Vu to a Thrill

Tasty pretty things

Overall, Vu's portions were small, but including dessert, we got a satisfying amount of food. However, I recommend choosing dessert carefully. Pumpkin bread pudding was good but not great, its comforting flavor overpowered by sharply fruity cranberry gelato and pomegranate custard. And a tasty Valrhona chocolate torte, topped with soft banana cream that had been lightly brûléed, was paired with a too-sour passion fruit gelato.

But the roasted pear dessert was pure candy. Perched on one side of the plate was a tiny pear, roasted in brown butter, and on the other side, there was a miniature sticky bun with walnut gelato, tangy bubalus bubalis ricotta (made from water-buffalo milk!), and a wafer of caramelized sugar. Right down the middle, there was a crimson slash of huckleberry reduction and a slender "cigarette" of white chocolate.

And the eucalyptus honey crème brûlée was extraordinary. Our server said to take a bite of it along with a smidgen of grated smoked Gouda, then to refresh our taste buds with some of the tawny port sorbet. Wow — what an unlikely and genius combination of sweet crème and savory cheese.

Moi delicioso: Crisp Hawaiian moi with pineapple curry, vanilla parsnip purée, and tamarind.
Jackie Mercandetti
Moi delicioso: Crisp Hawaiian moi with pineapple curry, vanilla parsnip purée, and tamarind.

Location Info

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Lobby Bar at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa

7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Category: Music Venues

Region: North Scottsdale

Details

Red king crab ravioli: $16

Kurobuta pork two ways: $34

Hawaiian moi: $36

Crème brûlée: $10

480-444-1234, extension 79, »web link.
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 6 to 10 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch, 7500 East Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale

I'd seek that out even if it took a GPS.

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