COURSE Restaurant Patio

COURSE Restaurant in Scottsdale

COURSE Restaurant opened its doors in Scottsdale only one year ago. Yet, with Chef Cory Oppold at the helm, it has taken the Valley by storm with its inventive, multi-course process that is undeniably fine dining but approachable.

morning would Course Interior scottsdale

On paper, COURSE Restaurant appears to be a special occasion concept–a spot to celebrate a milestone birthday or anniversary. Yet, COURSE is undeniably welcoming, approachable and laidback, making diners sneaking in a casual Tuesday-evening date night feel just as welcome as those decked out for a graduation or retirement outing. The space is intimate and filled with light (and a beautiful patio brimming with greenery is located in front of the restaurant). Small tables and larger booths are paired with a sleek bar area, while the walls are filled with contemporary art.

Every few weeks, the restaurant debuts a new 10-course tasting menu (with a discounted five-course menu available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays). Each plate is a mini masterpiece, showcasing seasonal ingredients and a powerful progression of flavor. COURSE Restaurant’s current spring menu is available through June 5.

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Asparagus with prosciutto, panade and pearl onion

The 10-course journey kicks off with silky Uni custard paired with Kaluga caviar and shiitake mushrooms, making the diner aware that they are in for something special. The bison tartare with potato pave, horseradish, smoked egg yolk and shallot ring is delicate and divine (and so beautiful), while the ricotta dumpling is a springy selection of English peas, bright lemon and basil and a mushroom consommé that you’ll want to drink by the bowlful. The savory portion of the menu ends with a pair of meat-forward options: tender lamb sirloin and Linz beef ribeye.

Desserts are far from an afterthought at COURSE Restaurant, as diners are presented with a duo of delights, including the visually stunning medovik with honey cream, honeycomb brittle and chamomile ice cream, and the cocoa puff with raspberry mousse. And as a little treat for later, diners are sent home with an éclair with strawberry whipped cream and lemon balm. 

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Medovik

COURSE Restaurant is open Tuesday to Saturday, from 5 to 9 p.m., and Sunday, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (during which Chef Oppold offers the Morning Would six-course prix-fixe brunch experience). For more information, visit courserestaurantaz.com.

7366 E. Shea Blvd., Ste. 106
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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