Looks to Love from 2013…

  • 11th December 2013

As 2013 winds to a close, we recap some of our favorites from the year that did not necessarily fit into a tidily packaged post, but never-the-less deserve a moment in the spotlight.

 

Call it what you want, tusk, horn, shark tooth—its cool factor cannot be denied:

 

Givenchy Shark Tooth Earring

Givenchy Shark Tooth Earring. Photo Courtesy of Vogue.de

Givenchy Shark Tooth Earring

 

 

Givenchy Large Shark Tooth Earring in Plexiglass
Givenchy Shark Tooth Brass Earring in Pale Gold

 

 

 

Givenchy Large Shark Earring in Stone and Plexiglass, net-a-porter.com, $710.00

Givenchy Star Shark Tooth Brass Earring in Pale Gold, forwardforward.com, $400.00

 

 

Aurelie Bidermann Caftan Moon gold-plated faux horn necklace

 

 

Caftan Moon Horn Necklace, aureliebidermann.com, 775 €

 

 

Aurelie Bidermann Caftan Moon gold-plated faux horn necklace

 

 

 

 

 

If you were not already inspired to look for the perfect “little black jumpsuit,” here is your inspiration:

 

Cannes, Carey Mulligan and Balenciaga.  Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Japan

Cannes, Carey Mulligan and Balenciaga. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Japan

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Collections Paris

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Collections Paris

 

 

 

Just when you thought you had seen it all in design….along comes Celine:

 

Celine's all enveloping coat—like a never-ending hug!

Celine’s all enveloping dress—like a never-ending hug!

 

 

The cuff grabbed hold of us in 2013 and is here to stay:

 

Chanel Cuff, Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Japan.

Chanel Cuff, Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Japan.

 

 

 

Embellished sneakers elevated the art of “working out:”

 

Chanel tweed and sequin tennis shoe

Chanel tweed and sequin trainer

 

 

 

Cheeky purses and clutches popped-up everywhere:

 

Charlotte Olympia Lights Camera Action Clutch Bag

Charlotte Olympia Lights Camera Action Clutch Bag. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Japan

 

 

 

Chanel, Lanvin and Derek Lam showcased interchangeable belts/necklaces/chokers:

 

Derek Lam buckle choker

Derek Lam buckle choker

 

 

With mid-riffs spotted all over town, these gorgeous jeans from Chloé perfectly frame a toned tummy:

 

 

Chloé Jeans.  Photo Courtesy of:  Elle.fr

Chloé Jeans. Photo Courtesy of: Elle.fr

 

 

Chloé Jeans.  Photo Courtesy of:  Elle.fr

Chloé Jeans. Photo Courtesy of: Elle.fr

 

 

Ferragamo enhanced the already trendy and flattering cut-out boot by adding the lace-up :

 

Ferragamo Cut-out Lace-up Leather Boot

Salvatore Ferragamo

Ferragamo Lace-up, Cut-out Boots

Ferragamo, photo courtesy of: Vogue Collections Paris

 

Hippie style got beautifully elevated:

 

Ermanno Scervino Dress, Photo Courtesy of: Bazaar UK

Ermanno Scervino Dress, Photo Courtesy of: Bazaar UK

Frye Boots

Frye Boots

 

 

Lanvin Oversized Word Necklaces:

 

Literally the perfect accompaniment to any outfit, they can lend flirty flippancy to a formal outfit and just as easily dress-up and aggrandize a simple jeans and t-shirt look.

 

 

Lanvin LOVE belt and Happy Necklace

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Japan

 

 

Lanvin Love Collier

 

 

 

Lanvin Cool Necklace

Photo Courtesy of: Neiman Marcus

 

 

Lanvin Love You Necklace

 

 

If you are reticent to wear these statements as a necklace, try them as a ring:

 

Lanvin Love Ring

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue.de

Lanvin Love Ring

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue.de

 

Fingerless gloves were not just for bikers:

 

Our favorites are the Chanel Camellia Fingerless gloves in tartan from the Edinburgh Fall 2013 Collection

 

Chanel Tartan Camellia Fingerless Gloves

Chanel Tartan Camellia Fingerless Gloves

 

 

 

Chains adorned everything:

 

 givenchy riccardo tisci chain sandals in elle.fr

These Givenchy Riccardo Tisci Chain Sandals are one-of-a-kind. Photo Courtesy of: Elle.fr

