Phoenix Downtown Sheraton (Phoenix, Arizona, USA)


An Indian foodie’s experience of American & European food in USA vs.& comparison with same dishes available in India.

In a nutshell: Tried eating a whole lot of different things & hit rate of good vs. not good was just too high.

Address & other details: Phoenix Downtown Sheraton

Cuisine Type: Vegetarian & Nonvegetarian

Meal for 2:US$ 60 onwards

Description:

A stay in this Hotel for a week gave me an opportunity to eat different kinds of food. Here is the story of those.

First day in the Hotel, we went for the breakfast buffet. A simple Breakfast spread in which each & every item was good – the sauteed potatoes with a strong taste, the crispy bacon with a juicy aftertaste, the outstanding flavorful sausage that was uneven, lumpy & juicy within, the simple yet tasty scrambled eggs that had much less salt than what an Indian wud expect in an egg dish, a bit of salsa & another cool bread called ‘biscuit’. The ‘biscuit’ was flaky from outside & very soft within. It had a good flavor & was good to b eaten on its own.

Loved the breakfast at Phoenix Downtown Sheraton

I tried ‘Cedar Roasted Organic Salmon’. Interesting – not heard of wood grilled Salmon in too many places in India. The huge fillet of grilled salmon was placed on a bed of potatoes & veggies. It was served ‘perfectly grilled’, garnished with aromatic herbs. The fish was flaky & nice within – thoroughly enjoyable.

Cedar roasted Organic Salmon

I also tried the All American Burger with an 8 oz hamburger patty. For filling it had lettuce, tomatoes, onions, Dill Mayo, & Schreiner’s Bacon………all in one!!!!! I enjoyed the burger with mustard sauce on some bites. Interesting &Very Good – I guessthe patty wud have beenjuicier &better if I wud have had it as soon as the patty was made. Room service meant there was a transit time& hence the patty was on the borderline of being ‘dry’.

All American burger

A very interesting food that I had here was the ‘Garden Veggie Thin crust Pizza’. It was thinner than any thin crust I have ever had anywhere. We had this with extra topping of Italian Pepperoni. Unlike any other Pizza I have seen before, this one was square!!!!The crust was super thin – almost like a chapati / roti – crispy towards the corner.

Garden veggie thin crust pizza with extra pepperoni topping

Super loved the taste, texture, juiciness & everything about it exceptthe excessive cheese. Excess Cheese than a normal Homosapean can manage in 1 meal – it being the USA.

The ‘Garden Veggie’ included interesting topping of onions, bell peppers, green leafy veggies on an outstanding tomato sauce base – the topping turned out to be very tasty & quite juicy. Infact it was peppier than what I thought it cud be. A dash of red chilli flakes made it too good to taste. Better than most (except a few) pizzas I have had around in Delhi.

Square shaped pizza

I also got to taste my favorite – California Crab Benedict. It had an English Muffin base, a layer of tomato & avocado, a superb crab cake above this & on top of all were poached eggs that burst as my knife cut thru it. Cheese sauce is made a huge difference to the taste. This was served with red skin potatoes that r not sweet. I wonder when I wud get such a good Crabs benedict sitting here in India.

California Crab benedict

On the last evening of stay I had a turkey sandwich with bacon.. Superb bread added to the taste of the sandwich. I have eaten Turkey sandwich in Delhi but this one is any day better than most of its counterparts here. Exception is the one at L’Opera Gurgaon.

Turkey sandwich with bacon

Overall – In very few places the hit rate of ‘likes’ vs. ‘dislikes’ is so high as in Phoenix Sheraton.

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