Book, Don’t Cook: It’s AZ Restaurant Week

If there’s one week to dine out, this is it! deseo joins restaurants across the state for a week-long celebration of great dining during the annual Fall Arizona Restaurant Week from Sept. 19-28. Experience a three-course menu specially created by Chef Roberto Madrid for only $44 per person. Add on special wine pairings for an additional $21 per person. 

2014 Arizona Restaurant Week Menu at deseo



A Panini for Your Thoughts

You spoke and we listened! In addition to boasting a fresh, new decor, the Resort’s coffee shop, CoffeeFlats and Snowbowls, will reopen on Sept. 15 with a new menu that features hot breakfast items, freshly made salads and a selection of made-to-order, gourmet Paninis.

Choosing will be difficult! The new gourmet Panini menu includes: a Ham, Cappicola and Salami Panini with cured tomato, aged provolone and roasted garlic aioli on Focaccia; a Pastrami and Swiss cheese Panini with five-grain mustards on pasilla chile rye bread; a grilled Portobello mushroom Panini with roasted red peppers, roasted butternut squash and roasted cauliflower with cured tomato pesto on a gluten-free roll; a Shaved Chicken Panini with chile cheddar and caramelized onions on a brioche roll and a Cheese Panini with aged Vermont cheddar or smoked gouda on Focaccia.

CoffeeFlats and Snowbowls, which also serves freshly brewed Starbucks® coffee, frozen yogurt and a selection of pastries, cookies and sandwiches, is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

The Scotch Library Announces Autumn Master Tasting Schedule

Continuing its celebration of the important contributions that Scottish immigrants made to early Arizona, The Scotch Library at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa provides both aficionados and those new to Scotch with the opportunity to select from more than 150 different labels.

Westin Kierland Scotch Library
As a part of its ongoing Scotch program, the Resort hosts both Friday evening tastings as well as Master Tastings, hour-long events that feature entertaining, subject matter experts representing leading Scotch producers. Each Master Tasting event begins at 6:30 p.m. and is priced at $50 per person, which includes light food pairings.
October 16
John Trainer
Glenmorangie 18 year, La Santa, Nectar d’Or, Quinta Ruban

November 13
Mitch Bechard
Glenfiddich 12 year, 15 year, 18 year, Cask of Dreams

December 12
Tom Turner
Oban 14 year, 18 year, Talisker Distillers Edition, Talisker 18 year

The Scotch Library is open from 5 – 9 p.m. nightly. Plus, at 6 p.m. on Friday evenings, the Resort hosts “An Evening of Scotches,” a tasting event featuring three selections of Scotch. Guests will learn about the differences between labels, unique aspects of the various whisky regions of Scotland and various ways to drink Scotch. “An Evening of Scotches” is priced at $45 per person.

Reservations are required for all Scotch tastings and can be made by calling 480-624-1202 or emailing

Wake up Taste buds! deseo’s Summer Siesta is Over

Inspired by his August retreat to South America’s hottest foodie destination, Lima, Peru, Chef Roberto Madrid has unveiled a selection of new items to deseo’s flavorful Latino Nuevo lineup. The Sopa de red Quinoa Inca blends toasted red quinoa, choclo (a sweet Peruvian corn), Peruvian white beans and aji rocoto, a hot Peruvian chilli pepper that adds just the right zest!

Roberto-MadridChef’s new Puerco Rico combines roasted Niman Ranch pork tenderloin with a lechon empanadilla — a flavorful Puerto Rican-style empanadilla filled with roasted pork — served with kale and giant green beans with an extra flavor boost from its roasted pineapple and guava barbecue sauce.

View deseo’s New Menu

New to deseo’s fish entrees is the Hiramasa Salteada featuring grilled Hiramasa king fish, which is widely regarded as one of the finest yellowtail sashimi fish. It is accompanied by the delicate, nutty-flavored yellow kalijira rice with a tomato-shrimp sofrito sauce with a touch of serrano chiles pesto.

Other tempting new ítems include the Muscovy duck confit empanada with foie gras sauce and quince cream anglaise and the Ensalada de Sandia, a combination of watermelon infused with a fruit vinaigrette, queso fresco, bowtie arugula and granola.

deseo is open from 5:30 p.m. — 10 p.m. nightly.

Introducing the Scotch Vaults at The Scotch Library

People say if you leave something behind, it means you will eventually come back. The same holds true for a good bottle of Scotch.

The Westin Kierland’s Scotch Library proudly introduces the perfect place for that whisky – its new Scotch Vaults. Located in the Scotch Library, each vault can hold up to six bottles of Scotch providing the ideal way to entertain clients, celebrate a special event or just relax after a day on the course.

scotch-library-headerTo own a vault at The Scotch Library, simply purchase a bottle from our extensive collection of labels priced from $500. In addition to being able to store your own bottle, you’ll enjoy a 10% discount off of all scotch drams, 20% off our scotch tasting events and a $50 Epicurean Loyal Card that can be used at any restaurant on property.