 

 

Givenchy Curb Chain Ankle Boot

Givenchy Curb Chain Ankle Boot. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue.de

 

 

 

Givenchy Curb Chain Ankle Boot
Givenchy Curb Chain Ankle Boot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Givenchy Curb Chain Ankle Boot, barneys.com, $1550.00 (available on pre-order)

 

 

 

Baked Risotto with Fines Herbes and Lemon

  • 9th December 2013

Herby risotto is Italian comfort food at its finest. This holiday season as you prepare to entertain, keep this recipe in your back pocket.  It’s very hard to mess-up, deliciously rich and savory and comes to us by way of Martha Stewart Magazine.

 

 

Baked Risotto with Fine Herbs Martha Stewart Magazine

Photo Courtesy of Martha Stewart Magazine

 

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided, plus more for baking dish
  • 1 large leek (white and pale green parts only), finely chopped (about 3/4 cup) and washed well
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped (about 1 2/3 cups)
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups Arborio or Carnaroli rice
  • 1 1/4 cups dry white wine (try to choose a better quality wine)
  • 3 1/2 to 4 cups chicken broth, warmed, divided
  • 1 1/4 ounces Parmesan cheese, finely grated (1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 3 tablespoons finely sliced fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh tarragon leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon zest

 

 

 

Ingredients chopped and ready to go

Ingredients chopped and ready to go

 

 

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Lightly butter a 2-quart oval baking dish. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add leek, onion, 2 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and cook, stirring, until translucent, about 10 minutes. (Do not let brown)

  2. Add rice and stir to thoroughly coat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until you hear the rice toasting (it sizzles and pops), about 2 minutes. Add wine and increase heat to medium-high. Simmer until pot is almost dry, about 3 minutes. Add 3 cups broth, bring to a simmer, and transfer to baking dish. Bake risotto 5 minutes and stir. Bake another 5 minutes and stir again, then bake until liquid is absorbed and rice is just tender, about 5 more minutes.

  3. Remove risotto from oven and stir in remaining tablespoon butter, Parmesan, herbs, and lemon zest. Gradually add 1/2 cup warm broth, stirring, until rice is creamy. (For creamier rice, add more broth, 1 tablespoon at a time, until it reaches desired consistency.) Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve immediately. If risotto thickens upon sitting, add more broth to loosen as desired.

 

 

Ready to serve and eat!

Ready to serve and eat!

Pop Art Abounds—Part Deux

  • 7th December 2013

Our first look at Pop Art for Spring 2014 shone a spotlight on Prada.  Today we take-in the whole array of whimsical and splashy, modern and comical.

 

 

Jimmy Choo pop art clutch, photo courtesy of Harper's Bazaar UK

Jimmy Choo pop art clutch, photo courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar UK

 

 

 

Stella McCartney’s Match Jeweled Embellishments:

 

Stella McCartney Match Jeweled Clutch with Embellishments, available at Saks.

Stella McCartney Match Jeweled Clutch with Embellishments, available at Saks.

The Stella McCartney Match Jeweled Cruise Collection.  Photo Courtesy of:  Vogue Russia

The Stella McCartney Match Jeweled Cruise Collection. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Russia

 

Stella McCartney White Embellished Mini Skirt Saks
White Embellished Stella McCartney Mini Skirt

 

 

 

 

 

 

White Embellished Mini Skirt Stella McCartney, saksfifthavenue.com, $1460

 

 

Kerry Washington wears Stella McCartney Match Jeweled Shift Dress

Kerry Washington wears Stella McCartney Match Jeweled Shift Dress

Stella McCartney Match Jeweled Shift Dress at Neiman Marcus

 

Stella McCartney Match Jeweled Shift Dress, neimanmarcus.com, $2955.00

 

 

 

More artful ideas:

 

Christian Dior Andy Warhol Shoe Pink Leather Purse

Christian Dior Andy Warhol Shoe Pink Leather Purse

 

 

 

Fendi Eyes Clutch

Fendi Eyes Clutch

 

 

 

Kate Spade Wise Owl Clutch

Kate Spade Wise Owl Clutch

 

 

Kate Spade Wise Owl Clutch, katespade.com, $378.00

 

 

 

