Chow Bella

Now Open: Calistro California Bistro

Former Taneko Tavern executive chef Devin Walsh has resurfaced as owner/executive chef at Calistro California Bistro, which opened earlier this week at DC Ranch Crossing in Scottsdale (18221 N. Pima Rd.).

Walsh's menu emphasizes healthful, "farm to table" cooking, with Mediterranean-inspired small plates and appetizers, organic salads, and entrees such as rack of lamb with spiced carrot puree, braised market greens, preserved lemon, and almonds. To drink, there's beer, wine, and an interesting cocktail list featuring house-infused vodkas.

Besides Calistro's olive branch logo, green is definitely the color of the overall restaurant concept, from all-natural, locally raised meats and a variety of organic produce to sustainable wood to fuel the wood-fired hearth.

Calistro California Bistro is open for lunch and dinner daily. Call 480-502-0325 for more information.

KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Michele Laudig
Contact: Michele Laudig