UPDATE: January 9, 2014- Searsucker Scottsdale has closed.
– Arizona >Restaurant Week in Scottsdale AZ September 21-29, 2013 – Searsucker Downtown Scottsdale
This year’s Arizona Restaurant Week has arrived with over 150 outstanding restaurants in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area offering special menus for the event. Each year the caliber, quality and variety of restaurants participating gets better and better. My only problem is that there are not enough days in this week to allow me to dine at all of the restaurants on my “must dine” or “would love to try” lists.
I started off the week by dining at Searsucker in Scottsdale with my husband. I have had lunch at Searsucker before, but this was my first dinner experience.
The restaurant entrance is located on the northwest corner of Goldwater and Camelback Road, just west of Neiman Marcus in the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall. Valet parking is provided and you are then directed up the elegant stairs to the entrance. The ambience is upscale, industrial, trendy and just a little on the noisy side due to the high ceilings and open space.
The place was already packed when we arrived at 7:00 PM. We were met by the pleasant hostesses who greeted us and immediate took us to our table.
We were offered three courses for $40.00 as part of the Restaurant Week menu and had a large and wonderful selection to choose from. I ordered the brie “triple” with huckleberry and jalapeño jam. I was amazed at the portion size and really enjoyed the wonderful creamy consistency of the cheese. The jams were the perfect accompaniment with just the right flavor to set off the flavor of the brie.
My second course choice was the loin “filet” with lobster butter and cognac. It was a generous serving of an extremely tender and tasty filet mignon and the sauce was superb. My husband chose the salmon “Scottish” with romesco, rapini, scallop cauliflower. I had a taste of the salmon and it was great The cauliflower was a perfect touch and the flavors blended beautifully.
Course three was dessert. The choices were red velvet cake with cream cheese mousse and raspberry or chocolate mousse with milk chocolate mousse and chocolate pearls. My husband chose the red velvet cake and I, of course, chose the chocolate. I can’t speak for the red velvet cake, but the chocolate mousse was decadent and I savored every bite.
All in all it was a fabulous evening with an astounding dining experience. I highly recommend Searsucker for lunch or dinner. It is an elegant, yet casual dining experience.
More Information on Searsucker:
6900 East Camelback Road
Scottsdale AZ 85251