Chiara Ferragni Lipstick Glitter Loafers at Luisaviaroma.com

Chiara Ferragni Lipstick Glitter Loafers at Luisaviaroma.com

 

 

Chiara Ferragni Lipstick Glitter Loafers, luisaviaroma.com, $211.00

 

 

Miu Miu Cat Print Leather Mary Jane Ballet Flats

 

 

Miu Miu Patent Leather Cat-Print Mary Jane Ballet Flats, saks.com, $750.00

 

 

 

Charlotte Olympia Kiss Me Betsy Ankle Bootie in Black&Red

 

 

Charlotte Olympia Kiss Me Betsy Ankle Bootie in Black&Red, bergdorfgoodman.com, $1,195.00

 

 

Dior Bird of Paradise and Tropical Florals Coat.  Photo Courtesy of:  Elle HK

Dior Bird of Paradise and Tropical Florals Coat. Photo Courtesy of: Elle HK

 

 

 

Brush Stroke Eyelids in bright yellow paired with Stella McCartney Cruise 2014. Photo Courtesy of:  Vogue Russia

Brush Stroke Eyelids in bright yellow paired with Stella McCartney Cruise 2014. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Russia

 

 

 

Taking Cues from Comic Strips, We Love the Nail Art that Surfaced in the Holiday Saks Fifth Avenue Look Book (Here’s a Peek!)

 

 

 

Pop Art Super Hero Nails

Pop Art Super Hero Nails. Photo Courtesy of: Saks Fifth Avenue

 

 

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The Total Effect in a Jumpsuit:

 

Theory Romper available at Bergdorf Goodman

Theory Silk Jumpsuit available at Bergdorf Goodman

 

 

Theory Hendrina Printed Silk Jumpsuit, bergdorfgoodman.com, $415.00

 

 

This Case Will Always Pop Out at You:

 

Heys Britto "A New Day" 30" Spinner Case

 

 

Heys Britto “A New Day” 30″ Spinner Case, bloomingdales.com, $350.00

 

 

One of our Favorite Dresses of the 2014 Resort Season—Pop Art Meets Safari:

 

Diane von Furstenberg Resort 2014 'Lion' Safari Print Dress

Diane von Furstenberg Resort 2014

 

 

Pop Art takes the common and ordinary and elevates it through playful interpretation.  Miu Miu brings a song to your every step….

 

 

Music Note Print Patent Leather Pumps Miu Miu

Music Note Print Patent Leather Pumps Miu Miu

 

 

Miu Miu Music Note Print Patent Leather Pumps, saksfifthavenue.com, $675.00

 

 

The Paint-Splattered Cuff:

 

Chanel Paint-Splattered Cuffs

 

 

 

Last Look: Cozy & Chic

 

Alice + Olivia Face Cardigan

Alice + Olivia Face Cardigan

BCBG Bulldog Knit Sweater

BCBG Bulldog Knit Sweater

 

 

 

 Alice + Olivia Face Patterned Cardigan, saksfifthavenue.com, $275.00

BCBG Studded Bulldog Intarsia Sweater, saksfifthavenue.com, $268.00

 

 

Thanksgiving Weekend at the Amangiri Part Trois

  • 4th December 2013

For your last day at the Aman, we recommend visiting another nation—Navajo Nation.

 

 

The luminous orange of the sand in Monument Valley contrasted with the desert plants is beautiful.

The luminous orange of the sand in Monument Valley contrasted with the desert plants is beautiful.

 

 

The Navajo Nation extends into the states of Utah, Arizona and New Mexico, covering over 27,000 square miles of unparalleled beauty.   The Aman can assist you in a private tour of Monument Valley or a private hike down to the cliff dwellings at Betatakin.  Both are about a 2.5 hr drive from the resort and offer the opportunity for near-solitude during your visit.  At either Betatakin or the back-country tour of Monument Valley you have a chance to see petroglyphs that date back by more than 1,000 years.

 

 

Betatakin Cliff Dwellings at the Navajo National Monument.

Betatakin Cliff Dwellings at the Navajo National Monument.

 

 

At Betatakin prehistoric Puebloan peoples built Tsegi Phase villages within the natural sandstone arches in the canyons. These villages, which date from AD 1250 to 1300, thrill all who visit with their original architectural elements such as roof beams, masonary walls, rock art, and hand and foot holds.

