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Taste America: Phoenix Welcome Reception

Join us to kick-off the Taste America weekend!

Thu, September 21, 2017

7:00 PM
Little Cleo’s Seafood Legend
Price: This event is currently sold out! To be added to the waitlist, please contact Robyn Lee at Phone: 480.951.2950

Little Cleo’s Seafood Legend
5632 North 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85014

7:00 PM Cocktail and Tasting Reception
Smart–Casual Attire

Reception Tastings Created by

Fox Restaurant Concepts, Phoenix



Blanco > Grilled Mushroom–Zucchini Panuchos with Chipotle Salsa, Queso Fresco, and Pickled Red Onions

Little Cleo’s > Grilled Spanish Octopus with Chorizo, Roasted Garlic, and Crispy Potatoes

Culinary Dropout > Foie Gras Torchons with Huckleberry Preserves and Cornbread Crumble

The Arrogant Butcher > Miniature Lamb Sloppy Joes with Harissa and Labneh on Za’atar Brioche Buns

The Henry > Short Rib Potstickers with Ponzu, Scallions, and Shaved Radishes



The Elvis > Peanut Butter Pudding with Chocolate, Caramel, Chantilly Cream, and Bacon Sandies

Butternut Squash Basque Cake with Apple Butter and Thyme 

Lemon Icebox Pie with Blackberries and Pie Crust Crumble

Choco Taco > Stroopwafel with Bananas, Malted Chocolate Gelato, and Pecan Toffee


Rosalee's Downfall > Azuñia Blanco Tequila with Rose Petal–Mango Liqueur and Lime

Sage–Honeysuckle Royale > Sage Liqueur with Lime, Honey, and Sparkling Wine

Bells and Whistles > Four Roses Bourbon with Charred Bell Pepper, Clover Honey, and Torn Basil

Lost Bazaar > Fords Gin with Smashed Cucumber, Champagne Vinegar, Lime, and Saffron Salt

Afternoon Tea > Peach-Infused Sake with Mango–Sencha Honey and Aperol

Related Info

For more information on events or local sponsorship in Phoenix, please contact Robyn Lee at or 480.951.2950.

The James Beard Foundation is proud to donate a portion of the evening’s proceeds to the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America Scholarship Fund. From April 1 through May 15, 2018 local culinary students are invited to apply through






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