This month, James Beard Award-Winning Chef Scott Conant is debuting friends-style dining and the first-ever happy hour at Mora Italian in Phoenix along with an expanded happy hour menu inspired by his travels at The Americano in Scottsdale.
Giro d’Mora (“Tour of Mora”) is a five-course meal that features an ever-changing lineup of crowd favorites at the modern osteria, including items such as seared octopus, house made pasta and dessert for the whole table. At $68 per person, the friends-style menu is the perfect way to reconnect with friends and family over a tasteful communal dining experience.
For its happy hour launch, Mora is featuring Roman-Style Pan Pizza ($3 per slice); Olives Ascolane ($6) with fennel sausage stuffed and fried Castelvetrano olives; Zucchini Fritti ($6) with Calabrian chili, mint and pickled pepper aioli and Calabrian Chili Wings ($5) with grilled and glazed bone-in wings, chives and lime. Happy hour drinks include the Drunken Wifey ($12) made with Milagro tequila, house made limoncello, elderflower, mesquite honey, lemon and thyme; Blood Orange Spritz ($10) with select apertivo, frico frizante, blood orange, lime and mesquite honey along with Dealer’s Choice ($10) which is always a tailored surprise for each guest.
The Americano, the Italian-inspired steakhouse that’s a happy hour go-to for its lauded cocktail program, now has a refreshed menu inspired by Chef Conant’s travels to Tokyo with a brand-new raw bar. Not the typical happy hour fare, the sophisticated menu items include Kumai Oysters ($2 per piece) with stone fruit mignonette; Alaskan Snow Crab ($12) with mustard, lemon and caviar; Salmon Belly Tartare ($9) with cured Meyer lemon and crispy shallots; Scallop Crudo ($12) with Calabrian chili and lime and the Cocktail Gamberi ($4 per piece) with poached shrimp, kombu salt and cocktail sauce.
Also new at The Americano happy hour menu is the woodfired spiedini (skewers) program that features Charred Octopus ($15) with pickled asparagus salsa, Beef Tenderloin ($16) with chimichurri and crispy onion; Crispy Pork Belly ($15) with orange mostarda; and Guanciale Wrapped Shrimp ($16) with aioli.
Happy hour is available at both Mora and The Americano Tuesday-Sunday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.