Sun Lakes, AZ 85248
Phoenix New Times' Description
At its heart, Cork is a neighborhood wine bar that just happens to serve inventive, beautifully presented food. Owned by three alumni of Lon's at the Hermosa - sommelier Robert Morris, his wife Danielle (who's the pastry chef), and executive chef Brian Peterson - the restaurant features tasting-menu-style small plates served à la carte, and an expansive wine list. Stop by for a glass of wine and a light bite, or stay for an adventurous full meal with tastes of such things as barbecued pork belly, ostrich crudo, and tempura-fried Madagascar prawn. Homey-sounding desserts turn out to be just as intesting as the savory stuff.
A lot of dishes are award-worthy at Cork, the south Chandler eatery opened by co-owners Robert Morris (sommelier), his wife Danielle Morris (pastry chef), and Brian Peterson (executive chef) earlier this year. But we think the banana cream pie says it all. What you might visualize when you order it is nothing like what you actually get. Instead of a simple slice of traditional... More >>
A lot of dishes are award-worthy at Cork, the south Chandler eatery opened by co-owners Robert Morris (sommelier), his wife Danielle Morris (pastry chef), and Brian Peterson (executive chef) earlier this year. But we think the banana cream pie says it all. What you might visualize when you order it is nothing like what you actually get. Instead of a simple slice of traditional pie, you get an edible work of art, with the chocolate-painted plate as a canvas. Brûléed banana slices and a roasted baby plantain accompany the "pie," whose tasty round Oreo crust supports a pale cylinder of delicate banana cream. On top, there's an ethereal cloud of brûléed homemade marshmallow. All together, this is one of the most memorable desserts we've had in a long time, and definitely a fitting way to wrap up a dinner that might include creative dishes such as seared foie gras with banana bread, or ostrich crudo with limoncello, heirloom tomato, and tortellini.
Tips from foursquare
Place is closed until january
If available, the Cork's Pride is a fine steak!
Had their prime rib, and it was amazing.
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When restaurant industry veterans Robert and Danielle Morris teamed up with co-owner and executive chef... More on Best Small Plates »
A lot of dishes are award-worthy at Cork, the south Chandler eatery opened by co-owners Robert Morris... More on Best Banana Cream Pie »
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