Press release from Kingfisher’s:
May 25, 2021
Tucson, AZ—Kingfisher’s signature cross country culinary adventure returns this summer after a year’s hiatus due to the pandemic. Now in its 27th year, Kingfisher’s Road Trip is one of the most enjoyable rites of summer in Tucson. The virtual tour features classic cuisine from six distinct regions of the US. The 2021 tour begins in the Southwest, followed by stops in the Pacific Northwest, Great Plains, Midwest, Back East, California/Hawaii, and Down South.
In preparation for each Road Trip season, Chef/owners Jim Murphy and Jeff Azersky and Kingfisher Executive Chef Fred Harris draw to see which two regional menus they will each design. Pastry Chef Marianne Banes creates amazing desserts appropriate to each menu and the Kingfisher bartending staff provides the cocktails, wines, beers and spirits representative of each stop along the way. Throughout Road Trip, guests are offered punch cards to use as they enjoy the “ride”. When five Dinner Road Trip entrees are purchased, the sixth one is free. At the end of the season, a special “Best of Road Trip” menu will feature guest favorites from the tour. The Southwest Road Trip featuring a menu created by Chef Jim Murphy begins at 4pm on Tuesday, June 1 for dinner, and at 11am on Wednesday, June 2 at 11am for lunch.
Kingfisher Summer Road Trip 2021 Schedule
Southwest, June 1 – June 12
Pacific Northwest, June 15 – June 26
Great Plains Midwest, July 13 – July 24
Back East, July 27- August 7
California Hawaii, August 10 – August 21
Down South, August 24 – September 4
The Road Trip menu is offered along with the regular menu for both lunch and dinner
*Southwest Tour Dinner Menu ~ June 1st – June 12th
Roasted Chile Verde Soup
poblano, anaheim chiles, tomatillos, white beans (V), Bowl $7
Achiote Grilled Shrimp Bowl (3)
pinto beans, avocado, cucumbers, napa cabbage, chopped tomato, sage vinaigrette, spiced pumpkin seeds, cotija cheese 15
Grilled Pork Medallions, Red Mole,
avocado crema, roasted corn cakes, grilled zucchini 24
White Cornmeal and Crushed Walnut Crusted Catfish,
smoked tomato aioli, Texmati rice, calabacitas 22
Individual Tres Leches Cake
Fresh berries, caramel sauce, whipped cream 8.5
*Menus are Subject to Change
Lunch menu to follow
Kingfisher offers both dine-in and take-out dining and maintains all appropriate covid safety measures including distanced seating and a mask requirement for all guests upon entering and when moving about the dining room. The dining areas and bar are open for limited seating by reservation only Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 4pm for lunch and 4pm to 9pm for dinner. To view all menus, make reservations and additional information visit kingfishertucson.com Kingfisher is located at 2465 E Grant Road. Phone 520-323-7739.
This press release was produced by Kingfisher’s. The views expressed here are the author’s own.