Scottsdale is one of my favorite places to visit in Arizona. The shopping, food and activities are amazing. Top it off with some of the best pools and resorts in Arizona and you have got it made. My husband and I were able to visit a Four Seasons Resort that was about 45 minutes from our home for Global Wellness Day. What a fun day that I hope to be a part of every year! We absolutely loved the resort and felt like it gave each and every guest the perfect desert experience. The views were amazing and the location is spot on to show everyone has beautiful the desert is! Each and every Four Seasons hotel that I have ever stayed at have been amazing and this one in Scottsdale was just that and more. On top of that my husband has golfed the course at Troon North before and I have heard him talk about the course time and time again when others have asked him about what courses he has enjoyed most in Arizona over the years! We were not able to golf this time but hope to the next time we visit! This time it was all about the food and taking care of ourselves by exercising, visiting the spa, and going for a hike.
We started our staycation off with dinner at the Talavera Restaurant. And what an experience it was! First of all the view of the dessert is one of a kind! The service all every single member of their staff was impeccable! We were able to taste a variety of items on the menu. And here are a few of them!
The rolls with butter sprinkled with pink Himalayan salt was what they give each table. And let me tell you the rolls are fluffy and soft!
The next morning we woke up and ran up Pinnacle Peak Mountain and enjoyed the views and celebrating Global Wellness Day with a hike.
We then went to Proof and enjoyed one of their juices we got the watermelon mint cooler and the detox 3.0. The watermelon cooler (watermelon, strawberry, cherry, lime and mint) was amazing! The detox was (apple, celery, kale, cucumber, parsley, lemon) which was a good tasting detox drink in my opinion!
We also ordered the torched maple pecan oatmeal (steel cut oats, caramelized bananas, blueberry compote), the bigger than Texas biscuits and gravy (eggs your way, sausage gravy, homemade biscuits) and the raisin fennel french toast (lemon creme fraiche, raspberries, almonds). And this is where the love for fire torched oatmeal started! Their homemade biscuits were huge and were yummy! and the french toast was the perfect sweet thing to end out meal.
When I got home we HAD to re-create the oatmeal! We started by making steel cut oatmeal. Grab a bowl and place some fresh berries at the bottom of the bowl. Pour the oatmeal on top of the berries. Then diagonally slice bananas. Lay them on top of the oatmeal and sprinkle generously with sugar. Grab a torch and in a circular motion brûlée the bananas to caramelize them. Sprinkle with some brown sugar and brûlée them again for a few seconds. Then pour milk and sprinkle with more brown sugar and cinnamon if you would like!
Make your favorite Steel Cut Oatmeal
Grab a bowl and place some berries in the bottom of the bowl
Pour oatmeal over the berries.
Arrange some bananas on top of the oatmeal.
Sprinkle some sugar on top of the bananas.
Torch the bananas where the sugar is so that the bananas caramelize.
Sprinkle some brown sugar on top and torch for a second.
Pour some milk on top and sprinkle with more brown sugar if you would like.
Fire Torched Oatmeal
Steel Cut Oats
Berries (Blackberries, Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries)
Grab a bowl and place some fresh berries at the bottom of the bowl. Pour the oatmeal on top of the berries. Then diagonally slice bananas. Lay them on top of the oatmeal and sprinkle generously with sugar. Grab a torch and in a circular motion brûlée the bananas to caramelize them. Sprinkle with some brown sugar and brûlée them again for a few seconds. Then pour milk and sprinkle with more brown sugar and cinnamon if you would like!