“Is the Hamptons on your bucket list, but seems just a touch too far to travel to this year? Let us transport you and your taste buds to the Hamptons without leaving the Valley seven days a week, thanks to our East Coast-meets-West Coast ambiance and menu, blending American classics with local favorites as well as homages to seaside favorites. A bonus: We can pair your dishes with the best in Arizona beers.”
– Caitlin Jocque, owner of Jocque Concepts
Beer: Scottsdale Blonde
Brewery: Huss Brewing Co.
Style: German-style Kölsch
Similar to a lager in flavor profile, this iconic Arizona brew is light and crisp, making it perfect for even the hottest of summer days — or nights. The slightly sweet finish at the end makes it a perfect pairing with all types of shellfish as well.
Name of dish: Warm lobster roll
Cost of dish: $21
Did someone say lobster? A menu staple, Montauk’s warm lobster roll features a hearty amount of fresh lobster on a sweet roll with a delicious brown butter aioli spread. The savory sandwich is complemented with chopped celery, romaine lettuce and a sprinkle of chive potato chip dust. It pairs perfectly with Montauk’s housemade fries and a refreshing ice-cold beer, especially the Scottsdale Blonde from Huss Brewing. That little sweet finish in the beer will ramp up the same notes in the bun, but also combines with the copious chunks of lobster to give an even richer mouthfeel and even a faint hint of vanilla in every bite.
4360 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale