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NB|AZ hosts 8th Annual Taste of the Biltmore

National Bank of Arizona (NB|AZ) announced its eighth annual Taste of the Biltmore event, which is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the NB|AZ Biltmore Corporate Center. This highly anticipated kick-off to the fall social season will bring the best of the Biltmore community together to enjoy unlimited food and wine tasting from more than 20 local restaurants.

Participating restaurants include some of the Valley’s most recognized names: Donovan’s Steak & Chop House, The Capital Grille, Season’s 52, True Food Kitchen, Zinburger, The Adobe, amongst many others.

“NB|AZ Taste of the Biltmore is the perfect way to bring the community together to enjoy delicious cuisine, while giving back to the community,” said Jathan Segur, executive vice president and director of wealth strategies for NB|AZ. “Each year the attendance grows, allowing us to offer tremendous support to our designated beneficiary. This year we are pleased to contribute to Act One for a second year in a row.”

All proceeds from the event will benefit Act One, an organization that opens the doors to Arizona’s performing arts and cultural destinations through two special programs, field trips and Culture Passes. Through its field trip program, Act One provides transportation and resources to underserved public school children, enabling them to experience art and culture within their communities. The Act One Culture Pass program offers library cardholders complimentary admission or tickets for two people to a participating arts and culture venues.

“We are thrilled National Bank of Arizona has once again selected Act One as its beneficiary for Taste of the Biltmore,” said Megan Jefferies, executive director of Act One. “Thanks to NB|AZ, Act One will be able to provide arts education and experiences to students in the community who otherwise wouldn’t have access.”

Tickets are $45 per person or $350 for a group of 10 when purchased in advance online. Tickets also will be available for purchase for $60 each at the door. To purchase tickets or to learn more about the event, including a full list of participating restaurants, please visit www.tasteofthebiltmore.com. For more information about Act One, visit www.act1az.org

The NB|AZ Corporate Headquarters is located at 6001 N. 24th St. in Phoenix. Admission includes complimentary valet parking.

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NB|AZ to Host Taste of the Biltmore Oct. 3

National Bank of Arizona (NB|AZ) announced its seventh annual Taste of the Biltmore event, which is scheduled for Thursday, October 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the NB|AZ Biltmore Corporate Center. This highly anticipated kick-off to the Fall social season will bring the best of the Biltmore community together to enjoy unlimited food and wine tastes from more than 20 local restaurants.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Act One Foundation (Act One), an organization that provides educational field trips to visual and performing arts centers for Arizona students. Act One provides transportation and resources to underserved public school children so that they can experience art and culture within their communities. In its inaugural year, Act One benefitted more than 20,000 K-12 public schoolchildren in Maricopa County.

“NB|AZ Taste of the Biltmore is the perfect way to bring the community together to enjoy delicious cuisine, while giving back to the community,” said Jathan Segur, senior vice president of sales and marketing for NB|AZ. “Each year the attendance grows allowing us to offer tremendous support to our designated beneficiary, and this year we are thrilled to be able to contribute to the Act One Foundation.”

“We are thrilled National Bank of Arizona has selected Act One as their partner in NB|AZ Taste of the Biltmore,” said Teniqua Broughton, executive director of the Act One Foundation. “Less than 50 percent of Arizona public schools provide integrated arts education in the curriculum due to budget constraints. Act One Foundation was created to address this need, and the collected funds from this event will help us serve these students.”

Participating restaurants include some of the Valley’s most recognized names: Central Bistro, Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn, Donovan’s Steak & Chop House, The Capital Grille, Season’s 52, True Food Kitchen, Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, amongst many others.

Tickets are $35 online and at the door. To purchase tickets or to find out more about the event, including a full list of participating restaurants, please visit www.nbaztaste.com.

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NB|AZ to Host Taste of the Biltmore Oct. 3

National Bank of Arizona (NB|AZ) announced its seventh annual Taste of the Biltmore event, which is scheduled for Thursday, October 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the NB|AZ Biltmore Corporate Center. This highly anticipated kick-off to the Fall social season will bring the best of the Biltmore community together to enjoy unlimited food and wine tastes from more than 20 local restaurants.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Act One Foundation (Act One), an organization that provides educational field trips to visual and performing arts centers for Arizona students. Act One provides transportation and resources to underserved public school children so that they can experience art and culture within their communities. In its inaugural year, Act One benefitted more than 20,000 K-12 public schoolchildren in Maricopa County.

“NB|AZ Taste of the Biltmore is the perfect way to bring the community together to enjoy delicious cuisine, while giving back to the community,” said Jathan Segur, senior vice president of sales and marketing for NB|AZ. “Each year the attendance grows allowing us to offer tremendous support to our designated beneficiary, and this year we are thrilled to be able to contribute to the Act One Foundation.”

“We are thrilled National Bank of Arizona has selected Act One as their partner in NB|AZ Taste of the Biltmore,” said Teniqua Broughton, executive director of the Act One Foundation. “Less than 50 percent of Arizona public schools provide integrated arts education in the curriculum due to budget constraints. Act One Foundation was created to address this need, and the collected funds from this event will help us serve these students.”

Participating restaurants include some of the Valley’s most recognized names: Central Bistro, Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn, Donovan’s Steak & Chop House, The Capital Grille, Season’s 52, True Food Kitchen, Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, amongst many others.

Tickets are $35 online and at the door. To purchase tickets or to find out more about the event, including a full list of participating restaurants, please visit www.nbaztaste.com.

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Women of Scottsdale Luncheon Calendar

Ladies, mark your calendars for these great, monthly luncheons with the Women of Scottsdale.

