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Easter Brunch at the Phoenician or The Fairmont Princess?

ZenFoodist Apr 4, 2014 02:00 PM

So we'll be visiting Scottsdale/Sedona over the Easter Break from NYC and will be staying at the Fairmont. I haven't been to Scottsdale in 15 years, but I recall the the Easter Brunch at the Phoenician has always had a certain amount of clout surrounding it. I was all set to book it when I decided to look at the Fairmont's menu for the day. Of course it confused me, because it looked fantastic. Apart from the usual brunchy offerings, the resort's three restaurants have signature dishes that sound great. I'm sure I would find both of them delicious, but can anyone sell me on one over the other from experience?

Thanks so much!

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  1. Beach Chick RE: ZenFoodist Apr 9, 2014 09:00 AM

    Stayed several times at both resorts and if your already at the Fairmont Princess, I would stay and dine there at their brunch.
    Happy Hour at Bourbon Steak was great.
    Another place we like is Lon's at the Hermosa or T. Cook's at the Royal Palms Resort.

    Happy Easter!

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      ZenFoodist RE: Beach Chick Apr 15, 2014 07:14 AM

      Thanks so much for the response. I made the reservation for the Fairmont. I was just under the impression that there is something iconic about the Phoenician at Easter time. Both menus look beautiful. What do you think of pizzeria Bianco? Worth it for a New Yorker who has access to excellent pizza all the time?

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        Beach Chick RE: ZenFoodist Apr 15, 2014 07:26 AM

        You definitely want to hit up Pizzeria Bianco...open for lunch.

        To be honest, I thought the Phoenician was better when Mary Elaine's was there...but its still a lovely place to dine.
        Fairmont Princess is lovely..did you check out T. Cook's at the Royal Palms resort?

        Carolina's for divey Mex by the airport (end of the runway)

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          ZenFoodist RE: Beach Chick Apr 16, 2014 06:57 AM

          Thanks so much :) The divey Mexican sounds cool. I will check out T. Cook's. Someone said I had to check out AJ's Food? Supermarket?

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            Beach Chick RE: ZenFoodist Apr 16, 2014 08:48 AM

            Sedona is stunning!
            2 hour drive from PHX..

            Elote Café for dinner is a must..get there right when they open..or 2+ hour wait..hear you can log in earlier in the day.

            Enchantment resort is a lovely place to stay in the casitas and have lunch on the patio of the resto with the red rock..one of the best hikes is at Boynton Canyon.

            Carolina's is closed Sunday..cheap divey goodness.
            Stop at Rock Springs exit off the I-17 for a slice of blueberry pie and next door is a Indian spot for great turquoise jewelry.

            Is Bourbon Steak which is a Michael Mina resto on Fairmont property doing an Easter brunch?
            Great happy hour.

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