Seasonally Focused Express Lunch At Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails is continually revamping their menu to make sure that it stays fresh and in season. This seasons new lunch menu also ensures that you can get in and out in under an hour. What’s not to like about a seasonal menu with substance but not so complicated you have to keep checking your watch to make sure you don’t upset the boss. Chef Sean Currid incorporates his normal southern styling without being overburdened with items that take too long for a typical lunch break. We got to take a peek at some favorites and new items this week during a visit to the restaurant at CityScape’s Palomar hotel.

Starting Corn Grit Fries BHoff we chose the Corn Grit Fries. These polenta based fries have a thick smoked bacon and white cheddar mixed inside. Crispy on the outside but soft and savory on the inside they come with a side of Pomodoro sauce for dipping. We had a hard time deciding if we liked them more with or without the sauce. On one side you had a perfect starter all on its own that kept that southern focus. On the other side you could dip them into the warm sauce and it turned it into a more Italian style dish. Personally I ate most of mine without the sauce as I prefer them all on their own. The bacon pieces added such flavor that I didn’t see the need to add anything else to them. Having to share this dish is a hard thing to accept as I would have happily eaten them all myself.

For our mains we enjoyed the Ham & Cheese and the Crab Cake sandwiches. The Ham & Cheese is a clHam & Cheese BHassic served on the ever popular Noble bread in an open face style. Layers of fontina and Tillamook cheddar, belly ham, and beefsteak tomato, it is a traditional mom style sandwich; however, Chef Currid creates a slightly upscale version with quality ingredients. In addition, he keeps the warm “good for the soul” feeling you are used to with a sandwich you have probably been eating your whole life. The ham is tender and yet has a slight crisp to the edges as they grill it when melting the cheese. Pair this with their thick house cut fries with rosemary, Parmesan, and chili flakes and you have a wonderful afternoon feel-good lunch. The Crab Cake sandwich can best described as crabby. No overpowering breading or thick feeling patty, this mostly crab patty has wonderful seasoning and was topped with a celery root slaw. As any crab cake sandwich should be, the crab was the main ingredient.Crab Cake BH I can’t stress enough how disappointing it is when you order a crab cake and get this bready puck. No fear with Chef Currid’s rendition. You will enjoy every bite. The bread can be the low point on such a sandwich but placing it on a jalapeno tomato bun is a winning combination and yet again somehow manages not to overpower the crab.

I normally skip dessert at lunch but the Blue Hound Cherry Pie sounded too good to pass up. Fresh cherries cooked in a small tart like size it is covered in salted caramel ice cream and powdered sugar. The crust was flaky with just enough of a doughy consistency to bring smiles to the faces at the table. As with most items on the menu this is a seasonal option so hurry up and get over there before they run out of a cherry pie unlike any you have tried.Cherry Pie BH

T. Cook’s Focuses on Mediterranean Inspired Menu With New Executive Chef Todd Allison

T.Cook’s at the Royal Palms invited us to try out their newly created menu and in a word it was delightful. In May of this year Chef Todd Allison joined the restaurant and after making some other changes built out this new menu and brought T.Cooks back to its original Mediterranean focus. Some of the other changes he has brought about includes; an interactive dining experience utilizing the fireplace area of the room, expanded the on-site garden, and brought back a few classics including the pesto. “Coming back to Arizona has been an exciting experience, especially seeing how significantly the culinary scene has evolved and how educated and enthusiastic diners are,” said Allison. “Taking T. Cook’s back to Northern Mediterranean-inspired cuisine was a natural fit for me. It’s what I know and what I’ve built my culinary background on for the past 10 years. I’m sourcing directly from that region to make each dish as authentic as possible, while also supporting local farmers and ranchers. The combination of the two makes for a memorable dining experience.”

So now that we know the background, let’s get to the good part, the food. Starting off the extravaganza was the Grilled Spanish Octopus. Plated on a wood board were charred green beans, crispy calamari, roasted tomatoes, artichokes, and a lemon-caper aioli. The star of course was the grilled Octopus, which was meaty but tender to the bite with just a hint of the grilled exterior taste. Perfectly size for two as a shared plate it was not the overwhelming size of the typical calamari. Even if you are squeamish about eating octopus you will quickly get over that with one small bite. Next up we enjoyed the pan roasted Hudson Valley Foie Gras. Distinctive in its combination of flavors Chef Allison plates the foie gras on a quarter portion of a thyme waffle and incorporates a piece of fried chicken. The plate is then drizzled with estate citrus maple syrup. Never in my right mind would I think to combine such flavors but this was a true work of genius. Make sure to get a bit of all the pieces of this puzzle to unlock the wonderful taste of this dish. The salty and sweet work in tandem with each other as the thyme of the waffle comes to life. From the fireplace selection we tasted the Spanish Choriqueso, presented in a small cast iron bowl with pieces of flat bread for dipping or in our case spooning the creamy queso. It was simply perfect. Not too spicy just a hint of heat with charred scallions, if we didn’t have more to come I could have eaten the whole serving. Additionally, we tasted the braised beef short rib with comes as two small pieces of short rib topped with a ravioli filled with ricotta cheese and arugula all sitting in a parsnip puree. We discovered the ravioli had a sweet taste to it we couldn’t figure out over the arugula peppery filling. We were told that basil is also added and we agree it was a nice addition to balance out the other flavors.  Last as a palate cleaner of sorts we went with the heirloom tomato salad which comes with the most creamy burrata chese I have ever tasted, watercress and a balsamic and olive oil combination. Interesting experience during this course was one plate included what tasted like a small amount of sea salt on the bottom of the dish, while another plate did not. Either way it worked and of course the salt lover at the table got the one without and the salt avoider got the one with the salt. Switching plates did the job and we could refocus on the burrata.

For entrees we had a hard time deciding as there were many wonderful sounding options to choose from but in the end we went with the Pan Roasted John Dory and the Maine Lobster Carbonara. The John Dory was a nice flaky fish which had a very nice lemon-caper sauce on top. It came with small Yukon gold potatoes and artichoke barigoule which were a perfect accompaniment for this New Zealand fish. Our server brought us a pairing of Tattinger champagne which was unexpected but really did bring out the flavors of the dish. If you feel like splurging I highly recommend it. The Maine Lobster Carbonara was rich but without being overbearing or extremely heavy. The lobster was well presented and distributed within the pasta along with pancetta, broccolini, capellini, and a parmesan cheese. It is a lobster lover’s dream and one that will make you glad you hit the gym earlier in the day.

For dessert we tasted the Bread Pudding and the Orange Pana Cotta. As a bread pudding lover it was a no brainer but we were surprised to find that the pana cotta was actually the table’s favorite desert. The bread pudding is made with croissants and is different every week. That alone sold the table on it and we believed it would be the hands down winner in this small dessert contest. It came as a chocolate bread pudding with coconut flakes. Warmed and dozing with flavor the coconut and chocolate were both strong flavors and in doing so limited how much we could eat of it. Thankfully the ice cream topping it also smoothed things out. The pana cotta however was perfect in every way. Topped with huckleberry compote and candied ginger, you only needed a little of the fruit to accentuate the pana cotta flavorings. Of course, we thought the perfect combination included the homemade cinnamon graham crackers dipped with just a little of everything. The crunch from the cookie, the sweetness from the fruit, and the smooth mellow pana cotta were just a perfect way to end this food extravaganza.

More Information: T.Cook’s

Lots To Choose From For 4th Of July Specials & Events!

There are so many things to do to celebrate our Independence Day! Most of them include some great food offerings, beyond just the typical hot dogs and burgers. Take a look at just a few of the many options you have in the valley and beyond!

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Z’Tejas
Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill is lighting up some exciting deals for the Fourth of July holiday! All weekend long, July 4-6, head into Z’Tejas for $0.74 Sliders and $7.40 buckets of beer! Offer is for dine-in only.
Their food menu, largely influenced by the South, signifies the bold robust flavors of Arizona, California, Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas. There are five Z’Tejas locations in the Valley. To find the one nearest you, please visit www.ztejas.com.

Sprinkles
Celebrate your Independence Day with Sprinkles Cupcakes as they roll out one of their most anticipated seasonal flavors: lemon blueberry – a fragrant lemon cake, studded with wild blueberries and topped with lemon cream cheese frosting.
Sprinkles is also offering their 4th of July Box, filled with six lemon blueberry and six red velvet cupcakes, all topped with patriotic stars that are sure to add fireworks to any holiday BBQ. Sprinkles’ limited flavor and the 4th of July Box will be available from June 19 to July 5th.
Valley residents can pick up their cupcakes at the Scottsdale location Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Same-day orders for pick up and delivery are now available. For details or to place an order, visit www.sprinkles.com or call (480) 970-4321.
Sprinkles is located at 4501 N. Scottsdale Road on the northeast corner of Scottsdale and Camelback roads, across from Scottsdale Fashion Square.

