Getting Shaken & Stirred at the Scottsdale Culinary Festival

Categories: Events

shakenstirred.JPG
Zach Fowle
Scottsdale speakeasy Mabel's on Main played host to Shaken & Stirred, a celebration of crafty cocktails.
The 34th Annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival began on Tuesday, and we chose to kick the weeklong celebration off the same way we would any soirée -- with a few drinks.

Not your simple liquor-plus-mixer drinks, mind you. There was a time when the cocktail was as essential to living as food, and was made with equal care. In its Culinary Festival debut, Shaken & Stirred worked to capture this bygone era of carefully crafted drinks.

shakenstirred_jazz.JPG
DJ Rani "g" mixed classic tunes alongside Shea Marshall on sax.
Ably hosted by Scottsdale speakeasy Mabel's on Main, the event featured jazzy tunes, buffet-style edibles and a menu of four complicated cocktails. Like some cruel joke, the $40 entrance fee only got you three drink tickets, but the nearly 100 people packed into the shadowy space didn't seem to mind.

The drinks we tried:


Location Info

Mabel's on Main

7018 E. Main St., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Music

My Voice Nation Help
1 comments
Anon
Anon

Mabels is a dead dump, glad I didn't go. 100 people is sad for an event

Now Trending

From the Vault

 

Loading...