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Top 5 Restaurants: French (Spring-Summer 2014)

Get ready to experience Arizona’s spring/summer 2014 Top 5 Restaurants French! And use Experience AZ to guide you toward a visit that will make you want to come back time after time to keep crossing the must see hot spots off your Top 5 lists.



Top 5 Restaurants: French

Coup Des Tartes
1725 E. Osborn Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85016

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

Vincent on Camelback
3930 E. Camelback Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85018

(602) 224-0225
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Vincent on Camelback was voted a semi-finalist by the James Beard Foundation for Outstanding Restaurant in 2013. Chef Vincent Guerithault uses Southwestern ingredients to produce a hybrid cuisine based on the most exacting French techniques.

Zinc Bistro
15034 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85281

(480) 603-0922
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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.

Atlas Bistro
2515 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85257

(480) 990-2433
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Atlas Bistro’s BYOB policy allows guests to bring their finest wines to pair with the best tasting food in Arizona. Organic, hand foraged, local, wild, line caught, sustainable and exotic are just some of terms you will find on the menu that Atlas’ chefs revise daily.

Christopher’s
2502 E. Camelback Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85018

(602) 522-2344
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This American-contemporary French bistro allows visitors to feel at home, with a glass wall separating the kitchen from dining area, while indulging in anything from specialty pizzas to smoked truffle infused filet mignon with suggested wine pairings.

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Restaurant Industry

Arizona Restaurant Week Returns Sept. 21-29

Valley food lovers rejoice! Arizona Restaurant Week will return this fall from Saturday, September 21 through Sunday, September 29 for nine action-packed and scrumptious nights.

The Arizona Restaurant Association proudly hosts this week of extravagant edibles to showcase the state’s vibrant restaurant industry. This chef-powered event sets the stage for menus and dining trends for the fall and winter months and helps put Arizona on the map as a nationally known culinary destination.

“When you think of Arizona food, you may think of tacos, burritos, menudo; but that’s not the whole story,” said Arizona Restaurant Association President and CEO Steve Chucri. “There are so many different cuisines and foods available in Arizona beyond traditional Southwestern food.”

Diners will have the opportunity to try up to nine restaurants during Arizona Fall Restaurant Week. Many restaurants have already joined forces and signed up to take part in this exciting event and the Arizona Restaurant Association is actively seeking more restaurants to participate in the Phoenix metro area and Tucson.

“We’ve got fan favorites like Beckett’s Table, Binkley’s and Lon’s already signed up as well as newcomers like Searsucker, the Salty Sow and Taggia at Firesky Resort and Spa,” said Chucri.
Other loyal restaurants like Monti’s La Casa Vieja, The Melting Pot and Vincent on Camelback never miss a season of Arizona Restaurant Week and this fall is no exception.

During Fall Arizona Restaurant Week, more than 200 Phoenix area and Tucson restaurants will offer specialty prix-fixe dinner menus for $30 and $40 per person, excluding beverages, tax and gratuity unless otherwise noted.

“Arizona Restaurant Week is a celebration of Arizona’s finest tastemakers and one of the state’s biggest industries,” said Chucri. “The twice yearly event allows us to highlight Arizona as a top culinary destination in the country.”

Fall Arizona Restaurant Week will feature everything from superior steaks and burgers to award winning white tablecloth establishments throughout Phoenix and Tucson and is sure to satisfy every craving.

“There’s something special about Arizona food. Some of our restaurants have been family-owned for nearly a century. Others have grown from new ideas and fresh ingredients,” added Chucri. “And the cuisine is just as diverse as the restaurants that serve it. It’s all on the table here in Arizona.”

A full list of participating restaurants and menus will be featured on www.ArizonaRestaurantWeek.com with an easy-to-use interface for searching for a favorite local chef, type of cuisine or restaurant wish list.

Check back often as new restaurants and menus will be added as they become available. Until then, find out all the delectable details by following Arizona Restaurant Week (ARW) on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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Vincent on Camelback headlines Phoenix Art Museum’s The pARTy

Chef Vincent Guerithault, owner of Vincent on Camelback in Phoenix has captured international acclaim for his creative approach to traditional French food. When given the opportunity to headline the menu for Phoenix Art Museum’s annual fundraising gala The pARTy, Vincent didn’t give it a second thought.

Vincent’s talents go well beyond his restaurant doors. He has created a very successful full-service catering business that can handle groups from five to 1,000.

“Vincent’s food is sumptuous with a timeless charm, which is one of the many reasons our committee selected him to headline the pARTy,” said pARTy Chair Diana Ellis Smith.

“It is my passion to make every dining experience memorable,” said Vincent Guerithault. “Combining culinary art amongst the ambiance of the Phoenix Art Museum’s vast collection is sure to be a dining experience of a lifetime.”

Vincent’s love for cooking began in his youth in France, where he worked at L’Oustau de Baumaniere in Les Baux de Provence, and Maxim’s and Fauchon in Paris. He came to the U.S. in 1976 to be sous–chef at Chicago’s Le Français, and within 10 years opened his own restaurant in the Valley, that helped put Phoenix on the culinary map.

The pARTy is one of the premier events in Phoenix for attracting guests from across the Valley and the United States.

Phoenix Art Museum will host its annual pARTy on Saturday, Nov. 3, which will be held downtown at the Phoenix Art Museum. The event promises to be an elegant evening centered on art and entertainment. Now in its seventh year, the pARTy has raised more than $9 million in support of the Museum’s education programs and exhibitions.

Tickets for the black-tie event are $750 per person and tables start at $7,500. To purchase tickets or to learn about sponsorships, contact Jan Nesburg at 602-257-2101.

For more information about the Phoenix Art Museum, the exhibitions, upcoming events and programs, visit www.phxart.org/theparty.