Match Restaurant and Lounge Hosts Willy Wonka-Themed Dinner Pairing

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Match Restaurant and Lounge will transport guests to a world of pure imagination on Friday, October 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. when Chef Orlando Parker and one of the restaurant’s spirit specialists lead a Willy Wonka-themed five-course dinner pairing.

Each guest will be greeted with a Willy Wonka-inspired welcome cocktail – the Fizzy Lifting Drink and Edible Wallpaper – and a Wonka Bar. One of the candy bars holds the Golden Ticket, which will grant the winner a one-night stay at the FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel.

Each course is inspired by the whimsical world of Willy Wonka and will come with a complimentary cocktail. Menu and cocktails are as follows:

First Course
Charlie Bucket Family Cabbage Soup with andouille sausage, red onion, kale and Yukon gold potatoes; The Willy Wonka cocktail

Second Course
Edible Garden, an arugula and kale salad featuring candied sweet potatoes, pecans, cranberries, sunflower seeds and vanilla balsamic dressing; Oompa Loompa Margarita

Third Course
Wonkatania Boat Ride featuring pancetta-wrapped prawns coated with bourbon maple glaze and topped with spicy yogurt sauce; Chocolate River Martini

Fourth Course
Violet’s All-in-One Three-Course Dinner with an heirloom tomato medley and slow-roasted beef tenderloin with balsamic blueberry reduction; Color-Changing Cocktail

Fifth Course
Charlie’s Chocolate Factory featuring chocolate marshmallow bars, chocolate and vanilla mousse and graham cracker pieces, assorted cake pops; Bad Nut Cocktail

The pairing costs $78 per person plus tax and gratuity. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.

1100 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-875-8080, matchphx.com

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