Tag: Best Scottsdale Restaurants

House Brasserie: A Confetti of Culinary Indulgence

Through my travels I've had an opportunity to stroll through the Paris quarters, where streets are lined with bakeries, bistros and brasseries. The alluring scent of gastronomy wafts through the air on a quest to captivate the esurient passerby. The French dining experience has a romantic legacy and a rich...

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Café Monarch: An Artful Duet of Cuisine and Romance

Cafe Monarch in Scottsdale

Scottsdale is the hub for many unique and trendy restaurants, some have staying power and some do not. My belief is that Café Monarch is here to stay. Under fairly new ownership (2013), Christian & Phillip Lewkowicz and Executive Chef Branden Levine have created a perfect duet of cuisine and...

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Talavera typifies fine-dining

The Four Seasons is synonymous with luxury and uncompromising quality…the Scottsdale location in the northern part of the city embodies those guiding principles that make the brand so coveted. Nestled at the foothills of Pinnacle Peak (an iconic rock formation and historic North Scottsdale area), amid towering saguaro cacti and...

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Sanctuary “elements:” Where Yin Meets Yang

Hamachi Sashimi at Sanctuary's elements restaurant - Photo by Mike of MikesRoadTrip.com

Arizona is recognized for some of the most amazing resorts in the world. Sanctuary, located in the heart of Scottsdale is an upscale resort at the top of that list. In addition to the breathtaking scenery, tranquil spa and modern classic rooms, Sanctuary houses the award-winning restaurant, “elements” and “Jade...

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Citizen Public House: Where comfort meets class

Scottsdale, Arizona has long been a hotbed for innovative culinary cuisine and trendy nightclubs, especially clustered within the downtown/old town area. I recently received a suggestion from one of my readers encouraging me to try one of the latest gastronomic experiences, Citizen Public House (CPH). My readers rarely steer me...

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