Scottsdale Foodies Gather for VIP Event at Deseo Restaurant
Deseo Restaurant Westin Kierland Resort ~ Scottsdale, Arizona -Carol and I recently attended a VIP foodies event at the restaurant Deseo. We began a love affair with the restaurant Deseo when we did a feature article from our stay at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa nearly a year ago.
During our foodie event, the room was packed as we all enjoyed live Latin music, a painting exhibition by Cuban artist Nelson Garcia-Miranda, noshed on delectably flavored appetizers from Chef de Cuisine Roberto Madrid’s Latin-inspired creations, a live liquid nitrogen bartending demonstration by Miami-based Master Mixologist, Ramsey Pimentel featuring the Puerto Rican flavors of DonQ Rums, as well as sampling Deseo’s signature muddle drinks, and a new 100% South American wine list.
Deseo was recently named one of “America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants” by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. The list of 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2011 represents the best and the brightest in wine-focused hotspots across the country, hand-chosen by the magazine’s team of editors and tasters for excellence in fine dining, visionary selections and exceptional wine service. Deseo is the only restaurant in Arizona to be named, and the accolade highlights their new wine list sourced exclusively from South America.
One of our favorite experiences of the restaurant Deseo is a seat at “The Rail”. In our opinion, this is the best seat in the house. You sit at the counter surrounding the exhibition kitchen where from every seat, diners can watch chefs expertly prepare Deseo’s delectable ceviche dishes and even discuss the process and walk away with culinary tips, tricks and inspiration.
Our absolute favorite dish, when we’re seated at The Rail, are the Millionaire Tacos (yuca taco, lobster, ahi tuna, Japanese hamachi). Holy Gimme More of These Batman! If you eat three of these babies, you’re gonna want twelve. Unbelievably good!
We highly recommend that you experience dining at the restaurant Deseo. We promise: you’re going to have a great time, the cuisine will be outstanding, and, like Carol and I, you’re going to have a new favorite restaurant to take your friends to.