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Noca Kicks Off Family Dinner Series with a Visit from Chef Chris Curtiss (Here Are the Menus)

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It will be a sort of Noca family reunion when chef Chris Curtiss returns to the Biltmore restaurant's kitchen next week. As many Valley diners will remember, Curtiss opened the restaurant as executive chef back in 2008. And it was Curtiss who was at the helm when the restaurant earned a spot on the semifinalist list for Best New Restaurant in the 2009 James Beard Awards.

On Wednesday, June 25 Noca will begin its Family Dinner Series, starting with a dinner event with chef Curtiss. The restaurant is offering two menu options.

See also: Chris Curtiss Dishes on His First Phoenix Gig and Why Food Network Sucks

Curtiss left Noca in 2011 and landed a gig working for Sam Fox as executive chef at North Arcadia. Curtiss stayed at that restaurants until about a year ago, when he took a job working for Michael Mina as executive chef of Bourbon Steak at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess.

During the Family Dinner Series event, diners will be able to choose from either a four-course or six-course menu. Four courses will cost $65 and six courses will cost $90. Wine pairings (listed below each course) will be available for an additional $30 a person (four courses) or $45 a person (six courses).

Seatings will be available at 5:30, 6 and 6:30 p.m. and then at 7:30, 8, and 8:30 p.m. For a reservation call 602-956-6622.

Four Course menu

First Course: Crudo Duo Kinmedai: Spicy Ponzu, Umeboshi, Brown Rice Cracker Isaki: Preserved Lemon, Shiso, Crispy Ginger Château La Tarcière "La Levraudiere" Muscadet 2011

Second Course: Wild King Salmon Chanterelle, English Pea, Squid Ink Paul Hobbs "Crossbarn" Pinot Noir 2012

Third Course: Japanese Miyazaki Wagyu Beef Tallow Confit Potatoes, Charred Broccolini, Miso Demi Domaine De Courteillac Bordeaux Supérieur 2009

Dessert: Sticky Toffee Pudding Toffee Sauce, Greek Yogurt, Lime Rare Wine Company "Boston Bual" Madiera

Six Course menu

First Course: Crudo Duo Kinmedai: Spicy Ponzu, Umeboshi, Brown Rice Cracker Isaki: Preserved Lemon, Shiso, Crispy Ginger Château La Tarcière "La Levraudiere" Muscadet 2011

Second Course: Wild Black Bass Baby Heirloom Tomatoes, Fennel, Citrus, Rafael Palacios "Sabrego" Godello 2011

Third Course: Foie Gras Torchon Stone Fruit, Swarnadwipa Claudie & Bruno Bilancini "Les Pins" Monbazillac 2007

Fourth Course: Gnocchi Sweet Pea Pesto, Pine Nut, Radicchio, Prosciutto J.K. Carriere Rose of Pinot Noir 2012

Fifth Course: Wagyu Beef Duo Wagyu Flat Iron: Twice Baked Fingerling Potatoes Tongue Salad: Bone Marrow Vinaigrette Domaine De Courteillac Bordeaux Supérieur 2009

Dessert: Sticky Toffee Pudding Toffee Sauce, Greek Yogurt, Lime Rare Wine Company "Boston Bual" Madiera

For more information, check out the Noca website.

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