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Fall Culinary Events At Hotel Congress and Maynards Market & Kitchen

Sunday, September 10, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - Friday, September 22, 2017 @ 8:00 pm MST

In celebration of Tucson’s UNESCO City of Gastronomy designation, Hotel Congress and Maynards Market & Kitchen host culinary events to showcase the best that Tucson has to offer. This Fall boasts an exciting lineup of dining experiences that illustrate the deep roots of local cuisine and partnerships found in the restaurants of the East End. Here are three upcoming events that no Tucsonan should miss:

Guest Chef Dinner Series: Italy Meets AZ
September 10, 2017
Maynards Market & Kitchen
In partnership with the University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, The Magellan Circle and Slow Foods, Maynards has created a new guest chef series inviting renowned chefs into the kitchen to collaborate and create a culinary masterpiece. In the first event of this series, Simona Fabrizio, Italian chef from Orvieto, has been invited to join Executive Chef Brian Smith in the kitchen to create a menu that shines a light on delicious Italian food created with local Sonoran ingredients. Join this exquisite six-course authentic Italian dinner for a dining experience to remember. MENU: Leading up to the dinner, Chef Simona will arrive in Tucson and begin exploring Sonoran delights with Chef Brian. In spontaneous and creative fashion, the chefs will design a menu that reflects the two worlds coming together in harmony. If you want to know more about this menu, you will have to take a seat at the table of this once in a lifetime event!

Whiskey Del Bac Dinner
September 17, 2017
Hotel Congress
$59 (prior to taxes and gratuity)
Come and enjoy an evening of dining and Whiskey del Bac in Copper Hall and celebrate the launch of the hotel’s NEW private barrel whiskey, East End Reserve. This four-course culinary event presents perfectly paired fare with unique and remarkable cocktails designed by head mixologist David Clark. MENU FIRST Savory Sopapilla. Whiskey soaked fig stuffed with triple cream brie, duck lardons, rosemary preserve, pepita gremolata. Cocktail pairing: Del Bac “Dorado”, lemon, apple simple syrup, amerano cherries, Angostura bitters. SECOND Diver Scallop, Sweet corn blini, grapefruit mignonette, chive crème fraiche, smoked salmon roe. Cocktail pairing: Del Bac “Clear”, elote simple syrup, lime, Hermosa Coffee, AZ Bitters Lab “Mas Mole” bitters, egg white. THIRD Bone In Short Rib, Local pima beans, roasted beets, fried sweet potato and parsnip, Cocktail pairing
Bac “Classic”, cream sherry, AZ Bitters Lab “Orange Sunshine” bitters. FOURTH Del Bac Peach Foster, Goat cheese cake, rosemary lace cookie. Cocktail pairing: Del Bac “Congress Private – East End Reserve”, Cointreau, lemon zest, AZ Bitters Lab “Mi Casa” bitters

Arizona Wine Dinner
September 22, 2017
Maynards Market & Kitchen
$55 (taxes and gratuity additional)
Fall in love with Arizona produced wines and savor the tastes of the Sonoran desert at this end of summer event. Allow our Sommelier Steve Berger and Executive Chef Brian Smith to remind you just how exquisite the wines and food are from our backyard. MENU: FIRST Local baby greens, goat cheese panna cotta, pickled cholla buds, jalapeno, prickly pear vinegar, puffed white Sonoran wheat berries. Paired with: Dos Cabezas, Meskeoli, Willcox. SECOND
Mesquite grilled quail, Hayden Mills polenta, roasted squash, Willcox apple, kumquat brown butter, desert sage
Paired with: Rune, Grenache, Cochise County. THIRD AZ raised New York strip, brown ale mole, roasted oyster mushroom, buttermilk fried nopales, garden carrot. Paired with: Sand Reckoner ‘Z’, Wilcox. FOURTH Sweet corn mousse, semolina sponge cake, lime curd, cherry pearls, meringue crumb

About Hotel Congress
Hotel Congress, a historic hotel, is home to the award-winning The Cup Café restaurant, famous Club Congress, and beautiful Copper Hall, located in the center of Downtown Tucson’s Historic East End. For more information call (520) 622-8848 or visit

About Maynards Market + Kitchen
Located in the historic train depot, Maynards Market & Kitchen offers an authentic dining experience in Downtown Tucson’s Historic East End. The Market boasts locally-sourced products and an impressive selection of wines. Maynards Kitchen, described in the New York Times as “dark and handsome” features home-style haute cuisine, hand-crafted cocktails and an award winning wine list. To learn more or to make reservations, call 520-545-0577 or visit


Sunday, September 10, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Friday, September 22, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
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Hotel Congress
311 E. Congress Street
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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(520) 622-8848

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