Start your day as many chefs do with a visit to the Old Town Farmers Market
, where you can meet local purveyors and pick up jams, honeys, and other edible souvenirs. Enjoy a breakfast of artisanal breads or tamales—a Southwestern favorite. In the afternoon, a class at the Classic Cooking Academy
will allow you to sharpen your knife skills, learn how to prepare the perfect brunch spread, master the flavors of the Mediterranean, and more!
After class is out and your apron untied, take a stroll on the Scottsdale Wine Trail
, which includes five wineries that have tasting rooms in Old Town: Aridus Wine Company, Carlson Creek Vineyards, LDV Winery, Salvatore Vineyards, and Su Vino Winery. Though Arizona’s wine production may not be as large as that of some other states, a number of innovative winemakers are using the unique profile of Scottsdale’s climate and soil to produce world-class wines.
After your wine tour, head to dinner at FnB
, where head Chef Charleen Badman has earned recognition from the James Beard Foundation, the New York Times
, and others for her farm-fresh creations.