The Valley is known for many celebrity chefs — too many, in fact, to mention. Here are a few of their lunch hot spots that will tempt your palate and likely allow you to engage with the on-property celeb chef himself. (They are also all longtime community supporters who work with hundreds of local nonprofits to help raise money.)
Gourmet lunchtime fare is what Christopher Gross touts. His culinary experience comes across at lunch with delicate and flavorful pizzas, his Truffle fries and creative salads. Try the Mac n’ Cheese au Gratin with Ham. Contemporary and open atmosphere in the Biltmore Fashion Park make lunch here an event for all of the right reasons.
2502 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
Making our list two issues in a row, Food Network Star Beau MacMillan’s restaurant at Sanctuary resort and spa boasts more than just incredible views and service. His food is award-winning and his lunch offerings are clever culinary combinations that thrill guests. The Orecchiette Pasta is made with Moroccan chorizo broth, pulled chicken, rock shrimp and manchego cheese. It is light and incredibly flavorful.
5700 E. McDonald Dr., Scottsdale
(480) 607 2300
Casual and comfortable is how to describe Vincent Guerithault’s daytime bistro. Open for lunch, this authentically French spot is inspired by the years of culinary success Vincent brings to the Valley. From thin-crust pizzas to homemade pastas, his dishes are not to be missed. The paninis are known throughout the region and may, very well, be what began the panini craze.
3930 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix