Best of The Fest: The Scottsdale Culinary Festival's Grand Finale with Ten Chefs, Twenty Tables and Tons of Food
From cocktail-centric celebrations to a wine country brunch, there was no shortage of events for the food lover during last week's Scottsdale Culinary Festival. One final event ended the week with a bang last night at the Scottsdale Hyatt Regency, an intimate dinner experience to showcase the talents of ten of the Valley's best culinarians.
All photos by Lauren Saria Best of Fest 2013
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Guests arrived to take their seats at one of twenty tables, two for each of the chefs that contributed to the event. (Attendees chose a chef/wine pairing in advance.) Everything from the centerpieces to the chairs varied from table to table.
We were seated at the table for chef Josh Hebert of Posh, whose improvisational cuisine is well-known and one-of-a-kind in the Valley. The table was decorated with dozens of different types of seashells, all of which we later learned were from seafood that's been served at the restaurant. Though you might have taken the shells' presence as a hint that the meal would be mostly seafood (we did at least), they more likely related to Hebert's tendency to use Japanese techniques in his cooking.
Hebert's food was paired with Arizona Stronghold wines, one of the state's most recognizable labels.
Hebert's table at Best of the Fest
7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale, AZ