The Art of Plating at Copenhagen Imports, Saturday, Oct. 27

A visually striking sight to be seen on your plate and throughout the store

Art of Plating Event in Tucson

27oct6:00 pm8:00 pmThe Art of PlatingA Tucson Foodie Exclusive6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Arizona Copenhagen Imports

In collaboration with Copenhagen Imports and the creative minds of some of Tucson’s best chefs, comes the very first and one-of-a-kind Art of Plating from 6 – 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 27.

Spread throughout the store, the event features 10 separate chef stations where the plating will take place. Guests will be able to sample small versions of each dish, and vote for their favorite in the People’s Choice award. A judges’ area will also be available for viewing dishes, taking pictures, and for the three judges to make their selections for best plating.

Taking place inside the beautiful Copenhagen Furniture Store on Ft. Lowell — home to Tucson’s finest modern furniture for over three decades — guests will be treated to a variety of fine wines, artfully plated dishes, live music by the Zenith String Quartet, as well as have an opportunity to win an Ekornes of Norway Stressless Recliner & Ottoman ($4,079 value). All general admission attendees will receive a raffle ticket for the recliner and ottoman combo, while VIP ticket holders will receive two raffle tickets.

Click here to purchase tickets to The Art of Plating

But possibly the most valuable of all is seeing how each participating chef chooses to craft their artfully plated dishes as you explore their stations around the store. When you feel you’ve tasted the dish that’s really struck your fancy, both tastefully and aesthetically, make sure to submit your vote so that it comes out on top.

Aside from the People’s Choice award given by the guests, three professional judges will be selecting their favorites, as well. Guests will have access to view (and of course, taste) what they’re sampling and take photos of the plated dishes, too.

Unlike some food events, tickets are limited to 220, so there’s less wait times in line along with an abundant amount of food and drinks available to all.

General admission tickets are $75 per person and $125 for the VIP admission. A portion of proceeds will benefit Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP).

General Admission ($75)

  • Unlimited food samples
  • Wine glass
  • Access to all wine samples
  • Gift bag
  • One raffle ticket for the Ekornes of Norway Stressless Aura Recliner and Ottoman

VIP Admission ($125)

  • Early entry at 5:30 p.m.
  • Unlimited food samples
  • Wine glass
  • Access to all wine samples
  • Premium gift bag
  • Two raffle tickets for the Ekornes of Norway Stressless Aura Recliner and Ottoman

A special thanks to Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and HF Coors for providing plateware.

The Art of Plating Featured Chefs

  • Adrian Castillo (Executive Chef, Lodge on the Desert)
  • Brian Smith (Executive Chef, Maynards Kitchen)
  • Devon Sanner (Executive Chef, The Carriage House)
  • Gary Hickey (Executive Chef, Charro Steak)
  • Kyle Nottingham (Executive Chef, Commoner & Co./Prep & Pastry)
  • Maria Mazon (Owner and Chef, BOCA Tacos y Tequila)
  • Moody Elbarasi (Executive Chef, The Coronet)
  • Ryan Clark (Executive Chef, Casino Del Sol)
  • Dominique Stoller (Executive Events & Catering Chef, Playground Bar & Lounge

The Copenhagen furniture store is located at 3660 E. Fort Lowell Rd. For more information, visit the Facebook event page or to purchase your tickets. 

Matt Sterner is a journalist, novelist, loves films, and would like to think he's a filmmaker. When he's eating, he likes to talk with his mouth full and write about it.