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Cork

4991 S. Alma School Rd. (W. Ocotillo Rd.) Send to Phone
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Map-spanning small plates equate to big tastes at this eclectic East Valley eatery.
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Cork Restaurant Review

: It’s easy to ballyhoo this small-plates concept restaurant based on nothing more than the pedigrees of its owners, Robert and Danielle Morris. Robert is a seasoned restaurateur, having done time at Kona Grill and Stax, and Danielle was a former pastry chef at Lon’s at the Hermosa. The location gives it instant props too---how many fine dining spots are there in the East Valley? But after a few bites into your meal, it’s obvious that Brian Peterson, the executive chef, is equally worthy of your attention. Peterson, formerly of Boulder’s and Lon’s at the Hermosa, likes to dress up his contemporary American plates with French influences. To wit: A green and white asparagus salad with prosciutto, pears and pine nuts drizzled in sherry vinaigrette. Presentations can look precious, but dishes like the corned buffalo brisket with braised cabbage and corn dumplings, or beef tenderloin sided with a scalloped potato cake pelted with blue cheese, red onions and bacon, are often immensely satisfying. We also recommend the pork done three ways: a tenderloin with macaroni and cheese, a silky confit with cabbage and an unctuous chunk of belly with creamed corn.

User Ratings & Reviews for Cork
Average rating    5
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LOVE this place
by vollmecke on Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:00 am
 
Cork, is in this foodie's opinion, the BEST restaurant in Chandler. The small plates concept is fabulous, as you do not have to commit to a single entree. You can sample several plates for the same price as an entree elsewhere. We have been there about 6 times and always leave saying"wow, that was great". Their menu changes and is always unique.
The wait staff is wonderful and we love the decor and it's use of cork floors and menus. Nothing in Chandler is close to this fabulous restaurant. The food is ALWAYS cooked to perfection.
 
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