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New Restaurant Alert: Francine Opens As we speak at Scottsdale Trend Sq.

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Yet one more new Mediterranean restaurant has opened within the Valley. (Final week, it was Stratta Kitchen.) The Luxurious Wing of Scottsdale Trend Sq. has formally welcomed Francine into its combine.

This effective eating institution with a Mediterranean and south-of-France menu opens at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 14 (that is right now) for dinner service. The restaurant is situated at 4712 North Goldwater Boulevard in Scottsdale and shall be overseen by restaurateur Laurent Halasz, of Fig & Olive fame. Within the kitchen, now we have Govt Chef Brian Archibald, whose earlier stints embody The Phoenician, Boulders Resort, and JW Marriott Resort and Spa.

“Francine has been a very long time coming for me and I personally couldn’t be prouder or extra excited to indicate our visitors what now we have created right here on this extraordinary area,” Halasz says in a press launch. The opening of Francine had been delayed resulting from COVID-19.

If you happen to’ve ever seen Alfred Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief, you might get the vibe Francine goes for — the laissez-faire Mediterranean coast of southeastern France.

“Francine’s taste profile is Mediterranean, or as we prefer to say the ‘meals of the solar,’” says Archibald. “All the pieces you’ll find on the menu at Francine shall be just like the flavour profiles and coastal delicacies that you just would possibly discover proper now within the French Riviera.”

Listed entrees embody striped bass, steak tartare, bouillabaisse, and seared duck a la provencal. Additionally: ratatouille tart, grilled octopus, and bone marrow on the menu.

The brand new 5,000-square-foot Scottsdale restaurant will neighbor Nobu, Toca Madera, and Ocean 44. Francine will serve simply dinner for now, with lunch and brunch providers — which can provide objects like salads, carpaccio, pizza, and shareable plates — set to start in September.

For extra data, go to the Francine website or name 480-690-6180.

See what Valley eating places are providing takeout, supply, and dine-in providers. Discover Francine and plenty of extra Phoenix-area eateries in our Phoenix Restaurant Directory.