Savoring the Moment 4

It’s all Good Cheer and Great Food 
at The Phoenician This Holiday Season

No matter your age, there’s always something magical about the holiday season. It’s a time of sentimental reflection and a time to create new memories. This year, add to your holiday memories by celebrating at the beautifully decorated Phoenician Resort.

The resort’s three popular restaurants have incredible Christmas menus for you, your family and your friends to enjoy. The hard part will be choosing which one to dine at, as you can be assured that a delicious and memorable meal will be experienced at each.

“We are driven to provide a superior level of quality throughout the resort in regards to our culinary offerings and service,” says Executive Chef Rick Boyer. “The four main areas on which we focus daily are product excellence, simplicity, consistency and mastery of the basics. This is achieved in part by partnering with local/regional growers to ensure freshness and seasonality. All of these efforts support our overall goal, which is to build a culinary destination for local guests as well as those visiting from abroad, creating personal and memorable dining experiences.”

Breakfast with Santa

Start off the holiday season by attending Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 12th. The menu includes fresh fruit, cereals, granola yogurt parfait, and an assortment of fresh-baked breakfast pastries. Breakfast entrées include scrambled eggs, an omelet station, banana waffles, s’mores pancakes, pigs-in-a-blanket, and a three-cheese macaroni and cheese. With choices like this, even the pickiest of children will find something they enjoy. Capture a memory of the morning by having a photo with Santa taken as a holiday keepsake.

Christmas Brunch

At Il Terrazzo, reservations are being taken for a seating between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to experience its wonderful Christmas Brunch. Breakfast selections include classic eggs Benedict, brioche French toast, cheese blintz, made-to-order omelets, and scrambled eggs with Applewood smoked bacon and country sausage. There’s also a pasta and risotto station featuring penne pasta and creamy butternut squash risotto. At the New York strip carving station you will find tender cuts of meat and honey glazed ham. At the sushi and raw bar you’ll find servings of oysters on the half shell, jumbo shrimp cocktail and crab claws. Plus, there will be Caviar, smoked and cured fish, antipasti, a selection of imported and domestic cheese and fresh seasonal fruit. And the grand finale—choosing one of the chef’s popular dessert selections.

Christmas Dinner

A memorable three-course dinner is being prepared both Christmas Day and Christmas Eve at Il Terrazzo. The meal begins with a choice of fried Brussels sprouts, tuna tartar, kale and arugula salad, a Caesar wedge salad and roasted baby beets. Entrée choices include duck confit ravioli, North Atlantic line-caught cod, Jidori chicken breast, cinnamon glazed short rib, hand-carved horseradish crusted prime rib, East Coast scallops and mushroom bolognese. Dessert choices include milk chocolate caramel apples, classic crème brulee, a peppermint delight yule log, ice cream and sorbettos with pizzelle cookies.

Relish Burger Bistro is serving a Christmas feast of smoked prime rib with horseradish potatoes and rosemary sea salt popover. The special holiday dessert is a delectable brownie served with peppermint crunch ice cream. If ordering from the a la carte menu, you’ll find an assortment of salads and mouth-watering burgers to choose from. A must-try here are the fried pickles, which are delicious when dipped in the house ranch dressing.

At J&G Steakhouse, you can order off its sumptuous a la carte menu or Christmas menu. The three-course Christmas dinner includes truffle fritters for a starter; a choice of butternut squash soup or bacon-wrapped shrimp; and entrée selections of sautéed red snapper or caramelized beef tenderloin. There are also two scrumptious desserts to choose from— a pumpkin ice cream sundae or warm chocolate cake with caramel ice cream.

Be sure to make your reservations early and reference the website for more information on the menus. The Phoenician’s other wonderful holiday events are listed in our Around Town section.

The Phoenician

6000 East Camelback Road

Scottsdale, AZ  85251