Savor the Joy of Christmas at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort has all the right ingredients to transform its beautiful grounds into a magnificent winter wonderland complete with a polar express train, ice skating rink, 45-foot high Christmas tree and 2.8 million lights for their guests and the community to enjoy. Also consider celebrating Christmas Day there, choosing from a selection of delicious holiday cuisine at one of its renowned restaurants.
After all the presents have been unwrapped, a leisurely brunch is a wonderful way for the whole family to relax. The chefs from the resort’s five restaurants are preparing a fabulous Christmas brunch that will be held in the Palomino Room from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Chef Jeremy McMillan, from Bourbon Steak, contributes with an American Kobe beef chuck roast served with horseradish crème fraiche and chimichurri; soy and balsamic braised baby shitake mushrooms; and Arizona wheat berries with squash, chestnuts and apples.
Chef Forest Hamrick, from La Hacienda, prepares Mexican delights, including tamales de pollo en salsa verde, which are green chile chicken tamales with tomatillo cream and pico de gallo; and frijoles chinos, refried pinto beans with chile guajillo and queso chihuahua. Save room for the champurrado, made with Mexican chocolate, warm milk, maize, piloncillo, cinnamon and vanilla.
From Ironwood American Kitchen, Chef William Schultz prepares chili-brined bone-in pork loin roast with dried fruit and Catalan sausage stuffing. Other tantalizing dishes include seared Wahoo; whole roast goose with Brussels sprouts and bacon lardons; candied yam brulee; green beans with chanterelles and honey glazed carrots; spinach Madeleine; fingerling potatoes with bacon; marinated mushrooms with white balsamic and micro arugula; braised turkey meatballs; Tandoori leg of lamb and vegetable kebabs.
Chefs Jakob Leavitt and Nicholas Anderson, of Toro by Richard Sandoval, will prepare Angry Tuna Roll Sushi and Electric Eel Roll Sushi, along with two types of ceviche: tuna nickel made with white soy, avocado, nori and sesame; and shrimp made with citrus-habanero broth, avocado and pickled onion.
Breakfast specialties include farm fresh eggs, omelets, Florentine Benedict, brioche French toast, buttermilk pancakes, red velvet pancakes and malted Belgian waffles. There will also be a wide selection of breakfast meats including pork, chicken, chorizo sausage, bacon and honey glazed ham.
A variety of child-friendly dishes are available too, including country-style chicken tenders, waffle fries, grilled Italian bread cheese bites, assorted mini pizza tarts, fresh fruit kabobs and holiday cookies, cupcakes, cake pops, brownies and Rice Krispy squares.
Executive Pastry Chef Carlos Salazar has gone all out with a tremendous selection of desserts that will have you wishing you had saved room for more. Panettone bread pudding, French macaroons, a Café du Monde Beignet station, caramel nut tarts and a red velvet berry cake are just a few of the sweet selections on offer.
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
If you can’t make Christmas brunch, consider having a wonderful meal at one of the resort’s restaurants.
At La Hacienda, a special entrée of pepper crusted prime rib will be served with Yukon gold mashed potatoes, chile relleno casserole, green beans, bacon salsa entomatada, au jus, horseradish crema and pan bolillo with chipotle honey butter.
Being served at Ironwood American Kitchen are two “Holiday Fare” nightly specials: salted, crusted prime rib with seasonal vegetables, butter whipped mashed potatoes, horseradish cream and herbed au jus and rosemary garlic pork loin with baby carrots, herb roasted potatoes, fire roasted apples and honey mustard glaze. Two desserts are also offered: a flourless chocolate cake with peppermint ice cream and a warm Southern pecan pie with vanilla bean ice cream.
The Toro special is a Caribbean pineapple honey ham with natural jus, Yukon gold mash potatoes and salsa criolla slaw. The al a carte menu will also be offered.
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess knows how to celebrate the holiday season with wonderful events and savory cuisine that will have you feeling festive throughout the whole month.
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
7575 E. Princess Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85255