Truffle Bikini from The Tavern: 100 Favorite Dishes

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Lauren Saria
Truffle Bikini
Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing some of our favorite food folks' "Personal Best" lists. This year we're bringing back our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email lauren.saria@newtimes.com.

74. Truffle Bikini from The Tavern

See Also: 5 Best Restaurants in The Biltmore Neighborhood Right Now

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Residents of the Biltmore neighborhood should be very familiar with the name Tarbell. Afterall, Mark Tarbell's namesake restaurant has been a local staple for years. Recently the chef also added a new dining spot to his repertoire, a more casual spot called, The Tavern. Located just next door to Tarbell's this wine-centric restaurant offers an extensive and affordably-priced menu that ranges from gourmet burgers to oysters and caviar.

Our favorite little indulgences off the whole menu are the Spanish-style bikini sandwiches. They take their names from a concert hall in Barcelona where the small bites are said to have been created. The miniature sandwiches are like a Spanish take on a French Croque Monsieur with melted cheese and a variety of top-quality ingredients.

The truffle bikini at The Tavern features a subtle touch of truffle oil with melted Manchego cheese, made from goats milk. The sweet challah bread makes for a perfect base that only becomes better when lightly toasted on the outside. The drizzle of chive oil around the outside of the plate makes for a perfect dipping sauce. Best of all, at just $4, this is perfect small bite to accompany one of The Tavern's inventive wine-based cocktails.

Miss a dish?

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99. French Onion Soup from Bonjour Vietnam

98. Whiskey Cream Gelato from Marrazo That's Amore

97. Breakfast Croissant from Cartel Coffee Lab

96. Salmon "Yasu Style" at Yasu Sushi Bistro

95. Cannoli from DeFalco's Italian Deli

94. Falafel Sandwich from Al-Hana Restaurant

93. PBLT at Bootleggers

92. Samosa from Little India

91. Combo Plate from El Pollo Supremo

90. Brunch Burger from Orange Table

89. Duck Fat Fries from Bourbon Steak

88. Kurobuta Pork Chop from Noca

87. Carne Adovada Enchiladas from Los Dos Molinos

86. Maple Bacon Doughnut from Rainbow Donuts

85. Pad Khing from Nunthaporn's Thai Cuisine

84. Mariscos con Arroz from Tumi Fine Peruvian Cuisine

83. Chicago Dog from Portillo's Hot Dogs

82. Lemon Bars from Phoenix Public Market Cafe

81. Preserved Pickle and Pork Noodle Soup from Asian Cafe Express

80. Maine Lobster Roll from The Maine Lobster Lady

79. Lengua Tacos from Asadero Norte de Sonora

78. Black Licorice from Super Chunk Sweets and Treats

77. Cracker Jack from House of Tricks

76. Chicken Achari Curry from Curry Corner

75. Lavender Berry Lemonade Popsicle from AZ Pops

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Location Info

The Tavern

3205 E Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant


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