Join chef Chrysa on Saturday October 14, 2017 for a PIE MAKING CLASS. A hands-on experience…learn how to make dough and roll it out. Everyone will have their own dough disk to roll into a single crust pie to freeze and take home! Recipes and a light lunch included (wine and/or beer available for purchase). Please email Sabrina at email@example.com to reserve your spot. $70. ++ per person 11 a.m. til 1:30-ish More info in our newsletter http://conta.cc/2ff6ysu
Join us for ARIZONA FALL RESTAURANT WEEK, SEPTEMBER 15 – 23, 2017. Three course menu with choices…$44. per person ++…also, special wine deals!
FALL VEGETABLE STEW
creamy parmesan polenta
LITTLE GEM SALAD
green beans, walnuts, crispy prosciutto, roasted tomato viniagrette
peach, corn, almond & basil relish, grilled crouton
edamame, grilled corn, squash, leeks, castelvetrano olive relish
NONNI’S SUNDAY CHICKEN
braised thighs, mushrooms, white wine, crispy polenta, Italian cheeses
BRAISED CHURRO LAMB RAGOUT
pappardelle pasta, pecorino
LEMON VERBENA PANNA COTTA
apricot sauce, berries, cookie
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 21
5 wines 5 courses
6:30pm $85.00 per person ++
We don’t host many wine dinners at Rancho Pinot but we’re trying to change that! Not
one, but TWO Italian winemakers at this dinner! Fernando Pighin & Figli – from Friuli –
and Tenute Silvio Nardi – from Montalcino. Chrysa’s family on her mother’s side are
from the Friuli region so this dinner has special meaning!
Attending will be Roberto Pighin, representing his family’s estate in Friuli and Emilia
Nardi will share her history as one of the few female leaders in Brunello.
Please give us a call 480-367-8030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve
your place at this fun dinner…seating will be at larger round tables…invite your friends!
2012 Pighin Pinot Grigio ‘Grave’
Housemade Salt Cod Ravioli
fennel, tomato, olives, toasted crumbs
2013 Pighin Pinot Grigio ‘Collio’
Pan Roasted Fish
2014 Pighin Sauvignon Blanc ‘Grave’
polenta, kale, fig chutney
2013 Silvio Nardi Rosso di Montalcino
Braised Beef Shortrib
white bean & wild mushroom ragout
2009 Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino
with seasonal fruit and cookie
Join us for the 2nd annual Sisterhood of the Stove…An Autumn Picnic…Sunday October 25, 2015…1-4pm…at the Cattletrack Compound in Scottsdale (Cattletrack & McDonald) Celebrate with the best women chefs in Arizona…13 of them! Delicious foods showcasing each chef’s style…lots of Arizona wines & beers, too…entertainment by Trio Rio…all to benefit the Joy Bus, Jennifer Caraway’s organization that brings home cooked meals to homebound cancer patients and their families.
CHARLEEN BADMAN, Fnb – BJ HERNANDEZ , Havana Café – DANIELLE LEONI, The Breadfruit – TRACY DEMPSEY, Tracy Dempsey Originals – MANDY BUBLITZ, St. Francis – LORI HASHIMOTO, Hana Japanese – HELEN YUNG, Sweet Republic – SILVANA SALCIDO ESPARZA, Barrio Café – TAMMIE COE, Tammie Coe Cakes – EUGENIA THEODOSOPOULOS, Essence – RACHEL MILLER, Pistol Whipped Pastries – SHANNON PLOWMAN, La Vie, Pinetop – CHRYSA ROBERTSON, Rancho Pinot
$100. per person all inclusive. Tickets may be purchased via email…contact Sabrina at email@example.com…please include your phone number.
The Phoenix New Times has awarded Rancho Pinot the Best Authentic Arizona Restaurant of 2015.
Dining trends have come and gone over the past two decades, but through it all, Rancho Pinot has remained.
