6 Days of Giveaways: Get to Know Lisa Dahl
I shared with you yesterday that PhoenixBites is turning 6 and to celebrate we are having 6 Days of Giveaways. Day Two will get you out of town to visit any one (or all) of Lisa Dahl‘s four restaurants in Sedona via a $60 gift card.
Lisa Dahl and the Dahl Restaurant Group boast 4 diverse restaurants in Sedona: Cusina Rustica, Dahl & Di Luca Ristorante Italiano, Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill and Pisa Lisa. Let’s dig a little into the spots, shall we?
Dahl Restaurant Group Restaurants
7000 Hwy 179| Sedona| 86351| 928.284.3010| $$$
Lisa Dahl’s mantra is “The doorway to the imagination awaits you”, and this restaurant embodies that idea. The space consists of iron gates and windows from around the world as well as authentic old world doors, creating a feeling of being in an old villa. The beautiful floral touches along with textured walls create warmth and feelings of comfort, subtle touches that bring an air of elegance and indulgence. The dishes are presented in the same manner. Only the best ingredients are allowed into Lisa Dahl’s kitchens and each dish component is honored and allowed to have their best flavors and aspects shine through. You’ll find comfort food that has been elevated to fine dining, whether you opt for more traditional items or some of Lisa’s signature dishes. The wine list is full of the culinary teams personal favorites, all of which are the highest quality and complement the house menu and overall dining experience.
2321 W. Hwy 89A| Sedona| 86336| 928.282.5219| $$$
An ongoing theme throughout all of Lisa Dahl’s restaurants is a quiet elegance that houses a peaceful, friendly energy. You want to gather your friends together and share in the great food, energy and passion that is housed within their spaces. The menu is full of homemade pasta items, with their linguine and fettuccine made fresh daily on the premises. Our favorite is the Amalfi, a combination of conchigliono pasta shells with lobster meat and rock shrimp served in a scampi style in a fragrant lemon garlic white wine sauce. Looking for something from the grill? Try their Salmone al Lemoncello, a fresh filet of grilled Scottish salmon dressed in a Neapolitan lemocello reduction sauce. The truffle salted asparagus and roasted potatoes that this dish comes with is a perfect complement.
700 W. Hwy 89A| Sedona| 86336| 928.862.4444| $$$
The view and the cuisine at Mariposa are both breathtaking. THe expansive dining room is rivaled by the mountainous landscape, with large windows providing the perfect backdrop for a relaxing lunch or romantic interlude. Start your dinner adventure with the handmade empanadas, the Beef filet, potato, current, Sicilian olives and ques o are a brilliant combination of flavors and my absolute favorite. Executive Chef Lisa Dahl’s deep love and appreciation for vegetables shines through in the menu here and her Veggie Nirvana is one of the best vegetarian dishes I have ever tried. You’ll receive a perfectly fire-roasted Poblano pepper stuffed with a bounty of Provencal vegetables, quinoa and Jack cheese that is finished with a roasted pepper romesco sauce and pepitas for texture.
2245 W. Hwy 89A| Sedona| 86336| 928.282.5472| $$
Is there anything that Lisa Dahl doesn’t excel at? If there is, we haven’t found it just yet! You’ll find a welcoming atmosphere here at Pisa Lisa and a wide variety of thin and delicate wood fired pizzas, flavorful hand tossed salads and creamy and decadent gelatos. The pizza combinations are mostly simple, with pure ingredients whose flavors are allowed to shine through. Their Mother Sauce is a beautiful balance f sweet and spicy. While there are many pizza combinations available, you’ll also find a wide variety of high-quality ingredients that you can add on to those pizzas or that you can use to make your own special creations. My favorite combination is the Affumicato, a mix of Nova Scotia smoked salmon, campari tomatoes, red onion, capers, creme fraiche, balsamic reduction and organic arugula all nestled atop warm rustic flatbread. Their affogato is a great way to end the meal, but you’ll also want to check out their gelato flavors of the day.
Want to win our $60 gift card?
All you need to do is check out any of the Dahl Restaurant Group menus and leave a comment letting me know what dish you can’t wait to try!
This contest is now over. Congratulations to our winner Danielle!
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