To celebrate the holiday season, Chef Lisa Dahl is offering a culinary journey at all four of her Sedona, Ariz. restaurants with new prix-fixe menus that are focused on flavors from South America to Italy and personally curated by Chef Dahl herself.
From Nov.1 through the end of the year, the “Passport to Sedona” encourages guests to explore dishes from Chile, Argentina and Uruguay to Italy by visiting all four of Chef Dahl’s Sedona establishments including Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill, Dahl & DiLuca, Cucina Rustica and Pisa Lisa.
The four-course, prix-fixe menus, with optional wine pairing, and passport books will be available by request at each restaurant and diners will receive a signature stamp in their passport after each meal. When stamps from all four restaurants have been collected, guests can redeem their completed passport for a copy of the exclusive “Simply Dahlicious” recipe book. Such Chef Dahl favorites included the famed Pollo al Rustica at Dahl & DiLuca and the Tuscan Tomato Soup served at Pisa Lisa.
Whether it’s a romantic dinner for two at Dahl & Di Luca, enjoying light bites and cocktails after a hike on the Mariposa patio, a quick and quirky lunch at Pisa Lisa or a spontaneous escapade on the way out of town at Cucina Rustica, Chef Dahl has tailored the following menus to be special for any occasion:
Stamp 1: Hike & Lunch at Mariposa – ($45 per person, $90 per couple with suggest wine pairings, $25 per person, $50 per couple without suggested wine pairing):
- Course 1: Quesadilla Supremo
- Course 2: Bowl of Paradise
- Course 3: Gringo (Burger Battle Winner!)
- Course 4: Churros
Stamp 2: Romantic Italian Dinner at Dahl & Di Luca – ($81 per person, $162 per couple with suggested wine pairings, $55 per person, $110 per couple without suggested wine pairings)
- Course 1: Caprese di Amore
- Course 2: Tortellini Primavera with baby peas sautéed zucchini and asparagus, pesto and pignoli
- Course 3: Vitello Picatta con Scampi
- Course 4: Luscious lemon-lavender cheesecake
Stamp 3: Pizza Pit Stop at Pisa Lisa – ($40 per person, $80 per couple):
- Course 1: Mediterranean Sampler
- Course 2: Rucola Salad
- Course 3: Margherita Pizza
- Course 4: Pistachio gelato and coconut lemon grass sorbetto
Stamp 4: A Bite For The Road At Cucina Rustica – ($82 per person, $164 per couple with suggest wine pairing, $60 per person, $160 per couple without suggested wine pairing):
- Course 1: Burrata de Sogno
- Course 2: Torteloni con Limone e Piselli
- Course 3: Agnello Grigliata
- Course 4: Bread Budding of Fuji apple, white chocolate and currants with burnt caramel sauce and vanilla bean gelato
The “Passport to Sedona” booklets are available upon request at all four Dahl Restaurants. For more information on Lisa Dahl and Dahl Restaurant Group, visit https://dahlrestaurantgroup.
Dahl & DiLuca Ristorante Italiano
Chef and Restaurateur Lisa Dahl’s first Sedona, Ariz. restaurant, Dahl & DiLuca Ristorante Italiano is recognized for creating and defining the city’s fine dining scene more than 20 years ago. Opened in 1995, Dahl & DiLuca delivers the beloved traditional Italian dining experience that rarely exists today, serving classic Italian dishes in a romantic dining room draped in silk and adorned with gold and crystal chandeliers. Chef Dahl prides herself in creating angelic pastas that are as light and delicate as they are satisfying, decadent vegetable-based dishes and hard-to-find Italian seafood classics. Impeccable service, live jazz piano, an expansive Wine Spectator Award of Excellence-recognized wine collection and an intimate garden patio for al fresco dining create a dinner experience that has become a tradition for generations of local residents and travelers alike. Dahl & Di Luca is open nightly for dinner. For more information, visit http://dahlanddiluca.com.
Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill
Mariposa’s stunning architecture and unique menu of South American-inspired cuisine delivers an entirely new fine dining experience in Sedona, Ariz. Perched atop a scenic bluff, floor-to-ceiling windows and an expansive outdoor patio deliver panoramic views of Sedona’s majestic red rocks from every table. The 6,500 square-foot restaurant serves as a reflection of Dahl’s style with a 1,000-lb door handcrafted from African and South American stone and two dramatic glass-enclosed wine vaults that house more than 600 bottles of wine, including many South American varieties. At the heart of the restaurant, Chef Dahl uses a wood-fired grill and wood-burning oven to create handmade empanadas, ceviches, grilled chorizos, fresh fish dishes, mole and house-made chimichurri sauces inspired by her travels to Argentina, Uruguay and Chile. For more information, visit http://mariposasedona.com/.
Wood-fired pizzas in an eclectic setting that pays homage to Chef Lisa Dahl’s love for rock ‘n’ roll is at the heart of Pisa Lisa, a casual stop for organic salads, tapas, pizzas and handmade gelato in the red rocks of Sedona, Ariz. Dahl’s signature “mother sauce” serves as the base for each pizza that features simple, yet unique flavor combinations using local and organic ingredients from eggplant and artichoke to marinated and braised mushrooms. Pisa Lisa is open daily for lunch and dinner. For more information, visit www.pisalisa.com.
Cucina Rustica features rustic, Italian-Mediterranean cuisine in a relaxed, fine-dining setting reminiscent of an Old World villa in Tuscany. With multiple dining rooms and a garden-style patio for al fresco dining, signature dishes range from antipasti tapas plates to delicate pastas and hearty meat dishes made with locally sourced ingredients, fresh organic produce and sustainably raised meats. Nestled in the village of Oak Creek in Sedona, Ariz., Cucina Rustica is open nightly for tapas hour and dinner and features a full bar and an expansive Wine Spectator Award of Excellence-recognized wine collection. For more information, visit www.cucinarustica.com.
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