This is the third post in a series about some of my favorite things to eat in Scottsdale, Arizona. Scottsdale and the surrounding areas have some amazing restaurants and local artisans and I love finding new places and things to try.
Postino’s White Bean Bruschetta – If you never have been, Postino is a charming place tucked into the Arcadia area of Phoenix. (There is a newer location on Central, but I have yet visit.) One of the great options they serve is a bruschetta sampler. You choose four of the many types offered and the bruschetta come delivered to you on a platter for sharing. They are all quite good, but my favorite overall is the white bean and chopped tomato. I have to have it every time I am there.
Pure Sushi in North Scottsdale serves a very unique sushi roll that is not really a roll. It is called “Box Sushi” and it is one of our family’s favorites. To make the Box Sushi, no seaweed is used. Instead, they compress the rice, roe and fish into a box. Once it has formed into a triangle, it is then cut up into several pieces. The fish is tuna and salmon and the bottom layer of rice has a little roe mixed in for color and a little crunch.
The third item on this list is the Duck Carnitas Empanada at The Mission in Old Town Scottsdale. Playing with the more traditional preparation that is made with pork, The Mission uses duck meat instead. This delicious, rich, cheese and duck-filled fried dough is topped with an orange habanero sauce that is sweet with a bit of spice.
The Caprese Salad at Sassi in North Scottsdale is not to be missed. Sassi has the Buffalo Mozzarella imported directly from Italy and it is a very generous, not to mention delicious, portion. The cheese comes intact on a plate of lovely heirloom tomatoes and basil drizzled with olive oil. You can slice the mozzarella to the size you desire, add it to the tomato and basil and enjoy.
That is it for this post, but there will be more to come. Feel free to share any of your favorite bites or places to dine in the comments.