Earlier this year you may remember that Scottsdale's Petite Maison restaurant hosted a three-part lunch series called Picnic on the Patio, during which guests were invited to share a family-style meal with chef James Porter. The events, which ran through the spring, were such a hit that Porter has decided to launch a summer version.
This Sunday, June 22 the restaurant will host a "Pissaladieres & Pinot" dinner. Guests will dine inside the restaurant (as opposed to on the patio) and will be greeted and served by Porter and his sous chef.
The dinner event will be three courses, two of which will be served family-style, and costs $35 per person with wine.
For the main course diners will have their choice of three featured pissaladièrs, or a French take on pizza. The southern French dish has thicker and more chewy dough than a traditional pizza and is traditionally topped with caramelized onions, anchovies and black olives. Porter is doing variations that include house smoked salmon, braised lamb, and a classic version.
Here's the complete menu:
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(served family style)
Grilled Romaine Caesar
secret caesar dressing | heirloom tomatoes | polenta croutons | shaved parmesan
Second Course Modern French Pissaladièrs (choice of) The Little House house smoked salmon | goat cheese | chives | pickled onion | fried capers -or- The Classic classic pissaldière | caramelized onions | white anchovies | garden thyme | picholine olives -or- The Mighty Meat braised lamb | mereguez sausage| feta | grilled scallions | roasted fennel
Dessert My Banana Split (served family style) house churned vanilla ice cream | warm chocolate | bananas whipped vanilla cream | cherries | toasted peanuts
Reservations, which are required, are available between 5 and 6:30 p.m. Call 480-991-6887.