Friday, June 3, 2016

Deliciousness Abounds On The New Summer Menu At St. Francis In Phoenix

By: The Food Hunter

St. Francis, located on the SE corner of Central & Camelback is a modern yet comfortable family-owned restaurant serving wood-fired cuisine with an emphasis on quality, seasonal ingredients delivered daily from local farmers. Summer at St. Francis brings a menu featuring the season's brightest and tastiest veggies in dishes that are light yet rich with flavor.

Some favorites, from a recent tasting, include:

Carrot Ginger Soup – A savory soup made from roasted local carrots and fresh ginger swirled with  crème fraiche.

Fire Roasted Eggplant Dip – Pureed, fire-roasted local eggplant layered with yogurt, for a cool and creamy dip served with delicious house-made bread.

Roasted Carrot & Avocado Salad– Local carrots are oven-roasted, seared and tossed with sliced avocado, a California goat cheese, and mixed greens all drizzled with a tangy/sweet orange poppy seed vinaigrette.

Wood Roasted Summer Squash – A variety of colorful, oven-roasted baby squash topped with roasted red pepper romesco sauce, California goat cheese and toasted almonds.

Heirloom Tomatoes & Burrata – Local tomatoes, cucumbers and shaved red onion atop California burrata cheese, crostini, and drizzled with red wine vinaigrette. Admittedly my favorite dish.

Pan Seared Rainbow Trout – Delicious trout served with purple sweet potato mash and green beans in a browned butter lemon caper sauce.

Though not new to the menu, if you have room for dessert the Sticky Toffee Pudding served with sweet cream gelato is a must.

For more information and to see all the other delicious menu items head over to

This experience was provided complimentary, all opinions are my own. 


  1. These dishes look absolutely AMAZING! I'm always making lists of places I need to eat when I travel and this one just got jotted on the Arizona list!

  2. You ordered perfectly --- wish I could have joined you!

  3. Whoaaaaa, everything looks so good! That eggplant dip especially seems to be calling my name!

  4. Yum! I love burrata, and that purple sweet potato mash looks so delicious!

  5. St Francis sounds amazing - and oh my goodness those dishes look incredible! I especially like the Fire Roasted Eggplant, Heirloom Tomatoes and Burrata and oh my, that Sticky Toffee Pudding!!

  6. Looks like a trip is in order! :-) What a delicious sounding (& looking) menu! Such fresh and pretty ingredients!

  7. Sounds like an amazing place to eat. I wish I was close by. That pudding with gelato sounds soo good!

  8. This sounds like an amazing place to eat! You just made me very hungry!