Chef Christopher Gross Introduces New Petites Bouchées (Little Bites) Menu at Crush Lounge in Phoenix
Pigs Feet Special
Christopher's and Crush Lounge, the Biltmore Fashion Park restaurants of James Beard Award-winning chef Christopher Gross, have always been spots to score top-notch French-inspired eats.
And last week, Gross added a couple of more ways for fans to nosh: a new menu of petites bouchées (little bites) at Crush Lounge and daily specials at Christopher's for $19.
Here's what diners can expect.
Gross' new menu (see below) for his wine-centric bistro, Crush Lounge, features a selection of petites bouchées. Decidedly share-friendly, dishes include calamari tempura dusted with chipotle ($10), a roasted rabbit salad ($10), and a sauteed frog leg ($3) with garlic butter (yes, you can buy a single frog leg for three bucks).
The inspiration for the menu, Gross says, "is from a place in Paris that was a stand-up bar that served tapas-like French food with lots of wines by the glass. Since we have about 70 or so, I thought it would be fun."
For his chic restaurant, Christopher's, Gross tells me he wanted to something different as well as value-friendly. The result: nightly, $19 specials of classic French favorites like pigs feet with mustard sauce, boudin noir (blood sausage) with red wine, and fish and seafood stew.
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