 

 

Betatakin hike must be completed with a registered guide, drops quickly in elevation and can be strenuous.

The Betatakin hike must be completed with a registered guide, drops quickly in elevation and can be strenuous.

 

 

The hike down to Betatakin is quite strenuous with a very steep drop in elevation (which means that you have to climb back up eventually!).  You can choose from a 3-mile very strenuous hike to a 5-mile just ‘strenuous’ hike.  But, don’t shy away, it is absolutely worth it.  Instead come armed with some delicious complimentary snacks from the Aman like jerky, dried fruits and dark chocolate bars from Dean & Deluca.

 

 

Grand archways give way to ancient cliff dwellings at Betatakin.

Grand archways give way to ancient cliff dwellings constructed of sandstone, mud, mortar and wood at Betatakin.

 

You can only visit the site with a registered guide, making the experience even more private and informative.  Please reserve well in advance as there are limited numbers of guided hikes available during the day as well as restraints on visitor numbers.  Having gone at the very very tail end of the season we enjoyed complete solitude.

 

 

Even on the cloudiest of days the colors and buttes are magnificent.

Even on the cloudiest of days the colors and buttes of Monument Valley are magnificent.

 

 

Monument Valley on the Colorado Plateau offers clusters of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1,000 ft above the valley floor.

The totem pole in Monument Valley en route to some private arches.

The totem pole in Monument Valley en route to some private arches.

The totem pole is one of the most famous sites and is en route to some private arches which house petroglyphs.  No hiking is necessary to see these remote regions of Monument Valley.

A Navajo guide takes in an elevated view of the valley floor in Monument Valley.

A Navajo guide takes in an elevated view of the valley floor in Monument Valley.

 

 

 

Petroglyphs painted on sandstone were often of Hopi Deer, Fire, Flute and Waterclan symbols.

 

 

Petroglyphs are more than 1,000 years old and can be seen in Monument Valley and Betatakin.

Petroglyphs are more than 1,000 years old and can be seen in Monument Valley and Betatakin.

 

Our last stop in the remote, back-country, at the Sun Arch, reveals petroglyphs that are more than 1,000 years old.

 

Once back at the Amangiri, relax with a long swim in their renowned pool which wraps around a surrounding rock and is heated bathtub warm for winter weather.

 

 

Steam rising out of the pool at the Amangiri on a cloudy day.

Steam rising out of the pool at the Amangiri on a cloudy day.

 

 

On a sunnier day the pool is like reflective glass.

On a sunnier day the pool is like reflective glass.

 

 

Aman pool lit up.

Aman pool lit up.

 

 

Enjoy their rich, comforting and renowned onion soup for dinner.  The slow cooked onion broth is puréed with cream and tangy soft cheese and then topped with toasted hominy.

 

 

 

Creamy onion soup with toasted hominy.

Creamy onion soup with toasted hominy.

 

 

 

For dessert you can use the resort balcony with stunning views, or your room’s own private balcony, to roast marshmallows and make mouth-watering s’mores.  Grab the complimentary Dean & Deluca chocolate bars from the in-room fridge to elevate your s’mores to gourmet status.

 

 

The Amangiri balcony with panoramic desert views.  Available to guests for classes like astronomy and Native American dancing as well as s'mores!

The Amangiri balcony with panoramic desert views. Available to guests for classes like astronomy and Native American dancing as well as marshmallow roasting!

 

 

 

Views from the balcony and fire-pit for roasting.

Views from the balcony and fire-pit for roasting.

 

 

 

Roasting marshmallows on a private balcony at the Amangiri.

Roasting marshmallows on a private balcony at the Amangiri.

 

 

Before you leave the resort and head back home, make sure you drop into the Amangiri Gallery to find the perfect Four Corners remembrance.

 

 

Gorgeous indigenous pottery designs.

Gorgeous indigenous pottery designs.

 

 

Vintage Navajo rugs from the mid-1900s.

Vintage Navajo rugs from the mid-1900s.

 

 

Thanksgiving Weekend at the Amangiri Part Deux….

  • 1st December 2013

After starting your day with any of our favorite breakfast treats from strawberry filled french toast with vanilla cream to dulche de leche belgian waffles to chef prepared pastries, you can explore any of the numerous trails surrounding the Aman’s property.

