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Maynards Kitchen Brings In Immortality Expert For Three-Course Vampire Dinner

Vampire Dinner
7:30pm, Oct. 28, 2015
Maynards Market & Kitchen
400 N Toole Ave
More info.

Maynards Kitchen is partnering with the University of Arizona College of Social & Behavioral Science’s Downtown Lecture Series on Immortality to bring Tucson a special event inspired by Halloween’s most popular myth: vampires.

On Wednesday, October 28 Executive Chef Michael Byrer will create a three-course wine dinner “to honor the immortal being”.

Maynards has invited Jerrod Hogle, nationally-recognized scholar on vampires and former President of the International Gothic Association, to be the guest of honor.

Those who purchase tickets will receive V.I.P. seating at the lecture that evening hosted at the Fox Theatre as well as free valet parking at the Madden Media lot. Hogle’s lecture discusses how the vampire came to be a symbol of social and psychological evils and examines the evolution of the vampire from 19th Century gothic fiction to today’s pop culture.

Tickets are limited, as this is also a fundraiser for the college, and run $65 per person. The mixer with spooky cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres, such as blood sausage, begins at 7:30pm with the first dinner course served at 8pm.

Maynards Kitchen Vampire Dinner Menu

First Course

  • Hot Borcht, Crème Fraiche, Fennel
  • Paired with Prum, 2013 Essence Riesling, Mosel, Germany

Second Course

  • Rack of Lamb, Sumac Parsnip Puree, Grilled Pattypan Squash, Pomegranate Demi-glace
  • Paired with 2UP, 2012 Shiraz, McLaren Vale, AU


  • Blood Orange Sorbet, Macaroon, Blood Orange Truffle
  • Paired with Strev, 2013 Moscato diAsti, Peidmont, ITA

For more information, visit maynardstucson.com.

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