Category: Arizona Restaurants

Prado; Not pretentious, just perfection

Prado Restaurant at the Omni Montelucia Resort is located right in the middle of Phoenix and Scottsdale in the stunning enclave of Paradise Valley. The restaurant supports the Spanish village theme with a wide-open communal atmosphere that houses both the restaurant and the lounge. A cozy space is carved out...

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House Brasserie: A Confetti of Culinary Indulgence

Through my travels I've had an opportunity to stroll through the Paris quarters, where streets are lined with bakeries, bistros and brasseries. The alluring scent of gastronomy wafts through the air on a quest to captivate the esurient passerby. The French dining experience has a romantic legacy and a rich...

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The Mission Restaurant: A Culinary Pilgrimage

The Mission Restaurant takes diners on an extraordinary culinary pilgrimage—starting with the main dining area which is decorated in rich earth tones, supple leathers and large candelabras hanging from the exposed duct-work ceiling. A back-lit Himalayan salt wall sets the stage for Peruvian accented Latin fare that introduces the palate...

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Arizona Restaurant Week just around the corner

Save the Date: Arizona Restaurant Week (May 20-29, 2016) Many cities and states now have organized restaurant weeks, where culinary experiences are celebrated and shared. Arizona kick's off its gastro week May 20th-29th. If you've never participated, the event gives food-lovers an opportunity to visit a wide selection of participating...

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Binkley’s is a bevy of culinary prowess

The ensemble cast functions like a culinary symphony. The highly trained staff moves in perfect harmony, with a full knowledge of each note being performed by the gastronomic conductor. The presentations are like Beethoven's Fifth, both delicate and bold with a finish that leaves the gourmand to marvel. Binkley's is...

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BRIX balances culinary excellence

Colorfully concocted cuisine. Sumptuously blended flavors. Artfully presented. Savored within a warm and intimate setting. Enjoyed with great company, followed by impeccable service. This describes the culinary nirvana I experienced at Brix Restaurant and Wine Bar in Flagstaff, Arizona. I have been to Flagstaff many times, and while there are...

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Scottsdale’s Toro: A Peruvian Ascent to Culinary Heaven

We recently took a fantastic culinary journey to Peru at Toro Latin Restaurant and Rum Bar, which is located at the Scottsdale Fairmont Princess' TPC (Tournament Player's Club), where the annual PGA Waste Management Phoenix Open takes place. Celebrity Chef Richard Sandoval has created this newest culinary experience where Asian...

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Arizona Restaurant Week

Throughout the Grand Canyon State of Arizona, foodies are celebrating the gastronomic pleasures that variety brings during the annual Arizona Restaurant Week (May 15th through the 25th). This statewide affair offers a wealth of dining options, and an opportunity to try something new. From sizzling Southwestern food, to soothing comfort...

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Beckett’s Table: The soul of culinary confection

Opened in 2010 Chef Justin & Michelle Beckett, along with Scott and Katie Stephens, launched a ‘new’ vision including ‘old’ favorites. Nestled between the elegance of the Biltmore area and the hip and trendy Arcadia neighborhood, Beckett’s Table is an upscale dining experience with a comfortable casual feel. The restaurant...

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Talavera typifies fine-dining

The Four Seasons is synonymous with luxury and uncompromising quality…the Scottsdale location in the northern part of the city embodies those guiding principles that make the brand so coveted. Nestled at the foothills of Pinnacle Peak (an iconic rock formation and historic North Scottsdale area), amid towering saguaro cacti and...

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Sanctuary “elements:” Where Yin Meets Yang

Written by: Terri Campbell Arizona is recognized for some of the most amazing resorts in the world. Sanctuary, located in the heart of Scottsdale is an upscale resort at the top of that list. In addition to the breathtaking scenery, tranquil spa and modern classic rooms, Sanctuary houses the award-winning...

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