Foodies up on the latest trends in molecular gastronomy (the science of cooking) will want to make sure they have at least one meal at this astonishing little restaurant in Cave Creek. Utterly unpretentious yet sophisticated enough to hold its own with the finest restaurants in the world, Binkley's is the sort of place people dream of finding while on vacation. Every dish here is a work of art and unexpected flavor combinations, and presentations are the rule. Chef Kevin Binkley likes to leave his customers marveling at the meal they've just had. For the most enjoyable experience, opt for a four-, five-, or six-course tasting menu, which might include a smoked baby octopus with fiddlehead ferns, a sweetbread sandwich, caramel-crusted quail, or olive-oil-poached salmon.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Very Highly Recommended 2010