By New Times
By Robrt L. Pela
By Lauren Saria and Heather Hoch
By Deborah Sussman
By Robrt L. Pela and Amy Silverman
By Kathleen Vanesian
By Eric Schaefer
By Heather Hoch
I wish I'd saved more room for desserts at Heirloom, since these confections were such a satisfying way to finish. Three hot, golden cake doughnuts, sprinkled with powdered sugar and served on a creamy cloud of lemon curd, were ridiculously good, one of the better versions of this trendy dessert I've tried around town. And the awesome banana cream pie was capped with lightly browned marshmallow, which got nice and gooey inside. It was teamed with candy-like brûléed banana slices and sweet-tart passion fruit sauce.
I'm sure the restaurant's name is a nod to heirloom vegetables, in keeping with its seasonal theme. But the word also brings to mind something precious that's handed down from generation to generation.
20775 N. Pima Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Region: North Scottsdale
Is Heirloom a keeper? For the neighborhood, sure. For the rest of us, only time will tell.