Home of renowned culinary schools and institutes attracting impassioned, eager young chefs, taught by impassioned and eager veterans, it’s no surprise that Scottsdale is tingling the taste-buds of an ever-growing clientèle. Many graduates of Scottsdale’s Cordon Bleu School (to name but one) go on to work in one of the 400 restaurants on offer, and a significant amount even establish their own adventurous and flavorsome restaurants in the hope of making a name for themselves in the competitive (but healthy) culinary scene.
Such ambition and passion is a huge part of what makes Scottsdale’s restaurants and eateries so exceptional. The mixture of up-and-coming culinary whiz kids and established culinary artists has helped to birth a scene that is rich in diversity, bold when it comes to its flavors, and brazen when it comes to experimenting with new dishes and fusion cuisine. To top this all off, Scottsdale’s foodie scene is criminally underexposed and the masses are yet to discover the tastes and textures that are cooked up every day and every night here; not yet, anyway…
Multiple Scottsdale restaurants boast critically acclaimed and award-winning head chefs who supply their own brand of authentic and artful American cuisine to hungry residents and clued-up travelers. We can’t neglect to mention however, the amazing variety of Scottsdale’s restaurants; Mediterranean influences, contemporary Japanese eateries, and Pan-Latin spices are all incorporated into menus that are well on their way to earning a Michelin star or two.
400 restaurants might sound a little overwhelming, but don’t worry; we’ve cooked up a few guides and recipes for you to sink your teeth into.