Honey Month at JW Marriott Desert Ridge (2 great recipes!)

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- Celebrate National Honey Month with special honey dishes and a honey cocktail made with honey harvested from on-site bees living at JW Marriott Desert Ridge.

  • Stonegrill restaurant is offering roasted fall harvest salad, smoked pork tenderloin, orange blossom honey cake and a honey-berry smash cocktail throughout September
  • Revive Spa is offering two treatments utilizing the replenishing benefits of honey: the Coconut Milk and Honey Sugar Glow body treatment and the Milk and Honey Pedicure

Roasted Fall Harvest Salad

2 ounces Tuscan Kale (chopped)
1 ounce Butternut Squash Puree
2 ounces Butternut Squash (diced)
2 ounces Golden Beets (diced)
1/2 ounce Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette
3 Cherry Tomatoes
1 sprig of Thyme (chopped)
1 ounce Crow’s Dairy Goat Cheese
1 ounce Chopped Honey Roasted Pecans
Salt & Pepper to Taste

In a large bowl, toss the kale, butternut squash, golden beets, tomatoes, and pecans with the balsamic vinaigrette.

On a square plate, spread the butternut squash puree and place the salad on top.

Top the salad with crumbled goat cheese and thyme.

Applewood Smoked Pork Tenderloin

7 ounces Pork Tenderloin
1/4  Sweet Potato (diced and roasted)
1/2 ear Corn (roasted)
1 Campari Tomato (quartered & roasted)
1/4 cup Spinach
2 ounces Honey Habanero BBQ Sauce
1 sprig Thyme (chopped)
Salt & Pepper to Taste

Brine the pork tenderloin with salt sugar and water for 4 hours.

Smoke the pork with applewood for 30 minutes.

Season the pork and sear in a hot sauté pan, finish cooking in the oven.

In a hot sauté pan, caramelize the sweet potatoes, corn and tomatoes.

Add the spinach and stir to incorporate.

Glaze the pork with BBQ sauce.

To plate, put BBQ sauce down first, followed by hash and finally pork tenderloin on top. Finish with fresh thyme.

Revive Spa is also celebrating National Honey Month with the replenishing benefits of honey for the body with a Coconut Milk and Honey Sugar Glow body treatment or Milk and Honey pedicure at Revive Spa throughout September.

The 50-minute Honey Sugar Glow body treatment is available for $99, and the 50-minute Milk & Honey pedicure is $55.

For reservations at Revive Spa, call 480-293-3700 or visit jwrevivespa.com.

JW Marriott Desert Ridge
5350 E. Marriott Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85054
Revive Spa: www.jwrevivespa.com