Monthly Feast Debuts at Four Seasons Scottsdale
One of the best ways for baby boomer travelers to make new friends is sharing shoulder-to-shoulder experiences. And, there’s likely no greater common experience to share with potential new friends than a wonderful dining experience.
Last night, we gathered with eight others to enjoy a new monthly three-course impromptu menu called “Feast” at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. This was the second such soirée with many more planned for the last Tuesday of each month.
“Guests can expect a much more rustic style at our Feast events,” says Executive Sous Chef Jesse Hansen. “Think whole roasts, carved tableside, and family-style sides served for the table. The emphasis is on freshness, and the menu will be created from whatever inspires us that day.”
Or evening began with “table talk,” a casual conversation with Hansen about the menu for the night, and a complimentary toast. Chef Hansen built a menu crafted from the freshest seasonal items, drawing from Talavera’s extensive partnership with local farms and purveyors. For even more fun, Chef Hansen joined us for the dinner portion of the night, giving us front-row access to his culinary process and inspiration.
Our meal began with three delightful boards of charcuterie (prepared meats) and cheeses. The three boards were spread among our table as we all began to nosh on the delicacies, enjoyed a glass of Arizona Stronghold wine, and spent time getting to know one another.
A short while later, Chef Hansen walked out with a thick wooden cutting board laden with two sizzling pork roasts and started slicing up delicious pieces for each of us that were large enough to keep any renaissance nobleman quite content. Topped with spicy peaches and bathed in au jus, the room was instantly quiet as we all took our first bites. After a few chews, the room again came alive with mouth-filled guests raising their eyes in glee and lauding Chef Hansen with glorious praise.
For our third course, we all enjoyed a cheese cake, ice cream concoction that made an absolute perfect ending to our feast.
Bravo, Chef Hansen and team!
Here’s a copy of our Feast menu.
We absolutely love it when we get the opportunity to experience the Four Seasons Scottsdale Talavera’s never-ending series of special dining events. Huge thumbs up, and we recommend them highly to you!
With space limited to only 10 people, we recommend that you call right away to get on the list for next month. Life’s a trip. Go make some new friends!
The cost for the Feast is $68/person, and includes a glass of Arizona wine, as well as coffee and bottled water. Advance reservations are required and can be made by calling Talavera Restaurant Coordinator Whitney Stark at 480 513 5029.
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Nothing negative to say about four seasons?
Nope. We love the place.