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Last modified on April 10th, 2018 at 12:17 pm
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.
Blood orange olive oil brownies, non-alcoholic balsamic shrub drink
Meat and sauce or salsa
Johnny cakes, braised pork
Warm queso “Bob Armstrong” style, charred avocado taco, flan
Smoked pork ribs, BBQ pit beans
Pork Colorado, frijoles maneados, esquites
Esquites de elote
Short rib, potatoes, veggies
Chicken and beef skewers
Charred Korean aspargus, house smoked salmon, mini s’mores
Green chile beef, rice, beans, chips, salsa
Chile rojo enchilada
Mini cheesecake bites, raspberry sauce
Whole tenderloin, truffled mashed potatoes, peppercorn sauce
Mini gelato cones
Green chile pork
Crushed fava bean bruschetta, English pea totelloni, hazelnut torta
Shrimp, grits, barbecue sauce
Bacon, English muffin, egg
Crispy spicy tuna
Carnitas tacos, pickled onions, habanero salsa
Meatballs and sauce
Chicken Tikka Masala, Vegetable Biryani
Tacos tinga, tacos cochinita pibil
Roasted corn guacamole, chips
Ahi tuna, cheesecake
Penne pasta with walnut arugula pesto, braised beef on polenta
Sushi, wasabi soy sauce
Pulled pork sliders
Causa de pollo, aji de gallina, ceviche de pescado
Sea scallops, garlic potato puree, lightened demi glace
Grilled albacore “Forbidden,” Moroccan lamb meatball, chocolate mocha 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.