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Foodie Events from April 6 – 12: Honey tasting, lechuga libre, and wine, of course

April 5, 2023
By Addie Ibarra
By Addie Ibarra

The week feels a bit light on events, we’ll blame it on the topsy-turvy weather. There’s still a variety of things to do, though, such as a honey tasting next Wednesday, a Lucha Libre-themed cooking and gardening class on Saturday, and a Spanish Wine Dinner at Zio Peppe on Tuesday. It’s a good time to be a Tucsonan.

Don’t forget, you can always check out our Things to Do section on the website to check out what’s going on any day of the week.



Wednesday, April 12 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Flying Aprons Tucson, 2700 E. Speedway Blvd.

Experience Sonoran Desert honey like never before and taste it like a sommelier tastes wine with beekeeper and sommelier Noel Patterson of Dos Manos Apiaries. You’ll explore and learn how flowers and terroir affect their characteristics.

As you sample each of the 6 offerings on fresh fruits, cheeses, and nuts, Noel will empower you to trust your senses and be less analytical in your approach to flavors. You’ll also learn the flora and exact Southern Arizona and world-origin locations.

You’ll discover how each honey is a unique reflection of the time and place where it was harvested, giving you the knowledge to make sustainable and delicious choices when buying it.

Cost: $75. Register here.

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Saturday, April 8 from 10 a.m. – noon
The Garden Kitchen, 2205 S. Fourth Ave.

The monthly Saturdays at the Garden Kitchen events offer a physical activity class, a food demonstration (you get to try all the food and take home the recipes!), and a gardening class. This weekend is a special edition: Lechuga Libre, featuring guest luchador Joey Ultra.

You’ll have the opportunity to meet a luchador, learn some moves, view a wrestling demo, and even learn to make a super salad. Bring the whole family!


Monday, April 10 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
The Carriage House, 125 S. Arizona Ave.

Join culinary icon chef and restaurateur Carlotta Flores, and the one and only, Gary Hickey, plus dynamic duo Dale and Stephen Ott, for this deliciously fun evening.

You’ll enjoy Bodegas de Santo Tomás wines paired with eight different kinds of cheese from La Cava de Marcelo, a town about an hour away from Ensenada. It should’s set to be an exquisite evening with great wine, cheese, and company.


Tuesday, April 11 at 6 p.m.
Zio Peppe, 6502 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

Zio Peppe will take you on a tour of Spanish wines paired with 6 courses.

Cost: $125 per person plus tax and gratuity. Book on OpenTable.

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Addie Ibarra, native Tucsonan, is a fierce lover of adventure, travels, and food. Addie has her Masters in Legal Studies and hopes to one day apply that towards helping people (and animals) around the globe, while traveling and tasting along...

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