Chef Binkley has now decided to go back to basics (and get back to the kitchen) by bringing an entirely new concept to the Phoenix Valley in October 2016.
Phoenix, AZ, USA — “I didn’t get into this business because I love business,” says Binkley, who’s been a finalist for the prestigious James Beard Best Chef Southwest award for five straight years. “I want to cook food, and the more locations we have, the less I get to do that, and that’s not OK.”
A trained chef that has worked at 2 of the top 13 restaurants in the United States and has been nominated by the James Beard Foundation 5 years running – has gone from owning one award-winning restaurant in Arizona in 2004 to owning four restaurants by 2013. Chef Binkley has now decided to go back to basics (and get back to the kitchen) by bringing an entirely new concept to the Phoenix Valley in October 2016. Located in his previous restaurant Bink’s Midtown – the restaurant is a converted house built in 1928. The dining experience will take guests through different sections of the house – anywhere from the patio, communal dining at the bar, or your own table in the main dining room. The walls will be knocked down between dining room and kitchen and the chefs’ will be delivering the courses and explaining the dishes along the way to guests and asking for instant feedback.
Chef Binkley is known for pushing the boundaries of gastronomic innovation and highlighting the bounty of local, artisanal and house-made ingredients. The restaurant will only be open 4 days a week, Thursdays and Sundays will have one seating and Fridays/Saturdays will have 2 seating’s. An estimated 20 people per seating will be available and staff will be cut down to the minimum. Only one tasting menu will be available with limited substitutions available.
Not only is this story one for a chef re-inventing himself to push more culinary boundaries – but changing the game in Phoenix with an entirely new concept.
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