April 19

Women of Scottsdale celebrates with its annual Hats Luncheon Friday, April 19 at 11:30 a.m. at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. The luncheon is sponsored by Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Denita James Jewelry Design will present prizes for winning hats. More information and an invitation are available at womenofscottsdale.org. Reservations are required.

May 17

Women of Scottsdale will meet Friday, May 17 at 11:30 a.m. for a luncheon at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. Rancho Solano Private Schools is the sponsor and Seasons 52 is the favors partner. More information and an invitation are available at womenofscottsdale.org. Reservations are required.

June 21

Women of Scottsdale will meet Friday, June 21 at 11:30 a.m. for the Annual Business Luncheon and mini-expo at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. June sponsor is The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare and Sleep America is the dessert sponsor. More information and an invitation are available at womenofscottsdale.org. Reservations are required.

Seasons 52

Seasons 52: A Classy Biltmore Dining Experience

It’s not breaking news that I love food. I love to cook food, I love to read about food, I love to watch shows about food — I even write about food! However, when I hear the creak of the bathing suit drawer come open, I don’t love food. For this particular review, I went a bit off location to Seasons 52, located in the Biltmore Fashion Park. Specializing in fresh, natural ingredients, nothing on the menu is more than 475 calories (hallelujah!).

For an early dinner, I joined a friend at the bar. Seasons 52 has been recommended to me several times. However, in all of the rave reviews that I received, no one mentioned the amazing bar atmosphere that Seasons 52 provides. Semi-full for a Tuesday evening, we were entertained by the creatively placed pianist behind the bar playing jazz and taking requests. I highly recommend taking advantage of the unique, classy ambiance provided by the bar; it will surely add to your dining experience.

Although considered a “chain” restaurant, Seasons 52 will not make you feel like you are eating in a cookie cutter, corporate establishment. The décor and atmosphere is what you would expect from a Biltmore dining experience.

Our dinner included:

Appetizer — I started with the Ripe Plum Tomato Flatbread with fresh basil, roasted garlic and melted Parmesan cheese. The flatbread was perfectly seasoned with enough of each ingredient to be satisfied and looking forward to the next dish.

Entrée — Goat Cheese Ravioli simmered in fresh tomato broth with roasted garlic and fresh basil.  I have to be honest; I look forward to the next time I get to eat this dish! It was a perfect blend of tomato and spices that tamed a bit of the often-overwhelming kick of goat cheese. If this dish is less than 475 calories, I may diet more often.

Dessert — Although I had enough will power to avoid most, I couldn’t resist trying the Mini Indulgences Desserts. They are served as individual servings in chilled shot glasses. I opted for the key lime pie option. It was a great ending to a great meal. I can’t say that it was a unique twist to traditional key lime pie. Nevertheless, it was very good.

The entire Seasons 52 experience was fantastic. The service was great, the food was fabulous, and the atmosphere was just right. Dieting or not, I will sing Seasons 52’s praises as a fantastic option for a nice evening out or a light appetizer at the bar.

Seasons 52’s Rating:

Food: 5 out of 5
Atmosphere: 5 out of 5
Service: 5 out of 5

If You Go: Seasons 52

Seasons 52 at Biltmore Fashion Park
2502 E Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 840-5252
seasons52.com

The annual Taste of Biltmore - Seasons 52 had just the right treat. A unique twist on traditional desserts, the restaurant was offering little shot glasses filled with sweet treats such as old-fashioned carrot cake and rocky road.

Plenty Of Food And Fun At The Taste Of Biltmore Culinary Event

At the annual Taste of Biltmore held Oct. 7th 2010 on the front lawn of the National Bank of Arizona headquarters in Phoenix, guests gathered to sample cuisine from 14 premier Biltmore-area restaurants.

Created in 2007, the 4th annual block party brought together residents to try local food favorites while enjoying the sounds of jazz vocalist Laura Fial & Friends. There was plenty of food and fun to go around with dishes ranging from some old school favorites: grilled cheese and tomato soup from Frank & Albert’s to refreshing yogurt desserts courtesy of Mojo Yogurt. With such an eclectic mix there was truly something for everyone.

Other notable dishes included the smoked salmon on crispy bruschetta from Houston’s; shrimp ceviche over cucumber panna cotta from the Wrigley Mansion; and the delicious seared black Ahi tuna on a bed of wakame salad and fried wonton with wasabi cream sauce from McCormick & Schmicks. The tasty combinations were endless.

For those with a sweet tooth but trying to curb their calorie intake, Seasons 52 had just the right treat. A unique twist on traditional desserts, the restaurant was offering little shot glasses filled with sweet treats such as old-fashioned carrot cake and rocky road. The catch? It’s all under 475 calories, as is everything that is served in this restaurant. Definitely worth checking out for the health-conscious foodie. All the mini-dishes presented by the restaurant were palate-pleasing and allowed guests to sample just enough to leave them wanting more.

Featured restaurants included Aiello’s, Donovan’s Steakhouse, Hava Java, Houston’s, McCormick & Schmicks, Omaha Steakhouse, Ruth’s Chris, Mojo Yogurt, Seasons 52, Frank & Albert’s, The  Wrigley Mansion, Bluewater Grill, The Melting Pot and Adobe Restaurant.

The intimate event also served as the debut for We Are The Valley, a joint-fundraising program benefitting 11 local charities. Attendees had the opportunity to purchase special edition GivingBands, featuring the logo of a participating charity, made from recycled pewter and assembled by Arizona residents with disabilities.

The evening was a great success, promoting the delicious cuisine local restaurants have to offer and supporting a great cause.