Mark Tarbell (the only winning competitor on the 5th season of "Iron Chef America") opened Tarbell's in 1994.
Previously he had studied in Paris at the l'Academie du Vin and earned a Grande Diplôme d'Etude Culinaire from Ecole du Cuisine La Varenne.
Mark and his restaurants (he also owns The Tavern and The Wine Store, also in Phoenix) have earned more than 50 city and industry awards, including a "Best Restaurant" from Food and Wine magazine and a nomination as "Best Chef - Southwest" by the James Beard Foundation.
We always think our annual Staff Appreciation Party is a special event...but the "debut" of our own house band (starring Mark, Chef Matt and GM Corbin on guitars, AGM Kevin...
Another bubbly night....this time with Ruinart's Chef de Caves, Frederic Panaiotis. ...