Tag: Petite Maison

Where to Bask and Brunch in Phoenix

March 5, 2012 | 4:30 PM | Eat & Drink | By Staff

For those of us who don’t wake up in time to grab anything for breakfast besides a granola bar or for those us who wake up so early it’s time for lunch at 11:00 a.m., brunch is the perfect mealtime solution. And with only two months of gorgeous weather ahead, what better way to enjoy brunch than on the patio, basking in the breeze and the best temperatures around? Don’t have a patio? Then follow our list below for eight of the best patio Sunday brunch specials the Valley has to offer.

1) Petite Maison: the Scottsdale eatery is bringing back their much-acclaimed Sunday Brunch du Champagne from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Guests sip on never-ending champagne and mimosas and can choose from three courses or one or two dishes a la carte.

2) Province at Westin: from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. the Central Phoenix hotspot shares an extensive brunch menu with specials such as breakfast tacos, fresh granola or for the lunch fans, a grilled burger on a house-made brioche roll.

3)  Chelsea’s Kitchen, Phoenix: Chelsea’s Weekend Brunch is as extensive as they come, featuring everything from baked mac ‘n’ cheese to Chelsea’s famous hotcakes to a lengthy selection of white and red wines.

4)  Sanctuary Resort & Spa, Phoenix: Chef Beau MacMillan’s Seasonal Chef’s Buffet and Sunday Brunch may be the best meal of the week, not just the weekend. MacMillan’s personal creations include inventive dishes like Pumpkin Zucchini Five-Spice French Toast, Filet Steak Benedict, and Dungeness Crab & Avocado Salad. Champagne, coffee and tea included with meal.

5)  From 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Sunday brunch at The Herb Box in North Scottsdale and The Scottsdale Waterfront is an event to write home about. See: Red Velvet Pancakes topped with mascarpone crème, a side of slighty-sweet gran marnier syrup and applewood smoked bacon. While the Good Morning Eggs with white cheddar and Cinnamon Buckwheat Pancakes are just as delectable, we’re guessing that that we had you at Red Velvet.

6)  Nellie Cashman’s, Westin Kierland: The North Scottsdale café shares a relaxing Bubbles and Brunch event every Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with scrumptious comforts like house-cured white tea smoked salmon, iced shrimp, crab legs, omelets-on-demand and organic cheeses from all over the world. Each Sunday features new entrees, as well.

7)  The El Chorro Sunday patio brunch is a Phoenix tradition, much like their famous homemade Sticky Buns. From 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., patrons can enjoy items like Crème Brulee French Toast, a Giant Shrimp Cocktail or even the El Chorro Buffalo Burger. Gluten-free menus are always available.

8)  NCounter, Tempe: a breakfast, lunch and brunch menu – highlighting awesome smoothies and dishes like The Pear omelet or the Ultimate BLT – is available daily from 7:00 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. (when the last light rail train takes off).

Singing for Supper

September 29, 2011 | 9:40 AM | Art & Entertainment | By Staff

Sample fine opera, along with delicious cuisine at Arizona Opera’s “Dine by Design” event, Saturday, October 15. Intended to give first time opera-goers, young professionals and culture-loving foodies a taste of operatic arias and duets in the unique setting of Scottsdale’s interior designer firm Palavela Home, the evening brings together beautiful music, interiors and gourmet food from J&G Steakhouse, Petite Maison, Taggia at Firesky Resort, Malee’s Thai Bistro and Wildfish Seafood Grille.

The evening begins with a 30-minute performance by Arizona Opera’s distinguished resident artists at the downtown Scottsdale interior design firm, owned by former Olympic Skater Ryan O’Meara. After the concert, Dine by Design-goers will choose their meal from the fabulous participating gourmet restaurants.

Tickets are $95 for singles and $180 for couples. Purchase tickets by calling 602.218.7334 or [email protected]

“Dine by Design” at Palavela Home | 6939 E. 1st Avenue, Scottsdale, Ariz. 85251

Arizona Opera’s 2011-2012 Season:

Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana” and Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci”
Phoenix: October 7 & 8 (7:30 p.m.) & 9 (2 p.m.)
Gounod’s “Faust”
Phoenix: November 11, 12 (7:30 p.m.) & 13 (2 p.m.)
Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly”
Phoenix: January 27, 28 (7:30 p.m.) & 29 (2 p.m.)
Verdi’s “Aida”
Phoenix: March 9, 10 (7:30 p.m.) & 11 (2 p.m.)
Gluck’s “Orfeo ed Euridice”
Phoenix: April 13, 14 (7:30 p.m.) & 15 (2 p.m.)

Additional showtimes in Tucson are available. Click here for Tuscon schedule.

