a Waldorf Astoria Resort®.
About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of iconic, landmark destination properties in the world’s most sought after locations. From elegant, timeless properties to new developments, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts each possess the inspirational environments, unparalleled guest service and uniquely authentic moments that add up to an unforgettable experience. From sumptuous culinary excellence to world-class golf and spas, each hotel & resort offers luxuriously appointed accommodations and signature experiences. Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts has grown to more than 20 hotels and resorts in the world’s most extraordinary destinations.Waldorf Astoria is a global luxury brand of Hilton Worldwide. Discover Waldorf Astoria by visiting www.waldorfastoria.com.
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