The 10th annual celebration of “tequila,” made from the blue agave plant, was celebrated by party goers on Friday, March 30, 2012 at Desert Botanical Garden, 2101 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, Arizona. An array of margaritas made with a variety of tequilas, including Arizona-owned Cruz Tequila’s Silver and Reposado, were available for sampling by the 1,400 attendees.
Unlimited selections of mouth-watering gourmet treats were served by the best Valley caterers and restaurants, including Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering. Santa Barbara’s colorful display of fresh flowers, set over striking black and white polka dot linens were attention-grabbing and fun!
Servers from Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering were dressed in distinctive black tee’s prominently displaying slogans promoting the components of the hand-passed appetizers. Guests enjoyed Santa Barbara’s:
* Cactus Fritters & Fried Nopale Fingers served with a Spicy Southwestern
* Cajeta (Caramel) Ding Dongs Dipped in Chocolate
In between nibbles, Latin bands spiced up the night with lively and captivating performances by:
* DJ Miguel Ivery
* Fuerza Caribe
* Grupo Liberdade
* Ritmo Latino
* Sergio Mendoza y la Orkesta
Proceeds from the annual celebration benefitted the Garden’s numerous events and programs.