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Tucson Culinary Festival-Tequila Tasting

margarita making craftsmanship
margarita making craftsmanship

For two years in a row, I have gone to the tequila tasting and this event is an absolute blast.

The 2009 Tucson Culinary Festival is pleased to announce Milagro Tequila® as title sponsor of the World Margarita Championship, the opening festival event held on October 1 to 4 at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort and Maynards Market & Kitchen.
The 4th Annual Milagro Tequila® World Margarita Championship will take place on Thursday, October 1 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on the patio of Maynards Market and Kitchen at the downtown historic Train Depot (400 N. Toole Ave).  The championship features a spirited competition among a select group of nine outstanding Tucson Originals mixologists.

Guests to the Milagro Tequila® World Margarita Championship have the opportunity to sample, sip, and vote for their favorite traditional margarita and to select the winner of the People’s Choice Award. A panel of guest judges will choose which margarita deserves  the title of Worlds Best Margarita. Admission to the event is $35 per person.
On day two, Friday, October 2, Milagro Mixologist Gaston Martinez and Maynards Market and Kitchen Executive Chef Addam Buzzalini will team up for a fabulous tequila luncheon.  Guests will learn about tequila secrets and about the barrel aging that sets Milagro apart from the rest. This new Tucson Culinary Festival event will include a cocktail reception with passed appetizers, tasting of six marks of Milagro and a two-course luncheon (entrée and dessert) created by Chef Buzzalini to pair with Milagro tequilas. The luncheon will be held from noon to 2:30 pm in the Drawing Room (upstairs private dining room at Maynards).  Seating is limited to 35 attendees. Reservations can be made by calling 520.545.0577. Cost is $50 per person (tax not included).
Milagro Tequila® is featured at several events throughout the weekend including the Reserve Tasting, where guests will have the opportunity to meet with and learn from Milagro’s Gaston Martinez. 

A portion of the proceeds from the 2009 Tucson Culinary Festival will benefit New Beginnings for Women and Children and the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation. For complete details on the Tucson Culinary Festival activities, weekend package ticket pricing and purchases, and to buy tickets, visit the website  or call 520.488.8601.

(photo credit: Alex Landeen)

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