FYI Fat Ox To Host The First-Ever Nirvana Food & Wine After Party


Chef/Co-Owner Matt Carter and Jillian Vose of NYC’s Dead Rabbit bar are co-hosting this all-new event pairing interactive chef tables and craft cocktails on April 26
Who: Food & drink reporters, fine food & craft cocktail fanatics, and anyone else interested in enjoying the Nirvana Food & Wine After Party at Fat Ox.

What: Sharpen your forks and get ready to wet your whistle all night long as The Sanctuary Resort and Chef Beau Mac partner with Chef Matt Carter of Fat Ox in Scottsdale for Nirvana Food & Wine’s first off property event. The Nirvana After Party is held on Friday, April 26 from 10:30 pm – 12:30 am and is co-hosted at Fat Ox by Chef/Co-Owner, Matt Carter, and author and Beverage Director at Manhattan’s famed The Dead Rabbit bar, Jillian Vose. Tickets to the Nirvana After Party at Fat Ox are now on sale for this can’t-miss culinary and cocktail adventure.

Best of all, at Nirvana’s official after party, guests will get shoulder to shoulder with a star-studded lineup showcasing some of Arizona’s finest mixologists, including Jason Asher (UnderTow, Pobrecito) and Micah Olson (Arizona Distilling Co.), who along with Jillian Vose, all started their careers at the Valley’s own Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa. Plus sidle up to the interactive chef tables and watch as Fat Ox’s Chef Matt Carter and Executive Chef, Rochelle Daniel, cook alongside celebrity guest chefs, Bruce Kalman (formerly of Chelsea’s Kitchen and a Top Chef alum) and Nick LaRosa (Chef/Co-Owner of Nook Kitchen in Arcadia and downtown Phoenix).

Tickets to the Nirvana After Party at Fat Ox are $125 per person (21 and over only), and can be purchased at (

When: The Nirvana After Party at Fat Ox Friday, April 26, 2019 from 10:30 pm – 12:30 am.

Where: Fat OX
6316 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Fat Ox’s Co-Owner/Chef, Matt Carter will be cooking live alongside fellow top chefs.

Housed inside a striking, marble-lined and wood-accented space at the SW corner of Lincoln & Scottsdale roads, Fat Ox serves up Chef Matt Carter’s modern takes on the authentic, ingredient-driven and hearty recipes of rural Italy. Think sharable starters such as hand-pulled cheeses, house-made pastas and signature Caesar salads made-to-order tableside, plus plate-buckling cuts of premium steak, poultry and seafood that have been slow-roasted over local mesquite. Pair it all with Fat OX’s Italian-kissed cocktails, craft beers, and a globe-straddling wine list overseen by an in-house sommelier. Seating 350 guests, Fat OX boasts more than 2,000 square-feet of indoor and outdoor private dining space, which includes a courtyard patio and full-service private bar.

About Nirvana
The world’s culinary stars will once again align over Scottsdale, Arizona this spring as Nirvana returns for a third year to Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa, April 24-28. Scottsdale’s premier food, wine, spirits and music event continues to grow in popularity and critical renown, leading Sanctuary to add a fifth day to this year’s program. That means more opportunities than ever for festival-goers to get up close and personal with celebrity chefs, mixologists and winemakers at a jam-packed line-up of fine dining events, tastings, themed parties, and more.

Sanctuary’s own Executive Chef Beau MacMillan is among the headliners on a growing list of luminaries that already includes Todd English, Matt Carter, Christopher Gross, Robert Irvine, Scott Conant, Jose Garces, Marc Murphy, Jillian Vose and Tony Abou-Ganim with more to come. And a solid lineup of national musical talent will get guests on their feet, including returning headliners D. Vincent Williams and the Nashville All-Stars. Events will take place both on and off the resort grounds, making this year’s Nirvana a festival that truly highlights the best of greater Scottsdale. A variety of indoor and outdoor venues make the most of Scottsdale’s beautiful spring weather and legendary sunsets.

Two new events join the 2019 program: Wood, Wine & Wagyu and Nirvana’s first-ever late-night event – Nirvana After Party at Fat Ox. These join crowd favorites Flutes & Coops, Best of the West, Bourbon Street Blues, Rosé Parté, Tequila & Tortillas, and the Celebrity Golf Tournament. Also back are Nirvana’s intimate Master of Taste winemaker dinners, which have grown from two to four this year, due to popular demand.

Tickets available now
Tickets to Nirvana are available at

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