Starts Tomorrow: Arizona Restaurant Week

Starting tomorrow, Sept. 17, more than 200 state eateries–from Tucson to Flagstaff and everywhere in between–are ready to take part in the always highly anticipated Arizona Restaurant Week. During Arizona Restaurant Week, which ends Sept. 25, Arizonans are invited to try local favorites or experience those eateries you’ve been meaning to sample–all for a special prices. Each restaurant will offer a three-course dinner menu of signature dishes for $20, $30 or $40 per person, excluding beverages, tax and gratuity unless otherwise noted (some restaurants do include a beverage). Those with special dining needs, including vegetarians and gluten-free diners, also have plenty of options to choose from.

Here are a few menus we have our eyes on:
BLT Steak, Scottsdale, $40
First Course
– Choice Of –
Hamachi / Avocado-Mint Puree / Wasabi Caviar
Roasted Beets / Endive / Apple / Crow’s Dairy Chevre
Caesar Salad / Parmigiano / Crostini / White Anchovy Dressing
Second Course
– Choice Of –
Roasted Jidori Half Chicken / Lemon-Rosemary / Chicken Jus
Branzino Seabass / Grenobloise
Brandt Farms Beef Filet / Red Wine Sauce / Confit Garlic
Third Course
– Choice Of –
Crepe Soufflé / Passion Fruit Sauce
Carrot Cake / Ginger Ice Cream
Peanut Butter-Chocolate Mousse / Banana Ice Cream

House of Tricks, Tempe, $30
First Course
– Choice Of –
Smoked Sweet Corn Vichysoisse with Gruyere Buttermilk Fondue
Arugula Salad with Manchego, Crispy Shallots and Cascabel Sherry Vinaigrette
Grilled Aspargus Romesco with House ChorizoSecond Course
– Choice Of –
Szechuan Swai with Chili-Soy Broth, Daikon and Chili Rings
Grilled Hanger Steak Chimichurri, Patatas Bravas, Cotija and Haricot Vert
Sherried Oyster Mushrooms and Green Peppercorn Grits, Saba and Heirloom TomatoesThird Course
– Choice Of –
Key Lime Pie with Blueberry Marshmallow Fluff
White Chocolate Macademia Nut Cheesecake
Ice Cream Bowl

NOCA, Phoenix, $30
First Course
– Choice Of –
Marinated Beet Salad – pickled onions, shaved walnuts, pecorino, maple vinaigrette
Country Pate- celery puree, black truffle, sourdough crunchSecond Course
– Choice Of –
Shrimp & Grits – andouille gravy, parsley pistou
Rigatoni – pomodoro, calabrian chili, pecorino dolce
Bavette Steak- summer squash, panzanella, salsa verde
Paneed Berkshire Pork Loin – turnips, sauerkraut, apple butter
Salt-Baked Market Fish of the Day – pickled green beans, chickpea panisse, smoked onion velouteThird Course
– Choice Of –
“ocaBAR – nutella brownie, feuilletine, dark chocolate mousse, gianduja glaze, roasted hazelnut gelato
Frozen Cheesecake – Cheesecake Sorbet, Coconut Crumble, Spiced Rum Raisin, Pineapple Confit, Frozen Meringue

For a full listing of participating Arizona restaurants, pricing and menus, visit http://www.arizonarestaurantweek.com/.

 

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