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summer menus at valley restaurants and resorts
Beckett's Table, Phoenix: Summer menu items include a cast iron hoe cake with pickled shrimp, watermelon tartare, spinach and summer corn salad, green chile pork stew, scallops puttanesca, Scottish salmon and a tenderbelly pork chop with pretzel bread pudding.
Board & Batten, Mesa: Enjoy three-course Thursdays for $40 per person or $75 per couple.
Different Pointe of View at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs: The summer prix-fixe menu for $44 has three courses with optional wine pairings for $19.95. Options include lobster bisque, sea bass, steak, creme brulee and lemon blueberry cheesecake.
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.
Hearth '61 at Mountain Shadows, Paradise Valley: Three-course menu for $46 includes melon salad, short rib and a strawberry orange tart with an optional wine pairing for $20. Bottles of wine are half off Sunday through Thursday. Available through September 1.
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. Dinner and a Movie night in Marcellino's private dining room is "Big Night" on August 23 at 6:30pm.
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.
Pasta Brioni, Scottsdale: Summer menu specials include pork osso buco with a side of risotto and a spinach salad with strawberries, feta and red onions.
Pita Jungle, multiple locations: The seasonal menu, available through September, features a selection of modified keto and paleo friendly dishes including Moroccan gazpacho, bone broth ramen, super green salmon bowl, shaved Korean beef cauliflower tostada and a brownie ice cream sandwich.
Prado at the Omni Montelucia, Scottsdale: Guests have the opportunity to build their own paella for $28 person on Saturday, date night on Monday offers three courses for $45 per person, and guests can do a tapas tour on Sunday for $60.
Sushi Roku, Scottsdale: Every Sunday through Thursday through Labor Day, Arizona residents get 20% off the entire bill when with proof of residency; not valid during happy hour or with any other promotions.
Tocaya Organica, two Scottsdale locations: Summer menu items include watermelon and heirloom tomato salad, tomatillo shrimp and seasonal agua frescas including cucumber mint and strawberry basil.
Hotel Valley Ho, Old Town Scottsdale: Every Sunday from 4-10pm, diners at ZuZu and the hotel lounge can enjoy Bottles + Bites for $35 which includes a bottle of wine and two small plates made with seasonal ingredients.
Elements at Sanctuary Resort, Paradise Valley: Enjoy a three-course prix-fixe menu for $54 featuring watermelon and tomato salad, veal belly roulade and a buttermilk tart, and 50% off select bottles of wine Sunday through Wednesday through August 28.
Four Seasons, Scottsdale: Through September 1 at Talavera, guests can enjoy the Summer in Seville menu for two for $98, including Sangria or Spanish wine, tapas and vegetable dishes to share and Chef Samantha Sanz’s summer version of her signature paella. Talavera’s summer hours are 5:30-9:30pm Wednesday through Sunday. Proof is showcasing regional dishes and drinks throughout the summer. August highlights Southwestern dishes including a burger with roasted hatch chiles, crispy cactus fries and smoked Colorado lamb shanks.
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.
Match Restaurant and Lounge at FOUND;RE Hotel, Phoenix: Every Monday from 11am-11pm guests can enjoy one margarita and one margherita pizza for $10 for dine-in service. Cannot be combined with other specials or discounts.
Tres Tempe: Available on August 20 after 5pm, for $55 per couple, guests can enjoy two beverages each from the happy hour beverage menu, one shared appetizer, two entrees and one shared dessert. Tres Tempe also offers three courses for $38 per person every Thursday beginning at 5pm.
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 Mel Mecinas of Scottsdale National Golf Club on August 18 and 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.
Quiessence at the Farm at South Mountain, Phoenix: Enjoy a Taste of Quiessence chef's tasting menu for $45 with an optional wine pairing for $25 on August 21 and 28. Every Thursday in August Quiessence is hosting themed wine tastings for $45. To book these events, call 602-276-0601.
Talavera at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale. The restaurant is offering monthly interactive dinner experiences for $125. On August 29, the Latin Heat dinner will focus on Peruvian and Colombian dishes. On September 19, Nights in San Sebastian will feature tapas and beverage pairings. Reservations are required by calling 480-513-5039.
FnB, Scottsdale: The summer winemaker luncheon series closes its 10th year on August 24 with Laramita Cellars. Cost is $88.31 per person. Purchase tickets here.
Buck & Rider, Phoenix: Dinner series highlighting seafood concludes August 20 (Sea of Cortez) with four courses paired with beverages for $95 at 6:30pm with a complimentary glass of LGO wine at 6pm.
Chelsea’s Kitchen, Arcadia: Best of the West summer dining series concludes on August 22 with a five-course dinner with drink pairings for $95 at 6:30pm with a complimentary glass of LGO wine at 6pm.
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.
CoLab dinner series at Southern Rail, Phoenix: For the second summer, Chef Justin Beckett will collaborate with a local artisan to create a three-course dinner around the community table with beverage pairings. Dinners start at 6pm and tickets are $48 per person. The August 28 dinner is with Four Tails Vineyard.
Grown-Ups Table dinner series at Beckett’s Table, Phoenix: Guests come together for family-style meals and beverage pairings around the community table on Wednesday evenings with a themed menu announced on social media. Dinners start at 6pm and tickets are $48 per person.
Bar Brawl at Jade Bar at Sanctuary Resort, Paradise Valley: On Sundays July 14-August 25, Bar Brawl is back for a fifth year with the theme Hotels vs. Bars. Enjoy music and happy hour pricing during this cocktail competition between top mixologists. Entry is free.
Breaking Bread Wine Dinner Series at Elements at Sanctuary Resort, Paradise Valley: Join wine experts and guest chefs for an intimate, communal dinner. The August 24 dinner features wine picks from in-house experts. Cost is $95.
Desert to Dish at Omni Montelucia, Scottsdale: The Chef's Table dining series includes several courses paired with beverages. Upcoming dinners include Pinot Noir on August 22 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. August 18 is Passport to Spain and September 15 features the wines of Michael David. Call 623-594-6788 for reservations.