While my friends and I were in Phoenix we made our way into the downtown of the city for dinner one night where we discovered The Cornish Pasty Co. restaurant. As we walked up to the restaurant, I knew immediately that this was going to be a fantastic choice. The outside of the building was covered in columns of flower boxes stretching from the street up to the roof. The inside is styled in an industrial revolution era with some very modern twists. I loved the old church pews that have been turned into seating and the wrought iron details around the main area downstairs.
This restaurant pays tribute to the many laborers that spent their lives working in mines and factories of the time. Some of the pictures on the wall are heartbreaking, showing the worn and tired faces of those that worked in such difficult and dire places. Cornish Pasties originated in the southern region and unitary authority of Cornwall. These hearty filled pastries (usually filled with meat and veggies and sauce) would be sent with workers for their lunch.
The pasties here at the Cornish Pasty Co. are amazing! With a menu so full of different kinds and flavors, savory and sweet, it will be a tough decision to pick one. The pastry was perfectly crisp, the filling was delicious, and the sauce on the side was the perfect addition. This restaurant was by far the best place we ate during our trip to Phoenix and I would recommend it to anyone in the area.
For more on the Cornish Pasty Co., check out :: www.cornishpastyco.com