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PhotoTapas: "A History of Fresh Food in the Desert"
Friday, January 17
This Friday, "A History of Fresh Food in the Desert" opens at Modified Arts in downtown Phoenix. The exhibition will "span nearly the entire modern lineage of farming in the state of Arizona" through work from three local photographers. Jeremy Rowe contributes a series of early 20th century, pre-industrial archival images that reveal the foundation for Arizona's future growth. Images from Gina DeGideo come from the collection of Howard Morrison, son of Arizona farmer and photographer Marvin Morrison, and show the factory-oriented, large-scale work of Arizona in the middle of the 20th century. Finally, Heather Gill will bring photos that showcase locally grown foods today. The opening reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m.
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Cain Vineyard Wine Dinner
Lauren Saria Cafe Monarch's patio
Saturday, January 18
There aren't many more romantic places in the Valley than the candlelit patio at Cafe Monarch in Scottsdale. This Saturday, the restaurant will host its annual Cain Winery Dinner, hosting Cain Winery winemaker Christopher Howell for a five-course wine paired dinner prepared by chef Steven "Chops" Smith. The menu includes hay smoked hamachi crudo with lobster crema, citrus poached apple, and sel gris; Colorado elk strip loin with pickled huckleberry, braised rainbow chard, and pomegranate jus; and sous-vide quail with buttered cabbage, blood sausage, Anson Mills polenta, and black cherry saba. The dinner costs $150 per person and reservations are required. Call 480-970-7682.