Hunger, unlike ambulance sirens, meningitis, and restraining orders, is not something you can safely ignore. Answer the mighty call of a bellowing belly with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of European fusion fare and drinks at Centurion Restaurant near Deck Park. The bistro-by-day morphs into a candle-lit fine dining establishment at night, serving a seasonal menu of handmade, old-world European cuisine cooked in a wood-fired brick oven. For entrees, choose the pulled duck pizza, sprinkled with a blend of pecorino sardo, mozzarella, and Irish cheddar cheeses and topped with an apple demi-glace ($14). Or nosh the pork loin, its protein stuffed with goat cheese, enrobed in pancetta, and paraded with sides including roasted pumpkin, butternut squash, and baton-juggling pumpkin seeds ($24). Feel free to sip a glass of pinot noir and watch the culinary entertainment inside the quaint eatery's open kitchen head to the shady outdoor patio, or bathe your being with craft beer and free Wi-Fi.
Chef Eric Osburn aims to cultivate Centurion as a place for what he calls "unpretentious fine dining." "[Almost] every dish on the menu has come from me making myself something for lunch," Osbun told ABC15's Sonoran Living. Centurion’s casual dining space features dark wood and crimson accents, and there’s an open kitchen from which the chef can lead games of I Spy while he cooks.
The menu incorporates ingredients and techniques culled from different European countries. It varies depending on what's available fresh from local farmers’ markets or from Chef Eric's own herb garden.
214 W Roosevelt St.
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