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Sunday Market Brunch at T. Cook's

Phoenix (Nov. 4, 2015) – Sunday brunch is a celebrated weekend ritual among many and T. Cook’s new Sunday Market Brunch by Executive Chef Todd Allison promises to be at the top of the best brunch spots in the Valley. 

Located at Royal Palms Resort and Spa, A Destination Hotel, T. Cook’s has been at the pinnacle of legacy restaurants in Phoenix for more than two decades. The restaurant’s new Sunday Market Brunch highlights local, seasonal ingredients with an array of brunch specialties. Signature items include Chef Todd’s signature paella, culinary action stations, whole-roasted carved meats from the fireplace, charcuterie boards featuring T. Cook’s famous pesto, griddled favorites, made-to-order omelets, chilled shellfish and “From the Bakeshop” selections such as house-made bread, pastries, donuts, cinnamon rolls, cakes, cookies and mini desserts. House-pressed juices and brunch cocktails round out the offering.

“T. Cook’s is well known for lunch and dinner, but our new Sunday Market Brunch will easily make T. Cook’s a favorite among the brunch crowd,” said Allison. “The brunch menu will directly reflect items that are local and seasonal, which will keep the menu fresh week-after-week and keep guests and brunch enthusiasts excited.”

 T. Cook’s has recently expanded its on-site harvesting by growing herbs and vegetables from a now-larger garden on the north patio. Oranges, lemons and grapefruits from the resort’s citrus grove are used for marinades. Pink Peppercorn Trees that are sprinkled throughout the grounds are harvested for spice rubs.  

Most of the restaurant’s ingredients like cheeses, proteins and olive oil are sourced from Spain, France and Northern Italy. Locally grown and sustainably raised foods are used whenever possible from local farmers including McClendon’s Select, Singh Farms, Noble Bread and Hayden Flour Mill.

After joining the restaurant in May, Chef Todd has reinvigorated T. Cook’s Northern Mediterranean roots with cuisine that celebrates the regions of Spain, Northern Italy and Provence. T. Cook’s culinary philosophy of magnifying the purity of fresh ingredients is a celebration of its treasured legacy. Tucked away within the lush landscaping and Mediterranean-inspired architecture of Royal Palms Resort and Spa, the restaurant offers a captivating environment in every sense with stone fireplaces, al fresco dining and unique design elements.

The Sunday Market Brunch is from 10 am until 2 pm every Sunday and $49 per person (ages 6 to 12 are $26 per person, children 5 and under are free). To book a reservation, call 602-808-0766 or visit tcooksphoenix.com.   

About Royal Palms Resort and Spa, A Destination Hotel
A member of Historic Hotels of America, Royal Palms Resort and Spa, A Destination Hotel, is a AAA Four Diamond resort located at the foot of majestic Camelback Mountain. Combining the graciousness and sophistication of a Mediterranean villa with the intimacy and privacy of a secluded retreat, Royal Palms offers: 119 custom-appointed guest rooms, intimate clusters of casitas and villas; regal Spanish Colonial architecture; over 20,000 square feet of estate-like meeting space; Tuscan-style gardens; exquisite tapestries, antiques and stone fireplaces throughout. Designed around the original historic private mansion, Royal Palms is home to the award-winning T. Cook’s restaurant, the Mix Up Bar, Forbes Four Star Alvadora Spa, a Mother-of-Pearl-tiled swimming pool with private cabanas and croquet lawn. Just minutes from Scottsdale’s shopping, galleries, golf, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and the Camelback financial corridor, Royal Palms is an ideal retreat for business, pleasure and special occasions, offering luxury, privacy and convenience. For more information, please visit www.royalpalmshotel.com.

About Destination Hotels
Destination Hotels (Destination) is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts and residences across the United States. Offering authentically-immersed and enriching experiences, each property is individual at heart, yet connected by a commitment to drawing upon the best of each location. Highly distinct, the Destination experience is always memorable and matchless; guests will feel the locale in a genuine way through each property and during the engaging moments cultivated both in and outside of them. Continuously growing with more than 40 properties from coast to coast, the award-winning portfolio features 20 renowned golf courses, 19 indigenous spas, and 110 exceptional bars and restaurants. Destination Hotels are true to our place; diverse by design. For more information, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.