Fine dining inside of the Westin Kierland Resort. Complimentary childcare available.
Deseo is not the kind of place I would ever take my four year olds. Its upscale, Nuevo Latino cuisine and trendy atmosphere doesn’t exactly scream toddler friendly. Nevertheless, I am including a review of Deseo on Trekaroo because the children of parents who have reservations at Deseo get to have a Pajama Party at the Westin Kids Club for free while their parents dine (A $50 per child value which includes dinner and activities). In addition to being an incredible value, it’s a great way for parents to enjoy some alone time and a dignified meal (aka: no food flying everywhere or kids attempting to hide under the table) without having to find a babysitter.
Mojitos rule the muddle bar at Deseo, and they come in a wide variety of flavor combinations from the traditional mint and lime to the exotic tropical version flavored with mango, pineapple and coconut. I found the champagne version to be light and refreshing, contrary to the heavy flavors common in most mixed drinks.
The ceviche menu is extensive and a great way to start the meal. Our server recommended the millionaire tacos- a small yuca taco filled with lobster, ahi tuna, and japanese hamachi. They were decadent and certainly took ceviche to a whole new level. Purists will appreciate the ceviche mixto clasico which mixes the traditional lime flavor with lobster, shrimp, crab, octopus, and calamari.
Choosing a main course from the exotic main menu was nearly impossible, everything sounded tempting. I selected the Serrano ham wrapped scallops which were served on a bed of sautéed spinach and the best creamed corn I have ever had in my life. My guest opted for the duck a la rioja which melded with the latin flavored accompaniments perfectly.
Make sure you save a bit of room for the dessert. Besides being aesthetically pleasing, the chocolate cigar is incredibly satisfying to taste buds as well. Tiny details, such as edible candy matchsticks, add to the entire experience but the cappuccino flavored gelato is the true icing on the cake. Deseo gets five stars for sure.
Disclosure: All of my meals while staying at the Westin Kierland Resort were complimentary. The resort did not request that I express any particular opinion and all opinions are always entirely my own.