Write On Rubee

An Arizona-based food, beverage and travel writer since 2008,  I launched this website in 2015 to document my culinary adventures, beverage escapades, gardening endeavors, and travel in the Phoenix area and beyond.  Also find a comprehensive calendar of Phoenix-area food and drink-related events on my Events page.

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Cellar Series in the Mansion Courtyard at the Royal Palms: A Taste of The Mediterranean

The Mix Up Bar at Royal Palms Resort and Spa is introducing “Cellar Series in the Mansion Courtyard” where guests are invited to dine under the stars in the Mansion Courtyard and enjoy a prix-fixe menu by Chef Todd Allison paired with a special spirit or wine.  

On February 9th, the Cellar Series introduces Taste of the Mediterranean Wine Dinner.  Gather for an intimate evening discovering Mediterranean Wines and indulging in a perfectly paired four-course dinner curated by Chef Todd Allison. Featuring host, Tommy Oldre, Wine Import Specialist from Vineyard Brands.

Beginning at 6:00 p.m. for a wine reception followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Partnering with Hensley Beverage Company and Quench Fine Wines.  Call for reservations 602.283.1234.  $120++ per person

Chef's Selection
Chateau Miraval, Côtes de Provence, Rosé

Grilled Calamari Salad
watercress, pickled onion, cucumber, spanish chorizo, lemon vinaigrette
Marqués de Cáceres Deusa Nai Albariño

Maine Diver Sea Scallops
forest mushroom ratatouille, tuscan kale, tomato butter
Coudoulet de Beaucastel, AOC Côtes du Rhône, Southern Rhône Red Blend

Grilled Colorado Lamb Chops
nicoise salad, fingerling potato, daube jus
Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Sangiovese

Crema Catalana
spanish crème brulee, honey poached oranges, financier
Warres Late Bottle Vintage, Oporto, Port, 2003