Celebrate the community table of the Southwest region.
In each episode of “Plate & Pour,” a new food series from Arizona PBS, Chef Mark Tarbell guides viewers through the Southwest’s diverse food scene. Using Phoenix as a launchpad, he’ll showcase a wide variety of cuisines, locales and viewer-nominated restaurants.
Mark will join chefs in the kitchen, interview owners, chat with bartenders and more. Viewers get an inside look at the design and ambiance of each featured restaurant, the perspective of fellow viewers who recommended it and a look at its neighborhood or community. “Plate & Pour” also explores new culinary trends and aspects of the Southwest food scene – such as farmers markets, vineyards or butchers – that impact how and what we eat.
About Mark Tarbell
Chef Mark Tarbell studied in Paris at the Ecole du Cuisine La Varenne, where he earned a Grande Diplôme d’Etude Culinaire. He also studied at Steven Spurrier’s l’Academie du Vin. In 1994, he opened Tarbell’s Restaurant, followed by Barmouche in 1999 and The Oven (in Colorado) in 2004. Tarbell opened The Wine Store in 2013 and The Tavern in 2014.
The James Beard Foundation nominated Tarbell for “Best Chef – Southwest.” He is also a two-time inductee to The Arizona Hall of Culinary Fame, and his restaurants have earned more than 50 “Best Of” city and industry awards, including a “Best Restaurant” from Food and Wine magazine.
Tarbell’s frequent television and radio appearances include winning “Iron Chef America” on The Food Network as well as multiple appearances on The Cooking Channel. He has been the weekly wine columnist for the Arizona Republic since 2004 as well as a judge at the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits competition (the largest and oldest in the country) for 25 years. He was nominated for a regional Emmy Award in 2017 for his role as host of “Check, Please! Arizona.”
Sponsorship opportunities for “Plate & Pour” are available. Contact Peggy Lower at 602-496-1241 for more information.