 

 

Sunrise at the Amangiri

Sunrise at the Amangiri

 

 

Amangiri hotel

Amangiri hotel

 

The sunrise trail affords views of the mesa illuminated in all hues of pink and orange.  There are also daily complimentary hikes led by Navajo guides to nearby attractions and rock-climbing and repelling for the more adventurous.

 

 

Trails around the property are dotted with bursts of colorful desert flowers.

Trails around the property are dotted with bursts of colorful desert flowers.

Sheer rock surfaces beckon to the more adventurous.

Sheer rock surfaces beckon to the more adventurous.

 

 

On your second day at the resort, the nearby slot canyons call you.  Wind and water, at work for millions of years have created these spectacular canyons about a 30 minute drive from the property.

 

 

Antelope Canyon private tour amangiri.

Antelope Canyon

 

 

Whether you are a guest of the property or not, you must take a guide to enter Antelope Canyon.  However, as a guest of the Amangiri you are afforded the opportunity to tour two other slot canyons in the same region which are only otherwise open to professional photographers.

 

 

Natural light changes minute-by-minute within the canyon creating shadows and shapes such as this 'heart of the canyon.''

Natural light changes minute-by-minute within the canyon creating shadows and shapes such as this ‘heart of the canyon.”

 

 

The slot canyons were discovered in the early 1900s by Navajo women while grazing sheep.  We actually visited on a very overcast day and the colors were still spectacular.

 

 

The very private Rattlesnake Canyon does require some climbing and getting through tight squeezes.

The very private Rattlesnake Canyon does require some climbing and getting through tight squeezes.

 

 

Rounding each corner is more beautiful than the last.

 

The tight twists and turns of Rattlesnake Canyon

The tight twists and turns of Rattlesnake Canyon

 

 

In nearby Owl Canyon a dilemma awaits.  Guides caution that you should be very quiet so as not to disturb the Great Horn Owls that rest in small holes in the rock.  However, because the canyon is so remote about halfway through the canyon you are advised to begin conversing in a loud voice to scare away mountain lions that might be lurking at the end of the canyon.

 

 

Great Horned Owls are some of the biggest in North America.

Great Horned Owls are some of the biggest in North America.

 

 

Again, this is one of the few places that you can experience the natural beauty of this area without being rushed through or busily trying to circumvent everyone else’s photograph.

 

 

This is our guide's car...these two slot canyons are yours to soak in alone.

This is our guide’s car…these two slot canyons are yours to soak in alone.

 

 

Returning back to the Amangiri relax while contemplating how the desert colors have been seamlessly integrated into the décor surrounding you.

 

 

The soothing green of the bathroom tiles mirror the natural sage desert plants.

 

 

 

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Shower tiles in the Amangiri

Shower tiles in the Amangiri

 

 

 

Reflective pools around the property take on the hues of brilliant sunsets:

 

Sunset over the desert at the Amangiri

Sunset over the desert at the Amangiri

Colorful pools are illuminated around the property.

Colorful pools are illuminated around the property.

 

 

Streaks of rust pierce sandy walls mimicking exactly the desert landscape.

 

Desert landscape

Desert landscape

Walkways take exact cues from the surrounding landscape.

Walkways take exact cues from the surrounding landscape.

 

 

 

Before dinner, you can take in any of the complimentary classes and activities offered to guests including: professional landscape photography, wildlife experts, Native American traditions and music, astronomy, etc.

 

 

A bearded dragon takes a rest on the Amangiri couch.

A bearded dragon takes a rest on the Amangiri couch.

 

 

Guests can choose to hold a scorpion.

Guests can choose to hold a scorpion.

 

 

End your intense day with chef-prepared wild game such as an elk chop cooked sous-vide alongside a ‘modern baked potato,’ which has been cooked sous vide and infused with (rather than topped with) butter, sour cream and heavy delicious ingredients.

 

Elk Chop

Elk Chop

The modern baked potato

The modern baked potato

 

 

Thanksgiving Weekend at the Amangiri

  • 29th November 2013

November is truly a perfect month to visit this region of the Southwest at the border of Arizona and Utah, with Thanksgiving weekend being particularly ideal.

• With a stunning, secluded backdrop and your every need met, the Amangiri is the place to really connect with family, explore unlimited outdoor activities and of course, feast!

• The national parks are amazingly empty over this holiday weekend and the choices are vast from Zion, Bryce, Monument Valley to the many slot canyons and The Grand Canyon (the list literally goes on and on) in this area.

 

 

The Amangiri and surrounding views at sunset.

The Amangiri and surrounding views at sunset.

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy of the Amangiri

Photo Courtesy of the Amangiri

 

 

Use the Amangiri as a luxuriously comfortable, private and secluded base from which to soak up all of the beauty of the surrounding national parks.

 

 

Bryce Canyon at 8:00 am on Thanksgiving morning.

Bryce Canyon at 8:00 am on Thanksgiving morning.

 

 

You can hike to the bottom of an often snowy Bryce Canyon come Thanksgiving morning and not see another hiker for hours—having this national treasure all to yourself and your family/friends is real holiday treat.

 

The drive from the resort is an easy 2.5 hours with beautiful views of the sunrise over the mesas that dot the route.  Ask for buttery croissants, pecan wood smoked bacon and other treats to enjoy in the car.  The Amangiri has a signature mint and sage infused lemonade that tastes especially delicious after a long hike so ask for a thermos (it will stay cold this time of year in the car!).

 

If you start out around 5:30 you will reach Bryce with enough light to start your hike.  On Thanksgiving morning, you might be lucky like we were and not find another car in the parking lot at Sunset Point overlook.

 

 

The sunrise along route to Bryce.

The sunrise along route to Bryce.

 

 

Bryce is particularly beautiful in the snow, but to hike the slippery canyon you will need poles and crampons so do invest in proper gear before you attempt it.   For this small investment, the reward is tremendous.

 

 

The Peek-a-boo trail in Bryce Canyon.

The Peek-a-Boo loop trail and towering spires in Bryce Canyon.

 

There are many trails to attempt.  We chose the Navajo trail to the famed Peek-a-Boo loop, a route which began at Sunset Point.  This affords the most stunning view of numerous brilliant hoodoos, towering spires and copious vistas of the Bryce amphitheatre.  But, most importantly, the Wall of Windows is incomparable from below.

 

 

The Wall of Windows in Bryce Canyon.

The Wall of Windows in Bryce Canyon.

 

 

The trails can lead you through tight passages that break into glorious vistas and remote sparkling fields of snow to enjoy in absolute silence.

 

 

Tight passage in Bryce Canyon.

 

 

 

Pristine fields of snow against the canyon backdrop.

Pristine fields of snow against the canyon backdrop.

 

 

After an intense day in Bryce (or any of the surrounding parks) nothing is better than arriving back at the Amangiri at twilight, ravenous and ready to indulge in their many culinary treats.

 

 

Views from the picture window at the Amangiri at Twilight

Views from the picture window at the Amangiri leading into the main dining room.

 

 

At this time of year, a 4-night stay in the Amangiri affords complimentary meals.  The Thanksgiving dinner is comfort food at an elevated level.

 

 

 

The main lobby and dining room at the Amangiri at dinner.  Fireplaces abound and aromatic wood crackling is a soothing soundtrack.

The main lobby and dining room at the Amangiri at dinner.

 

 

 

Fireplaces abound and aromatic wood crackling is a soothing soundtrack.

Fireplaces abound and aromatic crackling wood is soothing and the perfect soundtrack.

 

 

Our Thanksgiving meal included:

 

• A cheese & charcuterie plate with smoked parmesan, aged blue goat cheese, bresoala, calabrese salami and tartufo

• Butternut squash soup with cinnamon sugar toast croutons and braised Utah sweet ham

• Tuscan greens with pickled mint, maple pinenuts, blue cheese, Prosecco poached pear, pancetta, light buttermilk and a shallot vinaigrette.

• Harvest Platter:  Smoked butter herb turkey, Heritage Utah Berkshire ham, parsnip and Yukon mash, wild rice, currant and chestnut stuffing, granny’s turkey gravy, three sister succotash, green bean squash and sweet corn, cranberry horseradish sauce, brown sugar butter

• Pumpkin cheesecake!

 

The cheese and charcuterie plate

The cheese and charcuterie plate

 

 

 

Butternut squash soup with cinnamon toast croutons

Butternut squash soup with cinnamon toast croutons

Salad with shallot buttermilk vinaigrette

Salad with shallot buttermilk vinaigrette

 

The Harvest Plate

The Harvest Plate

 

 

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake