'We met Riley at a pop-up dinner he put on in the fall of 2016.  We enjoyed that event greatly; the food was superb, and the conversation around the big common table was wonderful.  

We attended a fundraising event a few months later and won the raffle prize for a dinner prepared at home by a chef; we were delighted to learn that Riley was the chef.  He came to our home and prepared a scrumptious meal while we sat in the kitchen and talked with him. During dinner he whipped up a splendid dessert.  That meal was one of the best we've eaten in Tucson."

"Dear Chef Riley,

My apologies for the delay in expressing my gratitude for the wonderful dinner. It was my first Pop Up Tucson dinner, it will not be my last. I was very impressed by the logistics required and your skills in preparing a gourmet meal with perfect wine pairings. My favorite course was the duck breast. Several of us wanted to lick the plate clean! Kudos to your beautiful hostess and your service staff. I was very impressed by your wine service not only was he very well versed in the wine selections, he gave generous pours and took all of our pleadings for more in good humor. I have shared my experience with my friends and I wish you every success in the future."


We had a wonderful evening at the Pop-Up Tucson dinner. The food was tremendous and we met some very interesting people at the table. Thank you."


Thank you for a wonderful dinner.  The atmosphere was amazing, the big fans really helped keep the airflow going until the sun went down.  The "live kitchen" set up where we got to see you guys working hard and savoring the aroma was awesome. The menu was great.  I'd never had pepino before; the serano sashimi was great; the duck and the "manzanita sol" carnitas fantastic.  Loved every bit of it.  Service was solid throughout the night - your crew was awesome.  The live painter was inspired.  Great setup."