Foodies who have been Jonesing for the opening of T. Cook’s restaurant at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix have ony four more days to wait according to a recent press release from the propert's management.
On September 9 of this week, epicureans can taste Executive Chef Paul McCabe’s creative interpretation of New American cooking. In addition to its new culinary direction, the restaurant now sports The Mix Up Bar, a unique cocktail setting showcasing a hand-crafted, garden-to-glass beverage menu, live entertainment, inventive small plates all in an attractively-appointed area of the resort.
Chef’s menus are keeping with the latest farm to table trend featuring locally-grown and sustainably raised foods whenever possible. “The menu is designed to be more social and approachable, while incorporating cooking techniques that reflect the evolving culinary scene in Phoenix and beyond,” says McCabe. “Our dishes are inspired by seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients, with some of the freshest growing right in our backyard. T. Cook’s new edible gardens have been an ongoing project this summer that will have come to fruition in September. We’ll be handpicking everything from vegetables and citrus, to herbs and select seasonings.
A few foodie favorites to consider are Sea Bass Crudo with preserved lemon, bottarga and radish; the Spanish Octopus with almond gazpacho, cucumber, black olive and aged grapes; Sweet Corn Agnolotti with Maine lobster, chanterelles, roasted Arizona corn and summer truffles; Toasted Millet with hay-roasted squab, charred onion and preserved grain broth; Colorado Lamb with caraway gnocchi, green harissa and daube jus; and, Red Mullet with a rabbit Bolognese, cuttlefish, garlic and fried squid.
T. Cook’s serves breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday, lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday and dinner nightly from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Brunch service will be offered on Sunday until 3 p.m. For reservations and more information, call 866-579-3636 or visit www.tcooksdining.com.
The Mix Up Bar is open daily at 11 a.m. and closes at midnight. For reservations and more information, call 602-977-6458 or visit www.themixupbar.com and for the latest happenings and menu updates, please also follow on social media:
Designed around an original historic mansion, the 119-room Royal Palms offers custom-appointed guest rooms set in intimate clusters of casitas and villa embellished by Tuscan-style gardens; exquisite artifacts, meandering walkways, and stone fireplaces throughout.