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Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge is BACK this February at Restaurants Across the Valley and Flagstaff


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New, Returning Chefs Jump at Chance to Reimagine Classic Cookies

Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC) is pleased to announce the return of its award-winning Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge. For the fourth year in a row, chefs from some of the state’s most popular restaurants will use their culinary prowess to re-imagine one of the beloved flavors of Girl Scout cookies – Do-Si-Dos, Samoas, Tagalongs, Thin Mints, Trefoils, Toffee-tastics and Savannah Smiles – into a custom dessert menu item. Each restaurant has agreed to feature its dessert on its menu from February 1 to February 28, 2017, with a portion of the proceeds from each dessert sold directly supporting Girl Scouting in our community.

They also hope to inspire home cooks across Arizona to buy an extra box or two this Girl Scout cookie season to create their own desserts. Girl Scout Cookies will be available from Jan. 23 to March 5 this year. As in recent years, the Girl Scouts will have all cookies on hand for immediate customer purchase. Locations of cookie booths can be found by downloading the app Cookie Finder or by visiting girlscoutcookies.org.

The participating restaurants, and their creative desserts, are:

Restaurant:  347 Grill @ UltraStar Multi-tainment Center 
Location: 16000 N Maricopa Rd, Maricopa, AZ 85139
Chef/Dessert Designer: Frank Abeyta
Assigned Cookie: Samoas
Dessert: UltraStar Samoa Brownie Parfait

Restaurant: Chompie's - Chandler
Location: 3481 W. Frye Road, Chandler, AZ 85226
Chef/Dessert Designer: Neal Borenstein
Assigned Cookie: Thin Mints
Dessert: Thin Mint Cheesecake

Restaurant:  Chompie's - Glendale 
Location: 7700 W. Arrowhead Town Center #1145, Glendale, AZ 85308
Chef/Dessert Designer: Neal Borenstein
Assigned Cookie: Thin Mints
Dessert: Thin Mint Cheesecake

Restaurant:  Chompie's - Phoenix/Paradise Valley 
Location: 4550 E. Cactus Road, Phoenix, AZ 85032
Chef/Dessert Designer: Neal Borenstein
Assigned Cookie: Thin Mints
Dessert: Thin Mint Cheesecake

Restaurant:  Chompie's - Scottsdale 
Location: 9301 E. Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Chef/Dessert Designer: Neal Borenstein
Assigned Cookie: Thin Mints
Dessert: Thin Mint Cheesecake

Restaurant: Chompie's - Tempe
Location: 1160 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281
Chef/Dessert Designer: Neal Borenstein
Assigned Cookie: Thin Mints
Dessert: Thin Mint Cheesecake

Restaurant:  Char Kitchen + Bar 
Location: 6107 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Chef/Dessert Designer: Peter and Pal Micakaj
Assigned Cookie: Thin Mints
Dessert: Chocolate Mousse with Thin Min Crumble

Restaurant: Churn
Location: 5223 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012
Chef/Dessert Designer: Jada Shiya
Assigned Cookie: Savannah Smiles
Dessert: Savannah Smiles Ice Cream

Restaurant:  Compass American Grill @ Hyatt Regency Phoenix 
Location: 122 N 2nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Chef/Dessert Designer: David Duarte
Assigned Cookie: Tagalongs
Dessert: Tagalong Crunch Bar

Restaurant: Coup des Tartes
Location: 1725 E Osborn Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Chef/Dessert Designer: Ron Pacioni
Assigned Cookie: Thin Mints
Dessert: Thin Mint Chocolate Tart

Restaurant:  The Crepe Club 
Location: 2502 E Camelback Rd #130, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Assigned Cookie: Tagalongs
Chef/Dessert Designer: Omar Tarabichi
Dessert: Tag-a-Crepe-Along

Restaurant: Drexyl Modern American
Location: 8877 N Scottsdale Rd #402, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Chef/Dessert Designer: Scott Paget
Assigned Cookie: Tagalongs
Dessert: Tagalong Cookie Dark Chocolate Sphere with Peanut Butter Filling 

