This Week at Carriage House: Primavera Cooks, Tucson Feeds Paris Cocktail Challenge

Here’s what’s shaking this week at the Carriage House:

Primavera Cooks! Summer Dinner

6 – 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 31 • $125 per person

The Primavera Cooks! Summer Dining series nonprofit fundraising wine dinner will be filled with a lively group of socially-conscious diners who want to support the programs and services of the Primavera Foundation, which provides pathways out of poverty through safe, affordable housing, workforce development and neighborhood revitalization. The first dinner of the series will be at Carriage House.

To purchase tickets, call David Elliot at (520) 308-3104.

Tucson Feeds Paris Cocktail Challenge

5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, June 1 • $25 per person
Bartender Adam Fisher prepares a Lucien Gaudin at the Traveller Bar (Credit: Jackie Tran)

(Credit: Jackie Tran)

Six bartenders will compete in creating a cocktail that best represents the “flavor of Tucson.” Guests will enjoy cocktail samples and hors d’oeuvres before voting for their favorite.

The winning cocktail will be served at the UNESCO Creative Cities Network Conference in Enghien-les-Bains, France on June 28. Chef Janos Wilder will represent the City of Tucson at the conference as well.

Competing Bartenders
  • Stephanie Kingman and Kris Carr, The Parish
  • Robert Gillies, Reilly’s Craft Pizza & Drink and the Tough Luck Club
  • Janelle Haegert, DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails
  • Ryne Hoffman, 47 Scott, The Still, Sazerac Creole Kitchen & Cocktails
  • Eric Farmilant, Contigo Latin Kitchen
  • Kiva Strand, 47 Scott

To purchase tickets, visit the Tucson Feeds Paris Cocktail Challenge event page.

Coming soon to the Carriage House:

Demo Cooking Class & Pop-Up Dinner – Dénia, Spain

6 – 9 p.m. Friday, June 16 • $80 per person plus tax and gratuity
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The Around the Globe Culinary Tour 2017 launches with a class from chef Janos Wilder about Dénia, Spain, which was designated as a UNESCO City of Gastronomy in 2015. Guests will enjoy a five-course dinner and beverages.

To purchase tickets, visit the Demo Cooking Class & Pop-Up Dinner event page.

Don’t forget: Sign up for any 5 classes and the 6th is “on the house!”

For more information,

Jackie is a food writer and photographer native to Tucson. He loves corgis and still thinks rickrolling is funny. If you'd like to stalk him, visit and his Instagram @jackie_tran_.