Saturday, May 2, 2015

Brunch and Cocktails at Virtu (Scottsdale, AZ)

As I'm heading back to Phoenix and Scottsdale this weekend, I'm looking back to my last trip there. On my last day, I had a lovely brunch at Virtu in Scottsdale. It was a beautiful day, perfect for sitting outdoors and enjoying some good food and drinks.


I had to order this dish, you'll see why: Duck confit benedict, duck fat potato, poached eggs, foie gras hollandaise ($15)
Duck confit! Foie gras hollandaise! I just wished they had put more foie gras hollandaise ...

Virtu is known not just for their food, but also their cocktails. They're at the forefront of the Scottsdale's craft cocktail scene, serving up adventurous and unique cocktails like this Chili infused aquavit, with salted beet syrup, lime, and mezcal
Our favorite dish was actually the Squid ink linguine, cherry tomatoes, white wine, charred octopus, linguica ($18)
Despite the bold, distinct flavor of squid ink, the sweet cherry tomatoes stood up well to the rest of the dish.

LA OC Foodie had this breakfast sandwich, though I don't quite remember what it was.

More cocktails: 6-week barrel-aged French 75
There are certainly gems in this area that doesn't fall short of the food and drinks of other bigger cities. Virtu is one of them, with great food and intriguing cocktails. Definitely check them out if you are in the area.

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Virtu Honest Craft
Bespoke Inn
3701 North Marshall Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 946-3477
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