Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch, the desert resort located at the base of the McDowell Mountains, has announced a Winemaker Dinner featuring Taittinger Champagne House out of France.
The event will feature a variety of selections from the high-end winemaker paired with a five-course meal created by the resort’s culinary team.
“Just in time for the celebratory holiday season, we are excited to host a Winemaker Dinner with the renowned Taittinger vineyard based in the Champagne region of France,” Vincent de Croock, director of sales and marketing at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale, said in a press release. “This event will provide a unique take on our monthly series by showcasing the complex varieties of different champagne styles and how those change when paired with certain flavors and dishes. It will also provide attendees an opportunity to collect new champagnes ideal for sharing with family and friends over the season.”
The Winemaker Dinner will begin with appetizers and a wine reception. Following the reception, the resort’s Chef Joaquin Estolano Jr. will guide guests through a five-course meal paired with the vineyard’s famous selections. Following dinner, guests have the opportunity to purchase bottles of Taittinger champagne with an event discount.
The Taittinger family has managed the champagne house for nearly a century. Located between the Côte des Blancs, the Vallée de la Marne and the Montagne de Reims in France, it’s considered one of the most established and high-end champagne producers from the region, according to the release. It provides a wide range of champagne selections, from traditional nonvintage champagnes to signature varieties such as the Nocturne Rose reflective of still red wine blends.
The Winemaker Dinner at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale will take place at the resort’s Alto ristorante e bar on Thursday, Dec. 15. The reception will begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The event is $170 per person and reservations are required by calling 480-629-6231.