Yavapai at Enchantment Resort
Sedona is one of my favorite Arizona towns to travel to during the summer months–it’s not quite as hot as the Valley, recreational activities are plentiful and the food is tops. And June seems to be the prime time to visit Red Rock Country thanks to this month’s Dine In Sedona Restaurant Fest. The inaugural Dine In Sedona Restaurant Fest, which is intended to introduce Sedona visitors and residents alike to the town’s culinary establishments, starts Monday, June 15 and ends June 30.
Restaurants participating in the 16-day culinary tour of Sedona will offer specially priced prix fixe menus (each menu will feature three courses). Each restaurant featured during Dine In Sedona falls into one of three categories: modest dining (the prix fixe menu rings in at about $20), classic dining ($30) and elegant dining ($40).
Modest dining restaurants:
Blue Moon Café, 6101 State Route 179 Suite B, Sedona, 928.284.1831.
El Rincon Restaurante Mexicano, 331 State Route 179, Tlaquepaque Village, Sedona, 928.282.4648.
Stakes & Sticks, 160 Portal Lane, Sedona, 928.204.7849.
Casa Bonita, 164 Coffee Pot Drive, Suite H, Sedona, 928.282.2728.
Classic dining establisments:
Fork in the Road American Bistro, 7000 State Route 179, Suite C-106, Sedona, 928.284.9322.
Marketplace Café, 6645 State Route 179, Sedona, 928.284.5478.
Mulligan’s Grille, 690 Bell Rock Blvd, Sedona, 928.284.3687.
Joey Bistro, 160 Portal Lane, Sedona, 928.204.JOEY.
Ken’s Creekside & The Gypsy Lounge, 251 State Route 179, Sedona, 928.282.5730.
Cowboy Club, 241 N. State Route 89A, Sedona, 928.282.4200.
Heartline Café, 1610 W. State Route 89A, Sedona, 928.282.0785.
Barking Frog Grille, 2620 W. State Route 89A, Sedona, 928.204.2000.
T Carl’s Restaurant at the Radisson Poco Diablo Resort, 1752 S. State Route 179, Sedona, 928.203.5936.
Elegant dining establishments:
The Grille at Shadow Rock, 90 Ridge Trail Drive, Sedona, 928.284.6909.
Cucina Rustica, 7000 State Route 89A, Suite A-126, Sedona, 928.284.3010.
Troia’s Pizza Pasta Amore, 1885 W. State Route 89A, Sedona, 928.282.0123.
REDS, 2250 W. State Route 89A, Sedona, 928.340.5321.
Yavapai Restaurant at Enchantment Resort, 525 Boynton Canyon Road, Sedona, 928.204.6000.
For more information on Dine In Sedona Restaurant Fest or the participating restaurants, visit http://www.dineinsedona.com/index.html.
If you’re heading up to Sedona on June 25, we suggest a stop at Hilton Sedona Resort and Spa for the Magical Journey event, featuring a Caribbean-themed dinner, live music, giveaways and more. The buffet will feature cool flavors of indigenous island fruits and greens; Cuban style whole roasted pig served on the traditional banana leaf with black beans and rice; Puerto Rican seafood stews with shrimp, cherry clams and blue mussels and tender sea scallops; roasted Jamaican jerk chicken topped with fresh lime, grilled pineapples and tender, fried plantains. Freshly made Caribbean drinks will be served and adult beverages will be available for purchase. The buffet is $54.95 per person, including tax. The Magical Journey event will be from 6 to 9 p.m. For reservations please call, 928.284.6906. http://www.hiltonsedona.com/.
Arizona Restaurant Association's Fall Arizona Restaurant Week takes place from Sept. 21 to Sept. 30 and features impressive three-course, prix-fixe menus from dining destinations throughout the state for just $33 or $44 per person.
In preparation of this Thursday's fifth-annual AZ Wine & Dine event, an upscale celebration of the region’s top resort restaurants taking place from 5 to 8 p.m. at Scottsdale Quarter, get to know a few of the participating chefs.