What: Pop-Up Tucson Dinner
When: Thursday, September 1st
Where: Location to be disclosed 24 hours prior to event
Even if you know nothing about Chef’s Riley Chandler and Jose Zavala, chances are that you’ve if you’ve dined in Downtown Tucson, they’ve been the ones to prepare or inspire your meal.
Riley Chandler is a young chef who has spent six years working in professional kitchens such as Janos, JBAR, and Downtown Kitchen. He assists Chef Janos Wilder and his Executive Chef Devon Sanner with their newest and greatest venture The Carriage House (mmm… Dim Sum).
Jose Zavala is another young chef whose forte is to recreate classic Mexican dishes and modernize them with his own twist. He has worked at Ermanos as one of their lead chefs and credits himself as being the one that came up with the idea of Taco Tuesday – which is basically a weekly holiday for me.
These two chefs* are joining together to bring you a one-of-a-kind dining experiences made with local and fresh ingredients. The location for their next pop-up dinner is disclosed 24 hours before, with the menu being released 48 hours prior.
Seats for this experience are limited to 30. The cost per person is $100 for five courses paired with wine (gratuity included). There will be an option for a Chef’s Table, where the chef sits on your lap – KIDDING! The Chef’s Table is an option where a party of six can sit privately near the kitchen and enjoy a closer proximity to the sights and smells of the operation.
RSVP here, ASAP.
*CORRECTION: This post previously described both Chandler and Zavala as James Beard Award recipients. That is incorrect: while Chandler has worked with Chef Janos Wilder, who is a James Beard Award recipient, he is not a James Beard Award recipient himself.
Header image from “Tucson Meets Itself,” published in our September/October 2013 issue.