– Kitchen West at The Scottsdale Resort in Mc Cormick Ranch –
We were down in the Mc Cormick Ranch area this week and were looking for somewhere new to eat. A quick search turned up Kitchen West at the The Scottsdale Resort and off we went.
We were seated quickly in the lovely, open dining area that overlooks the golf course. Our server was attentive and friendly.
The kitchen is equipped with a kiln oven, so we were encouraged to try the flat bread and are so happy we did. It came out hot and lightly seasoned with herbs. It was accompanied by caramelized onions and a tomato jam. Simply delicious. The same bread is also used on their Smoke Cured Ham Kiln Flat Bread, Foraged Mushrooms Kiln Flat Bread and the Open Face Chicken Sandwich offerings.
Virtually all of the soup and salad offerings give you a choice of small or large sizes, which is great depending on your hunger level or whether you want to try a bunch of dishes. We ended up sharing two of these options. The first was a Heirloom Tomato and Fresh Burrata salad, which was light, flavorful and colorful. Miniature heirloom tomatoes were sliced in half and drizzled with a garlic vinaigrette and some basalmic vinegar and basil. The burrata was creamy and delicious.
Our other selection was the Salad Board, which is one of the house specialties. The ingredients of the board vary depending on what is fresh and in season. On our salad board, we had a beautiful and incredibly tasty selection of radishes, carrots, lettuces, sea beans, roasted fingerling potatoes, olives and a tomato vinaigrette. You are also able to add a protein to the salad board (and other salads) for a very reasonable $4 to $5. We opted to add a chicken breast.
To finish off our meal, we were told that the beignets were outstanding. So we ordered The Magnificent Seven, which is seven perfect pillowy beignets dusted with powdered sugar accompanied by a chocolate pudding dipping sauce. They were the best beignets I have ever had.
Kitchen West is not just a resort dining option, it is also a great neighborhood restaurant and worth a visit. Prices are very reasonable and the food is outstanding. It is a great place to stop by for a full meal or just to sample some starters and have a drink with friends and family.
All summer, there are daily specials going on including drink and food specials. The adjoining bar, Bar Six 40, has Happy Hour nightly with excellent wine, beer and cocktail specials as well as a selection of appetizers from Kitchen West.
We really enjoyed our lunch here and look forward to returning again and again.
Kitchen West at the Scottsdale Resort in Mc Cormick Ranch
7700 E McCormick Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Open daily for lunch and dinner and serving brunch on weekends.