In tales of the West, cowboys, ranchers, miners and Native Americans often play a predominant role in legend and lore, but another group, Chinese Americans, are sometimes overlooked despite their important contributions. Chinese Americans have a rich history in Phoenix and its surrounds, particular in their integral role of building railroads and many of the Valley’s first grocery stores, going back nearly 100 years. This Chinese New Year – the Year of the Horse –Tonto Bar and Grill is celebrating the Chinese heritage and its imprint on Phoenix history with special menu selections February 8 and 9, 2014.
Chinese flavors are infused into Tonto Bar and Grill’s award-winning desert-to-table offerings in this special weekend menu, starting with the Saturday lunch special of Asian grilled chicken wrap with Napa cabbage, carrots, jicama, breakfast radish, pickled cucumber, tangerine chipotle vinaigrette all wrapped in a spinach tortilla.
Delight in Saturday’s Dinner Special: Miso-soy glazed halibut with green tea soba noodles, baby bok choy, shiitake mushrooms, hearts of palm, and a red curry basil broth.
Lunch on Sunday includes Chinese five-spice-rubbed pork tenderloin tacos with Asian sesame slaw, black bean puree, and sweet and spicy garlic ginger vinaigrette.
Join us for dinner Sunday and enjoy Schezuan peppercorn-crusted N.Y. Strip with shiitake mushroom risotto, soy-glazed Chinese long beans, roasted baby heirloom carrots, and a wasabi demi-glace.
Tonto’s dessert special for both days includes fresh fruit spring rolls with apples, pears, mango and citrus cream cheese filling served with mango lime fondue dipping sauce.
Tonto Bar & Grill is located in one of the most picturesque spots in the Phoenix area at Rancho Mañana Golf Club in Cave Creek. Surrounded by the Tonto National Forest, the site was once a renowned dude ranch in earlier days of Arizona history. We still celebrate our heritage and remain stewards to the land. Many of our seasonal offerings come from the desert, and our meats and seafood are hand-selected, organic and antibiotic-free. All of our sauces, breads, dressings and desserts are made in-house daily from a variety of organic, sustainable, and seasonal ingredients.
Call 480-488-0698 for reservations.