Sneak Peek: Eddie's House

By Megan Irwin

I just got back from the preview opening of swanky new Scottsdale eatery Eddie's House.

First, let me apologize for my lack of photographic evidence -- the place looks fantastic (I especially loved the wrought iron chandeliers) and is totally pulling of the living room vibe – but my camera took a crap almost as soon as I walked in. My struggle to fix it was so awkward; it prompted one waiter, whose picture I was trying to take, to ask, “So how long have you worked at New Times?” Embarrassing.

Second, let me tell you it doesn’t matter I don’t have any photos because you will definitely want to check this place out for yourself. I’m sure restaurant industry navel-gazers will recognize Chef Eddie Matney’s marquee name, but for those of you who don’t know: the guy’s a big deal. The food on hand looked delicious, but sadly, I couldn’t sample any, as it was all meat. It smelled fantastic though. My seafood-loving companion can vouch for the quality of the shrimp as well as the toasted seafood wontons in raspberry jalapeño sauce. I can vouch for the quality of the gin and tonic.

Everyone present was very pretty. I even saw one well-groomed older gentleman in a blue and white seersucker suit. Seersucker! So classy, in that old-tyme, Kentucky Derby kind of way.

I managed to snag a copy of the menu and it sounds tasty, even to a gal who hasn’t eaten meat for one third of her life. (I figure if I ever go back I’ll be more than satisfied with the grilled asparagus, country mashed potatoes and three onion and mushroom ragout off the sides menu. Yay carbs!)

The lobster bisque cappuccino sounds fun, and I saw a lot of people enjoying the rack of lamb (it comes on an almond rice eggplant “pillow.” I love restaurant jargon.) The “What’s in this?” steak was good for a laugh. You’ll have to let me know if it’s also good for dinner.

Eddie’s House opens tomorrow (May 21) and you can make your reservation at 480-946-1633.

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