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23. Talavera

A modern steakhouse, Talavera at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North serves not only rich and fulfilling food but prides itself in giving diners the best possible scenery as well. Pinnacle Peak rises directly in front of the restaurant and provides a dramatic background for an upscale casual evening out. The scenic views also display Scottsdale's city lights and the surrounding desert landscape. Guests can enjoy Talavera's signature glass-surrounded fireplace, which can be seen from both indoors and outside on the patio. Chef Mel Mecinas not only desires the view to be authentically Arizonan but also works hard to ensure the food is reminiscent of the state as well. Mecinas strives to use local and regional foods such as Arizona-ranch-raised meats and locally farmed vegetables.