James Beard Award-Winning Chef Christopher Gross Moves to
Geordie’s at the Historic Wrigley Mansion
Make a reservation and enjoy his most popular dishes!
Chef Christopher Gross at The Wrigley Mansion
James Beard award-winning Chef Christopher Gross has moved to the historic Wrigley Mansion, and with him comes many of his most popular French-American dishes, including Christopher’s House-Smoked Salmon, ABC Foie Gras, Red Bell Pepper Soup, Duck Confit, and of course his iconic Chocolate Tower.
Besides offering those wonderful favorites, Christopher, backed by his highly experienced team, will introduce new and creative dishes, will oversee an entire remodel of the kitchen, and has some clever surprises that will intrigue and tempt our guests. Curious? Well, you just might find yourself booking a private dinner at an elegant table, under a beautiful chandelier, right inside the beautiful new kitchen – front row seats.
About Chef Christopher Gross
Christopher comes to The Wrigley Mansion from Christopher’s & Crush Lounge, which has consistently earned awards locally and nationally. Christopher won the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Scottsdale Culinary Hall of Fame and was named Best French Restaurant 2015 from Phoenix New Times, earned the 2015 Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator, and a Diner’s Choice Award from Open Table. Additionally, Christopher’s was designated one of the Top 10 New Restaurants in the U.S. by Gayot.com, Best New Restaurant by William Rice of the Chicago Tribune, and Best New Restaurant by John Mariani of Esquire. Food & Wine Magazine named Chef Gross one of America’s 10 Best New Chefs, and Perrier Jouet and the James Beard Foundation named Christopher Best Chef Southwest. He was the first chef in Arizona to be honored with the Robert Mondavi Culinary Award of Excellence. Christopher has been featured on numerous panels among culinary greats like Jacques Pepin and Julia Child at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. He and his recipes have appeared in cookbooks, including the Julia Child PBS series and cookbook “In the Kitchen with Master Chefs.” He has been a featured chef for the James Beard Foundation Dinner of the Decade, and cooked for Presidents Ford, Reagan and Bush, Vice President Al Gore and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Christopher was a founder of the Arizona chapter of the American Institute of Wine and Food (AIWF), is on the National Board for the American Liver Foundation, has served as co-chair of the American Liver Foundation’s “Flavors of Phoenix,” and was Chair of the Share Our Strength’s “Taste of the Nation.” He was also on the National Advisory Boards for the James Beard Foundation and for the Art Institute of Phoenix.
Christopher has been known to step up at the last minute to make dinner for Martha Stewart, cook in his personal kitchen with Julia Child, and graciously demonstrate how to make his most famous dish, Pied De Cochon, pigs feet, for media. He’s a favorite among locals, winning many “Best Restaurant Awards” from AZCentral, Arizona Foothills Magazine’s Best of Food and Wine, and Best Of Reviews and Awards from Phoenix New Times. Former AZCentral.com critic Howard Seftel called Christopher’s & Crush Lounge one of Arizona’s finest dining establishments. His spirited interviews almost always tend to reveal the personal side of Christopher.
Hours: Lunch: Tues-Sat 11am-3pm • Dinner: Tues-Sat 5-9pm • Geordie’s Lounge/Jamie’s Wine Bar: Tues-Sat 3pm-Close • Happy Hour: 3-6pm; all day Wednesdays • Sunday Brunch: 10am-2pm (live Jazz 11am-2pm) • Closed Monday
Must I become a Wrigley Mansion member? • Do I really get free valet parking with a $20/year membership?
Yes, and Yes! Given our residential location, the city maintains that Wrigley Mansion operate as a private club. Founder Geordie Hormel and his wife, Jamie, always intended for the beautiful historic mansion to be explored and enjoyed, so we try to keep membership sign-up a snap for you!
Wrigley Mansion Membership Tiers
$5 One month Trial Membership:
Includes dining privileges at Geordie’s Restaurant and Lounge and Jamie’s Wine Bar, and access to tours or tour/lunch packages at the Mansion. It is the perfect level for out of town residents.
$20/yr Social Membership:
Includes all of the above plus complimentary valet parking for the card holder and special member-only events.
$75/yr Wine Membership:
All of the above, plus significant savings on bottles of wine from our award winning, extensive list, discounts at Jamie’s Wine Bar, and special wine member events.
$250/yr Corporate Membership:
All of the above plus reduced food and beverage minimums for private dining spaces.
The Wrigley Mansion is full of surprises and cozy spots! You’ll enjoy Jamie’s Wine Bar (above) as well as private dining spaces, 360-degree views of the city and so much more! Be sure to grab a glass of wine, or cocktail and explore our house. We look forward to welcoming you!