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Special Summer Wine Dinner at The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix

The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix will share A Summer Wine Dinner at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 25, with the Bistro 24 dining experience to be complemented by the Sonoma, California wines of Rodney Strong Vineyards.

The culinary evening will feature a savory starter, a summer salad with shaved seasonal vegetables, and a main course of pan-seared organic chicken with English pea purée, roasted baby potatoes and pickled carrots. A delicate dessert of vanilla-poached peach, toasted almond panna cotta, lemon raspberry meringue and raspberry sorbet will end the four-course repast, with each course to be paired with a Rodney Strong wine. Featured wines will include the 2012 Charlotte’s Home Estate Sauvignon Blanc named after Strong’s wife, the 2011 Chalk Hill Estate Chardonnay, the 2011 Russian River Valley Estate Pinot Noir and Strong’s 2010 Symmetry (Red Meritage) Alexander Valley.

Priced at $65 per guest exclusive of tax and gratuity, early reservations  are recommended. The event follows last month’s Summer Beer Dinner at Bistro 24 and is the next in a series of ongoing special evenings to be presented by Bistro 24. For reservations, call (602) 952-2424.

Guests wishing to pair their Summer Wine Dinner with an overnight stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix may also select from several luxury packages offered this season. Priced from $219 per night, the hotel’s Bed and Breakfast package is available on July 25 and includes deluxe accommodations, breakfast for two in Bistro 24, 20% shopping savings at the hotel and overnight valet parking. Bed and Breakfast at The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix may be booked at http://www.ritzcarlton.com, toll-free at (800) 241-333 or through a travel professional.

About The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix
Ideally situated in the Camelback Corridor within walking distance of shopping, dining and business venues — and within minutes of 10 Phoenix-area sports stadiums, The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix offers 281 luxurious guest rooms and suites including the widely-acclaimed Ritz-Carlton Club Level®.  The hotel’s popular Bistro 24 restaurant is the city’s premier venue for indoor/outdoor breakfast, lunch, Happy Hour and dinner, while the spacious restaurant patio and hotel pool deck have become Phoenix favorites for alfresco weddings and social events. Offering an elegant yet relaxed Southwestern sense of place and acclaimed service, The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix is consistently rated Arizona’s #1 business hotel and is celebrating its 25th anniversary throughout 2013.

French Restaurants - EAZ Fall-Winter 2012

Top 5: French Restaurants (Fall-Winter 2012)

The Top 5 French Restaurants — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Coup Des Tartes

4626 N. 16th St.,
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 212-1082
Coup Des Tartes is a charming bistro-style restaurant with eclectic decor and warmly lit dining rooms. With hardwood floors, coved ceilings and candlelit rooms, it has been hailed as one of the most intimate dining experiences in Phoenix.

Sophie’s French Bistro

2320 E. Osborn Rd.,
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 956-8897
Sophie’s Bistro is probably one of the most authentic French bistros in Phoenix, reminicent of a Parisian bistro with an inviting and intimate atmosphere and a traditional menu.

Zinc Bistro

15034 N. Scottsdale Rd.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85281
(480) 603-0922
Zinc Bistro has been described as “A Taste of Paris in the Arizona desert that charms the Scottsdale dining scene.” Awarded by Phoenix New Times as the Best French Restaurant in Arizona and the Best French Restaurant in Phoenix by the Arizona Republic.

Bistro 24

2401 E. Camelback Rd.,
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 952-2424
Located within The Ritz-Carlton Phoenix, Bistro 24 is an American-inspired bistro, defined by fresh, seasonal ingredients and dishes and combine flavors of America’s melting pot of culture.

Amuse Bouche

17058 W. Bell Rd., #104,
Surprise, AZ 85379
(623) 322-8881
Serves French fare, including filet mignon and quiche as well as hummus, frittatas, paninis and sandwiches. One favorites includes the beef tenderloin with carrot butter sauce over mashed potatoes.

Experience AZ Fall-Winter 2012

Executive Chef Stephen Toevs, bistro 24, Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix

The Recipe for Success: Stephen Toevs, Executive Chef, Bistro 24

AZNow.Biz visited European-inspired bistro 24 at the Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix, and sat down with Executive Chef Stephen Toevs, who discussed how he creates an efficient working environment in the kitchen, as well as the inspiration behind his dishes and more.

Learn how to make the steak in the video:

Steak Au Poivre
Created by: Executive Chef Stephen Toevs
The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix


Yields: 1 serving

1 10oz New York Strip Steak3 tbsp black peppercorn toasted and crushed

2 Idaho potatoes cut in French Fry style

1 cup demi glace

¼ cup heavy cream

2 oz cognac2 tbsp chopped parsley

2 tsp chopped garlic

2 tbsp butter

3 tbsp green peppercorns


Executive Chef, Stephen Toevs, bistro 24

1.  Preheat oven to 500 degrees.  Pull steak from refrigerator and season with olive oil, salt, and cracked black pepper.  Let sit for 15 minutes.  In a hot, cast iron skillet sear steak for 3 – 4 minutes on each side.  For medium doneness put steak in oven for 4 additional minutes, pull and rest on a plate. 

2.  Deep fry cut potatoes until golden brown toss with sautéed garlic, fresh parsley, sea salt and pepper.

Au Poivre Sauce

Pre-heat a thick bottom sauce pan, add 2 oz of cognac liquor, then add 1 cup demi glace and bring to a simmer.  Add heavy cream and simmer again.  Add green peppercorns, and whisk in 2 tbsp butter.  Sauce should be slightly thick.

Plate steak with seasoned crispy fries and sauce over the top. Enjoy!

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If You Go: bistro 24, The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix

2401 E. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, Arizona 85016
(602) 468-0700