Posted by: Waheeda Harris | February 18, 2014

From desert wild to desert luxury in a day

One minute, I’m outside seeing the raw beauty of the Sonoran desert:

Arizona - Tucson desert trio

Or learning about the sex life of date palm trees:

Arizona -Martha date farm

The next minute, I’m checking into a luxe hotel, the Casino del Sol Resort in Tucson, and seeing the beauty of decor and taking in the atmosphere:

Arizona - Casino del Sol room

And then soon in a swanky dining room of PY Steakhouse for dinner:

Arizona - Casino del sol PY Steakhouse

So from scruffy layers after wandering in the Sonoran Desert to an attempt at elegant layers as I sit down for the evening meal at the award-winning PY Steakhouse.

And although I was bit weary from travelling in a van for over three hours and wandering around farms for most of the day, the tasty meal, great conversation and welcoming atmosphere of this restaurant was a lovely way to end my first day in Tucson:

Arizona - Casino del sol PY Steakhouse

A tasting menu from the Chef – pan seared scallop with quinoa risotto, pork belly cassoulet, roasted beet salad w/greens, Truffle seasoned strip steak with wild mushrooms and fingerling potatoes and South of the border smores.

And a gift to myself after a day of desert learning and dining grand – a swim in the pool:

Arizona - casino pool


  1. Fantastic!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: