Andaz Scottsdale is know for its creative flair, embracing bold decor and local art throughout the property. To keep the vivid theme going, they’ve just launched their new Artist Dinner Series. The communal experience takes the traditional dinner-paired-with-drinks for a crafty, more playful spin.
Taking place the first Thursday of each month through April 2020, the intimate seven-course experience is enjoyed at the resort’s Herb Garden under twinkling lights. Executive Chef Nate Larsen has teamed up with local artists from Cattle Track Arts Compound (whose art can be found throughout the entire property) to create a unique and delicious evening. Guests are able to mingle with artists and chefs while live music adds the soundtrack to the night.
While each evening will be different, our recent experience showcased cocktails provided by Carreño, a locally made artisanal mezcal. Perfectly paired with each course, dishes ranged from hamachi crudo and rosemary smoked scallops to lamb loin, chocolate chai petit gateau and more. Throughout each course, one thing remained constant: colorful, vibrant fare with just as much flavor.
Menus were each hand-designed and presented at every place setting on mini easels (and ours to keep!). Plates were individually unique and made just for the event while bouncy felt sphere centerpieces were crafted to accompany the evening’s design. Even napkins were in various hues and tied up with beaded bracelets and greenery. Long before the first course landed on the plate, the experience was a feast for the senses.
Complete the adventure by booking an overnight stay in one of the hotel’s Bungalows. The mid-century modern rooms are spread out and feature patios, private terraces, oversized bathrooms and more.
The first installment of the Artist Dinner Series will take place Nov. 7 and continue through April 2020 on the first Thursday of each month.
For more information, visit: andazscottsdale.com/dining