We're just a day away from the start of Arizona Spring Restaurant Week, so if you still haven't made your reservations, you'd better act fast. There are dozens of places all over town that will be offering special three-course menus during the 10-day event, each of which will be priced at either $30 or $40 a person.
If you haven't had a chance to check out the new Petite Maison, this is a perfect chance to get in and see what chef James Porter has done to the menu. Last fall, Porter took the restaurant in a modern French direction, which you can see in both his regular and Restaurant Week menus.
First (choice of) Maryland soft shell crab banh mi or Black truffle falafel, foie aioli, crispy kale 2007 Riesling - Paul Kubler - Alsace
Supplement ($18) seared hudson valley foie gras taco, fig & cholla bud salsa, huitlacoche
Second (choice of) Lamb shank tagine, local vegetable moussaka, cucumber mint yogurt 2009 Côtes du Rhône - Vinsobre - Perrin & Fils - Rhône or Kombu steamed black bass, lobster gnocchi, english peas 2009 Chardonnay - Novellum - France
Dessert (choice of) Chocolate - salt caramel shooter or Coconut sorbet, vanilla chips 2010 Vidal-Fleury - Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise
The dinner costs $40 a person with wine pairings available for an additional $15. Reservations are strongly recommended as the restaurant tends to be get fully booked during the event -- I would know, I was embedded there one night.
And for more ideas on where to dine during the event, check out our list of 5 Top Picks for Arizona Spring Restaurant Week: May 17-26.
You can find a list of all participating restaurants on the Arizona Restaurant Week website.