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Restaraunt Week

Valley chefs prepare menus for Fall Restaurant Week

Foodies across the state wait patiently for the start of the Arizona Restaurant Association’s Fall Arizona Restaurant Week (ARW) each year, and restaurant owners view this week of good eats as the true “gateway to the season” in their respective establishments. The wait is nearly over as for 10 days starting September 18th through the 27th, diners can experience special menus at their favorite restaurants and have the chance to eat their way across the Valley, trying new restaurants and cuisine types.

During Fall ARW, participating restaurants offer a three-course prix-fixe menu for just $33 or $44 per person, excluding beverages, tax and gratuity unless otherwise noted. ARW menus allow food lovers to experience the height of culinary talent of chefs statewide.

Arizona Restaurant Association president and CEO Steve Chucri said, “Arizona’s food scene continues to thrive. We’re fresh off the success of our inaugural Arizona Breakfast Weekend, and preparing for another wildly popular restaurant week. Our local chefs and mixologists are incredibly innovative and continue to delight taste buds around the state.”

More than 75 restaurants have already signed up to participate in this highly touted culinary event, produced by the Arizona Restaurant Association.

In all, over 200 restaurants are expected to participate. From fine dining options such as J&G Steakhouse at the Phoenician and Binkley’s Restaurant to trendy hot spots such as Southern Rail, Salty Sow and Rusconi’s American Kitchen and neighborhood favorites such as Chelsea’s Kitchen, El Chorro Lodge and Marcellino Ristorante, Fall Arizona Restaurant Week truly offers something for every palette.

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Phoenician receives USTA Outstanding Facility Award

The Phoenician’s renowned Tennis Complex, one of the largest resort facilities in the Southwest, has been named by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) as a 2015 Outstanding Facility Award Winner.  The honor will be presented Sunday, September 6, during the USTA’s semi-annual meeting at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City, coinciding with the U.S. Open.

The award, now in its 34th year, was established to stimulate high standards in tennis facilities and to recognize those whose efforts make such a positive statement about the vitality of the game.  The Phoenician’s Tennis Complex was judged on the following criteria:  overall layout and adaptation to the site; excellence of court surface and lights; ease of maintenance; accommodations for players, spectators and press/officials; aesthetics; graphics (including the use of signs and landscaping); amenities such as casual seating for spectators, food services and social areas; and the resort’s participation in USTA programs.

Nestled between two fairways along the eastern edge of the AAA Five Diamond resort, The Phoenician’s premier tennis facility is the only one of its kind in the region to offer four playing surfaces on 11 outdoor courts, including a Wimbledon championship grass court, seven Plexipave hard-surface courts, two courts with the revolutionary Rebound Ace surface, and a Prestige Plexicushion surface on center court, which also features spectator seating.   The Tennis Complex, with 10 of its 11 courts lit for evening play, is available for USTA league competition, tournaments and special events, and is open to resort guests as well as the general public.

“Great tennis facilities like The Phoenician’s help us to grow the game at the grass-roots level, and we are proud to recognize them for their ongoing impact on the sport of tennis,” said Kurt Kamperman, chief executive, community tennis, USTA.  “The Phoenician has embraced many of our tennis initiatives and kept the sport at the forefront of their community each year.”

The Phoenician’s tennis program, led by Head Professional Jason Purcell, now employs seven full-time professionals and support staff, who design and direct such activities as a year-round junior academy, 10-and-under tennis instruction, league clinics, resort and local “live ball,” and private classes.   In addition, the facility hosts more than 20 adult USTA and regional league teams for match play, instructional programs, and playoff and championship events.  The Phoenician staff also contributes many hours to support local charity events, such as Tennis with a Cause, Battle of the Sexes, and breast cancer fundraisers.

The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The Phoenician To Offer “5 Days to Get Away” Discovery Package On Cyber Monday

The Phoenician, Arizona’s premier AAA Five Diamond resort destination in Scottsdale, Ariz., will take part in Cyber Monday, November 26, the busiest online shopping day of the holiday season, unveiling its exclusive “5 Days to Get Away” package.

