Monday, November 20, 2017

Sunday Supper Club at Mountain Shadows in Paradise Valley

By: The Food Hunter

Let me introduce you to Mountain Shadows, a newly opened upscale boutique resort with roots in 1950's modernism. The resort boosts a high-tech fitness center, two pools connected by a waterfall feature and stunning views of  nearby Camelback Mountain.

You can choose from a range of guestrooms, most of which feature floor-to-ceiling glass windows perfect for enjoying the premium desert landscaping. Our room included a luxurious bathtub facing Camelback Mountain and a bar-cart fitted with the essentials for mixing your favorite cocktail.

Mountain Shadows' signature restaurant, Hearth 61, serves seasonal fare created by Chef Charles Wiley. Guests enjoy watching the chefs, in the exhibition style kitchen, crafting dishes made with local ingredients .

One Sunday a month, Hearth 61 offers a special 4 course dinner featuring a guest chef, food supplier, winery or distillery. Under the direction of Chef Wiley a savory feast is created and paired with beverages. Sunday Supper Club guests enjoy food, drink, and conversation starting at 6pm.

This past Sunday my husband and I had the pleasure of experiencing first had a Sunday Supper Club event highlighting the wines of Rodney Strong Estate Vineyards.

Our meal began with wood-fired prawns served over beluga lentils & shiitake mushrooms drizzled with a light citrus vinaigrette. This was paired with the Charlotte's Home Sauvignon Blanc, a smooth, bountiful white that played well with the shell-fish.

Up next was one of the most amazing salads I've ever eaten. Organic greens from Duncan Farms were served with thinly shaved persimmons, a roasted campari tomato and balls of fired goat cheese. A pour of the Chalk Hill Chardonnay accompanied this course.

Braised prime short rib of beef was the evening's entree; served with creamy polenta, and braised greens. The Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon complimented the meat beautifully.

This amazing meal was followed by an equally amazing pear and blue cheese tart which was served with a generous pour of the Rodney Strong's A True Gentleman's Port.

Since breakfast is something that should not be missed at Mountain Shadows. If you are thinking about attending an upcoming event at Mountain Shadows I hope you will save room and time for breakfast.

Our early morning fare consisted the baked eggs, a creamy mix of spinach & mushrooms topped with eggs and cooked in the hearth;

 and a simple yet delicious eggs Benedict.

The next Sunday Supper Club will be on December 10th and will be showcasing Mumm Champagne.

Mountain Shadows

5445 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Phone: (480) 624-5400

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