“Madama Butterfly” Image via Arizona Opera

Think Pink, Drink Pink

July 28, 2011 | 10:00 AM | Eat & Drink | By Alanna Watson

A rosé by any other name would still taste as sweet, but would probably still get the same subpar treatment from wine connoisseurs. To that kind of snobbery, we stick our noses up. Yeah, so what? The wine is pink. Big deal. Just because a wine is delicious, refreshing and summery in its bouquet or whatever, does not mean it doesn’t deserve a little respect. Yes, rosés can be sweet, but they can also be dry, light or rich in flavor depending on what you’re in the mood for. Thanks to restaurants like Beckett’s Table, Petite Maison and Quiessence, rosé is finally getting some street cred.  »READ MORE

Bastille Day Celebrations

July 11, 2011 | 4:30 PM | Eat & Drink | By Samantha Belli

Rewind to July 14th, 1789 when the storming of the Bastille prison in Paris set forth the French Revolution. Ok, maybe we all don’t want to go back in time and join the forces towards a French republic government, but we can sure celebrate with tasty seared scallops, braised artichokes and a glass of le vin in hand. Tummy rumbling yet? If so, celebrate Bastille Day 2011 at Petite Maison on, you guessed it, Thursday July 14th. No “peasants-have-no-bread here,” just scrumptious food and wine in celebration of the well deserved French revolution. Bon Appetit!

Worth Repeating: EricEatsOut Speaks Out: My Sweatiest Six Hours

July 10, 2011 | 2:00 PM | Columns | By Staff

As chosen by you, here are the most popular stories OF ALL TIME (aka last week). Just in case you missed it.

Hope you’re hungry because we’ve got another searing scribble fromDLT‘s proudly-persnickety contributor, Eric Eats Out. Check back the first Wednesday of every month as Mr. Eats OUt never fails to shock us. What’s in store for this month? Sweaty soufflés. Read on…

The sweatiest six hours of my life were spent assembling salads and soufflés in the calescent cauldron-of-a-kitchen known as Petite Maison, and I’ve had some tough jobs in my life. I installed 300 ceiling fans in an apartment complex one summer without air conditioning, I dug ditches in July and I cleaned the latrines at camp. But none of those experiences taught me the value of a back-breaking buck more than my one-night gig in a south Scottsdale kitchen. And I didn’t even get paid.

Given that my “day job” is spent mostly in leather loafers and a comfortable Aeron chair, I have always jumped when the opportunity arose to try something new and different. I rode the night shift with the police on the mean streets of North Scottsdale and I had my scrubs splattered with bone fragments while a surgeon-friend replaced someone’s hip. All of these experiences were amazing and eye-opening but, like many people, I’ve always been intrigued by what really goes on in kitchen at a good restaurant. When Petite Maison gave me that chance during Spring Restaurant Week, I said “what time do I need to be there.” »READ MORE

EricEatsOut Speaks Out: My Sweatiest Six Hours

July 6, 2011 | 3:30 PM | Columns | By Staff

Hope you’re hungry because we’ve got another searing scribble fromDLT‘s proudly-persnickety contributor, Eric Eats Out. Check back the first Wednesday of every month as Mr. Eats OUt never fails to shock us. What’s in store for this month? Sweaty soufflés. Read on…

The sweatiest six hours of my life were spent assembling salads and soufflés in the calescent cauldron-of-a-kitchen known as Petite Maison, and I’ve had some tough jobs in my life.  I installed 300 ceiling fans in an apartment complex one summer without air conditioning, I dug ditches in July and I cleaned the latrines at camp.  But none of those experiences taught me the value of a back-breaking buck more than my one-night gig in a south Scottsdale kitchen.  And I didn’t even get paid.

Given that my “day job” is spent mostly in leather loafers and a comfortable Aeron chair, I have always jumped when the opportunity arose to try something new and different.  I rode the night shift with the police on the mean streets of North Scottsdale and I had my scrubs splattered with bone fragments while a surgeon-friend replaced someone’s hip.  All of these experiences were amazing and eye-opening but, like many people, I’ve always been intrigued by what really goes on in kitchen at a good restaurant.  When Petite Maison gave me that chance during Spring Restaurant Week, I said “what time do I need to be there.” »READ MORE

Stuff Your Stomach With the Valley’s Best Sammies

May 4, 2011 | 10:16 AM | Restaurants | By Staff

Le Croque Madam at Petite Maison in Scottsdale

Because it’s never too early to start making lunch plans, here’s our ode to John Montagu, aka the fourth Earl of Sandwich. History has it that this 18th-century English noble didn’t want to break up a 24-hour gambling binge to eat, so he instructed his servants to serve him his lunch meat between two slices of bread. In celebration of this gambling addict/gastronomic genius,we offer up a roundup of the Valley’s best sammies.

So where should you go to honor the Earl’s most famed invention? AZ Central‘s longtime food dude, Howard Seftel, tackled this savory subject back in October with his “Top 10 Sandwiches in the Phoenix area” list. Here you’ll find plenty of no brainers (Los Reyes de la Torta‘s signature Torta del Rey and Pane Bianco‘s housemade mozzarella, tomato and basil), as well as a few more obscure offerings such as a Lee’s Sanwiches‘ Banh Mi, a French-influenced Vietnamese baguette sandwich “sprinkled grilled pork, pickled carrot and daikon radish, cilantro, onion and jalapeño.” That said, we personally favor Chris Bianco’s to-die-for Soppressata sandwich, or dry-cured salami, topped with aged provolone and house-roasted red peppers.

Still hungry?

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Eric Speaks Out

March 28, 2011 | 10:56 AM | Eat & Drink | By Staff

Because you can never get too much good food (or snark), we’re re-running this Q&A with feared blogger and man of mystery, Eric Eats Out. Read on as he dishes on his fav restaurants, the difference between himself and ‘professional’ food reviewers and why he became a blogger in the first place (hint: flying airplanes and fatherhood don’t mix).

When did you launch Eric Eats Out?
About a year and a half ago. My passion had been flying airplanes, but after my wife and I started having children, I realized I needed a new hobby. And, the only other thing I knew how to do was eat. I’d been doing it my whole life, several times a day.

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Chow Down: This Week in Food Blogs

February 9, 2011 | 8:51 AM | Restaurants | By Alanna Watson

You may still be in a Super Bowl food coma (or as we like to call it Death by Guacamole Day) but that’s no excuse to skip your food blog fix. Yes, TWFB is back and we’re talking savory BBQ to help keep that ever-expanding stomach satisfied. Here’s a redux of this week’s happening on our favorite food blogs.

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EricEatsOut Speaks Out: Another Year Has Come & Gone

December 1, 2010 | 11:05 AM | Columns | By Staff

Another year has come and gone, and it’s time to make amends for my wrongdoings and make some plans for 2011. So, if you would indulge me for a moment, I’d like to say the following:

To Chef Christopher Gross: I’m sorry that we had a public spat a while back regarding my 2008 review of Christopher’s Restaurant and Crush Lounge. I’ll be more careful with my words, and I learned a lesson. I stand by the experience I had on that particular night, but have no doubt about your culinary talents. You, among a select few, are responsible for raising the bar of the Phoenix culinary scene in the past 20 years. Moreover, you have been incredibly gracious to me and I’m proud to now call you a “friend.” P.S. Can I borrow your Ducati? »READ MORE

Worth Repeating: Happy National Sandwich Day

November 7, 2010 | 2:19 PM | Restaurants | By Staff

Cheese N StuffAs chosen by you, here are the most popular stories OF ALL TIME (aka last week). Just in case you missed it.

Read why Scoop Factory is not thinking Arby’s:

Yes, today is the birthday of John Montagu, aka the fourth Earl of Sandwich. (Not to mention our editor’s son. Happy Birthday, Benton!) History has it that this 18th-century English noble didn’t want to break up a 24-hour gambling binge to eat, so he instructed his servants to serve him his lunch meat between two slices of bread. In celebration of this gambling addict /gastronomic genius, November 3 is now celebrated as National Sandwich Day! (Who knew history could be so delicious?) In other words, it’s time to bite into the Valley’s best sammies. »READ MORE

Happy National Sandwich Day

November 3, 2010 | 1:04 PM | Restaurants | By Staff

Read why Scoop Factory is not thinking Arby’s:

Yes, today is the birthday of John Montagu, aka the fourth Earl of Sandwich. (Not to mention our editor’s son. Happy Birthday, Benton!) History has it that this 18th-century English noble didn’t want to break up a 24-hour gambling binge to eat, so he instructed his servants to serve him his lunch meat between two slices of bread. In celebration of this gambling addict /gastronomic genius, November 3 is now celebrated as National Sandwich Day! (Who knew history could be so delicious?) In other words, it’s time to bite into the Valley’s best sammies.

»READ MORE

Eric Speaks Out

June 26, 2010 | 9:16 AM | Restaurants | By Staff

Feared food blogger and man of mystery, Eric Eats Out recently sat down with DLT. Read on as he dishes on his fav restaurants, the difference between himself and ‘professional’ food reviewers and why he became a blogger in the first place (hint: flying airplanes and fatherhood don’t mix).

»READ MORE

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