Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails by Janos

Downtown Tucson

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James Beard Award–winning chef melds local ingredients with global culinary techniques to create menu of elegant, eclectic cuisine

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  • $15 for $30 worth of contemporary, global cuisine for two
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Chefs kick things off with bowls of black mussels in white wine, Spanish chorizo, garlic, and basil ($10–$18), or ahi tuna ceviche in a sesame vinaigrette with seaweed salad ($14). They also craft entrées of honey-, soy-, and ginger-marinated duck breast alongside barbecue fried rice and szechuan eggplant ($22), as well as red-curry catfish with basil, lemongrass, ginger, and coconut milk over bowls of steamed rice ($19). See the full dinner menu.

DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails

Lauded as "Tucson's most celebrated chef" by the New York Times, and the Best Chef in the Southwest by the James Beard Foundation, Chef Janos Wilder has been perfecting his craft for more than 40 years, as evidenced by the simple, elegant cuisine at his latest venture, DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails. After cooking his way through high school and college, Wilder's travels whisked him to the mountains of Colorado, where a three-year residency as a chef at a historic inn propelled him into a lifelong appreciation of locally sourced ingredients. Sojourning to Bordeaux, France in the early ’80s, Janos worked among Michelin Guide Award–winning chefs, where he learned firsthand about French cuisine and techniques.

DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails worldly influences celebrates Tucson's designation as the only United States city to receive the United Nations designation of World City of Gastronomy. Beginning May 24th, DOWNTOWN'S Around the Globe series will feature other winners from Parma, Italy, Phuket, Thailand, Ensenada, Mexico, and Rasht, Iran, who will offer their own unique menus in addition to the restaurant's complete summer menu.

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    Downtown Tucson

    135 South 6th Avenue

    Tucson, AZ 85701


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