Upcoming Scottsdale restaurant The Ends will replace Second Story

PHOENIX — A Scottsdale restaurant inspired by celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain’s gastronomic travels will open June 1.

The restaurant, called The Ends, will be located at 7137 E. Stetson Drive. It will have a mid-century modern feel with a retro vibe, a press release states.

It will replace Kazimierz Wine and Whiskey Bar, which closed in July 2023.

Tommy Plato, owner of The Ends, said he wanted his restaurant to reflect the vibrancy of global cuisine.

“We want to bring a concept rooted in the culture of experience and travel,” he said in the release. “My commitment is to continue to create a space for rich life experiences around good food and drink. »

Plato was heavily inspired by world traveler and food lover Bourdain. Its new restaurant even has a private dining room named after the famous chef and travel documentarian.

Guests who reserve the Bourdain Room will experience a “revolutionary dining experience” that will take them “on a journey through the entire menu,” the press release states.

So what will the menu look like at The Ends restaurant in Scottsdale?

Information about the food that will be offered at the new restaurant is scarce. The press release placed more emphasis on the artistry and ambiance of the restaurant. There will, however, be a “pasta room” in front of the entrance with homemade hanging pasta.

The restaurant will offer an “eclectic menu” made up of various flavors inspired by travels around the world.

Executive chef Jordano Sessions will lead the chefs, who will prepare “sumptuous main courses” as well as dishes from a restaurant Plato once owned called Second Story.

This Scottsdale restaurant closed its doors on May 4. Although it’s over, some of her menu items will live on, including her “Change your Life Biscuits,” which feature whipped butter, fermented honey and jam. These cookies will be relaunched and transported to the menu at The Ends.

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