To inquire about purchasing a Scotch Vault, please contact Senior Food and Beverage Manager Michael Winata at 480-624-1009 or

Experience deseo From the Best Seat in the House

What better way to take in everything deseo has to offer than with our Epicurean Experience? Every Thursday night, Chef de Cuisine Roberto Madrid, will do a demonstration of two signature ceviche dishes (paired with a signature mojito drink), followed by a three-course dinner at “The Rail” (paired with South American wines). Guests can interact with the chefs, ask questions and learn tips to use at home. The three-course dinner includes salad, entrée and dessert in addition to wine paired with each course and one of our signature muddle drinks to kick off the night. The cost is only $75 per person and does not include tax and gratuity.

To make a reservation, please call 480.624.1202 or email

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    Nellie Cashman’s Monday Club Café: A Modern Take on Mining Camp Cuisine

Nellie Cashman’s Monday Club Café: A Modern Take on Mining Camp Cuisine

Named for “The Angel of the Mining Camp” and Arizona’s oldest club for women, Nellie Cashman’s Monday Club Café continues the Resort’s tradition of preserving the essence of Arizona with a newly updated menu.

Using many locally sourced ingredients that have been staples of Arizona cuisine since its inception as a territory, this inventive menu presents a modern take on the culinary trends made popular when often rough-and-tumble boom towns such as Tombstone, Jerome, Bisbee and Globe sprang to life in Arizona’s silver-rich hills and valleys.

Especially popular are the new menu’s Asian-inspired dishes offer a nod to the hundreds of Chinese laborers who came to work in new railroad and mining towns in the late 1870s. The Dutch Oven specials harken to the days when the great cattle drives crossed the American West in the mid-19th Century and barbecue, another staple of early Arizona cowboy cuisine, also features prominently. Locally grown chili peppers have always offered the region’s cooks a wide range of flavors and they take pride of place here, bringing an ever-popular South-of-the-border flair to Arizona cuisine.

Nellie Cashman’s is open daily from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm The ever-popular Bubbles & Brunch is served from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Sundays. For information or reservations, call 480-624-1202 or email

Click here to view the new menus.

The Scotch Library Now Open

Continuing its celebration of the important contributions that Scottish immigrants made to early Arizona, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa has launched The Scotch Library, which provides both aficionados and those new to Scotch with the opportunity to select from more than 160 different labels.

The impressive collection features more than 100 single malts and 25 blends imported from all six whisky regions of Scotland (Speyside, Highland, Islay, Islands, Lowland and Campbeltown) and representing nearly half of the distilleries in Scotland today. Vintages in the Scotch Library range from 10-year-old Scotch to Scotch that is more than 30 years old.

Assisting guests with selections are Scotch Library Ambassadors, who are experts in the area of single malt and blend whiskies from Scotland. Not only are the Ambassadors passionate Scotch consumers themselves, but they have received extensive training to prepare them for their role as ambassadors. Served in two-ounce pours, the offerings are priced from $10 per serving to $475 per serving for the Royal Salute 62 Gun Salute, a limited edition ultra-premium blend from Pernod Ricard that is named for the 62 gun salute fired for royal anniversaries.

The Scotch Library is open from 5 – 9 p.m. nightly.

Stay 2 Nights, Get 3rd Night Free

A longer getaway means a more relaxed, more positive you.  At Westin, elevate your stay and extend your experience:

  • Stay 2 nights, receive 3rd night free

Book Now or call 800-354-5892 and mention promo code Z3R  Terms & Conditions


  • Savor the Westin Weekend Menu at Nellie Cashman’s Café.
  • Try the FlowRita Signature Weekend Cocktail: a blend of blanco/silver tequila, lime juice and agave nectar.

“Bundle of Joy” Babymoon

Enjoy a relaxing getaway before your baby arrives! Complete with treats, massages and more, the “Bundle of Joy” Babymoon Package includes:

  • Organic Skin Care Gift Sets from mama mio
  • $25 Gift Certificate to Kierland Commons plus resort discounts at select retailers
  • In-room Indulgence: “make your own” ice cream sundaes, sparkling cider and chocolate-covered strawberries.
  • In-room Movie of choice
  • Couple’s Massage at Agave Spa – “Mother-to-Be” and second massage of choice
  • 24-hour “Cravings Chef” Service – Customize room service to your cravings!  (menu prices apply)
  • Rates from $654 Jan. 1-March 31, 2014
  • Rates from $594 April 1-May 21, 2014
  • Rates from $494 May 22-Sept. 7, 2014
  • Rates from $574 Sept. 8-Dec. 31, 2014

Book Now or call 800-354-5892 and ask for rate code: BABYMOON.  Terms & Conditions