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Taggia at FireSky Resort & Spa Offers Special Menu for EarthCare Week

Posted on: April 12th, 2011 by Amy Martin No Comments

In honor of Earth Day and the upcoming EarthCare Week, Taggia (now closed) at Kimpton’s FireSky Resort & Spa (now closed), located in the heart of Scottsdale, will offer a special menu featuring a four-course meal of a mix of fresh, local and organic ingredients.

If you have not yet dined at Taggia, I really encourage you to check it out. Executive Chef James Siao is incredibly approachable and avidly supports local farmers and artisans. The property itself is beautiful and a lovely retreat from the city.

The special EarthCare Week menu will be available April 18-25 and will feature four courses for $45 per person. Recently, we were invited out to preview the courses:

  • Insalata | Local Greens, Drake Farms Goat Cheese, Windmill Farms Tomatoes, Baby Beets and Citrus Vinaigrette


Everyone around me praised this delicately delicious salad dressed perfectly with a bright Citrus Vinaigrette (Taggia was kind enough to give their recipe!). The baby beets were tender and delightful with a bite of rich, goat cheese and added a gorgeous color to the salad. A perfect taste of spring!

  • Primi |Schreiners Sweet Sausage, Ramps, Housemade Potato Gnocchi and Wild Mushrooms




Although not normally a fan of gnocci, I can honestly say that this was the best I’ve ever had. I loved the sweet & salty sausage and finished every bite on my plate – a truly decadent dish.

  • Entrée |Wild Alaskan Halibut, Controne Beans, Fennel, Windmill Farms Heirloom Tomatoes and Saffron


Though not my absolute favorite dish of the evening (my heart was captivated by the Gnocci!), this dish stood well on its own. As we were seated outside and the evening began to cool, I was comforted by the warmness of flavors used with the Halibut.

  • Dessert | Local Crave Artisanal Cheesecake Ice Cream & Locally-made Wei Citrus Infused Dark Chocolate Torte Drizzled with Local Honey


The Cheesecake Crave Ice Cream was sinful (in such a good way) and received raves among my tablemates. For me, it was the star of the plate only because I have a personal distaste for citrus/chocolate combinations. The texture of the torte was excellent and my dinner guest devoured it almost quicker than I could blink!

The staff was so gracious and overall, the meal was beautiful – and a great way to support green efforts and use of local ingredients.

FireSky has a few other EarthCare Week events and specials coming up including:

Save Green EarthCare Week Deal  – Valid April 18-25
To sustain savings, the resort is offering rooms from $139 per night (more than $130 off its high-season rates). Use rate code: PECO when booking your package online.


Eco Step Challenge: Daily, Morning till Wine Hour – April 19-22
FireSky will make pedometers available at the front desk and challenge guests (and their pets) to pound the pavement and rack up steps to win playful prizes at wine hour. Guests will go toe-to-toe with General Manager Jim Hollister and his dog Bosco, director of pet relations. (Resort guests only)


Free Electronics Recycle Round-Up, 8am to 5pmWednesday, April 20 The Recycle Round-Up gives guests and locals a place to drop off unwanted electronics. The round-up will be held in the resort’s front parking lot.


Live Green & Prosper Trade Show Event, 5 to 7 p.m. in partnership with Earth911.comThursday, April 2 The Earth Day event will feature green cocktails, a cooking demo by Chef Siao, live music, a raffle and more. Contact the resort for details.

Drinks-in-the-Dark Earth Day Happy Hour, 4pm to 7pm – Friday, April 22 Wrap up the work week with a sustainable, lights-out happy hour at Taggia Bar. On tap? A signature green cocktail, $5 drinks and half-off appetizers.


To make a reservation for the EarthCare Week menu, call 480-424-6095. For more information about Kimpton’s FireSky Resort & Spa or Taggia, visit (now closed).

FireSky Resort & Spa | 4925 N. Scottsdale Road | Scottsdale, AZ 85251 | 480-945-7666



*This meal was provided to us complimentary as a part of a media invitation. However, this has no effect on our opinions and comments regarding our experience. View our Disclosure Policy for further explanation.

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About the Author - Amy Martin

Author of Her Plate, Amy's love of food, cooking and all things culinary keeps her endlessly plotting what her next meal will be. Her pastimes include creating in (i.e. demolishing) her own kitchen and baking far more sweets than her tiny family could ever eat.

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