Scottsdale Chef Lee Hillson will be working alongside Chef Ben Mulé for an “inaugural long table guest chef dinner” at Hidden Meadow Ranch.
“I am excited for the opportunity to not only prepare my favorite dishes at Hidden Meadow Ranch, but also to serve guests sitting at one of the longest tables I’ve ever worked,” Hillson said. “I have always loved Hidden Meadow Ranch, so I’m planning to bring a little bit of home with me to share with guests at this special place.
Hillson, Executive Sous Chef of The Phoenician, was a challenger on season 6 of Food Network’s Iron Chef, the same season as noteworthy culinary artists Guy Rubino and Jamie Oliver.
The four-course dinner will feature a “rustic Mediterranean-inspired cuisine,” and starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10.
It will be hosted outside on one continuous long table overlooking the Meadow Pond, and reservations are required.
Hidden Meadow Ranch is located just north of Greer, Ariz., tucked away in the White Mountains.
Scottsdale’s Praying Monk is offering an opportunity to enjoy and learn about some of the most interesting beers from around the world, as well as the dishes that compliment them, during what they are calling “Summer School at the Monk.”
The beer café’s new general manager, David Johnson, is a beer aficionado and will be extending his encyclopedic knowledge of adult beverages to the public during four Tuesday sessions this summer, where those who attend will also be able to enjoy award-winning cuisine provided by Chef Aaron May.
“Not only do we want guests to taste this interesting beer but understand them as well; we want to expand every ‘students’ knowledge and love of beer,” Johnson said. “The combination of great beer and Chef May’s amazing food is unbeatable.”
Each class will expose the “students” to a different type of beer.
- June 25: Ales and Lagers.
- July 16: Geographic Styles
- July 30: Micro Producers of the World.
- August 13: Unique and Specialties.
“Praying Monk has rededicated itself to beer,” Chef May said. “These classes are the perfect opportunity to demonstrate that.”
Tickets will $30 per-class, or $100 to attend all four.
For more information visit: PrayingMonkScottsdale.com.