Best Of Tucson®

Best Nouvelle Cuisine

Pastiche Modern Eatery

Nouvelle cuisine--meaning new cooking--is no longer nouvelle. The style originated in the '70s (older than many Weekly readers) and described a lighter style of French cooking. Let's shove nouvelle off a cliff, yet celebrate Pastiche as an American bistro with global influences. Dapper Pat Connors has always been ahead of his time, with local artists' works adorning the walls, an award-winning wine list recognized by the Wine Spectator magazine, and those marvelous margarita fries at the bar. For smaller appetites, smaller portions are available--now that's nouveau in our super-size-me society.

Runners up:

2. Feast, 4122 E. Speedway Blvd., 326-9363
3. Wildflower, 7037 N. Oracle Road, 219-4230