Mon Cheri, a new champagne café and charcuterie bar, is getting ready to open in Old Town Scottsdale. Make way for designer boards, fancy champagne cocktails, decadent desserts, memorable aesthetics, and modern European dining unlike any other. The chic new concept, anticipated to open January 2024, will offer something for everyone, especially the girls!
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Mon Cheri, located at 7014 E 1st Avenue in Scottsdale, is in the former Arcadia Farms 1953 house turned restaurant. After months of renovations and gallons of pink paint, the restaurant has transformed to provide an elevated experience that showcases the beauty of sharable dining.
“I love the unique style of charcuterie eating,” says Brand Founder Lexi Caliskan. “It’s sharable, unique, beautiful, and delicious. It’s meaningful to me to share food with the people I love in a beautiful way. Mon Cheri, ‘My Dear’ will be a unique dining experience and a proper introduction to modern charcuterie dining.”
Caliskan has always loved to share food – it’s been her style of eating for as long as she can remember. She coined it ‘the girlfriend style of eating’ – when girls enjoy stealing bites from their boyfriends’ plates. That’s how her vision of Mon Cheri was created. While this may be her first venture in the culinary space, Caliskan is experienced in the entrepreneurial product world. She founded the Original MakeUp Eraser in 2013 and has many accolades to her name.
Caliskan partnered with Uno Más Hospitality Group on the new project. Uno Más was recently founded by a dedicated team of seasoned hospitality and business professionals that provide immense hospitality experience. They create unparalleled, experiential bar and restaurant concepts that redefine the standard of indulgence.
“We’re excited to partner with Lexi and her team to bring this unique concept to the valley,” says Eric Nugent, CEO of Uno Más Hospitality Group. “From our champagne-based cocktails and bubble bar to our beautifully designed space and shareable cuisine, Mon Cheri is a one-of-a-kind experience. You can expect to see big things coming from this partnership.”
Mon Cheri’s menu will feature perfectly curated charcuterie boards to satisfy every snack-loving palate. Anticipated favorites include the Old Town Board featuring all locally sourced ingredients and the Specialty Board which will be seasonal and trendy. In addition to the signature charcuterie, Mon Cheri will offer a full-service European menu of delectable dishes that can be enjoyed individually or as sharable items. Pre-designed multi-course menus will be available for those wanting to experience it all! The restaurant will also offer catering with designer boards to-go, for any and every occasion.
With fancy food, comes fancy cocktails. Mon Cheri’s beverage menu is designed to complement the delicious menu with photo opportunities in mind. From the best champagnes and wines to visually appealing champagne-based cocktails, Mon Cheri will serve up drinks aimed to heighten the experience.
The venue will be known for its elegant aesthetic with plush velvet seating, stylish lighting, custom murals, girly décor, vintage dishes, and pink china. Upon entering, guests will be greeted by Mon Cheri’s signature champagne cart located in front of its charming patio. Guests will enjoy dining in the all-season covered front and east patios and the expansive back courtyard that provides a romantic environment. The restaurant features both indoor and outdoor seating and a full-service bar.
Mon Cheri will be open every day from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and will quickly become the gathering place where friends and family will flock to enjoy beautifully curated food in a posh environment.
Mon Cheri will soon be hiring for all positions. For more information about Mon Cheri, its upcoming opening celebrations, or to apply, visit https://www.moncherirestaurants.com or follow them on social media at @moncherirestaurants.