Baby Shower Recs? Central/North Central/Arcadia areas
I'm planning a baby shower for my sister & am looking for a few recs as to where to have it. I haven't lived in Phx for about 10 years, so I'm completely lost as to where to even start looking! Any suggestions would be wonderful!
Mom to be is 29 & not into trendy/hipster locations at all; she has requested either Mexican or somewhere with salads/sandwhiches/etc. Sunday lunch/brunch in November.
I am planning on about 15 women, most of them are 40-60 years old. I'd like to spend somewhere between $20-30 pp (drinks excluded), and would really like a private dining area/patio.
Any thoughts? I've considered Phx City Grill, St. Francis, El Chorro & Vincent Market Bistro--possibly also Aunt Chiladas on 16th. I haven't been to any of these places, so don't quite know what to expect.
Thanks in advance!
7777 S Pointe Pkwy W, Phoenix, AZ
I think the group would love Morning Glory Cafe at the Farm for brunch. They can set up for groups there and everything on the menu's terrific, I mean white truffle omelets with local veggies or house-made granola, local fresh roasted coffee, plus the setting -- under flowering Scotch Brooms in a grove of 200-year-old pecan trees -- can't really be touched around here.
If it were planned to be lunchier than brunchier you might be able to convince the Farm Kitchen to cater salads & sandwiches -- and then picnic under the pecans instead, and bring bloody mary and mimosa fixings for the crew. People could bring their dogs. It's really laid-back.
Morning Glory Cafe
6106 S 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85042
Since you aren't looking for a hipster place and most of your guests will be in the 40-60 year old range, I think Arcadia Farms Cafe would fit the bill. It's a nice "ladies who lunch" type of place. Pretty food, including pretty-looking desserts. I've had better food and better restaurants, but for what you describe it would be a nice place for a baby shower. Also if you tell them that it's an event when you make reservations, I believe they are quite accomodating.
I've been there just to have lunch with my grandmother, mother & cousin...and also for a bridal shower.
I personally would never go back to Aunt Chilada's (bad experience).
Anyway, here's a link for Arcadia Farms http://www.arcadiafarmscafe.com/afs/i...
7014 E. First Avenue
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
ETA: I just realized, this might be a little outside of your search area, sorry.