SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (April 22, 2010) – The Phoenician, Arizona’s premier AAA Five Diamond destination, is adding to its diverse, award-winning culinary collection with the official launch of Relish Burger Bistro on Saturday, May 1.

Located at the resort’s golf clubhouse, the relaxed, inviting gathering spot features a menu of All-American favorites, topped with innovation. A total of 12 signature burgers are offered, highlighted by the “Five Diamond” special, made with grilled Kobe beef, sautéed crab meat, fried egg and Bérnaise sauce. Other entrees include the Western Cowboy Burger, with grilled Kobe beef, fried onion rings, bacon rashers, jalapeños, sharp cheddar cheese and house-made steak sauce; and The Classic “You-Build-It” Kobe Burger, with a choice of two toppings, from brie to chili. All burgers are accompanied by seasoned tater tots and presented on house-made buns.

To provide guests with a healthier option, the restaurant offers each burger “Knife & Fork style” – served without the bun and presented with traditional garnishes and nutritious sweet potato fries. A selection of salads is available as well.

For starters, Relish Burger Bistro features such popular items as barbeque chicken nachos, chicken wings, fried pickles and signature crab cake sliders. Rounding out the menu is a decadent dessert experience, led by the make-it-yourself tableside S’Mores and the Warm Brownie Cauldron, a la mode.

Complementing it all are old-fashioned favorites – draft root beer, milkshakes, floats and house-made sodas – along with a variety of soft drinks, premier wines and tequilas, as well as locally crafted beers.

“Relish Burger Bistro takes a well-known and beloved culinary concept and brings it into the 21st century,” said Mark Vinciguerra, managing director of The Phoenician. “This new twist – or taste – is complemented by the genuine clubhouse locale, making it the destination for any occasion, from a casual business lunch to catching the big game. Add to that stunning resort views, and you have a true one-of-a-kind experience.”

Catering to both Phoenician guests and local residents, the Relish Burger Bistro menu is available 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday; and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Home to the largest tequila collection in the state of Arizona, the restaurant also offers a daily Happy Hour, which is held from 3:30 p.m.-7 p.m. and features such specials as a $5 margarita and $3 Mexican beers.

For more information on Relish Burger Bistro, click here or call (480) 423-3676.