Chef’s Kitchen Series at the Montelucia: Rosé & Gluten Free Dishes

When I see an entire menu dedicated to gluten free dishes, this gluten free girl cannot pass that up!

The culinary team at the Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia hosted an exclusive one-of-a-kind experience with rosés from all over the world and a 100% gluten free menu.

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The space is intimate – inside what feels like a beautiful guest house bungalow, with a patio, herb garden and mountain views. The inside maxes out at 22 guests, but tonight there are only 8.

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The kitchen is open and very close to the table so guests can see the chef’s work. The guests are mingling and enjoying their first glass of wine.

When it’s 115 degrees outside. hand me a glass of rosé. Quench Fine Wine showcased five gorgeous wines, all different in color and complexity, pairing perfectly with each course. The Soter Vineyards rose from Willamette Valley (2017) was my favorite. It paired nicely with the fattiness of the salmon crudo, which was our first course.

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Executive Chef Marcos Seville told us the salmon was caught by a fellow chef himself. How amazing is that? These pieces were thick but melted in your mouth.

My favorite dish was the dessert. My dining companion, Cynthia Sassi of Fabulous Arizona, and I always joke that the gluten free dessert is always…let me guess…sorbet. What a refreshing change to have a complex and beautiful dessert to end a great meal.

First Course

WILD PACIFIC SALMON CRUDO | HUCKELBERRY GASTRIQUE | HEIRLOOM BEETS

Salmon crudo with beets

Second Course

BLUE CORN MASA CRUSTED SOFT SHELL CRAB 
MOLE VERDE | RADISH SLAW | HIBISCUS HABANERO JAM

Softshell Crab

Entree

PEACH GLAZED HUDSON VALLEY DUCK BREAST
SALSIFY PURÉE | BRUSSEL SPROUT FOAM | PORCHETTA

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Dessert

DARK CHERRY BLACK FOREST CAKE

 

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The monthly Chef’s Kitchen Dinner Series continues through December. Here’s the list of upcoming events:

A Tribute to Julia Child

Wednesday, August 15 | 6:00 p.m. | $250 Per Guest

Chef Marcos Seville collaborates with acclaimed Chef Mark Tarbell on a fresh interpretation of Julia Child’s classic dishes in honor of her birthday. Enjoy creative libations artfully paired with a four-course dinner menu, plus a celebration kick-off of champagne and mouth-watering appetizers. Limited to just 30 attendees.

Hunger Awareness Month in Support of St. Mary’s Food Bank

Thursday, September 27 | 6:00 p.m. | $110 Per Guest

Dia De Los Muertos Celebration

Tuesday, October 30 | 6:00 p.m. | $110 Per Guest

Scotch & Smoke

Wednesday, November 28 | 6:00 p.m. | $110 Per Guest

Spanish Holiday Traditions

Tuesday, December 18 | 6:00 p.m. | $120 Per Guest

For more information click here. Reservations contact haley.hill@omnihotels.com or call (480) 627-3111.

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