Now Open, La Fogata, The Madam, The Social Boardroom and Barnaby’s Café + Wine Bar Transport Guests Through Tastes and Eras
Scottsdale, Ariz. (Jan. 22, 2024) – The culinary landscape at The Scottsdale Resort & Spa, a Curio Collection Resort by Hilton is undergoing a remarkable transformation alongside its nearly completed $40 million property-wide renovation, and today, the resort announced the opening of four distinct dining concepts that promise to captivate guests with their unique offerings.
From elevated Sonoran cuisine with global influences and a health-focused café to a hidden speakeasy and a family-friendly lounge with interactive games, The Scottsdale Resort & Spa is evolving beyond its 50-year legacy as a conference resort into a full-service luxury retreat appealing to discerning worldly travelers and Valley locals.
“Our culinary reemergence is a celebration of a collection of fresh new concepts curated for seamless dining experiences for every occasion,” said longtime Valley Chef Ken Arneson, the area executive chef for Driftwood Hospitality who is leading the resort’s culinary evolution. “From a sunset dinner at La Fogata, to the hidden charm of The Madam and the all-day allure of Barnaby’s, this is now a culinary destination for all.”
Open to the public starting today, the resort’s four brand-new restaurants include:
(Monday Through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
Situated against the backdrop of panoramic vistas of the McCormick Ranch Golf Club and Camelback Mountain, La Fogata invites guests to delve into modern Sonoran cuisine married with a fusion of global influences. Open for breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner, La Fogata’s menu is meticulously crafted utilizing locally sourced ingredients, including guajillo chiles, white beans, meats and seasonal produce, ensuring an authentic exploration of the region’s rich flavors. The menu boasts a variety of bold dishes such as the Beef Carpaccio ($21) with seared A5 Wagyu, horseradish caper aioli, pickled frisee, Manchego cheese, heirloom tomato and radish; House Made Mole Meatballs ($12) with cotija cheese, pea shoots, carrot slaw and fresh flour tortillas; Meat and Potatoes ($29) with handmade gnocchi, browned butter, fresh herbs, braised oxtails, roasted mushrooms and black truffle pecorino; Chilean Sea Bass ($38) with sweet coconut forbidden rice, khao soil curry, wilted arugula and sunny-side-up egg; and the Soup & Sando ($17) a tomato and tarragon bisque and a bacon three-cheese grilled sandwich, a nod to the resort’s original menu.
(Wednesday Through Saturday, 4 p.m. to midnight)
Step into the allure of a bygone era at The Madam, a speakeasy reminiscent of the Roaring Twenties and the prohibition era. The Madam invites guests on a clandestine journey where classic cocktails meet modern creations such as the Shot To Your Heart ($20) with Dos Hombres Mezcal, Gran Ponche, coconut water, lemon juice, pomegranate compote, agave and egg white, or the Word of Mouth ($18) with High West Double Rye, Celaya Reposado, Aperol, lemon juice, ginger, Demerara sugar and Laguvulin Spritz. Upon check-in, guests receive a secret password, ensuring an exclusive entry into this intimate space. For non-guests, acquiring the password becomes a delightful task, requiring interaction with the attentive staff or the resort’s social media pages to find out where The Madam keeps a watchful eye. With a maximum reservation duration of two hours during peak seasons, The Madam offers an ideal setting to enjoy small plates and intimate gatherings. For those seeking an even more private experience, the speakeasy is available for group rentals with advance reservations.
The Social Boardroom
(Wednesday Through Saturday, 4 p.m. to midnight)
Adjacent to The Madam, The Social Boardroom awaits, offering a casual and welcoming lounge-style atmosphere for all ages. This space invites guests to unwind with various entertainment options, including pool, shuffleboard, board games and a golf simulator. Bartenders and servers stand ready to serve an array of cocktails and casual small bites, including sliders, naked wings with dipping sauces, nachos and more. The Social Boardroom is also available for private group rentals with advance reservations.
Barnaby’s Café + Wine Bar
(Monday through Sunday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
The day unfolds seamlessly from sunrise to sunset at Barnaby’s Café + Wine Bar with its curated collection of grab-and-go options. The morning hours welcome guests with a coffee bar and a selection of fresh pastries, breakfast sandwiches featuring meats from the in-house butcher, vegan items from Noble Bread and a variety of teas, espressos and coffee blends utilizing local coffee from Roastery of Cave Creek – ROC2. Throughout the day, Barnaby’s effortlessly transitions into a fast-casual lunch spot with paninis and salads tailored to midday cravings. As the sun begins to retire for the evening, Barnaby’s Wine Bar comes alive, featuring Arizona and regional wines to be enjoyed within the café or out in the Spanish-style courtyard. Local artisans are celebrated with an array of retail products, including Laura’s Gourmet Granola, Cutino Sauce Co., Cerreta Candy Company and Roastery of Cave Creek – ROC2.
To learn more about The Scottsdale Resort & Spa or to book a stay, visit TheScottsdaleResort.com or call 480-991-9000.
The Scottsdale Resort & Spa
The Scottsdale Resort & Spa is a captivating Spanish-style resort situated within McCormick Ranch, one of Scottsdale’s most sought-after communities. Nearing completion is a massive, multimillion-dollar renovation, the largest in the resort’s 50-year history, that touches all aspects of the property. With a history tracing back to 1976 as the country’s first conference resort, The Scottsdale Resort & Spa boasts 278 spacious guest rooms and suites, where its legacy intertwines with contemporary allure for a fusion of modern sophistication and signature Southwestern charm. Guests savor the art of relaxation by one of the resort’s two distinctive pools, surrender to pampering at Luna Spa, workout in the newly expanded fitness center and get in a round at either of the two championship 18-hole golf courses at McCormick Ranch Golf Club or the resort’s on-site golf simulator. Culinary experiences await under the direction of Area Executive Chef Ken Arneson at La Fogata, the resort’s signature restaurant; Barnaby’s Café + Wine Bar, an inviting quick-serve café in the heart of the property; The Madam, a hidden speakeasy harkening the Roaring Twenties; The Social Boardroom, a casual entertainment lounge and Twisted Vine, the leisure pool bar and grill. Located just 10 minutes from Old Town Scottsdale and the city’s vibrant entertainment, shopping and dining district, the best of the area is within close reach. Under the guidance of owners Driftwood Capital, the AAA Four Diamond resort joined Curio Collection by Hilton, a global set of remarkable upscale hotels hand-picked for their unique character and personality. To learn more or to book a stay, visit TheScottsdaleResort.com or call 480-991-9000.