Posts in June 2012
It is fire season in Arizona, so fourth of July fireworks are not going to happen in Sedona, but we will have our first ever laser light Show! Day Star Lasers International will dazzle audiences at this outdoor, thirty minute laser spectacular. Multi-colored lasers choreographed to songs from local musicians (provided by the Sedona Performers Guild) will create a wonderful show for people of all ages. Currently this show is set to begin at dark (around 9 p.m.) but you will want to arrive early for parking. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. for a live concert and delicious barbeque from Red Rock BBQ. Enjoy this picnic at the park and live music from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and then enjoy the light show!
Outdoor Laser Light Show and Concert in the Park
Date: 7/4/2012 9:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Location: Posse Grounds Park
525 Posse Ground Road
Sedona, Arizona 86336
The Sedona Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to offer this event to our community. If you would like to come up to Sedona and enjoy sitting outside in the cool evening air with family and friends give us a call at 1-800-353-1239 to reserve your site today.
Come and stay with us for the Sedona Dine & Wine Fest! 22 local restaurants are participating, including the Barking Frog Grill, Heartline Cafe, Tii Gavo, and Ken’s Creekside.
Sedona Dine & Wine Fest- A Restaurant Experience
The Sedona Chamber of Commerce and The Sedona Area Restaurant Association (SARA) is pleased to announce the return of Sedona Dine & Wine Fest – beginning Monday, June 25 and ending Tuesday, July 31, 2012. The event was created to introduce visitors and locals alike to a variety of dining establishments while having two month period of time to experience each unique participating restaurant in the Sedona area.
This event gives local foodies and visitors the chance to experience a selection of specially priced meals from a wide variety of Sedona area restaurants. Guests will enjoy three-course, prix-fix dinner menus with the opportunity to select items for each course including an appetizer, entree and dessert.
Restaurants have chosen their dining level and each one varies – giving a wide variety of price selections. Levels are as follows:
Classic Dining $17.00
Elegant Dining $25.00
Fine Dining $35.00
Please call individual participating restaurants to inquire about Sedona Dine & Wine Fest dinner hours and to make reservations.
No advanced ticketing necessary
The kick-off for Sedona Dine & Wine Fest starts Monday, June 25, the day after the 17th Annual Sedona Taste.
Sedona Taste is an annual event, presented by the Boys and Girls Club of Sedona, on Sunday, June 24 located at Los Abrigados Resort & Spa.
Call 1-800-353-1239 to reserve a suite with us today!
One of my favorite comedies by William Shakespeare is Much Ado About Nothing, and we are lucky to have the Northern Arizona’s premiere classical theater company performing right here in Sedona. Shakespeare in Sedona will be performing at Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, June 22cnd, June 23rd, June 24th, June 29th, July 1st, July 6th and July 7th. I am excited to have a chance to see a live performance. I so love the film version done by Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson. I am a bit of a costume-aholic so I quite fancy theater and movies with period costumes.
The company will also be taking on ART, winner of both Tony and Olivier Awards for Best Play. ART focuses on the effect of an expensive abstract work of art on 3 friends. Will be showing June 22cnd, June 23rd, June 29th, June 30, July 1st, July 6th and July 7th.
Our hotel is lucky enough to have tickets to both of these shows at a 20% discount. For each night you stay we will take another 20% off your tickets. We only have a limited quantity. To speak to one of our reservation specialists call 1-800-353-1239.
If you are celebrating a special occasion I would like to recommend dinner at Che-Ah-Chi, the new restaurant that has opened at Enchantment Resort. We went there to celebrate a birthday recently and the food was amazing.
The resort was recently remodeled and this was the first chance I’ve had to see the finished result. There is a southwest Zen feel to the decor; sparsely furnished with clean lines, and a pallet of earth tones. New since I last was there was an outdoor lounge bar area. Lots of comfortable seating with amazing views of the Cacina Woman rock formation and Boynton Canyon. There was also a wine bar with more than 100 different wines to choose from.
The new dining room now had two levels for seating. This helps in letting us have a better view while we are eating. What I liked most about the space was the lighting. The ceiling light fixtures were so simple but beautiful. A clear ball of glass surrounded the light bulb itself. These were suspended from the ceiling at various lengths. Two walls of the restaurant are windows and at night these lights are reflected in the windows. It looks like stars that go on forever!
Service was great, attentive but not intrusive. The food was delicious, although be prepared for a high price tag. It’s always good to splurge for special occasions though! We had squash blossoms to start. In case you don’t know what that is, because I didn’t, lol, they are the flowers of the squash before it turns into a squash. They stuff these with goat cheese, piquillo buttermilk and herbs and fry these in a light batter. They were very good, but you only get 3. After which, just to be fancy, they served an amuse bouche (its French for happy mouth!)…a shot of curried peas.
A friend of mine told me to have the Elk. It was served with a fava bean hash, pancetta, percorino and spinach puree. It was amazingly tender and delicious. My friend had the Rib Eye with caramelized shallot puree, blue cheese croquettes, grilled ramps (no I don’t know what a ramp is) and sweetbread ragout. This was served with fingerling potatoes. We had to order an accompaniment separately, which I thought was odd. All of this food was amazing, but the best part was we got for free! As it was my friend’s birthday they brought her a desert called Chocolate 9 Ways. OMG! This was soooo good! There were all different kinds of chocolate made into a cake/pie thing. The best part was the chocolate mouse. It was the absolutely perfect texture. Not too airy, not to dense…just unbelievable.
So there you have it. If you want a nice dinner to impress the friends I would recommend Che-Ah-Chi. You must make a reservation ahead of time. Be sure to specify that you want to eat there, and not there other more casual restaurant, Tii Gavo. For some reason, they had my reservation at the casual place, but were able to switch things around easily enough. Business casual dress code, no flip-flops…unless you’re like me and sneak them under a floor length sundress…;)
By the way their prickly pear margaritas are very tasty! Every time we head out there we have them.