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An Arizona-based food, beverage and travel writer since 2008,  I launched this website in 2015 to document my culinary adventures, beverage escapades, gardening endeavors, and travel in the Phoenix area and beyond.  Also find a comprehensive calendar of Phoenix-area food and drink-related events on my Events page.

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Champagne Dinner at Lon's at the Hermosa Inn

  • Lon's at the Hermosa Inn 5532 North Palo Cristi Road Paradise Valley, AZ, 85253 United States (map)

Photo: David B. Moore

On December 29th, The Boulder’s Executive Chef Brian Archibald will be joining LON’s Executive Chef Jeremy Pacheco for a multi-course year-end celebration featuring Moet & Chandon on December 29, 2016. Cheers to 2016 with two culinary powerhouses and one of the premier champagne houses in the world.  Cost:  $125 per person, tax and gratuity not included.  Reservations:  602-955-7878

Reception:
Kumamoto oyster shooter with meyer lemon & American caviar
Crispy Kafta oyster with fish sauce caramel and harissa
Chandon Brut, Napa

Foie Gras Duo
Torchon with raisin bread & bacon-pomegranate jam
Tempura Foie Gras / Persimmon Mostarda / Hoshigaki
Etoile Rose, California    Moet Rose, France

Scallop Duo
Bay Scallop “Roll” with Scallop / Lobster / Botarga / Brioche Roll
Sea scallop “Rockefeller” spinach, lardo, Perigord truffles, smoked butter foam
Chandon Brut, California     Moet Imperial Brut, France

Steelhead Salmon Duo
“lox”, yeast blini, American caviar sauce
Smoked Steelhead Rillette with Crispy Skin / Uni / Rye
Dom Perignon, France

Earlier Event: December 22
Whiskey Thursdays at ZuZu Lounge
Later Event: December 29
Grand Opening of Ladera Taverna y Cocina