Old meets new and classic goes contemporary at The Upton, the new restaurant taking over the space previously occupied by Petite Maison.

On the menu are diverse dishes from rising-star Chef Chris Schlattman, including Korean Pork Belly Steamed Buns with pear kimchi ($9), Grilled Wild Salmon with shaved fennel, lemon yogurt ($15), the Little Havana Pressed Sandwich with roasted pork, shaved ham, dijon, pickles and swiss cheese ($11), and Slow Roasted Pork Pibil Tacos with avocado creme and shisito salsa ($14).

“Thai, Southern American, Mediterranean, Korean, Cuban — we’re pushing ourselves,” says Schlattman. “We’re stocking an eclectic pantry to pull this off. It’s a chef’s dream.”

uptonNo stranger to this kitchen, Schlattman was the longtime sous chef for Petite Maison Chef James Porter, with time also spent at T. Cook’s and Praying Monk. While he’s clearly taking a contemporary approach with The Upton’s new menu, he’ll also utilize classic techniques as evidenced by the inclusion of items like old-fashioned, hand-pressed sandwiches.

While the new owners are intent on keeping the building’s snug approachability, the little house is getting a big, $100,000 makeover that will include double-patio seating, an extensively remodeled interior and an abundance of additional upgrades that together create one can’t-miss drinking and dining establishment.

“It’s going to be a stylish local hangout,” says Zimmerman, The Upton’s co-owner and general manager.

The Upton’s dressed-down vibe makes for an inviting future rendezvous for locals, with ample seating for 70 guests outside on the garden patio, 12 inside at the bar and 30 more in the dining room.

Address: 7216 E Shoeman Ln, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Phone: (480) 991-6887

Hours:

Tuesday – Friday, 3pm – 11pm

Friday – Saturday, 3pm – 2am

Sunday Brunch, 10am – 3pm (Starting in December)

Sunday Dinner, 3pm – 11pm

Happy Hour, weekdays 3pm – 6pm

Online:

www.TheUptonaz.com

Facebook.com/TheUptonAZ  |  Twitter: @TheUptonAZ  |  Instagram: @TheUptonAZ

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