– Twisted Grove Parlor and Bar in Scottsdale –
Before heading into a meeting the other day, we had to opportunity to grab lunch at the Twisted Grove Parlor and Bar. A few months back, I had visited its sister restaurant, Grassroots Kitchen and Tap, so I knew we were in for a great meal. (In fact, they are located in the same shopping center.)
The lunch crowd was in full swing, but we were able to get seated quickly by the hostess. Our very friendly server, Maria, was right over to check on us and take our drink orders. The room itself is wide open, but open dividers throughout and how it is designed give it more of a multiple-room feel.
Choosing from the variety on the menu was tough as there were so many things we wanted to try. The food is modern American and you can get everything from oysters to sprouts to gnocchi and short ribs.
We decided to start with the Ocean Mist Artichokes which were perfectly grilled and finished off with sea salt. The dipping sauce that came with them was incredible. It was a citrus aioli and it was so fresh that both of us immediately wanted to get the recipe.
We then both had the Sunny Cobb salad. It plays off of the traditional Cobb and has lots of interesting and new tastes and textures. For instance, it comes with pickled onions, dates, charred corn, sprouts and crispy onion strings as well as the traditional ingredients. Plus, it comes dressed with two dressings, a slightly sweet, creamy vinaigrette and a blue cheese.
And, because they sounded tempting, we went with a side of Parmesan-Garlic Frittes. If you are a fan of crispy french fries, be sure to order these. They were hot and perfectly cooked with just the right amount of parmesan and herbs.
Other offerings include a bruschetta board (pick three of six choices,) sandwiches, in-house flatbreads, entrees and some very tempting desserts. For sides, you can order a la carte or get four for $15. There are also “Twisted Hour” specials to enjoy.
We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at Twisted Grove and look forward to may return visits.
Twisted Grove Parlor & Bar
8220 North Hayden Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85258