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Arizona Restaurant Week

May 18 – 27

The Arizona Restaurant Association’s Fall Arizona Restaurant Week ( ARW) is just days away. Channel your inner foodie and book reservations at some of the Valley’s premiere restaurants. It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy a dinner out, schedule a long overdue get together, revisit a favorite spot or finally try that restaurant on your wish list.

The 2018 Fall Arizona Restaurant Week will kick off 10 days of dining, from May 18 through May 27. This year marks the 11-year anniversary of this culinary tradition.

Participating restaurants are known for their exceptional cuisine, pleasing atmosphere and superior service. Over 100 restaurants will showcase three-course prix-fixe meals for just $33 or $44 per person.

Prado Restaurant at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia.

In a press release, Arizona Restaurant Association president and CEO Steve Chucri says, “Arizona Restaurant Week gives Valley diners a unique opportunity to try some of the state’s finest and most popular restaurants featuring special menus designed to let their culinary staff shine. We are proud to have contributed to the interest, development and support of the local culinary scene for the past 11 years — and counting.”

Participating restaurants include SumoMaya, El Chorro, Marcellino Ristorante, Bourbon & Bones, Artizen, Nobuo at Teeter House, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, ZuZu, Virtù Honest Craft, The Keg, Zinc Bistro, Cowboy Ciao, Prado and Roka Akor, among many others.

Several of our staff writers reviewed ARW menus and selected their five favorites. See below. A complete list of participating restaurants and ARW menus can be found at www.ArizonaRestaurantWeek.com.

BUCK & RIDER

4225 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix

www.buckandrider.com

CUISINE: Seafood

PRICE: $44 per person

In a building inspired by a house located in a swanky beach town on the coast of Australia, Buck & Rider, focuses on a fun vibe and young attitude.  Featuring fresh seafood, premium steaks, and farm fresh vegetables, its curated cocktails highlight both classic and new craft drinks.

First course selections include Freshly Shucked Oysters, Voodoo Fried Rice with Shrimp and Chicken or Arcadian Mixed Greens Salad tossed with Chopped Vegetable Vinaigrette.

Second course choices are Fresh Blue Crab Cakes with Grilled Asparagus, Fresh Market Catch-of-the-Day, BBQ Pork Ribs with Farmer’s Market Vegetables or Dry-Aged, Angus Beef New York Strip with a choice of Loaded Baked Potato or Hand-Cut French Fries.

For dessert, choose from Four Flavors of Grateful Spoon Gelato served with Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies.

BECKETT’S TABLE

3717 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix

www.beckettstable.com

CUISINE: American

PRICE: $33 per person, beverage included

Chef Justin Beckett invites you and yours to gather around his kitchen to indulge in a hearty assortment of seasonal, American dishes. This neighborhood restaurant is a safe haven for sophisticated foodies and families alike.

Appetizers include Beef Carpaccio with Honey Citrus Crema and Micro Greens, Corn Soup or Schreiners Local Sausage served with Peppers, Onions and a Pretzel Bun.

Entrèe choices are Braised Short Ribs with Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, Pan-Seared Shrimp with Bacon Onion Jam, Roasted Vegetable Enchilada or Smoked and Grilled Pork Loin served with Sweet Potato Hash.

Dessert selections are Coconut Pudding and a Ginger Snap Cookie or Flourless Chocolate Cake in a Butterscotch Caramel Sauce.

Choose white wine, red wine or draught beer.

MATCH

1100 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix

www.matchphx.com

CUISINE: Contemporary American

PRICE: $44 per person

MATCH is downtown Phoenix’s go-to restaurant and lounge. Through the magic of his wood-fired oven, Chef Alex Stratta transforms locally sourced ingredients into savory global street cuisine, perfectly designed for sharing.

Appetizer choices include Caprese Salad, Arugula & Endive Salad, Pancetta Wrapped Dates with Apple Mustard Sauce or Garlic Hummus with Flatbread.

Main Course choices are Scottish Salmon, Herb Marinated Chicken Breast, Braised Short Rib of Beef, Garlic Shrimp or Double-Cut Pork Chop.

The dessert selections include Tiramisu, Creamy Cheesecake served with Marinated Strawberries, Sicilian Cannoli or Date & Pistachio Cake in Bourbon Sauce.

VINCENT ON CAMELBACK

3930 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix

www.vincentsoncamelback.com

CUISINE: French Southwest Fusion

PRICE: $44 per person

Chef/ Owner Vincent Guerithault has been combining his expertise in classic French cooking with Southwestern ingredients to create a unique blend of flavors that has become his signature. His style is constantly evolving, having brought more of a Provençal flair to his menu.

Starters include Chilled Heirloom Tomato Soup, Lobster Chimichanga with Goat Cheese or Arugula Salad with Apples, Beets and Bleu Cheese.

Entrée choices are Boneless Beef Short Ribs, Sautéed Salmon with a Jalapeño Honey Glaze or a Stuffed Poblano Chile with Wild Mushrooms.

Dessert selections are Crêpes Suzette, Profiteroles with Chocolate Sauce or Flourless Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Sorbet.

HEARTH ’61

5445 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley

www.mountainshadows.com

CUISINE: Contemporary American

PRICE: $44 per person

From the creative mind of renowned Chef Charles Wiley, Hearth ‘61 believes in ingredient-driven cuisine made with time-honored flavor pairings and cooking styles rich in tradition. Wiley lets the food inspire creativity and serve up seasonal fare that’s delightful in its simplicity.

To begin are Roasted Beet Salad with Spring Greens and Chève, Steamed Mussels or Berkshire Pork Croquette with Watercress & Fennel Salad.

Entrée selections include Pan-Roasted King Salmon, Niman Ranch Prime Tenderloin of Beef in a Red Wine Demi-Glaze or Sweet Pea Agnolotti.

Dessert offerings are Flourless Chocolate Torte with Bavarian Cream and Raspberry Sauce, Peanut Butter Beeramisu or Brioche Bread Pudding with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. : :