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summer menus at valley restaurants and resorts
Grimaldi's: The summer menu, available through September 9, features barbecue chicken pizza, strawberry spinach salad, strawberry cheesecake, blueberry cheesecake, summertime sangria and a watermelon mule cocktail.
Koi Poke, multiple Valley locations: Half-off all alcohol until September 22.
The Living Room, multiple Valley locations: Buy one, get one free brunch from 10am-2pm on Saturdays when you mention the Facebook or Instagram ad.
Marcellino Ristorante, Scottsdale: $38 three-course summer menu runs through September 8 and includes a choice of caprese salad, mussels, handcrafted pasta and salmon.
Mastro’s Steakhouse, North Scottsdale: Mastro’s is offering a three-course menu for $69 Sunday through Thursday through September 30. Diners can choose from select appetizers, entrees with a choice of sides and desserts, including salmon, double-cut pork chop, petite filet, cheesecake and Mastro’s signature butter cake.
Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn, Paradise Valley: Through September 15, enjoy a five-course tasting menu for $69 with a wine pairing option for an additional $35 in the private subterranean wine cellar Thursday through Sunday, or a three-course prix-fixe menu in the restaurant for $49. Through Labor Day, Lon’s Last Drop offers several specials, including happy hour from 4pm to close, the Carafe & Cellar with a board of artisan meats and cheeses and a carafe of draft wine for $28, and the south of the border BBQ board for two for $32.
The Phoenician, Scottsdale: Enjoy a three-course meal atJ&G Steakhouse for $45 through September 19; and at Mowry & Cotton through September 19 diners can enjoy a bottle of wine and a flatbread for $25.
Keeler's Neighborhood Steakhouse, Carefree: Every Sunday through September 22, diners can enjoy the Prime and Wine Special including a 10-ounce prime rib, choice of two sides, dessert and a glass of house wine for $45 per person. A 14-ounce cut is available for an additional $5. Keeler's also offers a date night special on Wednesdays for $69 per couple, including appetizer and dessert to share, entree and glass of house wine for each person plus optional wine pairing for $19.
summer Events and Dining Series
Hearth ’61 at Mountain Shadows, Paradise Valley: The monthly Sunday Supper Club continues into the summer with guest chefs creating four courses paired with beverages. Guest chefs include Beau MacMillan of Sanctuary Resort on September 15. Each dinner starts at 6pm and is $74 per person. Themed Spirited Sipping Seminars offer learning and libations as beverage experts guide guests through a tasting seminar and history lesson from 3-4pm for $30 per person. Upcoming classes include Bloody Marys on September 14 and Napa Cabernets on September 28.
The Macintosh, Phoenix: Third Thursday monthly dinners pair four courses with beverages. The September 19 dinner features selections from Noble Bread paired with beverages for $65.
Cartwright's Modern Cuisine, Cave Creek: Monthly events include collaboration dinners with local chefs, and indoor picnics with live music, guest chefs, beverage tastings, and local suppliers and merchants.
Desert to Dish at Omni Montelucia, Scottsdale: The Chef's Table dining series includes several courses paired with beverages. Upcoming dinners include a Tribute to Rock 'N Roll on September 19 for $125. Call 480-627-3039 for reservations.
Summer Winemaker Series at Tempo Urban Bistro, Buckeye: Each event features a different winemaker and a five-course menu for $70. September 15 features the wines of Michael David. Call 623-594-6788 for reservations.