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What's New in Downtown Tempe, Arizona

October 27, 2014

Tempe, Arizona is rapidly changing, and if you have not been to the area recently, it’s time to go!  With so many new restaurants, bars, shops, and recreational opportunities, there is something for everyone to do in the downtown Tempe area.   Here is just a sample of the latest to open in the Mill Avenue District:

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Jack O’ Lantern Martini Recipe for Fall

September 22, 2014

Our master mixologist at Tempe Mission Palms has created the best martini for fall that we have ever had!  This masterpiece is sure to get you in the mood for the season, and has some special ingredients that make it one of the most unique cocktails at Harry’s Place.

 

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Classic Cocktail Recipe - Old Cuban

September 05, 2014

If you are looking to try something new, shake it up with this “Old Cuban” cocktail.  With rum, fresh mint, and a splash of champagne, it’s refreshing and unique.

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Lunch in Downtown Tempe, Arizona

July 09, 2014

New to Tempe, Arizona, the Free Lunchtime Trolley takes riders to restaurants and shops within the Mill Avenue District from 10:30am to 2:30pm, Monday through Friday. 

Delicous and Easy Pasta Salad Recipe

June 13, 2014

Groups often come to Tempe, Arizona for their off-site meetings, and Tempe Mission Palms is the perfect choice.  With over 30,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, tenured staff, and location that cannot be beat, Tempe Mission Palms is an exceptional venue for your meeting attendees. 

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Introducing a New Website for our Tempe Hotel

February 07, 2014

We are pleased to announce our newly designed website for Tempe Mission Palms Hotel & Conference Center. Our innovative site is device responsive, allowing for easy navigation throughout, whether one is on a personal computer, tablet, or mobile device.  Photos of our beautiful hotel are displayed in a dynamic photo gallery that showcases accommodations, weddings, meeting space, and more.

Dining Specials at Harry's Lounge in Tempe, Arizona

December 24, 2013

Join us at Harry’s Place lounge located in the lobby of Tempe Mission Palms for our new $8.00 nightly special.  Our chefs have chosen their favorite entrees to feature each night, which even includes our famous “Mission Palms Burger” that was written about in the Tom Clancy novel, “Locked On.”  Other entrees include Green Chile Chicken Quesadillas and Blackened Fish Tacos. 

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Get to know Karen Yeager, Tempe Mission Palms Director of Conference Services & Catering Sales

December 13, 2013

Karen Yeager has been the Director of Conference Services & Catering Sales at Tempe Mission Palms for 11 years.  During the Holidays, we love to see her in all her Christmas sweaters, so she was the perfect person for me to interview for our "Employee Spotlight."  Here is what she had to say:

Book Your Holiday Party at Tempe Mission Palms

August 15, 2013

Even though we are still in the heat of the summer, it's time to start planning your holiday party in Tempe, Arizona.  Not only do you get the best choice of date and space when the party is booked early, Tempe Mission Palms is also giving some great incentives if you book before September 30th!  Call us today at (480) 894-1400 to start planning your holiday dinner party or office luncheon, and take advantage of this great offer:

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Meet the New Culinary Team Member at our Tempe Hotel

August 09, 2013

We have recently hired a new director of Food & Beverage at Tempe Mission Palms last month, Colin Walsh.  With an extensive background in hospitality, we are extremely excited to have Colin as part of our team.  I had the chance to ask Colin a few questions for all of us to get to know him better. 

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Rock Star Root Beer Cocktail Recipe

July 26, 2013

As summer is in full swing, our newly redecorated Harry’s Place Lounge is a great place to hang out and enjoy a refreshing cocktail with friends after a long, hot day.  Our creative bartenders have done it again, and crafted another delicious and easy cocktail make at home, or try at Harry’s Place. Enjoy!

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Orange Scented Duck Breast Recipe

July 17, 2013

Tempe Mission Palms joins all the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection with the "Study of" series.  In July, we have turned our attention to the "Study of Duck,"  where our own Chef Michael Scott has created this delicious Orange Scented Duck Breast.  This "fine dining" entree is actually quite accessible to create at home, therefore, Chef Scott gave us the recipe to share.  However, if you don't want to heat up the kitchen, join us at our Mission Grille or Harry's Place where we have several dishes featuring our "Study of Duck."

