Bloody Marys and Mascarpone Crepe at The House Brasserie in Scottsdale

Categories: Brunched, Buchanan

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Buchanan
Scrambled eggs with prosciutto and griddled bread
But alas, they are not. I expected elegant simplicity from prosciutto, scrambled eggs (enriched with mascarpone and ricotta) and griddled bread, and I suppose I got it, but there was nothing remotely exciting or memorable about this dish. And it sure didn't seem worth $12, despite the good prosciutto and other pricy ingredients.


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Buchanan
Roasted vegetable tartine
Roasted vegetable tartine -- an open-faced sandwich topped with piquillo peppers, Brussels sprouts, artichokes, and olives -- looked pretty enough, but it wasn't that great either, even with creamy stracchino cheese ($9). Served on fluffy French bread (so characterless it could've come from a grocery store bakery) the dish suffered for its comparison to absolutely anything served at the San Francisco bakery called Tartine.

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Buchanan
The Double Burger
Meanwhile, the sloppy Double Burger was a $14 dud: two patties of gray meat (no char and not a trace of pink in the middle) topped with cheese, lettuce, mustard and pickle. And seriously, what's with the pale crinkle cut fries, which appear to have been pulled from a freezer bag and baked? If the kitchen has no room for a fryer, then don't do fries. It's pretty simple.

Location Info

The House

6936 E. Main St., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Zinc Bistro

15034 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant


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