The special offer can be booked through November 30, 2012, for stays between December 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013. The package includes:

  • AAA Five Diamond luxury accommodations, with guestrooms starting at 600 square feet
  • Daily breakfast for two
  • A 1-hour-and-15-minute, round-trip aerial sightseeing tour for two of Desert Splash Adventures’s “Apache Air Trail,” featuring spectacular views of the Sonoran Desert and Tonto Basin with a water landing on Lake Roosevelt

The 250-acre Phoenician, located at the base of Camelback Mountain, offers both a 583-room AAA Five Diamond luxury resort hotel and an exclusive Five Diamond boutique hotel, The Canyon Suites. The 60-room Canyon Suites provides more intimate surroundings and enhanced services, creating an atmosphere of uncompromising splendor. The Phoenician’s cuisine includes Il Terrazzo, J&G Steakhouse and Relish Burger Bistro. A championship golf course, 11 tennis courts, boutique shops, nine swimming pools, a $25 million art collection and The Center for Well-Being and Salon Mila are on-site as well.

Rates start at just $529 per night, and a two-night minimum stay is required. Transportation to/from the Desert Splash Adventures Seaplane Tour, conveniently located at the Scottsdale Airport, is not included.

For booking, as well as terms and conditions, please visit thephoenician.com/cybermonday, or call (866) 716-8136 and ask for rate plan: 5DAY1. For more information on Desert Splash Adventures and the “Apache Air Trail,” visit desertsplashadventures.com.

The Phoenician

6000 E. Camelback Rd.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Local: (480) 941-8200 | Toll-free: (800) 888-8234
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Scottsdale Culinary Festival

Behind The Scenes: Scottsdale Culinary Festival [VIDEO]

From April 17 to the 22nd, Valley residents flocked to Scottsdale to wine, dine and let loose for one of the biggest culinary festivals in the area — the Scottsdale Culinary Festival. With a wide range of events, Scottsdale Living went behind the scenes to capture the chaos and excitement both before and during the event.

Chefs from well known restaurants, including the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Eddie’s House, Talavera at the Four Seasons, Citizen Public House, T. Cook’s and so much more, were present to show off their culinary skills and fare to satiate the appetites of attendees.

Scottsdale Living even took a moment to speak with James Moser of the Scottsdale League for the Arts, who discussed all the preparation and work that goes into creating such a successful, annual event. We’ve also captured footage behind the curtains of the fashion show at the Eat, Drink & Be Pretty event.

Take a look for yourself of all of the food, fashion and fun from the Scottsdale Culinary Festival:

Video by Josh Estes and Michael Gossie

For more information about the Scottsdale Culinary Festival, visit scottsdalefest.org.

AZ Wine & Dine

AZ Wine & Dine Makes Use Of Forks, Corks [PHOTOS]

The mission of first-ever AZ Wine & Dine on April 12 at Scottsdale Quarter, which took the place of the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association’s long-running culinary event Forks & Corks, was to highlight the distinct variety of culinary outlets at Arizona hotels, resorts and restaurants while offering a variety of wines and craft beers designed to satisfy any palette.

Judging by the more than 750 guests who enjoyed tantalizing tastes from the renowned chefs at the Four Seasons Troon North, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Montelucia, Arizona Grand Resort and many more, as well as the sumptuous sips provided by Hensley, Young’s Market Company and others, it was a mission well-accomplished.

And then some.

While the final numbers are still being tallied, organizers estimate that the event raised about $20,000 to support the Arizona tourism industry.

Arizona tourism’s impact, by the numbers:

  • 36.9 Million: Number of domestic and international overnight visitors who experienced Arizona as a travel destination.
  • $48 Million: Amount of direct traveler spending being contributed to our state’s economy every single day.
  • $2.5 Billion: Amount of local, state and federal tax revenues generated as a result of direct traveler spending.
  • $1,040: Tax revenue generated by the tourism industry lessens the tax burden by $1,040 for every Arizona household.
  • No. 1: Where the travel and tourism industry ranks among Arizona’s export-oriented industries.

According to guest feedback, among the biggest and brightest highlights of the event:

  • Live music, which was provided by The Shining Star Band
  • Silent auction, which offered amazing vacation packages from the state’s top resorts, restaurants and spas
  • “Foodie” food, including short ribs from Westin Kierland, Kobe sliders from the Phoenician, and cioppino from the Montelucia
  • Libation innovations, including Moet Champagne from Narcisse, flaming coffee drinks from La Hacienda, and sangria from New Age Winery

Based on the event’s overwhelming success, plans are already underway for next year.

For more information about AZ Wine & Dine, please visit azwineanddine.com.


AZ Wine & Dine

Photos: Cory Bergquist