Best Seafood - 2011
Readers' Choice: The Salt Cellar
The name Ingrid Bengis may not ring a bell for some, but for many of the nation's top restaurants ? like The French Laundry in Yountville, California, and Le Bernardin in New York ? her company, Ingrid Bengis Seafood, sets the standard for the highest quality in fishy fare. Lucky for us, Noca, a modern American cuisine establishment in Central Phoenix, counts Ingrid Bengis among its suppliers. From tastings to simple suppers to featured dishes, Noca may not bill itself as a seafood restaurant — but who cares when you're feasting on fresh crab salad, mussels, and herb-crusted halibut? Those in the seafood know get to Noca on Wednesdays, where a buttery, gourmet version of the lobster roll is truly a delicious catch.