During our most recent AZ adventure we decided to try out The Wigwam's house restaurant Litchfields. Although I've previously been a guest at The Wigwam, I never made an effort to take the time to actually dine there. Looking back, that was one of the poorest decisions I've ever made while traveling! Litchfield's is spectacular. Their motto is 'farm to table' and a majority of their offerings are organic and locally grown. The menu seemed sparse at first, but oh how they have under-represented everything! We ordered a cheese platter because I have a deep and abiding love of cheese. The menu simply stated: Cheese platter - goat, sheep, cow"... I expected some samplings of cheese and perhaps some breads or crackers, but what came was a bowl full of sesame honey, three delicious and generous offerings of cheese, pomegranate seeds, toasted wafers and a handful of walnuts! It was amazing!
The entire meal was surprisingly incredible as well, right down to the perfectly prepared and delectable creme brulee. If you ever find yourself anywhere near the Litchfield Park area of Arizona and are jonesing for some mind blowingly good food, make a bee-line for Litchfield's. This was without a doubt one of the most incredible meals I've ever had, and can't wait to make the trip back again!
Also really loved the open kitchen. You could watch your entire meal being prepared over open fire right there in front of you. Just gorgeous.
We came at suck a beautiful time of day too - the sun was still bright but about to start setting. It felt so beautiful streaming in the windows like it did. Just everything about this experience was wonderful.
Rose petal martini I think this was! All I know is that is was good enough to prompt a re-order when this one was gone. The flavor was light and definitively rosey, but without being too pungent or perfume-y as many rose flavored things tend to be.
Aaaahhhhh...... delicious fresh bread.
The infamous cheese platter! Which will forever set the bar for cheese platters to come!
This was a delicious offering: chopped steak with wild mushrooms and mash. Holy smokes was this good. We also ordered lamb chuletas but I failed to get a decent photo, so you'll have to take our word for it when we say that those were simply beautiful and equally delicious.
And a side of baked sweet potatoes - my favorite!
Creme Brulee fit for a king.
We finished up our meal and took a stroll around the restaurant. there are photographs everywhere from the first days of Litchfield Park, all the original settlers, businessmen, cowboys and tourists through the years. I rather enjoyed just taking a few long moments to appreciate the history of the place.
There were also leather bound photo albums filled with years and years worth of old original black and white photographs! These were amazing! Definitely worth seeking out.
All in all it was an incredibly wonderful evening - an impromptu pit stop that made for a truly memorable experience.