Monday, February 26, 2018

The Dorian Scottsdale

By: The Food Hunter

Being a librarian I am easily intrigued by venues that make reference to books, specially books I've read. The Dorian restaurant in Scottsdale, is a prime example. Inspired by Oscar Wilde's Dorian Gray, where the main character never ages, the Dorian is a relatively new addition to a timeless dining scene.

Decorated with chandeliers and mirrors, the restaurant decor portrays a Victorian image. There's also a large bar in the center of the dining room offering guests a place to experience both food and cocktails.

The menu at the Dorian resembles a book with categories such as: forward, preface, introduction, mains, sides and epilogue. The food, which is described as Californian with an Asian flare, is an eclectic mix of traditional and modern cuisine. On a recent visit to the Dorian my husband and I decided to share one item from all of the categories. This was a great way to enjoy a variety of menu items without filling up.

We enjoyed the thinly sliced roasted pears and goat cheese cream served bruschetta style while perusing the menu.

From there we ordered the tuna crudo preface, which included a tasty mix of greens, cucumbers and crispy onions.

Next we ordered the mini ravioli, which were bite sized pillows of pasta, served with Asian mushrooms and shredded beef. This was my favorite dish of the night.

We shared the smoky BBQ pork roast as our main course. The succulent pork meat was served with a side of broccolini and creamy white beans.

The cheesecake in a jar, flavored with marinated blueberries and spices, was a delicious way to wrap things up and seal us to future visits!

7419 E Indian Plaza
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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