Birthday Surprise (Day 2) An extra special dinner!

After having a low key day, we all got dressed to go to dinner. The only requirement was that the guys needed to wear slacks and a collared shirt. That’s about as dressy as things get in Arizona, which was totally fine with all of us. We had a reservation, which Terry timed to be right around sunset. None of us knew the place that he had chosen for dinner, except Terry, but as we drove out to the western end of Sedona the red rocks were absolutely gorgeous!

After about a half hour of driving to the base of the red rocks we came up to a guard gate for the Enchantment Resort which was tucked away in the shadow of the Sedona rock formations. It appears that the only way we could get thru the gate was to have a reservation for either a room or dinner, which Terry fortunately had made.

Once inside we found our way to the Yavapai Restaurant thru this wonderful ivy covered arch. The weather was perfect and the sky was clear so we chose to sit outside on the balcony for dinner. This was by far the best choice because it was as though we could reach out and touch the red rocks nearby, as you can see in the background of the pictures of Kevin and Terry.

We started out with some drinks and salads, then on to the more important stuff.

Terry and Andrew both ordered BUFFALO TENDERLOIN (steak) It also was served with quail which was stuffed with quail sausage, along with sweet potato risotto, and a blackberry chipotle demi-glace.

I had the SEA BASS which melted in my mouth and arrived on tasmanian crab, heirloom tomato and mache salad, with a meyer lemon lavender vinaigrette. I would love to have the recipe for the a meyer lemon lavender vinaigrette. Doesn’t that sound fresh and simply delicious?  It makes my mouth water just thinking about it.  It was the best dish I’ve had in a very VERY long time.

Amy & Kevin both chose the FILET MIGNON, which was melt-in-your-mouth tender and scrumptious.

The service was impeccable, the meals were amazing and the surroundings were so relaxing and awe-inspiring.  We enjoyed dinner at a leisurely pace spanning a couple of hours and at the end of the evening, we didn’t want to leave.

At the end of the meal, our waitress brought out this amazing dessert with dark chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate, with a little bit of raspberry to top it off. These are two of my very favorite flavors. Wow! It was the perfect end to our meal!!!

My husband, Terry made an excellent choice for my birthday weekend! I am so blessed to be so well taken care of…and yes, maybe a bit spoiled.

2 thoughts on “Birthday Surprise (Day 2) An extra special dinner!

  1. OMG! What an amazing, enchanting place!Such lovely pictures Nancy! That birthday dessert is divine!Hey, get this! I read a blog from a gal near San Francisco and she’s a professional photographer. A few days ago she asked her readers to recommend their very favorite spa/ resort in the country. And what do you suppose was mentioned the most!!!??? Yes, The Enchantment Resort in Sedona, AZ!! I had never even heard of it before! You are gonna have SOOO much fun scrapping your 50th!!


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