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Top Valley chefs pitch in for 'Flavors of Phoenix' benefit for Liver Foundation
Jeremy Pacheco, chef at LON’s at the Hermosa, will be one of the chefs participating in "Flavors of Phoenix."

The 22nd Annual Flavors of Phoenix presented by Mayo Clinic will host the state’s premier chefs and palate pleasing plates on Thursday, May 23, at 6:00 p.m. at The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, 6902 East Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale.

Thirty four of Arizona’s premier chefs will gather for a night of delectable gourmet food, elaborate table décor, fine wine, and all for a great cause. Each featured chef will have his or her own table of 12 and will add their personal, unique flare to it by providing linens, flowers, theme-related objects, and other items.

Each setting will also include a cooking station where the chefs will prepare food in front of the gala’s guests who will enjoy a five course meal with wine. The guests will have the opportunity to interact with the chefs and learn tips from the experts themselves. The cost to attend the event is $375 per person, or $4,500 for a table of 12.

The 34 chefs are led by co-chairmen Chef Christopher Gross, Christopher’s Restaurant and Crush Lounge, Chef Michael DeMaria, M Catering by Michael’s and Chef Christopher Masco, The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa.

Other chefs scheduled to attend the event are: Brian Archibald, Renaissance Phoenix Downtown; Frank Belosic, The Phoenician Resort & Spa; Michael Cairns, Montelucia Resort & Spa; Matt Carter, Zinc Bistro; Massimo De Francesca, Taggia Restaurant at the FireSky Resort & Spa; Anthony DeMuro, Different Pointe of View, Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort; Peter DeRuvo, Davanti Enoteca; Ron Dimas, Orange Sky at Talking Stick Resort; Jose Hernandez, Coup Des Tartes; Eric Howson, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch; Marc Lupino, Michael Dominick's Lincoln Avenue Prime Steakhouse; Beau MacMillan, elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa; Roberto Madrid, deseo; Aaron May, Praying Monk Restaurant and Bar; Mel Mecinas, Talavera at the Four Seasons Scottsdale; Don Molinich, enFuego, DoubleTree Resorts by Hilton Paradise Valley-Scottsdale; Christopher Nicosia, Sassi Restaurant; Jay Bogsinske, District American Kitchen & Wine Bar; Jeremy Pacheco, LON’s at the Hermosa; Daniel Patino, BOURBON STEAK at Fairmont Scottsdale; James Porter, Petite Maison; Lenard Rubin, The Wigwam / Litchfield’s; Michael Rusconi, Rusconi’s American Kitchen; Silvana Salcido-Esparza, Barrio Café; Jadan Sheive, JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa – Tuscany; Todd Sicolo, The Royal Palms Resort & Spa; Eric Swartz, BLT Steak, JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa; Stephen Toevs, The Ritz-Carlton; Marcellino Verzino, Marcellino Ristorante.

The mission of American Liver Foundation (ALF) is to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.

For more information, please visit www.liverfoundation.org/chapters/arizona.

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