AZ Food

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Edible Elevation of Flourish

As the signature restaurant at Copperwynd Resort in Scottsdale, Flourish reigns high over the gorgeous views of Fountain Hills with a quiet stateliness. The scenic restaurant with glass surrounds is the culinary playground for Flourish’s executive chef, Richie Sica, who incorporates several specialty menus at the restaurant.

Salmon Cakes

Healthy, light and delicious, salmon cakes are easily prepared with ingredients you may already have on hand! Great served over a salad, or just by themselves. Feel free to change up the herbs or veggies according to your taste!  Use my “secret” sauce or your favorite store-bought aioli.

Fresh Fruit Tart

This recipe has been in my family for years. It’s the perfect dessert to welcome springtime! Chef’s tip: cold butter helps create air pockets in the pastry, leaving you with a flaky crust. The glaze is optional, although recommended!

Something New in the Old West

The only thing better than Arizona sunshine and moonrises are the delicious foods of the Southwest. In the North Valley, it’s not only the smoky bite of anchos, the kick of serranos, or the fun in experimenting with prickly pear, saguaro seeds and other desert bounty that makes for a good meal; it’s the brilliant infusion of local ingredients with other national and international flavors to create something wonderful.

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