Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North celebrates Southwest’s Hispanic heritage via fun-filled, educational events this weekend, August 12-14, during Hispanic Heritage Weekend.
Guests booking over the weekend will be greeted with aguas frescas and seasonal chilled horchata drinks, and will be treated to a specialty welcome amenity including freshly made tortilla chips with Chef Mel Mecinas’ private-label salsa and hibiscus cooler. An invitation to attend a complimentary mezcal tasting with beverage expert Nick Padua will kick off the weekend festivities in Onyx Bar & Lounge on Friday at 5 p.m. A specialty dinner will be featured that evening in Proof, an American Canteen, where their “Summertime Smokehouse” series will get a Hispanic makeover featuring house-smoked green-chile pork, mezcal cocktails and a local Spanish guitarist. The Proof smokehouse dinner special will be offered for $28.
The following day, two seminars welcome overnight guests and local visitors. Pricing for local and resort guests for the seminars is $45 for both seminars.
1 – 2 p.m.: Talavera Restaurant Chef Samantha Sanz will host “Flavors of the Sonora” featuring her hometown favorites and the Sonora spirit, Bacanora.
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.: Resort Chef Emmanuel Calderon will host a cooking demonstration showcasing specialties and techniques from his home town of Valladolid, Yucatan, which also will feature Clase Azul tequilas.
That evening, Executive Chef Mecinas will be joined by his two chef brothers for a four-course Oaxacan-inspired dinner. It will be the first time that the three talented Mecinas brothers have all prepared one menu under one roof here in Scottsdale. The Talavera four-course dinner is available to all visitors for $85, with optional wine and spirit pairings for an additional $35. Each culinary offering over the weekend can be booked individually by calling restaurant reservations at 480.513.5085.
All weekend long, the Proof breakfast buffet will be Oaxacan-inspired with items such as the popular huevos rancheros, chilaquiles and other Mexican specialties. Guests of the resort and locals can head to Onyx Bar & Lounge on Friday or Saturday evening to enjoy items from the Mexican Global Mashup menu in addition to specialty mezcal cocktails. A mole spice rub and mezcal recipe booklet greets guests at turndown.
Looking to stay the night? Guests who mention Hispanic Heritage Weekend when booking over the weekend will be treated to a specialty room rate of $189 a night, based on a two-night stay and double occupancy, and includes welcome and turndown amenities and the Friday mezcal tasting. Guests must call the resort directly for the specialty rate.