Core Kitchen and Wine Bar Opens at the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

The restaurant inspires guests with a vibrant menu

By: By Lauren Schiff

Core Kitchen and Wine Bar opens next month at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain in, Tucson, Ariz., on Dec. 18. Its vibrant and flavorful menu is the brainchild of artist-chef Joel Harrington, inspired by the most beloved and accessible dining specialties of America’s past 50 years. Harrington takes stylish American restaurant classics and injects them with a uniquely Arizona story and indigenous local ingredients. Menu highlights include a chili-lacquered, dry-aged New York strip steak with Nopales relish, avocado fries and Poblano sauce; and a chipotle-spiked sweet potato bisque, duck confit and onion marmalade. For dessert, Core pays homage to American sweets with creations like red velvet bread pudding with raspberry-cream cheese, ice cream and spiced pecans; and “coffee and doughnuts” with coffee creme brule and cinnamon-sugar doughnuts; baked Alaska with marshmallows and hot chocolate; and Reese’s chocolate.