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Summer Cocktail Recipe from Tempe Mission Palms

July 12, 2013

Ready to cool off with a great summer cocktail?  Our new bartender, Chuck, at Harry's Place created this refreshing drink, perfect to keep you "cool" by the pool.  Enjoy!

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The Famous Burger at Tempe Mission Palms

June 07, 2013

Tempe Mission Palms is famous for not only our deluxe accommodations, convenient location, and friendly staff, but also our Mission Palms Burger at Harry’s Place.  This 100% Angus beef burger is perfectly grilled to perfection and topped with two cheeses, crisp red onion, fresh tomato, chipotle mayo, and mixed greens lightly tossed with a touch of white balsamic vinaigrette. 

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Delicious and Easy Salmon Recipe

April 18, 2013

As part of Destination Hotels & Resorts, Tempe Mission Palms is proud to participate in the new culinary series “The Study Of.”  The featured ingredient this quarter is salmon, and our own Executive Chef, Michael Scott, has created several delicious dishes that are featured on our menus at both Harry’s Place and Mission Grille.  He also shared with us this easy recipe for baked salmon that is fancy enough for guests, but quickly comes together making it a great dish for a weeknight meal. 

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Cocktails and Relaxation at Harry's Place Lounge in Tempe

March 15, 2013

One of the best places in Tempe to get a cocktail is Harry’s Place at Tempe Mission Palms. This time of the year is perfect for relaxing on the patio, and enjoying a refreshing creation by our food & beverage team. We recently had Pete, our awesome bartender, give us the recipes for some delicious and festive cocktails!

Valentine's Package in Tempe, Arizona

January 21, 2013

Love is in the air at Tempe Mission Palms, and our new Romance Package is the perfect way to celebrate!  Whether you are planning a special Valentine’s Day, wedding anniversary, or just a short getaway, this is the perfect package. 

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Hearty Beef and Lentil Stew Recipe

December 03, 2012

Nothing will make a cold winter day feel better than a home-cooked stew. Executive Sous Chef, Bill Sallade at Tempe Mission Palms, created this recipe that is perfect for Sunday dinner, and will make even better Monday left-overs. 

Hearty Beef and Lentil Stew with Brown Nut Ale Broth and Whipped Yukon Gold Potatoes

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Holiday Drink Recipes from Tempe Mission Palms

November 20, 2012

Our Harry’s Place “Mixologist” has been hard at work to create cocktails that can easily be made at home.  We invite you to try this “Pumpkin Pie Martini” or “Hot Chocolate Cherry Bomb” this holiday season, as they are a hit here at Tempe Mission Palms.  These drinks would be a perfect night-cap by the fire, or an easy “signature” cocktail at your next party.  Cheers!

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Cranberry Tartlet Holiday Recipe

October 31, 2012

Chef Bill Salade created this delicious cranberry dessert that is perfect for your special occasion! We are sure your guests will love the tartness of the fresh cranberries, brightness of the orange zest, and that wonderful "Fall" combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. The bark is the finishing touch that will put this Destination Dish over the top - enjoy!

 

 

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The Best Patio Dining and Cocktails in Tempe - at Harry's Place

October 17, 2012

Tempe Mission Palms is the place to be this fall for outdoor entertainment in Tempe!  The cooler weather, inviting patio with fireplace, and friendly staff make Harry’s Place a top choice for a relaxing cocktail or a tasty bite to eat.

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Destination Dish October Apple Recipe

October 01, 2012

Chef Bill Sallade, our Executive Sous Chef, created this unique recipe using apple as the star ingredient. This dish is perfect for that special occasion, and is light enough for a fancy luncheon or a great appetizer for your fall dinner party menu.  Enjoy!

 Port Wine Poached Sour Apple with Organic Greens, Toasted Walnuts, Fresh Berries, Gorgonzola Cheese, and Maple Bourbon Reduction

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Green Chile Pork for the Slow Cooker

September 28, 2012

Executive Chef Michael Scott has re-interpreted the Tempe Mission Palms Green Chile Pork dish as a slow cooker recipe for you to try at home.  Enjoy!  

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Fun in Tempe, Arizona

September 21, 2012

The secret is out. Tempe, Arizona is one of the most affordable, fun cities in America!  According to Bloomberg Business Week, Tempe is third in the country, just behind Ocean City, Maryland and Honolulu, Hawaii. 

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Destination Dish Recipe - Portabella Mushroom and Peanut Butter Panini Recipe

September 04, 2012

Mushrooms are the Destination Dish ingredient for September, and Tempe Mission Palms Hotel's Executive Sous Chef Bill Sallade knocked it "Out of the Park" with this recipe for a panini!  Enjoy!

