Monday, January 8, 2024

The Perfect Place to Stay + Dine in Scottsdale Arizona

 By: The Food Hunter

This experience was provided complimentary, all opinions are my own.  

Nestled in the foothills of Pinnacle Peak Mountain in Scottsdale Arizona the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North offers the comfort of timeless architecture in the heart of the Arizona desert. The resort has everything you need to relax, from an award winning spa to a bi-level pool and most importantly, amazing restaurants. 

Talavera, the resort's contemporary Spanish steakhouse features traditional Iberian ingredients and specialties such as paella, dry aged steak, jamón Ibérico, fresh seafood and a flavorful selection of tapas. Meals are complemented by a selection of cocktails crafted from the adjacent Gin Bar and a large selection of both New + Old World wines. The cuisine and unparalleled views makes Talavera an ideal location for a romantic dinner any night of the week. 

The resort recently appointed two new members to the Talavera team, coinciding with the release of the new fall menu and I couldn't be more excited to meet both Chef de Cuisine Emmanuel Urban and Talavera General Manager Vera Kvashnina and sample the new menu first hand.

My husband and I made our way to the Four Seasons on a Sunday and spent a relaxing afternoon soaking up the sun and desert landscape on the patio of our casita before dinner at Talavera. Our meal began with the Pan con Tomate - crusty pieces of Noble bread topped with a layer of sumptuous tomato puree, garlic and evoo. This is a long standing menu item that I hope continues, as it is quite a tasty treat.

We followed this with the most amazing steak tartare that was prepared table-side with shallots, cornichons, Pedro Ximenez, and bits of smoked egg yolk jam. Served with lightly salted house made potato chips I would trek miles to eat this dish.

My main course was the duck breast with braised greens. I love duck and this perfectly cooked breast with crispy skin did not disappoint.

 I'm glad we saved room for dessert because the smoked cheesecake with fresh figs was fantastic. It really doesn't get much better than this.


 I couldn't have asked for a more perfect experience filled with plenty of relaxation and delicious food. If you are looking for a truly spectacular resort and a top-notch dining experience in Scottsdale I highly recommend the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North + Talavera. 

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
10600 E Crescent Moon Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85262
Phone: (480) 515-5700

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