SAVOR Southern AZ Food & Wine Menus Announced

SAVOR Food & Wine Festival is the premier foodie event in Southern Arizona. Held at the lush Tucson Botanical Gardens, SAVOR is hosted by Southern Arizona  Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) and Local First Arizona. SAVOR is happening in Tucson on February 6th, 2016, and you won't want to miss it. Tickets are still available online here.

One of the reasons why Savor is a must-attend event? Tucson was recently designated a City of Gastronomy by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) - the first city in the United States to receive such a designation. This designation recognizes the important food heritage of our community including an agricultural heritage spanning more than 4,000 years and strong community support for local food systems.

This year's SAVOR event encourages Southern Arizona's best chefs to draw on the unique gastronomy of our region. The participating local restaurants, wineries, and breweries have released the delicacies they will be serving at SAVOR this year. Read on, and imagine all the flavors you can savor at Savor!

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Artisan Popcorn by {POPPED} Various flavors of Artisan Popcorn  
Agustin Kitchen Top Knot Duck Tinga on Hubbard Squash Puree 
Alfonso Gourmet Olive Oil & Balsamics Samples of Olive Oils and Balsamics  
Athens on 4th Avenue Spanakopita, Greek salad, Saganaki, Roast peppers, grilled pita  
Arizona Hops & Vines Namaste (Chardonnay), Cazzo Piccolo (Sangiovese Cabernet), The Fluffer (Sparkling Moscato)  
Black Crown Coffee Co. 4 oz. samples of Brazilian/Ethiopian coffee blend  
Blue Moon Brewing Company Hard Orange soda/Henry's hard Ginger Ale
Boca Tacos y Tequila Black Bean Enchilada Eggrolls w/ Eamarind sauce
Bodega Pierce Winery Pandora - Pinot Gris Blend, Chardonnay, Moscato, Emotive - Super Tuscan Blend, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon  
Borderlands Brewing Company Noche Dulce Vanilla Porter, Citrana Wild Ale  
Caduceus Cellars Merkin Vineyards - 2013 The Diddler, Caduceus Cellars - 2013 Lei Li, Merkin Vineyards - 2014 Chupacabra, Caduceus Cellars - 2012 Primer Paso,  
Café Botanica Smoked Nopal Canape with avocado-lime drizzle on poblano polenta cake
Carlson Creek Vineyards 2012 Carlson Creek Sangiovese, 2012 Carlson Creek Rule of Three, 2012 Carlson Creek Sauvignon Blanc, 2013 Sweet Adeline Riesling  
CataVinos Wine Shoppe & Tasting Room Featured premium wine samplings
Chef Chic Beer Bread Bowl with IPA Risotto with pork belly. S'mores shake- Chocolate cup filled with a porter shake topped with graham cracker crumbs and a brulee marshmallow top.
Chilttepica Salsa Chilttepica Salsa, a fresh medium red chiltepin salsa 
Commoner & Co and Prep & Pastry Goat Cheese Brulee Tart  
Dragoon Brewing Company Dragoon IPA, Scout Porter
Ermanos Craft Beer & Wine Bar   HopShock IPA, Mr. Pineapple, Devil's Ale  
Fermented Tea Company 4 flavors of Kombucha Tea
Fini's Landing Chorizo Stuffed Clams with Chubasco Hot Sauce Trio  
Golden Rule Vineyards Wine samples  
Goose Island Beer samples 
Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bistro & Bakery Award-Winning Dill Pickle Soup paired with Shaved Ham Sandwich with horseradish cream sauce  
GRINGO grill + cantina Manchego and Chorizo stuffed Chili Relleno  
Hamilton Distillers  Whiskey Del Bac - Classic and Clear  
Hannah's Hill Vineyard Hannah's Hill Vineyards Wine, Viognier, Malbec, Petite Sirah  
Hermosa Coffee Roasters A selection of coffees from around the world  
Iron John's Brewing Company Beer samples 
JW Marriott Starr Pass Tucson Pork Posole with fried hominy and Shrimp Sopes with Spicy Cilantro Crema
