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Celebrating 12 Years

Agave on the Rocks


Now - March 28, 2014 | 6:30 -10 p.m. | Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Celebrate Sonoran roots at the 12th Annual Agave on the Rocks, a deliciously fun evening at the Desert Botanical Garden. Sample gourmet cuisine prepared by renowned Valley restaurants and caterers, listen to fabulous music and sip refreshing margaritas.

Make sure to stop by the Milagros Tequila sampling station where guests are invited to try a taste of the evenings featured tequilas. A representative will be present to answer any guest questions and discuss the finer points of tasting. Tasting station will be open 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Ticket Information

Members: $70 | Log-in to receive member pricing
General Public: $75 | Become a member today to receive member pricing!

Ticket Price includes:

  • Welcome cocktail upon arrival served in a glowing glass (a non-alcoholic option will also be available). Guests can keep glass.
  • Unlimited samples of gourmet cuisine from renowned Valley restaurants and caterers

Food & Drink

  • Arizona Taste Catering: Adobe Penne Pasta / Rainbow Chili Slaw
  • Atlasta Catering: Chicken Tinga Tostadas with Black Bean Mopales Salad and Cilantro Crème Fraiche
  • Aventura Catering: Brie, Pear & Almond Star / Vanilla Smoked Scallop with Habanero Glaze Bacon-maple Macaroons
  • Bruce Brown Catering: Walking Carne Asada Tostado with Refried Beans, Grilled Carne Asada and Sour Cream, Garnished with Cilantro, Tomatoes and Cabbage / Southwestern Ceviche with Mexican White Shrimp and California Bay Scallops with Cucumber, Onion, Tomato and Avocado in Shooter Glass
  • Chipotle: Soft Taco with a Choice of Carnitas or Cofritas (New Shredded, Braised Tofu Debuting in AZ in April!), Served with Tomatillo-Green Salsa, Guacamole, Shredded Cheese and a Pickled Vegetable
  • Creations in Cuisine: Southwest Cheese Ravioli, Tomatillo & Poblano Chili Sauce, Roasted Sweet Corn & Scallion Salsa
  • Creative Hands Cuisine :  Mariscos Ceviche con Leche de Tigre: Baja Shrimp, Bay Scallops, Diced Heirloom Tomatoes, Marinated Spanish Onions, Sweet White and Red Bell Peppers, tossed in a Coconut Gastrique, Finished with Fresh Cilantro Micro Greens / Mexican White Chocolate Brownies: Brownies  with Crushed Chiles and Cinnamon, Dipped in a Chocolate Pecan Orange Blossom Glaze, and Finished with a Candied Bacon, Pistachio and Sun Dried Cranberry Brittle
  • Fabulous Food Fine Catering & Events: Citrus Beignet with Burnt Orange Tequila Cream / Duck Chili Verde with Fresh Masa Gorditas Filled with Corn, Poblano and Nopale Salsa
  • Fresh from the Kitchen: Dessert Bar with Spicy Roasted Walnut Brownies, Snickerdoodle Cookies, Southwest Spiced Rice Crispy Treats, and Milk
  • Gertrude's: Green Chile Pork: Niman Pork, Roasted Chiles, Poblano Mole, Crow’s Dairy Quark, Cotija, Local Corn Tortillas, Cilantro / Goat Tacos: Goat, Tepary Bean, Smoked Corn, Cotija, Pickled Onion, Cilantro, Quark, Local Tortilla
  • Coppersquare Kitchen: Crab and Corn Chowder with Pickled Chiles and Cilantro Cream / Ancho Chili Brownies with Horchata
  • Los Sombreros: Carnitas with Pico de Gallo
  • M Catering by Michael's: Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Sausage on Green Chile Grits / Chocolate Mole Cakelet with Caramel Foam and Candied Jalapeno
  • Paletas Betty:  Assorted Flavors of Paletas Popcicles & Agua Vita Fruit Drinks
  • Santa Barbara Catering: Green Chile & Risotto Cake Topped with Chipotle Braised Duck, Black Tepiary Bean & Sweet Corn Relish, & Tequila Lime Drizzle / Ancho Cinnamon Crackle Corn with Candied Pepitas
  • SOL Cocina: Warm Goat Cheese with Chipotle Piloncillo


Spice up the night with captivating entertainment by some of the Valley’s most high-energy Latin and World performers, featuring:

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  • Call 480 481.8188 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily
  • Visit the Admissions Box Office 8 a.m. -8 p.m. daily

The Fine Print

  • Must be 21 or older to attend and must show proper identification to be admitted. No exceptions.
  • Children will not be admitted even if parent or guardian is present.
  • Event programming is subject to change.
  • No outside food, beverage or alcohol may be brought into the Garden.
  • No refunds, exchanges or rain dates.
  • Advance ticket purchase recommended.
  • Proceeds from this event benefit the Garden’s education, research and conservation programs.

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