Palette to Palate kicks off Devoured Culinary Classic 2011

Devoured Culinary Phoenix Art Museum

Phoenix Art Museum was the setting for Palette to Palate 2011

The people who snapped up the 250 VIP tickets for Palette to Palate last Friday night at the Phoenix Art Museum were treated to some of Arizona’s finest food and wine pairings.

The lineup of Chef’s included Payton Curry and Geoffrey Gersten with the team at Guerrilla

Payton Curry and The Guerrilla Gourmet

Gourmet, James Porter and Randy Slack from Petite Maison, Aaron Chamberlin chef and owner of St. Francis and James Angel and last but not least Silvana Salcido Esparza from Barrio Cafe with Hector Ruiz.

St Francis Phoenix

Aaron Chamberlin's Salmon and Beet creation

Arizona wine makers Sam Pillsbury (Pillsbury Wine Company), Todd and Kelly Bostock (Dos Cabezas) and representatives of Arizona Stronghold Vineyards were on hand pouring wines to be paired with the Chef’s creations.

Check out the Weekly Wine Journal’s FACEBOOK page for more photos from this event.  Don’t forget to hit the “LIKE” button (but only if you really do like!)

Below is a video summary of the event including interviews with Chef James Porter and Chef Aaron Chamberlin.

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