Yelp Eats! (PHX)
Say with you will about Yelp, they've put together a mini-restaurant week in July.
7 days. 15 restaurants. 3 courses. $25 per person.
For one week only, some of the Valley's finest restaurants will offer a special $25 prix fixe dinner menu!
Monday, July 20th - Sunday, July 26th - mark your calendars now - specific menus will be posted soon but the participating restaurants are:
*Cheuvront Restaurant & Wine Bar
*Coup Des Tartes
*San Gabriel Mexican Cafe
*Sol Y Sombra
Don't go to San Gabriel's mexican cafe- see my review- it was the worst restaurant experience I've ever had.
FYI - brief menu descriptions are now up on the Yelp Eats Phoenix board (copied below)
Here are the participating restaurants and BRIEF menu options:
1. Heirloom tomatoes with House Made Mozzarella OR Applewood Smoked Salmon with Crispy Pommes and Preserved Lemon Crema
2. Braised Beef Short OR Market OR Cornish Game Hen
3. Artisan Cheese Plate with Charcuterie and Fruit OR Enough Chocolate to make your teeth hurt :
CHEUVRONT RESTAURANT & WINE BAR
1. Soup of the Day OR Poached Pear Salad
2. Roasted Vegetable Lasagna OR Orange Glazed Salmon OR Parmesan Crusted Chicken
3. Pumpkin Bread OR One Cheese Plate
COUP DES TARTES
1. Chèvre / Tomato OR Three Onion Tarte
2. Maple Leaf Farms Duck Breast OR Lamb Shank OR Fettuccini
3. Choice of Tarte
1. (Garden Course) Heirloom tomato salad OR Sicilian Caesar OR Digestif Salad
2. (Artisan Course) Fresh mozzarella OR Spaghetti & meatballs OR Fettucine
3. (Meaty Course) Panko-fried chicken OR Halibut Veracruz OR Niman Ranch Wagyu
1. Fatoosh salad OR organic iceberg chunk salad.
2. Bacon Infused Meatloaf OR Pear Encrusted Salmon OR Pan Seared Garlic Chicken Breast
3. Creme Brulee OR Buttermilk Chocolate Cake
1. Onion Soup Gratin OR Country Pate OR Brochette of Burgundy Snails OR Local Melon / Sweetbreads
2. Poulet Rouge-Carolina OR Paneed Duck-horseradish spaetzle OR Rainbow Trout OR Sea Scallops
3. Peach Cobbler OR Blueberry Lavender Galette OR Pots de Creme
1. Garden OR Caesar Salad OR Toasted Ravioli
2. Spaghetti & Meatballs OR Chicken Picatta OR Halibut Provencale OR Spinach & Ricotta Dumplings
3. Homemade Tiramisu OR Mini Cannoli
1. Yucatan Shrimp Cocktail OR Soup of the Day OR Mixed Market Green
2. Boneless Buttermilk-Fried Chicken OR Sautéed Rainbow Trout OR Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder "Carnitas"
3. Hot Chocolate Lava Brownie OR Crème Brulee House Made Cookies OR Hot Huckleberry Bread Pudding
1. Burnt Tomato Salad OR Hamachi Serrano Chili Roll
2. Salmon Teriyaki with Pickled Cucumber OR Pork Chop Marinated with Sweet Miso and Kim Chi OR Spicy Fried Tofu with Avocado and Salad Greens
3. Baked Green Tea Custard OR Raspberry and Lychee on a Flourless Orange Cake
SAN GABRIEL MEXICAN CAFÉ
1. Chicken Taquitos OR Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
2. Molcajetes - choice of chicken, steak, shrimp or vegetable OR Carne Asada Con Rajas OR Seared Scallops
3. Kahlua Flan OR Chocolate Tamale
SOL Y SOMBRA
1. Pick 2: Carribean sweet shrimp with sherry sauce and herbs, lolla rossa lettuce with Cabrales blue cheese, pickled red onion and hazelnuts, grilled broccoli with caramelized onion sauce and sea salt
2. Pick 2: Grilled short rib with Romesco and calcots, Charred octopus with black olive oil, pink grapefruit and arugula, Roasted duck breast with sauce picada
3. Choice of any dessert from dessert menu or small cheese sampling
1. Almejas al vapor , peruvian clam stew, rock shrimp, chorizo, pan de yucca, aji amarillo, roast corn OR Duck carnitas empanada, foie gras, orange habanero, oregano, mushroom, gueso oaxaca
2. Estancia grass fed New York OR Chilean Salmon OR Pork Belly Pibil
3. Churros, espresso, Ibarra chocolate, milkshake OR Pumpkin bread pudding
1. Double Down OR Flatbread Pizza with Tandoori Chicken
2. Carne Asada on a Potato Pancake OR Vigan...But Not Quite Vegan OR What a Jerked Chicken OR Grilled Achiote Salmon
3. Chocolate-Walnut Brownie OR Savory Bread Pudding
1. Hot Bruschetta OR Stuffed Eggplant
2. Spinach & Ricotta Dumplings OR Pasta Alla Nona OR Chicken Saltimbocca OR Bolognese OR Pasta & Clams
3. Cannoli OR Bacio Balls
(and all Valley locations
)1. Grilled Shrimp & Guacamole Tostada OR Crispy Crab Tacos OR Iceberg Wedge
2. Grilled Chipotle Beef OR Grilled Salmon OR Voo Doo Tuna
3. Ancho Fudge Pie OR Chef's Dessert
I guess you could say the same about Z'Tejas or Pasta Brioni - not exactly two 'hound destinations - but what's the point? If you're in town July 20-26, it gives people an opportunity to try out some of these places for cheaper than usual, gets people in the door and talking about the food, and that's really all it's about, right?
I actually disagree about pasta brioni, beacuse they ahve 1/2 off menu items sundays and mondays so you can get meatballs and spaghetti for 8 bucks!
With all the happy hrs going on why would you not utilize them during happy hr and then not have to get dessert if you don't want it.
No reports on this from anybody? Other than the 2 posts in the Digestif thread, I don't think I've seen anything about experiences...
We've been to Atlas Bistro & the Mission so far, & have Metro Brasserie tonight. We've been very happy with the all offerings so far -- everything was pretty much excellent at both.
Atlas Bistro was also having a tasting dinner in the wine side on the same night, so the kitchen was rather backed up. They had also added a couple of things, changed one of the desserts, & were also were offering a 4 course version for $40. The $40 version added an additional first course of some killer lovely things: lamb chop, sweetbreads, pork belly & ... this is what happens if I don't take notes. We had the lamb & the pork belly & both were delish! Having this additional option slightly confused the advance wine selections, but we managed. :-) I had never been to Atlas before, this was a great introduction, & will definitely be going back.
I had also never been to the Mission before. That was also very good, & would go back there as well. Among the table, we had everything on the RW menu, & everything was excellent.
There weren't any of the new places that we tried from the last "real" restaurant week that warranted a return visit. But both of these definitely did. (Don't know if it's just a matter of luck, but this one's going really well for us!)
Good to hear such positive feedback. Things have been tight this month so we were only able to do one of the choices. It was between Digestif and Atas, and we went with the latter only because we knew it'd be good. My SO's not really into the "whole food thing," as he calls it, and I wanted to make sure he'd enjoy it since we haven't been going out as much. But with such a good response, we'll hopefully be able to try Atlas out soon.