Maynards Kitchen will reopen after a “summer season refresh” on Thursday, June 15. They closed on June 2 to develop new menu objects and a brand new imaginative and prescient for the Downtown Tucson restaurant.
“The time period we’re throwing round is ‘culinary collective’,” Chef Nick Creamer saidof his workers on the restaurant at 400 N. Toole Ave. “Every dish tells a narrative of who the chef is. We’re not working as a one-man kitchen, wherein the pinnacle chef develops the dishes – not that there is a downside with one-man kitchens. However with the way in which we’re working, every chef will get to point out their coronary heart and their soul.”
The cooks who’re working the new dishes with Creamer are Efrain Vasquez and Wyatt Carizzosa. Vasquez “places his coronary heart and soul into each plate with outcomes that have to be tasted to be believed” whereas Carizzosa is the “nerdy scientist along with his books out within the kitchen.” He’s an knowledgeable in gastronomic science. Pastry chef Emily Stengel has created “a dessert program that’s prime notch and is likely to be the most effective within the metropolis,” Creamer mentioned.
A number of the dishes Creamer is happy for folks to strive are the mezcal-marinated corvina with fingerling potatoes, sautéed garlic kale and a Tepache glaze in addition to the ribeye with potatoes au gratin, grilled inexperienced beans and a chimichurri compound butter. One of many desserts Stengel designed is the Thai tea strawberry shortcake.
Creamer mentioned the components they will be utilizing come from Arizona distributors.
“Our menu will replicate native firms and flavors,” Creamer mentioned. “For instance, the meat can be coming from Forbes Meat Firm. We’re not searching for our components in big-box shops.”
Creamer mentioned what the neighborhood can be experiencing at Maynards following their reopening is a “snapshot” of the imaginative and prescient they’re working in the direction of – upscale consolation meals in a snug, approachable setting.
“We perceive that superb eating is likely to be intimidating for some folks,” Creamer mentioned. “However we would like the expertise to really feel as in the event you had been coming to my home and I served you there. We would like the menu to really feel accessible and we would like it to be superb eating that may be talked about to everybody. This neighborhood raised us.”
Maynards will host a grand reopening reception on June 15 beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Reservations can be found and dinner friends will be capable to take pleasure in a complimentary glass of an area beer or wine.