Portabella Mushroom and Peanut Butter Panini with Asian Slaw and Roasted Red Bell Pepper Sauce Recipe:

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Crab, Peach, & Avocado Salad

August 09, 2012

With the bountiful peaches available this time of year in Arizona, Executive Chef Michael Scott of Tempe Mission Palms created this summer salad recipe.  The tartness of the ripe peaches, sweetness of honey, and rich crabmeat are sure to please your taste buds while not heating up your kitchen.  This no-cook recipe looks fancy and special, but is simple to prepare and delicious.  Enjoy! 

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World of Beer in Tempe!

August 03, 2012

Tempe Mission Palms is in the heart of almost 50 bars and restaurants in Tempe’s Mill Avenue District. One can find well-known restaurants such as Gordon Biersch, Jimmy John’s, and P.F. Chang’s, and specialty mom & pop places like House of Tricks and Café Boa.  All of these choices are within a short walk from Tempe Mission Palms.

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Southwestern Blue Corn Crepe Recipe

July 09, 2012

If you are looking for a unique breakfast recipe, then your search has ended here!  Chef Michael Scott used the indicative flavors of the southwest to create a unique twist on this “French” classic.  A delicate blue corn crepe meets the bold southwestern filling, served with breakfast potatoes and a drizzle of cilantro hollandaise.  Impress your guests at your next breakfast or brunch with this delicious recipe from our table to yours – enjoy!

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Chef Scott’s Strawberry BBQ Hot Sauce Recipe

June 04, 2012

Chef Michael Scott, Executive Chef at Tempe Mission Palms, wanted to create a unique recipe using strawberries in a spicy Asian- inspired wing sauce. Enjoy this unique appetizer at Harry’s Place in the Tempe Mission Palms during the month of June.

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Eat a cactus? That’s crazy!

April 09, 2012

One of our favorite Arizona treats is the Prickly Pear cactus. This distinctive cactus has many health benefits, including lowering cholesterol, stabilizing blood sugar, and has even been known to treat the dreaded hangover. 

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Asparagus, Steak, & Blue Cheese Pizza

April 04, 2012

For a unique pizza dish, we added fresh asparagus, blue cheese, and grilled steak to this version of a "white pizza." This is a perfect addition to your spring menu for lunch or dinner. Enjoy our pizza recipe below!

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Interview with Chef Michael Scott

March 05, 2012

Recently, I had the chance to sit down with Michael Scott, head chef of Tempe Mission Palms. Graduate of Scottsdale Culinary Institute, Chef Scott has been in the restaurant industry for his entire working life. Whether he is cooking for a huge corporate group, or just a small private party, his passion for great food is obvious.  I hope you enjoy getting to know Chef Scott as much as I did.

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Brandied Sweet Potato and Apple Bisque Recipe

March 01, 2012

Our Destination Dish recipe for March includes the featured ingredient "root vegetables." There are a wide variety of root vegetables and they are important "staple foods" when it comes to most diets. In this recipe by Chef Michael Scott at Tempe Mission Palms, the apples are roasted and compliment the fantastic flavor of the chosen root vegetable - sweet potato. Enjoy!

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Grapefruit Avocado Salad & Seared Pacific Grouper with Grapefruit Couscous and Citrus Buerre Blanc

February 02, 2012

Grapefruit Avocado Salad & Seared Pacific Grouper with Grapefruit Couscous and Citrus Buerre Blanc

Enjoy this recipe highlighting "grapefruit." which is a plentiful find, here in sunny Arizona. When selecting grapefruit, look for heaviness of size, firm to the touch when gentle pressure is applied, and a subtly sweet aroma (at room temperature). Grapefruit are available all year, but are "in-season" winter through early spring. 

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Using Social Media to Find Travel Deals

December 28, 2011

Whether you are traveling to Tempe Mission Palms or another fantastic Destination Hotels & Resorts property, social media is the way to go for getting a great deal on your travel.

Celebrate the Holidays in Tempe, Arizona!

December 16, 2011

One may be surprised at how festive Phoenix and Tempe, Arizona, are this time of year. From the nightly snow fall at Tempe Marketplace, to the magical Zoolights at the Phoenix Zoo, there is something for everyone right around the corner from Tempe Mission Palms!

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