Best Use of PB&J - 2012
Peanut Butter and Jelly Foie Gras at The Praying Monk
7217 E. 1st St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
We're not going to get into an ethics debate about foie gras, but we will say that we're happy that it's not banned in the Valley of the Sun. If the French duck liver treat couldn't make its way into our cactus-studded desert, then we wouldn't have culinary gems like the one found at Aaron May's newest Old Town Scottsdale eatery, The Praying Monk. On the appetizer side of the industrial chic spot's menu, you'll find a curious dish that incorporates peanut butter with its usual sidekick jelly and a new friend — foie gras. The trio comes in a small jar with toast points to be used for shoveling the concoction in your mouth. The flavor is like nothing you've ever tried before — and it's surely not for everyone — but whether you're into trying new things or a lover of fatty duck liver, this is a real treat.