Engage all things agave in this pop-up bazaar at the Hotel Congress! Visit local vendors and nurseries while enjoying live music and entertainment for agave spirit tastings and an agave plant you can take home. There will also be Arizona Sonora Desert Museum presentations and a book signing by Chasing Centuries author Ron Parker. Attend expert-led talks given by artists, historians, ethnobotanists, and makers. Enjoy refreshing treats and live music as you explore the world of agave!
James Beard Award winning chef Chris Bianco and celebrated mixologist Tony Abou Ganim collaborate alongside the chefs from Maynards Market & Kitchen and The Cup Café to present an exclusive dining experience. This four-course dinner with cocktails showcases the Three Sisters Farming technique with a focus on local squash. The proceeds from this dinner event will support Native Seeds SEARCH.
Join Maynards Market & Kitchen Executive Chef Brian Smith at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum Gala Dinner!
Visit Arizona Sonora Desert Museum’s event detail page here.
Mark your calendar for a memorable evening of fine dining, amazing auction items, lively music, and desert lovers supporting the Desert Museum. This year we feature Sonoran nights and all things unique to the Desert at night! Individual tickets are $250 each, and sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are available. Raffle tickets to win a handcrafted bronze Sonoran desert tortoise sculpture by Mark Rossi are $25 per ticket or 5 tickets for $100.
NOTE: Seating for this popular event is limited to 550 guests, and is usually reached long before the deadline for reservations on April 8th. Any reservations received after we reach 550 guests will be placed on a waiting list, and guests will be notified. For more event information, or to make your reservation today, purchase online now, or contact Lynnae Wenker, Development Officer & Grant Writer, at 520-883-3005, email@example.com.
Find new inspiration to create change at this event with presentations on pollinators, a honey tasting experience with Miraval’s Noel Patterson, and an exquisite farm-to-table brunch created by Chef Elizabeth Johnson featuring produce sourced from Aravaipa Farms and local purveyor Pivot Produce.
An engaging presentation about food, agriculture, beverage, and culture that features live music, celebrity chefs, botanists, and business owners highlighting the importance of sustainability and the agave plant’s impact on our region.
VIP ticket holders enjoy exclusive early entrance at 6pm, access to balcony seating, specialty cocktails, and light bites crafted with local heritage ingredients by Tucson’s very own Chef Kevin Fink of Emmer & Rye and Chef Brian Smith of Maynards Market & Kitchen.
Pulling from the Janos recipe archives, a selection of Tucson's local chefs who have worked alongside or draw inspiration from Janos collaborate on this heritage dinner.