T. Cook’s: Sunday Brunch at a US President’s Favorite Local Resort
The Royal Palms Resort and Spa opened its doors in 1948 and became a destination of choice for discriminating travelers from around the world, including celebrities such as Groucho Marx and Helena Rubinstein. We’ve also heard it mentioned that this was President H.W. Bush’s favorite resort when he and Mrs. Bush were in town.
This grand Spanish colonial style resort is a classic in Arizona and has earned the prestigious AAA Four-Diamond award as well as earning the distinction as a Historic Hotel of America.
We are big fans of the Royal Palms Resort and Spa. In fact, here are five articles from previous Roaming Boomers® visits.
Week #5 ~ Sunday Brunch at T. Cook’s inside the Royal Palms Resort & Spa, Phoenix
Sunday Brunch, at T. Cook’s, is hailed as a Mediterranean Market Buffet where you are offered two different dining options.
For $33 a person, you are offered complete access to all the wonderful delights on the buffet with as many return visits as you like. For $23 a person, you can choose the á la carte option where you select a specific entrée from the menu as well as one visit to the buffet table.
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We both opted for the a la carte option. Carol selected their Sunday Roast (weekly changing oven roasted meat paired with roasted vegetables, roasted potatoes, yorkshire pudding, and appropriate sauce), while I went with Mushroom and Eggs (two eggs any style on como batard bread with melted cheese and sautéed cultivated mushrooms, chopped tarragon and parsley served with oven roasted tomatoes and local bacon). YUM!
For our trip to the buffet table, we found wonderful breads, pastas, ceviche, king crab legs, made-to-order omelets, waffles, a great variety of salads, and a dessert table that was a sight to behold — and taste!
Above and beyond the exquisite surroundings, and the mouth-watering brunch, the resort is also currently showcasing “Art at the Palms” where a different local artist’s work is on display in the stunningly beautiful courtyard each Sunday.
T. Cook’s Sunday Brunch at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa is a delightful experience and one that we most heartily recommend. Not only will your palate enjoy the experience but your eyes will enjoy a beautiful feast as well.
We give it four thumbs up!
Note: don’t forget to check back next week when we’ll whisk you off to another exciting and mouthwatering Sunday Brunch experience.
Disclosure: our wonderful Sunday Brunch was provided by the kind folks at the T. Cook’s and the Royal Palms Resort & Spa. Thanks!