Critic's Bites: Resort eats, Farmer in the House, Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame winners

By: Dominic Armato - April 2016
Arizona Foothills

Pat Duncan, Arizona’s “Gentleman Farmer,” is no stranger to local produce, and local chefs are no strangers to him. Duncan’s “Farmer in the House” series, now entering its 10th year, aims to highlight the connection between Arizona chefs and agricultural products, with dinners that feature the bounty of Duncan’s Trading Company, his Laveen farm.

Ten years means there will be 10 dinners.The first one was March 31 at Vincent on Camelback, so that leaves nine more opportunities to sample a tasting menu laden with local fruits and vegetables, swig some wine pairings and hang out with Duncan and some of the Valley’s most respected chefs. The Thursday, April 7, dinner costs $65. Prices for others have not yet been announced.

Details: Duncan’s Trading Company,