When one restaurant closes another usually opens and that’s what’s happening at the former Arcadia Farms in Old Town Scottsdale as Mon Cheri is planning a January 2024 opening. The champagne café and charcuterie bar is finishing up renovations and putting on the last coats of pink paint as the 1953 house turned restaurant gets ready for its shareable dining experience. Once opened Mon Cheri will have something for everyone but is going for “ladies who lunch” much like its predecessor. Men and women can expect designer charcuterie boards, fancy champagne, decadent dessert in a modern European setting.
“I love the unique style of charcuterie eating,” says Brand Founder Lexi Caliskan. “It’s sharable, unique, beautiful, and delicious. It’s meaningful to me to share food with the people I love in a beautiful way. Mon Cheri, ‘My Dear’ will be a unique dining experience and a proper introduction to modern charcuterie dining.” Caliskan has always loved food and “the girlfriend style of eating” as girls enjoy stealing bites of food from their boyfriends. This is the entrepreneur’s first venture into the hospitality world after founding the Original MakeUp Eraser ten years ago and has collected many accolades over the years.
She’s partnered with Uno Más Hospitality Group, a group of seasoned hospitality and business professionals, looking to create an immense hospitality experience for guests. “We’re excited to partner with Lexi and her team to bring this unique concept to the valley,” says Eric Nugent, CEO of Uno Más Hospitality Group. “From our champagne-based cocktails and bubble bar to our beautifully designed space and shareable cuisine, Mon Cheri is a one-of-a-kind experience. You can expect to see big things coming from this partnership.”
Fancy foods at Mon Cheri
The fancy boards served will feature plenty of snacking for guests to share and will be made from locally sourced ingredients. Seasonal, trendy and specialty boards will rotate on the menu along with a full service European menu that can be shared or enjoyed by one’s self. Multi-course menus will be available for those that want to experience all Mon Cheri has to offer. Designer boards will be available for catering and to-go for any and all occasions. The photo ready fancy foods will need fancy drinks to accompany them and champagne and champagne cocktails from the champagne cart will compliment all experiences.
The elegant space offers a stylish & girly decor with plush velvet seating, stylish lighting, custom murals, vintage dishes and pink china. The restaurant features a full service bar and indoor & outdoor seating with the covered front and east patio open every season and the expansive courtyard will give the restaurant a romantic setting.
Mon Cheri will soon be hiring for all positions and those looking to apply or find more information can visit their website. The restaurant will be open daily from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. and is located at 7401 E. 1st Ave. Scottsdale 85251.
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