The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, located in the Sonoran Desert between Phoenix and Scottsdale, Ariz., is allowing guests to pick fruit from its 42 citrus trees for morning juice, cocktails or various other menu items. This new farm-to-table activity is available starting in the fall when the resort expects to produce Arizona oranges, Minneola tangelos and red grapefruit. The orchard is located next to the resort’s Core Restaurant & Wine Bar, which specializes in regional cuisine.
With its commitment to using foods grown on-site, The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is also home to a year-round chef’s garden producing dill, parsley, cilantro, basil, rosemary and fresh sage. The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Dove Mountain also features its own spa herb garden, offering mint, lemongrass, rosemary and lavender plants. When the plants are ready for the fall harvest, guests will also be able to pick their own leaves and sprigs for use in customized spa treatments, spa, teas and take-home wellness and beauty products.
The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, a 253-room luxury resort, features a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, an infinity-edged serenity pool and tanning island, multiple restaurants and pools with 253-foot water slide.