restaurants, theme restaurants, restaurants that are all style
and little substance: Sometimes in Phoenix it seems impossible
to find a genuinely homey little hole in the wall that serves
good food. Don't despair; Coup des Tartes is just the ticket.
With barely a dozen tables and no liquor license (bring your own
wine; $8 corkage fee), it's about as removed from the standard
Phoenix glitz as you can get without boarding a plane and
Start your meal with pβtι de campagne or
brie brϋlιe, covered with caramelized apples. The entree menu
changes regularly, but the Moroccan lamb shank with couscous is
so good that it's always available. The filet mignon, with the
sauce of the moment, is another good choice. Of course, for
dessert, you absolutely must have a tart."
and cozy, this BYO (located in a cottage) is a popular choice
for contemporary French and American food. Begin with salmon
mousse and baked Brie covered with caramelized apples before
moving on to spice-rubbed lamb shank with couscous and harissa
or filet mignon with ratatouille. Everyone saves room for a
tart---especially the signature banana brϋleι."