Update Summer 2017: Posh is now closed, but may be re-launching with a new concept.
Posh restaurant brings a unique concept to Optima Camelview in Scottsdale, Arizona. What sets Posh apart from other fine dining restaurants in Scottsdale is that it focuses on “improvisational cuisine.”
What constitutes “improvisational cuisine”? At the beginning of the meal, you are handed a menu sheet with a long list of ingredients. You then cross off any ingredients from the list that you do not like. For instance, if you are not a fan of shellfish, simply cross it off and the chef will make sure not to serve you any shellfish. You then select the number of courses you want from four (includes a dessert or cheese course) or more. You can also opt to do wine pairings with each of the courses. The list of menu items changes all of the time so every meal will be a new creation.
Once you have made your selections, the improvisational part begins. You hand off your sheets and wait for the courses to start coming. Even if you and your dinner partners have similar food likes and dislikes, you will not see the same dish being served to multiple people. Each course is unique, and based on what we experienced, delicious. On the night we were there, there were several different types of fish to choose from, beef options, pork options, shrimp, crab, duck, foie gras and more. Typically, diners just go with the flow and wait to see what the kitchen comes up with. However, I could not resist requesting the cheese plate when I saw someone else’s go by. They were happy to accommodate me and it was great. We opted to do the wine pairings and the server did a nice job of walking us through each one before starting on the next course.
For dining, you have the option of sitting at a table or at the counter overlooking the open kitchen. We were intrigued by the process, so we selected the counter to see how it all worked. I have to say, the person expediting and coordinating all of the menus was impressive as he had dozens of tickets in front of him at any time. Plus, the kitchen team was amazing to watch as they kept things moving.
If you are looking for something lighter, Posh has a bar menu where you can sit and snack while enjoying a drink.
Posh also has “room service” offerings for Optima Camelview residents. Simply call down to Posh and they will make up some of the offerings from their “room service” menu.
Overall, we had a wonderful meal and I look forward to returning.
7167 E. Rancho Vista Dr. Unit 111
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Open Tuesday through Saturday starting at 5PM
Free parking in underground parking garage accessed via Highland