A Taste of the Wild: The Marana Wild Foods Gastronomy Tour

Last modified on March 7th, 2018 at 11:26 am

09mar9:30 am1:30 pmA Taste of the WildThe Marana Wild Foods Gastronomy Tour9:30 am - 1:30 pm AZ Tucson Premium Outlets

Here’s a tour that’s more than 4,000 years in the making.

Discover Marana is hosting its second “A Taste of the Wild: The Marana Wild Foods Gastronomy Tour” from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 9, Thursday, March 29, and Friday April 27.

The Sonoran Desert flavors showcased during the tour are those inspired by local chefs, brew masters, artisanal bakers, and distillers.

Leading the way are experts Dr. Suzanne Fish, University of Arizona Emerita Professor and Arizona State Museum Curator, and John Slattery, master bioregional herbalist, author, and gourmet forager.

John Slattery & Dr. Suzanne Fish (Credit: Discover Marana)

John Slattery & Dr. Suzanne Fish (Credit: Discover Marana)

Tickets start at $99 and can be purchased at graylinearizona.com.

Exclusive tastings will be offered from Catalina Brewing Company and Button Brew House, along with samples of gourmet foods from Bean Tree Farm.

Gastronomy Tour Itinerary

  • 9:30 a.m. – Meet at Tucson Premium Outlets
  • 9:45 a.m. – Tour of Los Morteros Conservation Area
  • 10:45 a.m. – Foraging and Tasting with John Slattery
  • 12:45 p.m. – Tasting at Catalina Brewing Company
  • 1:30 p.m. – Tour concludes at Tucson Premium Outlets

Marana’s Gastronomy Tours are the first tours approved by UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network member, Tucson City of Gastronomy, which was the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy in the U.S.

The Tucson Premium Outlets are located at 6401 W. Marana Center Blvd. For more information, call (520) 639-8040 or visit discovermarana.org.

Matt Sterner is a journalist, novelist, loves films, and would like to think he's a filmmaker. When he's not eating awesome food, he likes to talk and write about it.