Executive Chef Paul Millist Debuted at Camelback Inn with a Seven-Course Dinner on Wednesday Night

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Lauren Saria
Course three, lobster tortellini with chawanmushi, tamagoyaki and white anchovy sushi

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Lauren Saria
Chocolate, strawberry and mango "paint" tubes for the seventh course, "Paint Shop"
But planning a meal and executing it perfectly is what chefs are supposed to be able to do, so Millist offered to perform a more difficult challenge with the fifth course. In Iron Chef-style, he allowed one guest to select a random recipe from a bookshelf of cookbooks to be prepared and plated in the dining room. With a few substitutions (he was unable to get a hold of the Australian white fish the original recipe called for) he presented a sea bass with potatoes and a gorgeous carrot puree.

The highlights continued through last two courses, both sweet. The first of which, aptly titled "No Smoking," was a chocolate mint marshmallow cigarette that came with an excellent Moscato from Barossa Valley in South Australia. Diners particularly enjoyed the last course, an interactive dish (many of the entrées included multiple parts) called "Paint Shop." Chef presented a simple and delicately flavored white chocolate and coconut dessert with three tubes of edible "paint" and real brushes.

From start to finish Millist kept guests simultaneously satisfied and impatient to taste - and see - what he could come up with next. Needless to say, he'll be an asset to the resort and the growing collection of talented Valley chefs.

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Lauren Saria
Course six, chocolate mint marshmallow "cigarette"

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BLT Steak

5402 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Camelback Inn, A JW Marriott Resort & Spa, Scottsdale

5402 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ

Category: General

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