In this week's Cafe column, Food Critic Michele Laudig can't help but wonder if Chef Aaron Chamberlin is holding back at his new Phoenix eatery St. Francis.
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Food Critic Michele Laudig on St. Francis:
The food was comforting and tasty, but I can't stop thinking there was a disconnect between the sophisticated vibe and the basic offerings, especially in light of the chef's fine-dining background (and the army of talent in the kitchen). Simple can still be dazzling, you know. Chamberlin told me he plans to slowly add to the menu -- seasonality is his big thing -- so I look forward to seeing what else he'll do as he settles in...full story