5350 E. Marriott Drive
Phoenix, Arizona 85054

JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa is offering special a la carte dinner menus on Valentine's Day, Thursday, Feb. 14 at Tuscany and Meritage Steakhouse.

Tuscany will be serving a romantically inspired Valentine's a la carte menu starting with a truffle frito misto featuring Pacific Northwest oysters, calamari, artichokes and basil aioli for $14. Diners will then enjoy a local shaved vegetable salad with fennel, organic beat chips, Crow’s Dairy goat feta and Verjus vinaigrette at $10.

Entrée choices include house-made lobster ravioli with Maine lobster, fresh ricotta and cognac butter for $23; or veal saltimbocca with San Danielle prosciutto, sage pappardelle, Tuscan kale and wild mushroom ragout at $26. Then, cuddle up to your sweetie for a delectable dessert of cherry chocolate with chocolate paté, macerated cherry gelato and hazelnut crunch for $8.

The Tuscany Valentine's dinner is served from 5 to 10 p.m.

The savory Meritage Steakhouse a la carte menu includes a starter of oyster three ways, which features a ceci dusted oyster with remoulade, a Hood Canal oyster shooter with Grey Goose and local tomato juice and oyster rockefeller with spinach and parmigiano reggiano for $14. The featured salad is McClendon Farms organic greens with local figs, pomegranate, avocado and aged balsamic-basil vinaigrette at $10.

The main course special is a 12 ounce American Wagyu ribeye with a carmelized shallot demi for $42. Side dishes include sweet potato pommes frites with dehydrated local honey for $9 and cauliflower gratin with goat cheese béchamel at $9. A sweetheart's dessert will tantalize with carmelized banana crème brûlée, a caribe dark chocolate torte, banana gelato and dark chocolate crunch for $9.
The Meritage Steakhouse Valentine’s Day dinner is served from 5 to 9 p.m.

The Vista Lounge is offering live entertainment from 6 to 10 p.m. and its existing lounge menu from 11 to 1 a.m.

The largest luxury resort in Arizona features 950 newly remodeled guestrooms (including 81 suites), 240,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, 10 dining experiences, Marriott's first Revive Spa -- a 28,000-square-foot facility -- eight tennis courts and four acres of elaborately landscaped pools including the Lazy River with serpentine slide, two championship golf courses and Wildfire Golf Club. JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa is located where Phoenix meets Scottsdale, just 20 minutes north of Sky Harbor International Airport, with easy access to the Loop 101 freeway.

For more information about JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa located at 5350 E. Marriott Drive in Phoenix, call 480-293-5000, or visit www.jwdesertridgeresort.com.

Added by ldavislavidge on January 22, 2013

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