No Blarney on St. Patrick’s Day at Arizona Biltmore with Irish Head Chef’s Special Menu

No Blarney on St. Patrick’s Day at Arizona Biltmore with Irish Head Chef’s Special MenuIt’s no blarney that St. Patrick’s Day will be special this year at the Arizona Biltmore. There won’t be parades or green beer, but the food will delight the taste buds of Irishmen and the Irish-at-heart alike. The resort’s Executive Chef, Gordon Maybury, is an Irish lad who is celebrating the feast of St. Patrick on Monday, March 17th with his favorite native foods and recipes.

He is preparing “Chef Gordon’s Irish Specials 2014” menus for St. Patrick’s Day, served in Frank & Albert’s and Wright’s at The Biltmore. On the special menus are beer and cocktails, traditional dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus popular favorites infused with a wee bit of Celtic culinary influence.

“Join us for a full Irish breakfast in the morning and for lunch and dinner everything from Irish Venison and Veal to Irish Nachos and Brotchan Foltchep, a traditional and delicious leek and oatmeal soup I remember fondly from my boyhood,” said Chef Maybury. “And of course we’ll be washing down these tastes of Ireland with such quintessential quaffs as Guinness stout and Irish Flag cocktails.”

Frank & Albert’s will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day, and Wright’s at The Biltmore 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Chef Maybury began his culinary career in his native Ireland where his first job was washing dishes in 1986 at the age of 16. His rise has been meteoric since, serving as Executive Chef of such prestigious properties as the Peninsula Hotel New York and the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach, before taking the reins of the Arizona Biltmore’s culinary team in January 2013.

About the Arizona Biltmore
The Arizona Biltmore has been an Arizona landmark since opening in 1929, when it was crowned the “Jewel of the Desert.” The legendary Grand Dame remains one of the most recognized resorts in the world for its distinctive Frank Lloyd Wright architectural style, luxurious facilities, and storied history as a playground of the rich and famous. Nestled on 39 acres at the foot of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, the legendary resort offers: 740 guest accommodations; a 22,000-square-foot spa offering an extensive menu of natural healing treatments and restorative therapies; a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment; eight swimming pools including the spectacular Paradise Pool with its a 92-foot-long water slide; two 18-hole golf courses; and six restaurants and lounges, including signature Wright’s at the Biltmore serving classic favorites reinvented for today’s tastes, the stylish Wright Bar with patio fire pits and views of majestic Squaw Peak, popular Frank & Albert’s preparing Arizona comfort food, The Café casual bistro, and the poolside Cabana Club with a swim-up bar. The Arizona Biltmore is a Waldorf Astoria Resort. For more information and reservations: 602-955-6600, 800-950-0086,

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