Oh Scottsdale, you’re hot…literally AND figuratively, so I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate my “for better or worse” half than a pool-filled staycation at a beautiful resort that is both gorgeous and fit for picky foodies like us.
The Phoenician in Scottsdale was THE perfect place for this.
The recently remodeled resort is gorgeous, has stunning views of the mountains/red rocks , several full-service pools, AMAZING service (no, really), a Drybar on premises (which I totally used) and the food…oh I will tell you all about the food…
The Phoenician Pools & Kalio Kabobery
We checked in, put on our swimsuits and made a b-line for the pool (it was over 100 degrees after all) so it seemed like the right thing to do.
We made a stop at Kalio Kabobery because although they offer their full food/drink menu at all their pools, Bryan ‘needs’ to sit at a table to eat his lunch.
Bryan started off with a mojito and ordered the lamb gyro. I realized they sell White Claws and since I never drink my sugar, I got the black cherry one and the Greek salad (with kale) and 2 kabobs, the salmon and veggie one. I will start by saying, they were SO good and fresh. The salmon kabob on my salad was so tender and juicy, really craving it again if you can’t tell [insert drooling emoji].
After we ate, we headed to their adult pool. I love the fact that one of their pools is adult-only; it’s a fun escape when we travel without our daughter. I will say though, I want to go back with her because there is a splash pad and a lot of aquatic fun for kids.
Anyway, back to the adult pool. Bryan got a daiquiri AND a lava flow because he wanted to be ‘that guy’ and since I still wasn’t drinking my sugar, I created a drink from scratch (cucumber, muddled mint, gin, lemon, lime, Pellegrino) and our server was super accommodating and made it seem like it was no big deal, which I really appreciate.
After a couple hours of swimming, we got a *tad* hungry so we ordered the fruit kabobs (YUM), shrimp aguachile and salsa verde with chips. They brought it to the pool.
It was the perfect poolside snack, fresh and light but after being done, we had to go get ready because that was only the 1st of 4 foodie experiences.