– FnB – Old Town Scottsdale Dining –
FnB has been somewhere that I have wanted to go for a very long time, but for some reason, never got a chance to. It has won dozens of accolades, including multiple nominations from the James Beard Foundation and continues to be one of Scottsdale’s top restaurants.
I finally got my wish and was able to have dinner there a few weeks ago.
Most of the menu is a selection of smaller, shareable plates. There are also a few entrees offered, but we were interested in trying as many of the smaller plates as we could. Each of the dishes was great and there were so many flavors to choose from.
We went pretty heavy on the vegetable dishes and started with the Brussels Sprouts with Fish Sauce and Cashews, Chilled Snap Peas with Yogurt, Tarragon and Meyer Lemon plus Roasted Asparagus with Crispy Farro and Roasted Carrots with Harissa Mayo. All of these were fantastic and flavorful.
Another vegetable dish was something I had never tried before. It was Farcous with Labne and Greens (see photo). Farcous is a type of pancake or thick crepe traditionally made with Swiss chard. I cannot remember if our pancake was made with chard or another type of green, but it was unique and very tasty.
We also tried a few other dishes. First was a double order of the Peruvian Chicken Spring Rolls. They were crispy and full of flavor and disappeared quickly. We also had Pickled Shrimp with Fennel and Lemon on Buttered Saltines, which was another creative and tasty dish.
For our final item, we went with an entree which was the Duck Confit Pasta with Fava Beans, Basil and Pecorino. I do not usually eat a lot of pasta, but this was very much worth it. The pasta was so fresh and the duck confit was very flavorful without being heavy. Another great dish!
FnB’s menu changes all of the time depending on what is in season, so some of these items may not be available if you go, but I have no doubt you will find equally delicious dishes in their place.
On another note, FnB has been also recognized by the James Beard Foundation for their Wine Program. What is fascinating is that all of the wines are from Arizona and New Mexico. On the night we were there, we got to try two different Arizona wines including Chateau Tumbleweed’s ‘The Descendants’ white and a Los Milics Hannah’s white. Not only were they great to drink, they were very reasonably priced.
After dining at FnB, it is clear why it recceives so many accolades!
7125 East 5th Avenue #31
Scottsdale, AZ 85251