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Chef Greg LaPrad quietly opened his new Sonoita restaurant Overland Trout last week. It officially opens on Saturday.


Chef Greg LaPrad, the creative force behind Phoenix’s celebrated Quiessence, is officially opening his much-anticipated Sonoita restaurant Overland Trout on Saturday.

The restaurant actually quietly opened a week ago. With nothing more than word of mouth, Sonoita residents and even a few LaPrad fans from the Phoenix area have wandered into the building that once housed Karen’s Wine Country Cafe on Arizona 82 to sample LaPrad’s broad seafood-inspired menu.

“Seafood is going to be a big part of the menu, especially oysters,” LaPrad, one of the state’s leading farm-to-table advocates, said earlier this week as he finished cooking during lunchtime.

LaPrad gets his seafood from Guyamas and will include dishes employing grouper, red snapper, white sea bass, shrimp and the namesake trout. Entrees run $19 to $29 and lunch is $9 to $12, with a daily “hot lunch” entree priced under $20.

Overland Trout, 3266 Highway 82 in Sonoita, is open for lunch from 11:30 to 2 p.m. and for dinner from 5-8:30 p.m. daily except Wednesday, when the restaurant is closed. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays.

See more restaurant news in Thursday's Caliente.