Whether you’re looking to dine nearby or venture to a restaurant a little out of the way, here are four fab eateries in various necks of the Valley.
Each morning, this South Scottsdale bistro opens to customers awaiting its French-inspired pastries and desserts. In addition to house-made sweet treats, Scratch has eats suitable for three square meals including soups, salads, quiches and sandwiches, which feature everything from chicken breast and bacon to foie gras and smoked duck breast. 7620 E. Indian School Rd., Scottsdale. 480.947.0057, www.scratchpastries.com.
Divine Dessert: Leave room to savor a sinfully sensational chocolate-hazelnut dome. —Christine Whitton