So what gives this Scottsdale restaurant its lasting power? Well, there’s the restaurant’s always-polished American comfort fare, as well as owner Chrysa Robertson’s enduring dedication to using local produce and ingredients.
As a founder of the local chapter of the international Slow Food organization, Robertson’s been showcasing Arizona-inspired cuisine since long before “local” became a foodie buzzword.
Rancho Pinot also gives diners a memorable experience untethered to fads or trends. Friendly service and honest hospitality are the name of this restaurant’s game, and that’s one characteristic that never goes out of style.
Restaurant Week is just around the corner.
This Fall, we will offer the $44 per person prix fixe menu, which includes three choices for each course: appetizer, entrée and dessert.
Our regular menu will also be available along with special wine selections.
We will have our menu posted later this month at http://arizonarestaurantweek.com.
(*Please note: in order to optimize our seating for Fall Restaurant Week, only a limited amount of reservations will be available through OpenTable. Please call us directly for best selection 480-367-8030)
Tuesday SEPTEMBER 15 at 6:30 pm
Chef KEVIN BINKLEY and Chef CHRYSA ROBERTSON
You definitely do NOT want to miss this dinner!
Long-time friends Kevin (Binkley’s, Bink’s Scottsdale & Midtown, Café Bink) and Chrysa have a running joke about “tweezers” versus tongs…as in, which implement is acceptable in a professional kitchen. Their cooking styles are quite different: his is more elaborate & precise – hence, the tweezers (hemostats) used for plating – and hers is more natural & rustic – tongs for the grill!
So, in the spirit of friendly competition, the chefs have put together a dinner to show who’s “right”!
Chefs Chrysa and Kevin have chosen several seasonal ingredients and they each will prepare a different dish using the same ingredient for each course.
WELCOMING BITES and SPARKLING WINE
. Pickled with Country Pork Terrine
Fresh with Chicken Liver Mousse
Tartare with Garnishes
Grilled with Corn & Lobster Mushrooms
Grilled Breast with Fig Chutney
Braised Leg with Apricot, Olive & Grits
To Be Determined
$90. per person + tax + gratuity
(includes welcome glass of sparkling wine)
Wine pairings for main course $25. additional
Full wine list available
**PLEASE NOTE: due to the nature of this dinner, we are unable to
accommodate any dietary restrictions or allergies…thank you for your understanding
Come join us for a fun evening! Seating will be family style at larger tables.
To reserve, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 480-367-8030.
Later this winter, we will do another “Tweezers vs. Tongs” dinner hosted at Bink’s Scottsdale! Stay tuned!
Welcome to our new and improved website! It’s been a long time coming, but better late than never. I hope to spend more time writing about what’s happening at Rancho…things I’m excited about, upcoming events, seasonal garden notes, and probably some irreverent rantings! The restaurant biz is always filled with interesting happenings, so check back often to see what I have to say. All of us here at Rancho truly appreciate and value your support over these past 21+ years! Thanks for being part of our “family”!
The Phoenix New Times dubbed Rancho Pinot the Best Authentic Restaurant Phoenix of 2014.
If the sheer lasting power of this restaurant doesn’t qualify it as a true Arizona gem, then we hardly know what else could.
Rancho Pinot continues to beguile us with its rustic Western décor, which includes cowboy paintings and other Arizona-themed accents.
Chef Chrysa Robertson continues to cook gourmet comfort food that pays homage to the seasons and local bounty. It’s like getting a taste of the entire state of Arizona all on one plate.
And the handful of dishes that have been on the menu for years have become classics to Valley diners, including Robertson’s ricotta gnocchi appetizer and famous Nonni’s Sunday Chicken.
Food: 26 | Decor: 20 | Service: 24
Although it’s “hidden away” in a Scottsdale strip mall, this “neighborhood” “jewel” with “cowboy-chic” decor is a “real find” thanks to chef Chrysa Robertson (a “huge talent”), who lends an “Arizona accent” to her “sophisticated” New American “comfort food” by using “seasonal and locally grown” ingredients.