Posts in April 2012
Sedona may be famous for its beautiful Red Rocks, but what may not be known is how many amazing culinary delights await you on your visit. The Sedona Real Inn & Suites is conveniently located to many of the areas best restaurants. If you would like to sample a little bit of everything that Sedona has to offer, you should attend the 16th Annual Taste of Sedona festival June 24th. Sedona’s best eateries and wineries will have their cuisine featured at the event which is a favorite to locals and visitors alike. The event will include a silent auction for jewelry, art, restaurant gift certificates, fitness packages and get-a-ways. All proceeds go to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northern Arizona.
Have fun and help out a good cause!
Meet the team! Julie is the senior member of the front desk team! She has worked with us for over 2 years! Julie always has a smile on for our guests and is a native of Arizona so knows a lot about the area. Be sure to get the inside scoop from her when you call to make your reservation!
My friends and I often visit The Red Planet Diner when we’re out on the town late at night, as they’re the only restaurant that serves later than 9PM on weekdays! The service is fun and quirky as is the atmosphere! Their food is pretty good too and always served to us quickly. We even received a special thank-you personally from the manager on our last visit for dining there so often! I’d also like to give a special shout out to my favorite servers Jonathan and Lili! Thanks for making my visits to the Red Planet a fun one!
April 26th to the 29th is the Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival. This could be a lot of fun. I often see blue colored birds in the trees on my porch and wonder what type of bird they are. Red ones too. The festival celebrates nature with workshops and field trips where expert guides take visitors to the area’s birding hot spots. The annual event is presented by Arizona State Parks and the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce. For more information visit the Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival site. Might be fun to spend a weekend with us at the Sedona Real and take in your feathered friends!
We discovered a little area fun in Page Springs, which is only about 20 minutes from the hotel. Did you know that Sedona had a wine region? The small town of Page Springs is known for having several wineries and we were lucky enough to find ourselves at Page Spring Cellars last night. Turns out Friday and Saturday nights they have wine tasting and music! Would be a lot of fun to book a weekend at the hotel and visit the wineries. Our concierge would be great at setting that up.
I had been to Page Spring Cellars once before on a tour of their grounds, which I must say are beautiful. During the day you can walk through the vineyard down to the creek, where they have a great sitting area with tables and a view of the water.
It was too dark when we arrived at 6 for the tasting to see the vineyard, but we walked into a great little seating area. It had cute little curtained off partitions to sit in. We were 8 people and just fit in the bench style seating. There were also tables outside, but they were full-up when we got there.
For the tasting they had 5 different wine flights. Five types of wines in each flight. There was a white flight, red flight, Arizona flight, combo flight and member flight. Once you chose your flight, you would get a 1 ounce pour from each wine. Flights were $10. What I liked was that everyone would get a round and we could sit and talk, and then they would come with the next round, and so on. Twas a lot of fun.
I am not a wine connoisseur by any means, so having little tastes of different wines was nice…especially since I didn’t have to commit to a full glass. I chose the combo because it had a white, a rosé, and 3 reds. I normally like a rosé or white, so I knew I would at least like two of the wines. All of them were pretty good, in my opinion. According to my friends all of their wines were really good, and they know about wine.
We also munched on their bistro plate, which had an amazing variety of cheeses, crackers, olives, nuts and dried fruit; and their bruschetta combo, which offered 3 varieties of bruschetta. Both of these plates had generous portions.
I will have to make visiting Page Spring Cellars something I do more often, especially since Sedona is so beautiful at night this time of year. I would love to snag one of those outside tables and relax to the mellow music and wine.
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