As if the opening of Mountain Shadows, the new $100-million resort on the corner of 56th Street and Lincoln Drive, wasn’t exciting enough, the Paradise Valley resort has unveiled its signature restaurant. Hearth ’61 , a concept led by Chef Charles Wiley, will be open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, showcasing an ingredient-driven, seasonal menu. For imbibers, there will be an inventive cocktail program.
“It is truly an honor to be a part of this iconic project, the rebirth of Mountain Shadows,” says Wiley. “We will rely on all the relationships we’ve cultivated over the years with local farmers and artisans to craft a rustic yet vibrant cuisine. The culinary team we’ve assembled is nothing less than extraordinary, and we’re excited to present menus featuring a perfect balance of innovation and tradition.”
Hearth ’61’s menu will be constantly evolving with a daily featured roast. Diners can expect local, organic, seasonal ingredients, as well as responsibly sourced meat and seafood. To provide a particularly unique dining experience, hearth-roasted dishes will stay in the same vessel from oven to table. Signature dishes will include Niman Ranch dry-age Tomahawk (pictured), George’s Bank scallops, charred eggplant with Hayden Mills ancient grains and much more.
Hearth ’61 will also feature an inventive and ingredient-driven cocktail program, including two signature cocktails that pay homage to Arizona’s rich history. The 5 Cs is a nod to Arizona’s economic history rooted in cattle, cotton, citrus, copper and climate and features locally made Commerce Gin, fresh grapefruit and lemon juice and muddled basil leaves. The Forty-Rod is inspired by the ultra-strong whiskey concoctions of the Old West and is made with High West Whiskey Campfire, corn milk, lime juice, ginger cayenne syrup and garnished with corn husk.
The highly anticipated restaurant will feature an open kitchen, a sunken living room lounge, a welcoming bar and a glass-encased, above-ground wine cellar with a tasting area. For some beautiful eye candy alongside your meal, a water feature at the center of the restaurant will cast light and animation on the Mid-Century Modern butterfly roof. Plus, floor-to-ceiling glass walls and spacious patio overlook the pools and Camelback Mountain.
Mountain Shadows and Hearth ’61 is slated to open in March.