This post was sponsored by Elite Restaurants, the coolest membership around. Thanks for supporting Arizona Foodie!
Everybody loves a good deal and I really love a good deal when it comes to food. So when I decided to head to Pig & Pickle for the first time I was ready to whip out my new membership with Elite Restaurants for a buy one entree get one free deal. Yup, you heard me right, Elite Restaurants has a selection of restaurants they have partnered with around town and each of them gives you the free entree deal. There are other perks as well, like private events, etc. All you have to do is pay $9.95 a month and your membership is active, you can use the discount at each restaurant twice throughout the year. Pretty sweet deal if you ask me. If you’re interested in purchasing one of these memberships, don’t wait, they are only selling a limited amount and you can find out all the details here: https://elite-restaurants.com/how-it-works.html
Back to my dining experience at Pig & Pickle. The menu is a little bit of everything and it all sounds good, which made choosing what to eat difficult. You could start with pork belly or bone marrow but we ended up deciding on the pork shoulder tostadas with ginger aioli, kimchi and scallions. Each crispy bite was packed with flavor from the tender meat and the kick from the aioli and the kimchi.
For our entrees we went for the duck breast with roasted pear, turnip, watercress, toasted walnuts & blood orange balsamic gastrique and the Thai curry mussels with garam masala, lemongrass, galangal root, coconut milk & madras curry. The duck was perfectly cooked with that crispy skin and that pink you want to see on the inside. There was a little bit of sweet, a little bit of crunch and a whole lot of cleaning our plates. The mussels were no different. I enjoyed a large helping of mussels swimming in the most spectacular Thai curry. I almost asked for more bread to sop up that delicious sauce after the mussels were all gone but I resisted because dessert had not come yet and I needed to save room.
As we looked over the dessert menu a few things peaked our interest and before we had time to order, one of them made its way to our table. The strawberry vinegar pie, sounded quite curious and to our delight it wasn’t what you might think. The vinegar is not overpowering and melds well with the other flavors. We also indulged in the carrot cake because, it’s carrot cake. Both desserts were spot on and although they were dessert, we weren’t overpowered by sugar. We were able to enjoy the true flavors of each dish. Thanks to Chef Keenan Bosworth for putting up with my picture taking and for serving some mighty good food! Thanks to Elite Restaurants for sponsoring this post and allowing us to share their membership details with all of you.
2922 north hayden road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251