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A Taste of The Original Taste

This weekend, food and drink will be flowing along the Scottsdale Waterfront as the iconic EC70 brings The Original Taste back to the Valley.

The Original Taste, which takes place on April 26 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., combines more than 40 celebrated Valley restaurants with 100 amazing wines, beers and spirits from around the world, as well as live music and some of the best people watching of the year.

Chefs from the following local venues will be sampling some of their hottest menu items during the event:
· 4 Buona Vita
· C3 Kitchen
· Chloe’s Corner
· Citizen Public House
· Culinary Dropout
· Fogo de Chao
· The Herb Box
· The Melting Pot
· My Fit Foods
· Olive + Ivy
· Ra Sushi Bar
· The Gladly
· The Henry
· Carlsbad Tavern
· Frank & Lupe’s
· Gigi’s Cupcakes
· HiFi Kitchen and Cocktails
· Malee’s
· Morning Squeeze
· Pita Jungle
· Q Up! Barbeque
· Sprinkles Cupcakes
· Stingray Sushi
· Sushi Roku
· Taggia
· Barrio Queen
· Bootleggers
· Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers
· Kelly’s at Southbridge
· Naya
· Old Town Local Café Gelato
· Bottled Blond
· Brat Haus
· Elizabeth’s Moments of Joy
· Kneaders’ Bakery and Café
· Pink Pony

And thanks to Southern Wine and Spirits, the list of participating wineries and other associated adult beverages is just as impressive. Brands being poured at The Original Taste include:

· Clos Du Bois
· Eppa Sangria
· Josh Cellars
· Yellow Tail
· Santa Julia + Others
· Pine Ridge
· Forefront
· Seghesio
· Chamisal
· Smwe
· Columbia Crest
· Erath
· 14 Hands
· Antinori
· Red Diamond
· Villa Maria
· Seven Falls
· Ravenswood
· Liberty School
· Treana
· Troublemaker
· The Dreaming Tree
· Estancia
· Nobilo
· Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyards
· Kendall – Jackson
· Murphy Goode
· Jackson Family Fine Wine
· La Crema
· Veev Spirits
· Tito’s
· J. Lohr
· Mionetto
· Ferrari-Carano
· Pernod Ricard
· Black Velvet
· Svedka
· Fifty Shades Of Grey
· Hidden Crush
· Zig Zag
· Vos-Vintage
· Parducci
· Paul Dolan
· Mark West
· Diseno
· Belle Ambiance
· Gnarly Head
· Noble Vines
· Goosebump
· Mezzacorona
· Stemmari
· Querceto
· Cline Cellars
· Ruffino
· Rosatella
· Rodney Strong
· Simi
· Franciscan
· Wild Horse
· Robert Mondavi
· Kim Crawford
· Candoni
· Carletto
· Distinguished Vineyards
· Chloe
· Cupcake
· Trapiche
· Save Me San Francisco
· Bronco Wine Co
· 1749
· Picket Fence
· Dry Creek
· Toad Hollow
· Quivira
· Robert Mondavi Private Select
· Colby Red
· Bradford Mountain
· Vml
· Rex Goliath
· Pasternak Imports
· Frederick Wildman & Sons

The Original Taste doesn’t forget about Scottsdale night owls either. Along with The Original Taste, EC70 is proud to host a Late Night VIP event from 10 p.m. to Midnight immediately following the main event. The after party is exclusively offered to our VIP Original Taste attendees.

Proceeds from The Original Taste benefit EC70 so it is able to fund critical youth programs at organizations like Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale, Ryan House, Foundation for Blind Children, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Jewish Family & Children’s Service, Sojourner Center, New Pathways for Youth, UMOM New Day Centers and many more.

EC70 is a 501c3 Arizona nonprofit corporation whose goal is to provide grants to programs and charity organizations focused on helping youth in Arizona overcome adversity and reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Funds are raised through events like The Original Taste, the Holiday Classic and Cantina, along with direct contributions through our annual campaign -Support Arizona Youth. With your support, we can reach our goal and direct resources to organizations making a significant difference in the lives of local children and teens.

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