5 to try: Arizona Restaurant Week participants

Landmark RestaurantThe second annual Arizona Restaurant Week kicks off its eight-day run Saturday. More than 110 Valley restaurants will offer special, three-course meals for $29 per person.

Last year’s inaugural week featured mostly Scottsdale and Phoenix restaurants. This year, however, a number of Southeast Valley eateries are participating.

Here are the menu choices for five of them (for the full list of restaurants and menus, go to arizonarestaurantweek.com):

Landmark Restaurant (pictured above): First course: Shrimp cocktail, crab cakes or ravioli Espanol. Second course: Filet mignon with salad room; lamb chops with salad room; bacon-wrapped scallops with salad room; or Sterling prime rib. Third course: Chocolate mousse, raspberry cheesecake or Kentucky bourbon pecan pie. Additional item: House wine. 809 W. Main St., Mesa, (480) 962-4652.

Brio Tuscan GrilleBrio Tuscan Grille (pictured at left): First course: Roasted garlic and artichoke dip; spicy shrimp and eggplant; or calamari fritto misto. Second course: Tuscan grilled pork chops, chicken Milanese pomodoro or shrimp and scallop risotto. Third course: Brulee trio of bananas Foster, vanilla bean and caramel. 2150 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert, (480) 917-9177.

Cork: First course: Risotto trio, baby arugula salad or organic green salad. Second course: Buttermilk fried chicken, grilled beef tenderloin or Alaskan lingcod. Third course: Creme brulee, flight of house-made sorbets infused with wine or chocolate-cherry brownie sundae. 4991 S. Alma School Road, Chandler, (480) 883-3773.

Tomaso’s: First course: Sausage and peppers with crostini; crab cakes and field greens; or Caprese salad and bruschetta. Second course: Cioppino with linguini or risotto; Sicilian combo with eggplant involtini, braciole and butternut squash ravioli; or halibut Genovese. Third course: Creme brulee, cannoli or pistachio tartufo. 7131 W. Ray Road, Chandler, (480) 940-1200.

Vito’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant: First course: Calamari, spinach-artichoke dip or bruschetta. Second course: Lasagna, chicken Marsala or lobster ravioli. Third course: Tiramisu, cannoli or spumoni. Additional item: Glass of wine. 1947 N. Lindsey Road, Mesa, (480) 832-3311.

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One Response to 5 to try: Arizona Restaurant Week participants

  1. Rebecca says:

    Wow, what an amazing deal! I’ve never eaten at any of these restaurants but my parent’s have said that the Landmark has awesome food. They get certificates off of Restaurant.com and usually save about 50% off their tab when ever they go there. Might have to take my hubby there to eat while this deal is going on. The food sounds amazing.

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