Nestled in Old Town Scottsdale is The Upton, a quality dining space that use to house Petite Maison. Since then, it’s has been updated and is co owned by Sean Zimmerman and the food is designed by Chef Chris Schlattman. This would be my second time dining at The Upton, the first was for the upcoming Cultivate Chipotle event, where you’ll find Chef Schlattman participating. At this event I got to meet with Zimmerman and hear about his passion for not only good quality food at an amazing price but bringing the dining experience back to good ol customer service.
I also got the chance to try out the food that night and the fried chicken and other tastes they served, made me hungry to head back over.On this occasion we took the waiter’s advice and ordered what he suggested. For appetizers we were intrigued by the artichoke dip which had artichokes, of course, parsnips and arugula with a hefty side of crispy marbled bread bites. We also had the Chinese char siu ribs, which had a nice amount of meat on them that fell off the bone with a flavorful sauce and peanuts to add texture. For our main courses we had the farmer’s cut angus bistro steak which is prepared sous vide style, you know where you put the meat into a bag and give it a nice warm bath, giving the final meat a result of tender and juicy. We loved the caramelized sweet onions that came with it and the side of match stick potatoes.The slow roasted pibil tacos were a nice treat too, covered in cojita cheese, avocado, radish and shishito salsa. As you can tell from the picture above, we opted to use our fork and knife to eat those hefty tacos and they sure hit the spot!When we were offered dessert, you didn’t have to ask us twice to try the Nutella creme brulee. We cracked that sugary top open to find the most spectacular creamy Nutella surprise inside. We may have been a bit full but we made sure to lick that plate clean.
Next time you’re in their neck of the woods, head over to The Upton for some classy eatins at a reasonable price!
7216 E Shoeman Ln