Here are the Top 10 fusion restaurants in Arizona, based on public voting for the 2019 edition of Ranking Arizona, the state’s biggest and most comprehensive business opinion poll. Ranking Arizona is based purely on opinion and ranks companies based on how voters answer this simple question: with whom would you recommend doing business?
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Here are the Top 10 fusion restaurants in Arizona, as featured in the 2019 edition of Ranking Arizona:
Background: With his engaging smile, rich, exotic voice and culinary wizardry, Chef Razz Kamnitzer is the charismatic soul of this hip restaurant. Razz’s is small and sleek. A gallery of contemporary art and a bustling, open kitchen transport diners to the energetic experience of big-city dining. The cuisine is based on the refined French technique Razz employs as a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. The chef is a native of Venezuela, with a heritage spanning Europe. Razz offers international classics, bouillabaisse, osso bucco, escargot bourguignonne, as well as inspired contemporary creations such as macadamia nut-encrusted mahi mahi served with a tropical fruit relish and a garlic sauce. Dine at the island kitchen with a host of regular guests and chat with Razz as he and his team flambé, sauté and slice it up.
Trends to watch: “Social media. I don’t really know whether to say it’s a trend or an issue. The electricity that social media ignites is exciting. It’s an infringement on the experience of dining can feel daunting at times. In fine dining, we used to frown at cell phones out in the restaurant. Now, cell phones are regularly out and conversations at those tables have gone silent. Do you have to follow your dining partner on Snapchat to converse over dinner?”