SCOTTSDALE LAST WEEKEND
Went to Barret-Jackson last w/e with 3 buddies. We ate at 3 highly recommended restaurants and had an infomal vote at the end for the best we experienced. The result was everyone picked the same order:
2. Constantino's (Desert Mountain)
All 3 were very good, with no problems at all!
The result was a surprise because everybody expected before the w/e that the results would be exactly the opposite.
I was a guest. It was a members-only club. We were all amazed at how good it was. I had Osso Buco and it came with a Gremolata, which is the traditional presentation and seldom served anywhere. It was fabulous. It was preceded by a salad with 2 kinds of beets, a very creamy gorgonzola, walnuts and a balsamic vinagrette...excellent. Some of the other dishes at the table were a Veal Chop, a homemade Lasagna, and a Sea Bass...all very well presented. Service was perfect. Our host, who was the brother of the member said it was sign only, no credit cards, but I saw one on another table as we left. I live in Palm Desert in a Country Club with a private restaurant, but in reality, anyone can call and make a reservation and pay by credit card. It's worth a call to Constantino's to see if you can get in.