Deal Food, Restaurants & Dining Fara Illich August 3, 2012

Province restaurant in The Westin Phoenix Downtown invites guests to “travel” throughout Latin American this fall by enjoying a culinary adventure in the heart of downtown Phoenix. Executive Chef Randy Zweiban created a Latin Passport Dinner Series that guides Province patrons on a rich and exciting tour of flavors, dishes and cultures.
province-drinksThis fall, each Latin Passport Dinner Series will begin on the first Saturday of the month starting in September, and each country represented will be featured every Saturday throughout the month. All dinners will feature a four-course menu for $35 per person with supplemental beverage pairings available. The beverage pairings will highlight the cocktails and wines of the corresponding country.
September | Puerto Rico | September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
October | Argentina | October 6, 13, 20, 27
November | Brazil | November 3, 10, 17, 24
Menus may change slightly, see www.provincerestaurant.com for final menus.
Puerto Rico – Available in September 2012
A territory of the United States, Puerto Rico still maintains a strong cultural Latin American heritage. Puerto Rican cuisine has its roots in the cooking traditions of Spain, Africa and the indigenous population the Amerindian Tainos. Although Puerto Rican cooking shares similarities with both Spanish and Latin American cuisine, it is a blend of influences and uses many indigenous seasonings and ingredients. Join Province in September as the restaurant discovers the cuisine of Puerto Rico.
Plantain Mofungo “Cigars”
Grilled Snapper “Escabeche” on Tostones
Guava BBQ’d Slow Roasted Pork Skewers
Coconut Crema with Coconut Sorbet and Cocoa Crisps

Argentina – Available in October 2012
October will bring Province to South America and land in Argentina where the cuisine is mostly influenced by European (Italian and Spanish cuisine) culture as well as the wide scope of livestock and agricultural products that are abundant in the country. The consumption of beef is a national pastime and no other dish reflects the Argentine style of cooking as the asado (Argentine barbecue).

Empanadas de Pollo – Chicken Empanadas
Brioche Toasts of Chorizo and Cheese
Skewered BBQ’d Chimichurri Beef
Sweet Crispy Pumpkin and Cheese Ravioles

Brazil – Available in November 2012
In November Province will head to Argentina’s neighbor, Brazil, where although they are in close proximity the culture, language and food are uniquely distinct. The food is an interesting mix of heritages with the original population contributing popular ingredients like cassava, acai and other tropical fruits and root vegetables. African slaves greatly influenced the coastal regions and the Portuguese heritage is evident throughout the country.
Bolinho de Bacalahu com Salad de XuXu – Bacalao Fritters with Orange and Chayote Salad
Frutos de Mar – Shrimp, Scallops, Lobster, Crab, and Octopus with Passion fruit Crema
Feijoada – Beef, Pork, Chicken, Linguica Sausage, Black Beans and Green Onions
Chocolate – Guava Cake – Mango, Pineapple and Coconut Sorbet
Call Province to make your reservation at 602.429.3600.