Talavera is the Four Season's upscale steakhouse. The atmosphere would be best described as casual luxury.
Most restaurants will throw a box of 3 crayons and a paper menu with nothing but chicken fingers, hot dogs, cheese pizza, and macaroni and cheese (because evidently that is all kids eat) at kids and be done with it. Children dining at Talavera, the resort’s upscale but casual steakhouse, are in for a first class experience. They are presented menus shaped like cows or pigs with the different cuts of meat highlighted in a mosaic on one side and the dinner options on the other. Simply stated, it is the most adorable and creative children’s menu I have ever seen. Kids also receive paper chef’s hat and crayons to create their culinary fashion masterpiece. While mom and dad are in heaven indulging in melt-in-your-mouth bites of Wagyu flat iron and sinful gruyere mashed potatoes, the children can enjoy their own appropriately portioned filet of beef. After dinner, my kids put on their newly decorated hats and headed back into the kitchen to meet the chef and help put the finishing touches on their dessert. If that isn’t a VIP experience, I don’t know what is!
Talavera is definitely a special occasion meal. Normally I would probably opt not to bring my children to such a nice (and expensive) restaurant but I am really glad that we did. Our meal focused on our entire family, instead of just being a nice meal for mom and dad with kids in tow.
Disclosure: My family received a complimentary meal at Talavera while we were staying at the Four Seasons on assignment for Trekaroo. All opinions are unbiased and my own.