With a last minute decision for a staycation at the Valley Ho, my husband told me to pick where I’d like to go for dinner. We were a short walk away from old town, so without hesitation I chose Metro Brasserie of course! I had no camera, just my cell phone…so this is why I call it my mini review. I will be back again with proper pictures next time, but this time I’ll just tell you what you shouldn’t miss on their menu 🙂
Upon arriving we were given water and bread with a fabulous herb compound butter. We ordered drinks, my fav there will always be their ginger martini, it is just so delicious! We ordered the potato soup and shrimp cocktail as our first course. The shrimp were ginourmous and looked super fresh. The potato soup at Metro is pureed and always comes piping hot. It contains lardons which, for me is like finding hidden treasure in every spoonful!
All Jeremy wanted was a big piece of meat, so he ordered the cote de bouef, which is meant for two people. He happily ate the full 18 oz of rib eye with a bite for me of course. The rib eye had perfect marbeling and was cooked to a medium temperature and was screaming with yummy beef flavor. I wanted the poulet, which is not the chicken dish listed on their website, but let me explain it for you. This was the most moist chicken breast I have ever tasted in my whole 29 years of living! The server told me that some diners find it salty, but since i’m a salt lover I told him no big deal to me! This chicken breast was boneless with skin on which was seasoned and seared to a crispy deliciousness which must have been the salty part, but it really gave the chicken a wonderful flavor. It was laid over a buttery potato puree with sauteed mushrooms, leeks, pearl onions and lardons with a brown butter. OMG!!!! I really cannot describe in words how incredible this dish was, so all you food tramps in training will just have to go taste for yourselves.
It goes without saying that we got beignets for dessert. These came with a vanilla creme, raspberry, and chocolate ganache dipping sauces. The beignets had the perfect texture, cooked wonderfully with lots of yummy confectioners sugar sprinkled all over..it was hard not to eat all six myself!
Metro is such a consistent, delicious, and fun place to wine and dine. Every time I’ve been, I’ve had top notch service and the bartender there is fun and very knowledgeable…next time I’ll have to get his name! This place definitely gets the FOOD -TRAMP- STAMP OF APPROVAL !!!
Metro Brasserie (At Southbridge)
7114 E Stetson Dr ste 105
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480.994.3663 for reservations