Wright's at the Biltmore
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Wright's at the Biltmore Restaurant Review: The formal dining room at Phoenix's luxurious Arizona Biltmore, Wright's is highly regarded as a special-occasion spot. An innovative American Lodge cuisine concept showcases the fresh foods of America’s best small farms, ranches and dairies, with menus reinvented weekly (a five-course tasting menu is updated daily), based on what’s seasonal and special. Simple but striking appetizers include silky Champagne-cured salmon wrapped around caviar-topped sturgeon mousse with shaved fennel and brioche; and escargots stuffed in snackable turnovers paired with Parmesan-Gruyère cream and pesto-lemon oil. Entrées emphasize lodge fare of the ’30s, including rabbit, elk and pheasant, plus modern plates like lovely seared nairagi (Hawaiian striped marlin), served with apple-fennel purée, sautéed mizuna and yellow tomato marmalade. Do not miss the warm apple cobbler, impaled with homemade almond brittle and served in a cast iron skillet atop a cedar plank. And be sure to take advantage of the suggested wine pairings throughout your meal: with one of the Southwest's only working wine cellars and an extensive selection of global labels, this is one of the Valley’s best wine lists.