Janos Wilder is at it again. The James Beard Award-winner begins his annual “DOWNTOWNS Around the Globe” culinary tour with scheduled stops in four of Tucson’s international sister Cities of Gastronomy.
DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails, 135 S. Sixth Ave., is offering guests the choice of its summer menu, or a rotating international menu. Until July 17, the featured city will be Dénia, Spain. Other cities in the rotation include Florianópolis, Brazil; Shunde, China; and Zahlé, Lebanon.
Located along Spain’s Mediterranean coast, Dénia is known for its lavish religious festivals and increasingly for its emerging culinary scene. With a heavy emphasis on fish caught locally, Dénia is on the cutting edge of sustainable gourmet food.
In addition, The Carriage House, 125 S. Arizona Ave., will play host to a pop-up dinner and class focused on each sister city. On Friday, June 16 at 6 p.m., guests will be treated to a cooking demonstration and five-course meal encompassing the history and culinary point of view of Dénia.
Cost is $80 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made by calling 615-6100, or at carriagehousetucson.com