Dining at Sedona’s Yavapai Restaurant inside the Enchantment Resort
While staying at Sedona’s Enchantment Resort, we had the wonderful opportunity to dine at the resort’s famous Yavapai Restaurant.
As this photograph shows, the AAA Four-Diamond Yavapai Restaurant offers remarkable red-rock views, and serves up cuisine that is capable of adding to the remarkable visual experience.
Watching the varying hues of red on these sandstone cliffs, as the sun began to set, was nothing short of extraordinary.
We didn’t experience it, but evidently at certain times of the month, the subsequent full moon rise is equally stunning at it rises to the view of those dining in the restaurant. Can you imagine?
As we were seated at our red-rock view table, we ordered a nice bottle of Pinot Noir, and set about to explore Yavapai’s offerings.
Carol started her meal with Squash Blossoms (Crispy Almond Crusted Blossoms, Cypress Grove Purple Haze Goat Cheese Mâche, Grape & Radish Salad, Blood Orange-Agave Nectar). Wow! Words fail to describe how good this was.
For my starter, I opted for Pan-Seared Hudson-Valley Foie Gras (Braised Moulard Duck Crêpe, Blueberry Champagne Glaze, Wilted Blueberries & Pistachio Studded Fromage Sorbet). What? Cheese Ice Cream? Let me just say, I have sampled Foie Gras all over the country, and this stacked up at the very top. And, what a wonderful surprise in the Fromage Sorbet! Absolutely delightful. I wanted seconds!
For our main course Carol went with a wonderful piece of Sea Bass, while I opted for the restaurants signature Cold Smoked Buffalo Tenderloin (House-made Quail Sausage, Sweet Potato Risotto, all topped with a Blackberry-Chipolte Demi-Glaze). YUM!
You can always count on me to go for the unusual proteins, and this Buffalo Tenderloin was out of this world. Especially surprising, and a wonderful accompaniment, was the Quail Sausage. I want to go back. Tonight!
What a great thing to enjoy a great meal, with a stunning view, my bride beside me, the staff offering remarkable service, Executive Chef Steven Bernstein preparing remarkable dishes, and a nice espresso to top it all off.
My senses enjoyed a remarkable journey at the Yavapai Restaurant, and I highly recommend you follow along.