Swim-up bars are so last season. The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain has taken the concept of aquatic eating to the next level with the launch of Splash Dining. Imagine an elegant table for two set in an illuminated pool with some of the most spectacular scenes from Arizona’s Sonoran Desert creeping out through the night’s sky. Travelers at this unique property are afforded that romantic opportunity.
Guests must be prepared to get their feet wet as the table, chairs, and servers are immersed in the hotel’s Turquesa Pool. Diners are asked to check their shoes upon arrival and are urged to wear shorts or knee length pants for the special occasion. A customized three-course meal is served by wading waiters; dessert is personally delivered by a chef wearing the aquatic version of chef’s whites.
It’s the perfect way to cool down in the sweltering desert heat. The three-course menu, which includes a champagne toast, is priced at $300 per couple. For more details visit Ritzcarlton.com or call 520-572-3000.