The most amazing meal I’ve had at the Phoenician Scottsdale came at celebrity Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s J&G Steakhouse (for those of your die-hard Starwood fans – you’ll recognize Chef Jean-Georges name from his collaboration with the Le Meridien hotels.) J&G sits on top of the Phoenician hotel and offers spectacular views of the mountains.
I choose the Neighborhood Menu and was taken on an amazing culinary adventure. I started with the Asparagus and Goat Cheese Salad with Grilled Shitake Vinaigrette. It was so fresh, crisp, tasty and a great way to start the meal.
My main course was the Slowly Cooked Salmon sitting on top of Warm Potato Salad and Sugar Snap Peas reduction with fresh horseradish shavings. The salmon was cooked perfectly and was mouthwatering; the warm potato salad was flavorful and had just enough bite from the beautiful snap pea reduction and horseradish. I am still dreaming about the snap pea reduction.
The meal was capped by a sinful and decadent Warm Chocolate Cake dusted with powdered sugar with Caramel Ice Cream on a bed of salt. When you cut into the warm chocolate cake, the center poured out perfectly.
The meal was truly amazing and quite a deal at only $38 (plus taxes and gratuity). I highly recommend you visit any Jean-Georges restaurant around the world – you won’t be disappointed. If you want the opportunity to try J&G at the Phoenician Scottsdale? Join First2Board and fellow travel lovers at a travel meet-up July 24-26th 2015. For more info please visit www.first2board.com/sessions