It’s time. Scottsdale Culinary Festival week is here! If you haven’t gone to any of the events thus far (shame on you) this weekend promises all the food and fun of year’s past. And I’m excited. Check out the lineup on all of the events, starting tonight, and your what to wear style guide.
If you are in a relationship, tonight may be a battle of where to go. The gents most certainly will want to catch the Burger Battle at Scottsdale Stadium where yes, 15 chefs will battle it out to see who grills the tastiest burger. I have my sights set on the Bubbles & Bliss soiree at The Saguaro, an “effervescent champagne experience” of bubbly-infused food and cocktails.
What to Wear: Why not channel the bubbly vibe with a Champagne-colored cocktail dress? It’s Thursday evening, after all, and a chic soiree such as this demands chic attire.Herve Leger bandage dress, Herve Leger sequined bandage dress, Mulberry crepe maxi dress, Anya Hindmarch glitter clutch, Miu Miu glitter finish leather sandals
Friday evening is my favorite event of the Scottsdale Culinary Festival: Eat, Drink & Be Pretty. Why? Because this is not for the fashion faint of heart and there’s plenty of fabulous food and drinks to be had, too. This year, there’s more than 20 Valley restaurants to sample plus a spring fashion show with hair styled by none other than local Valley favorite, Rolf’s Salon. This is one event not to be missed!
What to Wear: A fabulous cocktail dress to go with your fabulous cocktail. Bring it.Lela Rose tulle and silk dress, Red Valentino embellished mesh dress, Flavia peep-toe pumps, Diamante pearl box clutch
Scottsdale Culinary Festival is probably known best for the weekend events, The Great Arizona Picnic. This year, Food TV buffs won’t want to miss special appearances by Adam Richman of Man vs. Food and Andrew Zimmerman of Bizzare Foods.
What to Wear: Ladies, please pay attention—this is not W Scottsdale on a Saturday night! Think: Picnic Pretty and all that that includes. Cute shorts, skirts and sundresses with pretty sandals or sky-high wedges are fair game. It’s going to be 100 degrees this weekend so show up in jeans at your own risk. The event is outside so please, by all means, leave the stilletos and cocktail dresses at home. If you’re craving style, bring your big shades and a glamorous hat!
Are you going to any of the Scottsdale Culinary events this weekend??