Kai. Innovative Southwestern cuisine at the prestigious Kai ("seed" in the Pima language) uses indigenous ingredients from local tribal farms. The always-changing seasonal menu reflects the restaurant's natural setting on the Gila River Indian Community. Standout appetizers include a duo of Hudson Valley duck and citrus-and-chile-glazed sea trout. Entrées like loin of pecan-crusted Colorado lamb, and the Cheyenne River buffalo tenderloin are excellent. Try to dine at sunset: the restaurant has huge windows that showcase gorgeous mountain and desert views. Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa, 5594 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, AZ, 85224. 602/225–0100. www.wildhorsepassresort.com. Reservations essential. Closed Sun. and Mon. No lunch.
Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa, 5594 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, Arizona, 85224, United States
May 1, 2007
My wife and I took our daughter and son-in-law to dinner at Kai. Three of us opted for the multi-course tasting menu, with wine pairings, which was extraordinary. Our son-in-law ordered from the regular menu, but the server brought him several glasses of wine from the pairing menu, plus dessert. Everything about Kai was first class.