Uptown Alley
Uptown Alley is celebrating Independence Day with their unbeatable 1776 specials all day long. Come in for the All American Eat and Play Classic featuring one topping large pizza, four sodas and $20 in Game Play. Or, try a Play Day for 2, which includes two $5 Game Cards, four games of bowling, shoe rental and two games of Laser Tag. For larger groups, you can add-on up to four guests for $8 each. Valued at roughly $50 each, both offers are only $17.76 on July 4th!
Uptown Alley features a full restaurant, 40 lanes of bowling, over 80 video and prize games, and a two-story laser tag attraction. Uptown Alley keeps entertainment exciting by featuring live bands on the main stage. Uptown Alley is located at 13525 N. Litchfield Road, Surprise, AZ 85379. You can also visit their website for more details at uptownalleysurprise.com.

Tilted Kilt
Saturday, July 4th, is the final day of Tilted Kilt’s annual “Here’s to Heroes” fundraiser. Proceeds go to the Folds of Honor Foundation, a non-profit benefitting the children and spouses of military women and men who were disabled or killed serving our great nation.Customers can make a donation in exchange for customizable paper dog tags for $1 or $5 that will be displayed on their pub walls. Digital dog tags are also available to buy online. A 10$ donation gets people a special Folds of Honor glass. The “Here’s to Heroes” fundraiser allows Tilted Kilt the ability to salute the sacrifices of the more than one million men and women choosing to serve our country in the United States Armed Forces. This year, their goal is to raise $100,000 for Folds of Honor (www.foldsofhonor.org). Tilted Kilt has locations in Peoria, Tempe, Downtown Phoenix, Paradise Valley and Scottsdale. For more information, go to www.tiltedkilt.com.

Jewel’s Bakery
This 4th of July, before you go to your backyard BBQ, swing by Jewel’s Bakery and Café for festive gluten-free items or an entire family feast! The specialty chicken dinner feast feeds 6-8 people and includes everything you need for a perfect holiday meal:
• One whole all-natural Redbird chicken, breaded and deep-fried to perfection. Includes 8 pieces: two drumsticks, two wings, two thighs, and two breast pieces. All white-meat boneless breast strips available add $20
• 8 Jewel’s fresh-baked biscuits, served with homemade honey butter
• Creamy Baked Four Cheese Mac ‘n’ Cheese, a delicious version of this classic comfort food or Garlic Mashed Potatoes with creamy gravy
• Jewel’s Classic Slaw, the perfect refreshing side dish to round out your meal
• Apple pie, made with fresh apples and a buttery, flaky crust – an American classic done right!
Availability is limited. Call to reserve yours today at (602) 714-5243. Full dinner is $87.50 or call the café for a la carte pricing.
Jewel’s Bakery, a locally owned and operated gluten-free bakery and restaurant, is great for family members with dietary restrictions or those who are health-conscious. Now with new, extended hours, this charming restaurant is located at 4041 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018. To find out more about this fresh, local spot, visit www.jewelsbakeryandcafe.com.

Nabers
Let Freedom Ring at Nabers! July 3-5, enjoy $4 Leinie’s Summer Shandy & $5 Freedom-Tinis. Baby Back Ribs are just $12.50, Double Cheeseburgers $7 and Hot Dogs are just $5. Country dance music provided by DJ Joey LaDelfa will be in the house on Saturday, July 4th. The best patriotic attire wins $50. Indoor cornhole & ping pong will be available all night. Call 480-705-0288 for more information. Nabers is a place where friends gather! The establishment focuses on good food, great drinks and fun music throughout the week. They are located at 825 N 54th St., in Chandler. For more information visit nabersaz.com

Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration
The 4th of July in Phoenix is a scorcher. Stay out of the summer heat at Scottsdale 4th of July where it is red, white, and COOL! Come to the air-conditioned WestWorld where kids will have worlds of fun in the Play Zone, Bull Riding show and so much more. Stay after the fun and games for an exciting fireworks show!

