There’s a lot of talk these days about the delicious things happening in the shadows of the magnificent Pusch Ridge, so we thought we better see what all the buzz was about on this live broadcast from the Hilton El Conquistador Resort!

Adam Lehrman, Kevin Brady, Chef Josh Willett, Matt Russell, Ruben Encinas & Cait Huble

Our celebrity co-host was Tucson Foodie’s own Adam Lehrman who got us current with the food stories that he’s been covering lately. Cait Huble of the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance joined us as well with some exciting news about the upcoming SAVOR Food & Wine Festival. With all the shaking and stirring going on at the El Conquistador’s Colibri Lounge, we then caught up with beverage manager Ruben Encinas who demonstrated how to cocktail like a true conquistador. Our featured guest was Chef Josh Willett, of the El Conquistador’s Epazote Kitchen & Cocktails, who revealed his new seasonal menu. It was fun to hear his stories about how he approaches the construction of a menu from a blank canvas.

Beef short rib with mushroom medley, asparagus, and squash puree

He then treated us to some new selections, including the watercress and endive salad, the grilled quail with tamarind and lentils, and the beef short rib with a squash puree. Channel your inner conquistador and enjoy some great food and drinks!