These days, the only way to go see a movie in Scottsdale is to head to the IPic in the Scottsdale Quarter. Comfy recliners to lounge in, blankets, pillows, popcorn, and cocktails. Can you imagine anything more sublime than ordering a drink and dinner while watching the latest flick? It’s the ultimate movie night and it’s a staple in my date-night regime. What makes this the best possible scenario is nothing less than the incredible menu offered by Tanzy Restaurant before you head in to your cinematic adventure! Adjacent to the theatre is a beautiful, spacious lounge with deep lighting, comfy seating, and dining room with a savory menu to match. The IPic and Tanzy Restaurant dishes are all spearheaded by the impressive VP of Culinary, Chef Sherry Yard; three-time James Beard Foundation Award Winner who was also recently inducted into the Foundation’s Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America. It doesn’t get much better than that!
You don’t have to see a movie to enjoy dining at Tanzy Restaurant though, don’t worry! It’s very convenient to have them at the same venue but each is perfection on its own as well. Head in for dinner and enjoy with or without a cinematic accompaniment. The menu for IPic is different from the Tanzy Restaurant menu as the IPic items are crafted to bite-size pieces and proportions that are easily eaten by hand whereas Tanzy Restaurant’s menu is meant for a savory, sit-down dining experience. Although crafted in the same kitchen, the variety is different and dependent on what you have planned for your date night adventure.
For dinner this past week, I popped in to give the Tuna Crudo a try. This delicious treat is yellowfin tuna with heirloom tomatoes, hass avocado, and calabrian chili pesto. The tuna is incredibly fresh and crisp, and I wanted to dip everything else I had that day in the pesto because it was so flavorful and savory! The Grilled Bone-In Pork Chop is also a dish to remember. This one comes with caramelized brussel sprouts, funnel bulb, spiced fuji apples, and a whole grain mustard emulsion that takes the flavor over the edge! If you want a perfectly cooked, savory pork chop with your date night outing, this is definitely the one for you.
Don’t forget about the cocktails at Tanzy Restaurant. Get your wine by the glass or the bottle, but make sure to try the cocktails out while you are there! This sophisticated beverage program, designed by nationally-lauded Master Mixologist and Advanced Sommelier Adam Seger, specializes in hand-crafted farm-to-glass cocktails and boutique wines. The mixology experts have put together quite the fresh variety with whimsical items like the Baconator. This one is bacon, maple, whiskey, smoke, agave, and more bacon. The Illegalito is the love child of a passion fruit mojito and a pina colada and I’m not sure I could imagine anything more delicious with just the right amount of sweetness. Sipping this will slip you into a daydream of an island paradise. Or, if you are a Sangria fan, order a glass or 2 of the sparkling Sangria; prosecco, rum, hibiscus, ginger, spice, and fruit salsa!
Grab a date, pick a movie, and head out to the IPic Scottsdale for a delicious meal at Tanzy Restaurant and a cinematic adventure to rival your culinary adventure! This is one date night that will not disappoint! We can’t wait to head back for more.
Cheers and Bon Appétit, Food Lovers!