Restaurant:  Flower Child Arcadia 
Location: 5013 N 44th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Chef/Dessert Designer: Peder Bondhus
Assigned Cookie: Toffee-Tastic
Dessert: Toffee-Tastic Chocolate Pudding

Restaurant: Flower Child Scottsdale
Location: 10460 N. 90th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Chef/Dessert Designer: Peder Bondhus
Assigned Cookie: Toffee-Tastic
Dessert: Toffee-Tastic Chocolate Pudding

Restaurant: Flower Child Uptown
Location: 100 East Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85012
Chef/Dessert Designer: Peder Bondhus
Assigned Cookie: Toffee-Tastic
Dessert: Toffee-Tastic Chocolate Pudding

Restaurant:  Fresko Mediterranean Grill
Location: 5033 E Elliot Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85044 
Chef/Dessert Designer:
 Janna Harris
Assigned Cookie: Savannah Smiles
Dessert: Melopita (Greek Honey Cake)

Restaurant: The Henry 
Location: 4455 E Camelback Rd B100, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Chef/Dessert Designer: Lucia Alferez
Assigned Cookie: Samoas
Dessert: Samoa Doughnut

Restaurant: Jalapeno Inferno - DC Ranch
Location: 20825 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Chef/Dessert Designer: Terry Craig
Assigned Cookie: Trefoils
Dessert: Girl Scout Banana Cream Pie

Restaurant: Jalapeno Inferno - North Scottsdale
Location: 23587 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Chef/Dessert Designer: Terry Craig
Assigned Cookie: Trefoils
Dessert: Girl Scout Banana Cream Pie

Restaurant:  Lumberyard Brewing Company 
Location: 5 S San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Chef/Dessert Designer: Richard Kimball
Assigned Cookie: Trefoils
Dessert: Strawberry Shortcake Parfait

Restaurant:  The Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer's 
Location: 3603 E Indian School Rd, Ste A, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Chef/Dessert Designer: Jennifer Russo
Assigned Cookie: Trefoils
Dessert: Twixted Trefoil Bar

Restaurant: Olive + Ivy
Location: 7135 E Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Chef/Dessert Designer: Kelli Sappington
Assigned Cookie: Trefoils
Dessert: Trefoil Cherry Cheesecake Gelato

Restaurant:  Proof Canteen @ Four Seasons Scottsdale 
Location: 10600 E Crescent Moon Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85262
Chef/Dessert Designer: Calena Srutowski
Assigned Cookie: Do-Si-Dos
Dessert: Tripple Decker Do-Si-Do Delight

Restaurant:  Rhythm & Wine 
Location: 7605 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Chef/Dessert Designer: Terry Craig
Assigned Cookie: Trefoils
Dessert: Girl Scout Banana Cream Pie

Restaurant:  Rusconi's American Kitchen 
Location: 10637 N. Tatum Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028
Chef/Dessert Designer: Michael Rusconi
Assigned Cookie: Samoas
Dessert: Chocolate Chunk Samoa Cream Pie

Restaurant: Silver Pine Restaurant and Bar @ Little America Inn
Location: 2515 E Butler Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Chef/Dessert Designer: Vanessa Ronspies
Assigned Cookie: Samoas
Dessert: Samoas Tiramisu

Restaurant:  Sorso Wine Room 
Location: 15323 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Chef/Dessert Designer: Mark Teahan
Assigned Cookie: Thin Mints
Dessert: #MintHappens Chocolate Mint Cheesecake Mousse

Restaurant: The Thumb 
Location: 9393 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Chef/Dessert Designer: Susan Kolman
Assigned Cookie: Thin Mints
Dessert: Minty Oh!

Restaurant:  Twisted Grove
Location: 8220 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Chef/Dessert Designer: Christopher Collins
Assigned Cookie: Tagalongs
Dessert: Tagalongs Are Great Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

To share your own dessert creations – or shots of you and your family tasting any of the chefs’ creations – simply tag any social media posts with #dessertchallenge.