Tucson will host the inaugural Savor Southern Arizona Food and Wine Festival on Feb. 1 at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way.

It promises to marry the region’s vibrant restaurants with its emerging wine industry. Some of the region’s finest chefs representing as many as 40 restaurants will show off their culinary excellence alongside craft brewers, food artisans and vintners.

Tickets are $65 in advance here or by calling 797-3959. It’s $75 on the day of the event, and the price includes food and wine tastings.

The festival is sponsored by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance.

See more restaurant news in Thursday's Caliente.