Cask 63 is Gainey Village’s latest restaurant that hopes to dazzle diners with its chic, crisp look and American favorites with culinary twists.
Wine is obviously the focus at Cask 63 (a cask equals 31.5 gallons multiplied by two to represent the two business partners), but ironically, it’s the cocktail menu that’s the star. If the month of October were to be a drink, it would be the cider bellini ($9), a impressive blend of pressed apple cider, Courvoisier V.S.O.P., cinnamon, cava and apple crisp. The new fashioned old fashioned ($11) had a feminine touch but all of the expected flavors of this classic drink. Cask 63′s version is made with sazerac rye, a sugar cube, angostura bitters, crushed orange and brandied cherries. Already on the list to order next time: smoke and ginger margarita ($11) and Irish coffee cocktail
The food at Cask 63 almost lives up to the creative cocktail menu. The executive chef, Brian Feirstein, whips up an impressive menu that any red-blooded American would enjoy. You may remember Feirstein from his days at The Capital Grille and Eddie V’s Prime Seafood.
We tasted several appetizers that were delicious to say the least. The butternut squash ravioli ($12), usually an entree at other restaurants around town, was prepared in manageable bite- size pockets with a perfect blend of vanilla sage butter, golden raisins and almonds. White Marble Farms BBQ pork flatbread ($11) was equally as memorable with pulled succulent pork, pepper jack cheese, grilled pineapple and scallions. As an entree, the deconstructed lobster pot
pie ($26) was light on the lobster and heavy on the flaky, buttery pastry. Where it lacked in the amount of sweet Maine lobster, it made up for with a heavy broth of carrots, peas, root veggies and a lobster stock.
Cask 63, overall, is a classy atmosphere with a well-rounded menu to match. Suggestions for visiting the establishment would be to take a date, impress clients or to take your favorite DLT editor out with a round of cocktails. Cask 63 will certainly deliver.
Cask 63 American Eatery + Wine Bar in Scottsdale is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Click here for the full menu and happy hour offerings.
Cask 63 | 8877 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 402 | Scottsdale, AZ 85253 | (480) 922-5666