|Le Cordon Blue Technique Restaurant, Scottsdale, Ariz. (Julianne Crane)|
On a recent trip to the Phoenix-Scottsdale area where we visited with friends (and Airstream owners) Mary and Bill Knowles, we were treated to a delightful and tasty lunch at the Le Cordon Blue school's student-run Technique Restaurant, which is three-parts eatery and one-part tourist attraction.
|Mary Knowles (l), Jimmy Smith, Julianne Crane and and Bill Knowles.|
The restaurant provides "a straightforward menu inspired by classic techniques, giving students the opportunity to practice what they have learned in the craft of fine cookery. The focus is cooking with simplicity and elegance, using the finest ingredients culled from high quality, sustainable local sources."
It’s a unique opportunity to enjoy an elegant meal, at a reasonable price. When we were there, the three-course lunch was $10. Patrons choose one starter, one entrée and one dessert. Dinner includes the three-course $10 choice or a four-course selection for $15 where patrons select two starters, one entrée, and one dessert.
|Cheese Cake (Julianne Crane)|
4301 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Dinner: 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Strongly suggest reservations. (Mary made reservations online two weeks in advance.) Limited number of walk-ins are seated.
URL: (Online reservations can be made through this link) TechniqueRestaurant.com/locations/scottsdale
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Photos: (Top) Technique Restaurant, Le Cordon Blue, Scottsdale, Ariz. (Julianne G Crane)