Cuisine. Culture. Community.

13th annual Taste of the Biltmore kicks off AZ charity event season

Mix cuisine, culture and community with the changing season’s crisp, cool air, and you’ve got the perfect way to celebrate fall in Arizona.

National Bank of Arizona will host its annual Taste of the Biltmore culinary event on Thursday, Oct. 10 at the bank’s corporate center in Phoenix. Now in its 13th year, the upscale block party celebrates fine food and drink from some of the city’s most popular restaurants and eateries.

“[Attendees] can try different food from across the Valley. It’s a very fun atmosphere. People eating, drinking and having a good time,” Kimberly Robb, NB|AZ marketing supervisor says, adding that Taste of the Biltmore was initially started as a client appreciation event in 2007. This year’s event is expected to draw more than 1,200 attendees.

Restaurants include longtime participants Benedict’s Catering, Bruce Brown Catering, Bluewater Grill, and Nothing Bundt Cakes, as well as Provision, Cien Agaves, Salty Sow, Morning Squeeze, Quinoa Esta Bakery, Huss Brewing Co., Scoopwell’s Dough Bar, Nico Heirloom Kitchen, Artizen, Phx Beer Co., Otro Café and Someburros. Young’s Market Company will also return to supply wine for the evening’s festivities, while Soundbite will once again provide the entertainment.

And while guests savor and sip the night away, they’re also helping support a Valley nonprofit with its mission to improve the lives of people in Arizona.

Each year, a different charity is selected to receive the proceeds from Taste of the Biltmore. This year’s benefitting charity is Ryan House in Phoenix, which provides pediatric respite care, pediatric palliative care, and life-enhancing therapeutic activities for children and their families as they navigate life-limiting or end-of-life journeys. Grief and bereavement support for families is also provided. The nonprofit’s team focuses on quality of life and continuity by combining compassion with state-of-the-art care.

Showing its commitment to the community and the nonprofits that serve it, NB|AZ has raised more than $112,000 for Valley charities since its start more than a decade ago.

“As a community bank,” Robb says, “we are thrilled to be able to host an event that gives back to local nonprofits each and every year.”

To purchase tickets, visit More information can also be found on Facebook and Instagram.


Story: Julia De Simone

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