I've been using arborio for risotto (smoked salmon and mascarpone) and was always really pleased with the result.
Then I had a risotto dish at Alinea in Chicago made with carnaroli rice (butter and white truffles) and I liked the texture of this much better. I'm sure I can't duplicate Achatz' risotto to the T since I'm not making my own stock (among other obvious reasons -- he's one of the world's best chefs) but I'd like to try carnaroli just to see how it works with my salmon and mascarpone.
So, does anyone know of stores that carry this rice in Phoenix? Maybe A.J.'s?