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Nov 11, 2009 02:03 PM

Wine Dinners in Scottsdale/Phoenix

I was disappointed to learn that Vincent's is no longer offering the above. We love to celebrate our anniversary at a wine dinner during our stay here. Can anyone suggest some other restaurants where the food is outstanding and where a wine dinner may be scheduled for either November or December?

Additionally, if there are any top restaurants that permit corkage- I'd like to learn about them.Thanks, in advance, for your suggestions.

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  1. BYOB is rare in Arizona because state law limits the practice to restaurants that do *not* have a liquor license, have fewer than 40 seats, and obtain BY0B permits. Very few meet that description, but two perennials in the BYOB category are Coup de Tartes and Atlas Bistro.

    As for wine dinners, Caffe Boa does them. Here's an upcoming one:

    Cheuvront does them regularly. Check the restaurant's Web site for upcoming events:

    I would imagine that many of the top resort dining rooms also host wine dinners, although I'm a little out of touch with those.

    Caffe Boa
    398 S. Mill Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85281

    Atlas Bistro
    2515 N Scottsdale Rd # 18, Scottsdale, AZ

    1. Looks like you can locate a number of wine events/dinners right here:

      1. We had two fab was at T. Cooks at the gorgeous Royal Palms resort and though it wasn't a wine dinner, we ordered off the wine list that was outstanding but most places will let you bring your own as long as its not on their wine to make sure though.
        Lon's at the Hermosa was another thing of beauty..loved it!
        Both places are so worthy of an anniversary dinner..the duo in the bar at T. Cooks were fab.
        Next trip is Noca that gets lots of love on this board.
        Happy Anniversary!

        1. BLT Steak at Camelback Inn. They *also* have one tonight (scheduled against the Caffe Boa one -- grrrr!), & again on Dec 10, with Quintessa wines.

          Caffe Boa
          5063 E Elliot Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85044

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          1. re: emmaAmethyst

            Cheuvront has a wine dinner featuring Titus wines tonight too, not a bad problem for wine lovers to have!

            1. re: AnonymousWaitress

              Was doing a little research before heading to the Four Seasons Scottsdale and discovered they're having a new series of wine dinners at their restaurant Talavera. Opus One and Far Niente :-) Hoping one of the events coincides with my trip!

          2. This might not be as upscale as you're looking to celebrate an anniversary, but it's a perfect opportunity for a wine dinner and tie in a visit to Phoenix and learn more about the burgeoning wine industry here. The Arizona Wine Growers Association (AWGA) is celebrating the first Arizona Wine Festival on the beautiful grounds of the Farm at South Mountain this Sunday, 11/22. There will be 100s of wines to taste, seminars (including Dick Erath on panel), a picnic lunch, and live music.

            It caps off with a "Growers Cup" reception and multi-course wine dinner at Quiessence featuring the winning wines ($125 pp).

            Festival Event Schedule:

            Quiessence also does other wine dinners throughout the year. In addition to some of those mentioned above, I've attended a wine dinner at Prado at the Montelucia Resort within the last few months, and Marcellino's, a favorite upscale Italian restaurant with an excellent wine list, also has wine dinners.

            Marcellino Ristorante
            7114 E. Stetson Dr. 85251, Old Town Scottsdale, AZ 85251

            6106 S 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85042

            4949 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253