Event Information:
FROZEN 4th Spectacular.* 5 interactive game stations. Appearances by Anna & Elsa. Kids, come in costume for chance to be FROZEN ‘Royalty’ in the ‘FROZEN 4th Coronation’ with crowning by Elsa. Plus: Sing-a-Longs; What’s Up Table to win tickets to FROZEN Sing-a-Long at Pepsi Amphitheater July 26, Flagstaff; arts & crafts; karaoke; Build-a Snowman contest; laser tag, photo booth & more!
FREE: 5 stations of Frozen 4th Spectacular activities; Vintage Grand Prix racing; Mutton Busting; BMX & Skateboard Stunt Show; TNT Dunk Squad show; Scottsdale Police Department SWAT and K-9 Demonstration; LIVE 101.5 Dance Party; Video Game Trucks; Bull Riding show; musical entertainment and more!
Play Zone [wristband access]: inflatables including 35-foot “black diamond” slide; a 22-foot ‘vertical rush’ obstacle course; Zip Line; 6 lane bungee run; ‘shockwave’ obstacle course; mechanical bull; rodeo calf roping machine; toddler inflatables; and more!

When & Where:
Sat., July 4, 2-9:30pm, inside WestWorld’s 300,000 square-foot fully air-conditioned Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center that encompasses the North Hall, South Hall and Equidome.

Ticket Information:
Tickets at www.westworldaz.comor 1.866.977.6849. Tickets in advance are $12/general admission or $6 for Scottsdale residents in advance and available online only. [Resident tickets not available at the gate.] Children 5 and under are FREE. VIP tickets in advance are $30 and include unlimited hot dogs, hamburgers, salad, desserts, soft drinks, watermelon, and bleacher seating for the fireworks show. Kids VIP tickets $15, ages 7-17, in advance. Family Fun Pack is $120 in advance [2 VIP; 2 Kids VIP; 2 Play Zone wristbands]. At the door, general admission tickets are $17; VIP is $35; Kids VIP is $20. Food and play zone games are economically priced at $20 for the first wristband and $10 for each additional wristband, $5 for kids five and under, delivering a complete afternoon and evening of activity. Family Fun Pack is $140 at the gate. Parking is $5. WestWorld’s polo field lot opens 7pm to watch fireworks only; $20 a carload. Day of: GA $17; VIP $35; Children VIP $20.

Red, White, & Boom
40th annual Red, White & Boom Fireworks Festival is set for Friday, July 3, 2015. This year, the festival is moving to a brand new location at Pecos Park, 17010 South 48th Street Phoenix AZ 85048.

Local band, Daisy Train will perform from 5-8:45 p.m. Then, local resident, Jen Capitali will sing the National Anthem, followed by the Color Guard March to be performed by the Ahwatukee American Legion Post #64. At 9 p.m. the night sky will explode with booming color as the fireworks spectacular ignites.

For $25 per person, patrons can spend the day splashing around with the Oasis Lounge Pack which includes all access to the swimming pool and water play area, a complimentary meal and a beverage. Also, for anyone looking to escape the heat and enjoy some shade, $25 tickets are available for access to the Boom! Room offering a misted zone with a complimentary meal, a beverage, and exclusive access to the live entertainment and fireworks show. For more information including FAQ’s, a list of tips
and parking instructions, visit www.red-white-boom.com.

SEDONA

This Fourth of July, escape the heat and head to Sedona to celebrate the long weekend at Kimpton’s Amara Resort and Spa for a pig roast from the resort’s signature restaurant SaltRock, lawn games and room rates starting at $339.
Under the direction of Executive Chef Massimo De Francesca, SaltRock will serve up an all-American specialty menu featuring a Southwest inspired Porchetta roast on Saturday, July 4 to be enjoyed outdoors in the courtyard of Amara overlooking Cleopatra Red Rock Formation and the lush foliage along Oak Creek. Menu details include…
Fourth of July Menu at SaltRock

  • Saturday, July 4, 2015
  • Available from noon until 6:00pm
  • Prix-fixe menu with your choice of Southwest inspired Porchetta, pineapple barbeque glazed chicken grilled corn on the cob with chipotle aioli and queso fresco, chilled watermelon and more.
  • $40 per person, $20 for children under 12 years old. Includes nonalcoholic beverages. Does not include tax or gratuity.
  • A communal table will display the items from the menu and will feature a carving station for the Porchetta.
  • Lawn games, such as cornhole, bocce ball and more will be set up within the courtyard and will be available to all guests of the pig roast, as well as throughout the weekend.
  • Additional events happening around Sedona include the 4th of July Concert and Laser Light Show at the Performing Arts Center and the 15th Annual Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza in Cottonwood.

Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails Spring/Summer Menu

Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails has gone through a reinvention with their new Chef Sean Currid. It continues to have a very relaxed yet attentive atmosphere but with their new seasonal lunch menu they are hoping you will come in and experience the changes. They were nice enough to take us to lunch recently and let us try out the new menu. This is their spring/summer lunch menu and there is a good amount of variety while still focusing on what is in season. If you are looking for something lighter there are some amazing salads including a Quinoa salad with shrimp which was so tempting. IF you want something heavier and heartier there is the new burger, simple called “The Burger” but there is nothing simple about it. Either way we think you’ll be happy you took the trip downtown.

For our lunch journey we started with the fried green tomatoes with lump crab meat. Perfectly fried without feeling heavy and bready these tomatoes were fresh and with a slight sour taste to it you would expect. It sat on a bed of remoulade and lump crab meat was scattered on top. Fresh, sour, sweet, crunchy, smooth, this dish provided a lot for a starter.

Our main entrees consisted of The Burger and the Mt. Lassen Trout. Both beautifully presented and both on different sides of the health scale, which is exactly what we wanted. Sharing both plates gave us the best of both worlds. The burger is covered in a pimento cheese, bacon, pickle, on a pretzel bun. The best part of this burger was by far the pimento cheese. Not a fan of pimento cheese I had my doubts, but one bite and I was hooked. I am counting the days to be downtown again and devour this burger again. The second entrée was the trout which was perfectly cooked with brown butter on a bed of green beans in a golden raisin and caper sauce that was sweet but complimented both the fish and the beans perfectly. If only my mom had cooked green beans with the same spices I would have been a big fan of them. I cannot explain in enough detail how perfectly crisp, sweet, and savory they were. You will have to experience it for yourself.

Luckily for us, we had a little room left over for dessert. The pineapple upside-down cake was pure bliss. The cake was moist with a wonderful crunchy outer layer. It was covered with just a few pineapple chunks and a scoop of date ice cream. All of this alone would be enough to make us happy campers. However, I saved the best for last. It comes presented in a cast iron skillet with bubbling hot salted caramel. It is smooth, salty, and provides the perfect balance to the sweet cake. So our advice is, don’t forget to save room because you will regret it if you fill up before you get to this sweet ending.

In case you missed our social media posts, here are some pictures to wet your appetite.

For more information on Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails, check out our ingredients page.

Check, Please! Arizona Festival 2015

Eight’s Check, Please! Arizona Festival continues for a third straight year of pleasing fans of local, independent eateries once again, Sun., March 22, 2015, 11am-3pm at CityScape in downtown Phoenix. Eight will again transform CityScape into a haven for food adventurists, a one-stop exploration of Arizona’s independent restaurant collective that ranges from every-day hamburger haunts to five-star gourmet establishments.

In its third year, the event is crowned with a gathering of Arizona’s James Beard Foundation award-winners, among them, Emmy Award-winning host of Eight’s Check, Please! Arizona Robert McGrath, plus Christopher Gross, Chris Bianco, and Nobuo Fukuda.

In addition, as Arizona’s culinary scene continues to advance in global sophistication, the 2015 version of the event will also showcase overlays by Arizona’s chef talent, including a second panel of top Valley chefs, in addition to a lineup of cooking demonstrations by local chefs on two stages, provided by SubZero/Wolf, and a tour of favorite wines by Chef Christopher Gross, including tastings and tips for food pairings.

The festival also will be adding several new restaurants to the lineup this year from Check, Please! Arizona’s five seasons on-air, as well as featuring many returning favorites, to date including:

Switch Restaurant & Wine Bar

The Wild Thaiger

Salerno’s

Haus Murphy’s

Frasher’s Steakhouse & Lounge

The Salt Cellar

Flavors of Louisiana

Rancho Pinot

Cowboy Ciao

Jewel of the Crown

Cucina Tagliani

Tarbell’s

San Tan Brewing Company

Thee Pitts “Again”

Hob Nob

Phoenix City Grille

Red, White and Brew

Betty’s Nosh

Avanti Restaurant

MacAlpine’s Restaurant & Soda Fountain

TEXAZ Grill

TICKETS. Tickets are available at www.azpbs.org/checkplease/festival. General admission in advance is $79; at the door tickets are $89. Tickets include food, wine and beer sampling as well as panel discussions, cooking demonstrations and guest lectures.

Great Deals Abound For Valentine’s Day

Ah Valentine’s day! Every year the greeting card companies and chocolate companies jump for joy as their sales explode. During my single years I dreaded the holiday and usually met up with other single friends for a Singles Awareness Day (SAD) party. Now that I have moved on to the next stage of life and am in a wonderful relationship it’s time to start celebrating with all the other happy couples in the metro area. I have my card personalized and ready to seal. Now I need to make some reservations for dinner! Lucky for me we have the inside track on some amazing V day specials. So without further ado…let’s take a look at some of the special’s just waiting for you at our great local restaurants.

