(I have access to ALL the courses, including private members only courses).
Local restaurants with celebrity chefs are becoming nationally recognized, luxury hotels abound, and a quick flight from the bay area makes Phoenix a very inviting escape. Imagine 70 degree temperatures in November!
Arriving to toasty sunny temperatures, on my drive to the hotel, I was amazed by the date palms dripping with golden succulent fruit. A delightful mini paradise. An escape from the cold, luxury hotels, sophisticated spas, divine dining, art museums and great art galleries.
Dine at Four Diamond Lon’s at The Hermosa Inn, a historic adobe building in the middle of a beautiful desert garden. Private wine cellar available for intimate dining, cozy library for small groups, wonderful patio for lunch or dinner. Chef Jeremy Pacheco stars in this recently remodeled space. Originally the home of cowboy artist Alonzo “Lon” Megargee, the sprawling ranch property has been restored to its original charm. Furnished to reflect a 1930’s Southwestern ambiance, much like it was during Megargee’s days. Prints and originals of Megargee’s artwork and photographs of him hang on the walls.
Dining with Pam is like dining with the Queen – amuse bouche, additional delicacies delivered from the chef, several desserts… Chef Jeremy drops by to visit. I did return for Thanksgiving dinner, an attentive staff, I was remembered and treated to champagne!
A few yummy suggestions:
Arizona baby greens, pecan brittle, smoky blue cheese, mixed berries, berry vinaigrette
Roasted Maple Leaf Duck Breast
Duck confit cannelloni, blackberry mole
Loup de Mer Loup de Mer roasted acorn squash, local tepary beans, smoked fennel sausage, tuscan kale, Santa Barbara mussels
More to come…sunshine is as abundant as is great dining!