53: Vincent Guerithault

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Photo courtesy of Leevon Guerithault
From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creatives on Jackalope Ranch.

Today: a true Phoenix food legend.

Tastemaker 53: Vincent Guerithault

For more than 25 years, Chef Vincent Guerithault has been combining his expertise in classic French cooking with Southwestern ingredients to create the unique blend of flavors that has become his signature style. His cuisine is constantly evolving, although the mixing of French and Southwest cooking at Vincent on Camelback has earned him recognition from Conde Nast, Gourmet , and Zagat, as well as the James Beard Foundation. With two restaurants, a bar, a catering/delivery service and a farmers market, Guerithault's name has become a powerful one in the Valley food scene.

I arrived in Phoenix with... my AMC Pacer.

If I was sitting down to dinner for six, my five dream dining
companions would be...
my wife and four good friends who enjoy good wine.

One place everyone who comes to Phoenix must eat is...
to have their tie cut off.

One menu item this city could do without is... rattlesnake tongue.

My last meal in Phoenix would be... at my home with my family.

The Tastemakers so far:
100: Tracy Dempsey
99: Craig DeMarco
98: Lara Mulchay
97: M.J. Coe
96: Betty Alatorre de Hong
95: Eric Schaefer
94: Hanna Gabrielsson
93: Shinji Kurita
92: Silvana Salcido Esparza
91: Mike Pitt
90: Christina Barrueta
89: Christopher Gross
88: Jan Wichayanuparp and Helen Yung
87: DJ Fernandes
86: Cullen Campbell
85: Chris Lee
84. Gwen Ashley Walters
83: Tony Morales
82: Lylah Ledner
81: Andrea White
80: Lori Hashimoto
79. Mrs. White
78: Eugenia Theodosopolous
77: Lou & Lovey Borenstein
76: Anthony Patafio
75: Carl Seacat
74: Sacha Levine
73: Sharon Salomon
72: Johnny Chu
71: Susie Timm
70: Jason Silberschlag
69: Gina Miller
68: Cindy Gentry
67: Amy Binkley
66: Dave Anderson
65: Mark Tarbell
64: Marianne Belardi
63: Audrey Lasalle
62: Brandon Gauthier
61: Brad and Kat Moore
60: Denise Clayton
59: Nobuo Fukuda
58: Richie Moe
57: Robin Trick
56: Alberto Della Casa and Letizia de Lucia
55: Farah Khalid
54: Dave Andrea

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Vincent on Camelback

3930 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Pinnacle Peak Patio

10426 E. Jomax Road, Scottsdale, AZ

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