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Chefs on a Global Stage

Enjoy food from four of Tucson’s finest chefs in the same night!

November 14, 2017

Upcoming Events

What: Chefs on a Global Stage
Sunday, November 19th from 5–7 p.m.
The Carriage House, 125 S. Arizona Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701

When people ask you what you’re doing this weekend, let them know you’ve already got plans for Sunday. You’ll be meeting four of Tucson’s top chefs: Janos Wilder, Travis Peters, Brian Smith, and Michael Montesano. These chefs had the honor of traveling to other countries to represent the only UNESCO World City of Gastronomy in the U.S.: Tucson! (But you already knew that.)

Over the last year, these chefs were invited to other UNESCO World Cities of Gastronomy as part of UNESCO’s ongoing efforts to encourage member cities to share experiences, knowledge, and best practices with each other. During this event, each chef will have their own tasting station, where they’ll visit with guests and provide tastes of the dishes that they served during their trips to other UNESCO World Cities of Gastronomy throughout the world.

You’ll indulge in:

  • Roast Pork Shoulder Adobado, with Chipotle Anasazi Beans, Achiote Vinaigrette, and Guacamole
    Served by Janos Wilder from DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails in Paris, France
  • Shrimp Tacos, Sonoran White Wheat Tortillas, Tepary Beans, with Fermented Chiltepin Salsa
    Served by Travis Peters from The Parish in Denia, Spain
  • Pirarucu and Mussel Seafood Stew, with Tomato-Chiltepin Broth, Ga’ivsa Farro and Pirarucu Arnacini, Cholla Bud Relish, and Cilantro
    Served by Brian Smith from Maynard’s Kitchen & Market in Parma, Italy and Belem, Brazil
  • Crispy Pork Belly with Calamari, Teary Beans, Squash Broth, Cholla Buds, and Dried Corn Vinaigrette
    Served by Michael Montesano from Tohono Chul Garden Bistro in Parma, Italy

You’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy several signature cocktails, including the Ahumada Fresca, created by bartenders from The Parish and winner of the City of Gastronomy Cocktail competition held earlier this year. Fun fact: the Ahumada Fresca was served by Chef Wilder at UNESCO headquarters in June. The J BAR Margarita and Serrano Chiller will also be offered, along with a selection of non-alcoholic beverages.

Tickets to Chefs on a Global Stage are $40 per person and include tastings of each dish plus two drink tickets. Tickets can be purchased at

Money raised at this event will be used to help underwrite travel expenses to bring chefs from other UNESCO Cities of Gastronomy to Tucson to share their city’s culinary histories and indigenous foods with us.

Header image by Steven Meckler. 

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