Talavera stamps your passport for a culinary journey this summer

Staying in Phoenix this summer, you don’t have to eat like you are when you head to the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. The resorts signature restaurant, the Spanish steakhouse Talavera offers two unique dining experiences this summer created by Sous Chef Samantha Sanz.

Summer in Seville prix fixe menu for 2

From June 7th – September 1st couples can spend a “Summer in Seville” enjoying wines and captivating dishes from Spanish city of Seville.

The evening starts with a parron of Sangria or bottle of Txakolina, a light and refreshing white wine perfect for summer sipping. Share a dish of tapas and a verduro (vegetable dish) before the main course arrives.

Chef Sanz creates summer version of her signature dish, Paella for the main course. Chorizo Bilbao, prawns, mussels, clams, corn, peas and a flavorful Chermoula verde sauce make up this traditional Spanish meal.

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Summer Paella

Dine on a Thursday night and enjoy live Flamenco music as you enjoy your meal and view of Pinnacle Peak.

The “Summer in Seville” dinners are served Wednesday – Sunday from 5:30 -9:30 p.m. The cost is $98 per couple.

Talavera features Latin cuisine & cocktails

Chef Sanz creates a one-of-a-kind interactive dinner experience taking you back and forth to South America and Spain for this dinner series.

June 13th- Travel to Brazil and Argentina for a “South American Churrascaria” and dine on tableside carved meats and dishes from live action cooking stations. New world wines from Argentina will be poured as will the classic Brazilian cocktail, Caipirinhas.

July 18th– Head to southern Spain for the “Taste of Andalusia” dinner. Taste the different styles of sherry while enjoying authentic foods of southern Spain. Live cooking stations and tableside dishes will be paired with Spanish wines.

August 29th- Head back to South America for the “Latin Heat” dinner featuring the cuisine of Peru and Colombia. Sip on a Pisco Sour while eating Peruvian Ceviche and a selection of chiles and more.

September 19th- Return to Spain for Basque Country food and beverages at the “Nights in San Sebastian” dinner. Enjoy tapas inspired from the northern Spanish city with cooking stations as you enjoy the cities favorite past time, bar hopping.

Each dinner is $125 per person and include a welcome drink. Reservations for both of dinners can be made by calling 480-513-5039 or visit http://talaverarestaurant.com/

Talavera and the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North is at 10600 Crescent Moon Dr. 85262

2011 Volver Tempranillo

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This dry farmed, single vineyard Tempranillo comes to us from eastern part of the La Mancha region of Spain. A joint venture between Spanish wine importer Jorge Ordonez and enologist Rafael Canizares, Volver is all estate grown on some of the 228 acres of vineyards with vines average age of 40 years. The vines are grown in sandy soils and clay with rocks and stones found throughout making it a challenge to grow grapes. Volver exemplifies how the Tempranillo grape grows in the region. Surrounded by other vineyards that are trellised, the dry farming stresses the vines making for very concentrated grapes.

Aged for 14 months in French oak barrels, the 1,500 cases produced offer good tannins, fruit and acidity. With fruits and herbs on the nose you’ll find cola, cheery and vanilla on the palate. This wine would pair well with meats and is drinkable now but can also benefit from some short-term aging. Approx. $25 retail.

2011 Honoro Vera Garnacha

honoro vera garnacha

As part of the Juan Gil family of wines founded by Juan Gil Jiminez back in 1916 Honoro Vera is in its 2nd vintage producing a 100% Garnacha from Calayatud region of Spain. The vines are between 30-40 years old and are on hillsides with the soil being decomposed slate and clay soils. This wine is aged in both French and American oak for 2 months after being fermented in stainless steel.

Dark in color, cherries and blackberries can be found on the palate along with hints of licorice and pepper as well. This wine offers a great value at $15 or less.