Kingfisher Tucson Kingfisher's Seafood Gumbo paired with the Kingfisher Hurricane Cocktail
Living Room Wine Cafe & Lounge and Humble Pie  Meatball slider w/red sauce and Parmigiana on brioche bun; Mixed berry crepe topped with seasonal berries, berry sauce
Mama's Hawaiian Bar-b-cue Prickly pear and toasted macadamia nut lemon squares with a mesquite flour crust.  
Maynard's Market Maynards AZ Red Zinfandel Blend, Maynards AZ Red Malbec Blend  
Noble Hops Focaccia paired with a India Pale Ale Brew
NORTH Tuscan Kale Salad, Short Rib Radiatore, Salted Caramel Budino 
Omni Tucson National Pecan Wood Grilled Flank Steak on Wagyu Beef Rillette with Sorrel green & Bora Bora Sea Salt
Oskar Blues  Dale's Pale Ale, Pinner IPA, Oskar Blue, Mama's little yella pills, Old Chub
Penca Roasted Corn Mousseline with a Beet and Chiltepin Salsa 
PRP Wine International Selected Wine Sampling
Pueblo Vida Brewing Company Brew Samples
PY Steakhouse E&R Pork Lardo, House Focaccia, AZ Date & Pecan Mostarda served with cocktails featuring Three Wells Distilling products
Queen Ceviche  Organic hibiscus syrup with organic lemonade  
R & R Family Kitchen & BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders and Tacos  
Rigo's Restaurant Mini Chimichangas (Beef,chicken,Calabacitas) withTamarindo Ice Tea
Roger Clyne's Mexican Moonshine Tequila   Mexican Moonshine Tequilas: Silver, Reposado, Añejo  
Sand Reckoner 2014 W White; 2013 R Red; 2013 X Malbec
SanTan Brewing Company  HopShock IPA, Mr. Pineapple, Devil's Ale , Grapefruit Shandy
Seis Kitchen & Catering Chili Verde Pork Taco on handmade corn tortillas  
Sierra Nevada Brew Samples
Sogno Toscano Tuscan Dream Selected breads and olive oil and balsamic sampling
Sonoita Vineyards Local wine sampling
Sonya's Brown Sugar Bakery Mini Cheesecakes with Prickly Pear Wine Gelee
Table of Elementz Prickly Pear and Thai Chili Smoked Brisket Slider. Crispy Corn Tortilla and Vegetable Slaw with a Tamarindo Dressing. Tamarindo, Candied Poblano Chili and Toasted Pine Nut Fudge.  
Tavolino Penne Funghi: Penne pasta with mushrooms, spinach in a parmesan cream sauce and Penne Bolognese: Penne pasta with a meat ragu sauce
Tazzina di Gelato Various Gelato  
The Coronet Lemon Tumeric Cookies and Lavender Earl Grey Cookies  
The Melting Pot Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries and Chocolate-Covered S'mores 
The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain Red Velvet Trifle: cream cheese icing, red velvet sponge cake, raspberry crunchy cream puff, raspberry chocolate cream
The Still Desert Flower Punch  
Three Wells Distilling Company Sonora Silver, Sonora Copper and Agave Silver  
Tucson Country Club Chipotle Chicken Pasta/ Duck Confit Salad; Ginger Margarita: Milagro silver tequila, house-made ginger syrup, fresh lime juice, topped with ginger beer and a salted chili rim
Tucson Tamale Company Santa Fe, Green Corn, Santa Cruz, New Dehli Tamales
Ume Sushi & Asian Cuisine Strawberry , Kiwi, Pineapple and Cream Cheese Dessert Sushi rolled in  sweet  rice and topped  with locally-grown pecans, shredded coconut and a prickly pear syrup. 
Vero Amore Eggplant Parmesan paired with a Clove Daiquiri provided by The Still  
Wildflower Cider glazed Pork Belly, Cauliflower Polenta, Brussel Sprout Leaf, Pickled Green Garlic and Mini Mocha bar with huckleberry & crème fraiche
Yellow Brick Coffee Costa Rica: Don Pepe, Kenya: Kayu, Nexico: Nueva Esperanza, Chiapas coffees

 Tickets are still available for SAVOR Food & Wine Festival on February 6th, 2016! Tickets are $65 per person and SAVOR is 21+. Food & Wine samples are included in the cost of your ticket.

Tickets can be purchased online here!