1. “His and Hers” Valentine’s Day at Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

  • 4-course prix-fixe menu
  • Saturday, Feb. 14 from 5:30pm to 11:30pm
  • $80++ PER PERSON
  • Cocktails available from Head Barkeep Stephanie Teslar, starting at $10

Menu options include:

  • Bacon Wrapped Oysters – Brioche, lemon and chive
  • Chilled Dungeness Crab – Celerian mousse, fennel, gaufrette and caviar
  • Local Arugula Salad – Beets, fennel, blood orange, pickled shallots and feta
  • Sunchoke Soup – Crispy shallots, extra virgin olive oil and parsley puree
  • Pork Belly and Scallop – Tomato Jam, turnip, truffle and veal jus
  • Petite Filet and Short Rib – organic mushrooms, parsnips and sauce perigoux
  • Petite Sweets – Macaroons, chocolate strawberries and blackberry and cabernet gelato

For more information: visit http://www.bluehoundkitchen.com/ or call 602-258-0231.

 

2. The Second Story – Chocolate Tasting Menu

Entice your taste buds with a three-course assortment of gourmet chocolate themed cuisine that can be savored with your choice of a bottle of wine, champagne or cocktail pairing.

Make sure that you save room for dessert! The meal wraps up perfectly with a warm chocolate cake that is perfect to split.

  • First Course: (select one)

    • Coco Nib & Togorashi Crusted Ahi, Thai Peanut Slaw
    • Dutch Coco & Coffee Crusted Venison, Peppered Greens, Blood Orange Vin
  • Second Course: (select one)
    • Clove Dusted Foie Gras, Chocolate Golden Raisin Agrodolce, Toasted Brioche, Lemon Basil, Chocolate Mint
    • Bitter Chocolate Mole Braised Beef Short Rib, Seared Corn & Jalapeno Polenta Cake, Braised Greens
  • Third Course: (select one)
    • Thyme Dusted Scallops, White Chocolate Foam, Vanilla Glazed Carrots, Roasted Sweet Corn Risotto Coco Nib Oil
    • Cacao Smoked Duck Breast, Honey Glazed Black Pepper Parsnips, Fin Herb Roast Potatoes, Red Wine Chocolate Demi Glace
  • Fourth Course:(A Dessert To Share)
    • Warm Chocolate Cake, Salted Honey Caramel, White Chocolate Chantilly, Coco Nib Tuille

The Second Story’s Valentine’s Day Chocolate Tasting Menu is $250 per couple + tax and tip. Includes choice of bottle of wine, champagne or cocktail pairing. 

More Information and Reservations Click Here

 

3. Valentine’s Day Tasting Menu at Los Sombreros in Scottsdale

10-Course, Valentine’s Day Tasting Menu
(priced at $75++, serves two) ****Includes 1 glass of red, white or sparkling house wine per person——-

Los Sombreros Scottsdale
2534 N. Scottsdale Road
480-994-1799
4pm to close.

Los Sombreros North Scottsdale
14795 N. Northsight Blvd.
480-991-1799
11am to close.

lossombreros.com

Tasting menu includes:

  • Corn Chowder Soup
  • Two Crispy Hibiscus Taquitos
  • Fig and Panela Cheese Salad, with greens in a balsamic vinaigrette dressing
  • Crab & Mango Salad with honey lime vinaigrette
  • Snapper with Esquites
  • Trout with Almonds in Lemon Butter with Capers
  • Corn Cake Soufle with Mole Sauce

4. Scramble – Breakfast V Day Specials

Valentine’s Day specials featured at both of its locations in Phoenix and Scottsdale on Saturday, Feb. 14.
Valentine’s Day specials include a fluffy Red Velvet Pancake Trio topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings served with a choice of side for $8.29.
Also featured that day is Scramble’s Cupid’s Arrow Café Latte featuring Ghirardelli dark and white chocolate syrup for $4.49. Add a shot of Godiva Chocolate Liqueur for $2.50 (Scottsdale location only.)

Scramble is open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Scramble has two locations: 9832 N. 7th Street on the northwest corner of East Mountain View Road and at 6590 N. Scottsdale Road on the northwest corner of East Lincoln Drive. For more information call 602-374-2294 (Phoenix), 480-404-7264 (Scottsdale) or visit www.azscramble.com