One of Tucson’s biggest, most beloved, and most anticipated food festivals makes its return for another year.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson is hosting its 17th annual The EVENT at La Encantada from 6 – 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 15.
The premiere tasting event celebrates 50 of the top restaurants, plenty of the tastiest libations, and some of the best live entertainment and dancing Tucson has to offer.
All year ’round, the Boys & Girls Clubs provides programs and a safe place to go after school and during the summer for the at least 7,000 Club Members.
Tickets are $150 per person. Proceeds help support more than 6,000 at-risk Club Members served at the Boys & Girls Clubs’ six local clubhouses.
Raffle tickets are also available for $20 each or six for $100.
The EVENT will also be hosting live entertainment and music throughout the night, but the various acts and artists have yet to be confirmed.
Additionally, the Tucson City of Gastronomy will host a table sharing information about the designation, how Tucson earned the award, and more.
The EVENT Participating Restaurants & Menu
Alfonso Gourmet Olive Oil & Balsamics + Chef Chic
Blood orange olive oil brownies, non-alcoholic balsamic shrub drink
AZuL at The Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa
Meat and sauce or salsa
BIRD Modern Provisions & Bar
Johnny cakes, braised pork
Blanco Tacos + Tequila
Warm queso “Bob Armstrong” style, charred avocado taco, flan
Brother John’s Beer, Bourbon & BBQ
Smoked pork ribs, BBQ pit beans
Pork Colorado, frijoles maneados, esquites
Esquites de elote
Commoner & Co.
Short rib, potatoes, veggies
Contigo Latin Kitchen
Chicken and beef skewers
Charred Korean aspargus, house smoked salmon, mini s’mores
The Dutch Eatery & Refuge
El Charro Cafe
Green chile beef, rice, beans, chips, salsa
Chile rojo enchilada
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
Mini cheesecake bites, raspberry sauce
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse
Whole tenderloin, truffled mashed potatoes, peppercorn sauce
Mini gelato cones
HUB Ice Cream Factory
The Living Room Wine Café & Lounge
Monsoons Tap and Grill
Green chile pork
Crushed fava bean bruschetta, English pea totelloni, hazelnut torta
Pastiche Modern Eatery
Shrimp, grits, barbecue sauce
Prep & Pastry
Bacon, English muffin, egg
Crispy spicy tuna
Carnitas tacos, pickled onions, habanero salsa
Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink
Meatballs and sauce
Saffron Indian Bistro
Chicken Tikka Masala, Vegetable Biryani
Tacos tinga, tacos cochinita pibil
Sir Veza’s Kitchen & Kantina
Roasted corn guacamole, chips
Ahi tuna, cheesecake
Tavolino Ristorante Italiano
Penne pasta with walnut arugula pesto, braised beef on polenta
Ume Asian Cuisine & Sushi
Sushi, wasabi soy sauce
Union Public House
Pulled pork sliders
Causa de pollo, aji de gallina, ceviche de pescado
Sea scallops, garlic potato puree, lightened demi glace
Wildflower American Grill
Grilled albacore “Forbidden,” Moroccan lamb meatball, chocolate mocha bar
Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar
Zinburger sliders, truffle chips
La Encantada is located at 2905 E. Skyline Dr. For more information, call (520) 573-3533 or visit bgctucson.org to purchase your tickets.