Two upcoming “Dinner with Chefs & Celebs” at PY (Maynards’ Brian Smith; Cardinals’ A.Q. Shipley)

The kitchen is heating up with the Summer temperatures as PY Steakhouse throws two "Dinner with Chefs & Celebs" events back-to-back

Last modified on June 15th, 2018 at 10:19 am

Dragoon-fermented prime strip loin, smoked egg yolk, and mirepoix at PY Steakhouse (Credit: Jackie Tran)

26jun6:30 pm9:30 pmDinner with Chefs & Celebsfeaturing Chef Brian Smith6:30 pm - 9:30 pm PY Steakhouse

01jul5:30 pm8:30 pmDinner with Chefs & CelebsFeaturing NFL Star A.Q. Shipley5:30 pm - 8:30 pm PY Steakhouse

The “Dinner with Chefs” series is still going strong this summer as local celebrities join in on the action.

For 2018, chef Ryan Clark is continuing his monthly dinner series at PY Steakhouse at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 1.

First up, on June 26, the PY Steakhouse culinary team is hosting chef Brian Smith of Maynards Market & Kitchen, and then A.Q. Shipley from the Arizona Cardinals brings his talents on July 1.

Seats are $65 per person, and reservations can be made by calling (520) 324-9350.

The chefs will work to create a multi-course dinner with paired wines and a specialty cocktail, and the menus feature Arizona-grown products from over 30 of Casino Del Sol’s local partnerships.

June ‘Dinner with Chefs’ Menu with Brian Smith

Cocktail
  • Manhattan
First Course
  • Asparagus & Heirloom Bean Salad – purslane, nopales, confit egg yolk, preserved lemon, and rye
  • Paired with 2014 Mer Soleil Chardonnay, Monterey County
Second Course
  • Top Knot Chicken Roulade – Johnny Red corn grits, barbecue carrot, kohlrabi, and smoked bone jus
  • Paired with 2014 Heitz Cellar Chardonnay, Napa Valley
Dessert
  • Toasted White Chocolate Sorbet – cucumber ice, benne seed, and fermented ginger soda
  • Paired with NV, Mumm Napa Brut Prestige, Napa Valley

July ‘Dinner with Chefs’ Menu with A.Q. Shipley

Cocktail
  • Jalapeno Vodka Gimlet
First Course
  • Heirloom Tomato Salad – compressed watermelon, fresh basil and dill, and house buttermilk dressing
  • Paired with NV Henriot Brut Rose, Champagne
Second Course
  • SRF Wagyu Ribeye – jalapeno cheesy potato pave, cornbread crust, charred asparagus, aged balsamic drizzle, and lemon zest
  • Paired with 2013 Robert Craig Affinity Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Dessert
  • Whipped Cheesecake – graham cracker crumble, blueberry merengue, salted blueberry, and chantilly cream
  • Paired with NV Heitz Cellars Ink Grade Port , Napa Valley

Remaining Chefs & Celebs Lineup

PY Steakhouse is located at the Casino Del Sol Resort at 5655 W. Valencia Rd. To make a reservation, call (520) 324-9350. For more information, visit casinodelsol.com.

Matt Sterner is a journalist, novelist, loves films, and would like to think he's a filmmaker. When he's eating, he likes to talk with his mouth full and write about it.
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