Welcome fall with pumpkin-inspired menus, beer pairings

This October, Proof, an American canteen, introduces a three-course pumpkin-inspired menu, with optional beer pairings, perfect for celebrating the changing of the season.

A seasonal cocktail also is available, as well as breakfast and lunch features, according to a press release.

“Pumpkins are a surprising versatile vegetable, as they lend themselves to both savory and sweet preparations,” stated Executive Sous Chef Joey Cavaretta, in the release.  “At Proof, we are using pumpkins to inspire dishes throughout the entire day, beginning with breakfast and ending with a cocktail incorporating the warmth and spice of this seasonal ingredient.”

The three-course dinner menu will feature a first course of Roasted Pumpkin Soup, with cinnamon, sage and crème fraiche.  For the entrée, Spiced Maple Glazed Duck Confit Legs will be served with caramelized pear, roasted pumpkin and pumpkin seeds.  Dessert will highlight a Pumpkin Spice Milkshake, with vanilla whipped cream and graham cracker crisps, according to the release.

The cost for the three-course menu is $38, or $48 with optional seasonal beer pairings for the first two courses.  The menu also is available a la carte.

Guests also can select the seasonal cocktail, “It’s The Great Pumpkin,” with butterscotch liqueur, vanilla vodka, spiced rum, cream, pumpkin simple syrup and pumpkin spice, stated the release.

Visit Proof for breakfast to enjoy Donut French Toast, with pumpkin cream cheese, pumpkin cranberry syrup and graham cracker crumbles or enjoy Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake.  Lunch will highlight the Roasted Pumpkin Soup from the seasonal three-course dinner menu.

To make reservations at Proof, an American canteen, call 480-513-5085. Proof is at 10600 E. Crescent Moon Dr. in Scottsdale.

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