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Inspiring Cuisine: The Jose Garces Evolution

Venturing into the final story of our two-part series on The Saguaro Hotels , our journey takes us into a Latin Food Evolution created by Executive Chef Jose Garces. The Palm Springs Saguaro Hotel offers up Tinto, a Spanish tapas-style restaurant, plus El Jefe, a tequila bar; while the Scottsdale Saguaro Hotel offers up three delights bring a fresh take on regional Latin cuisine in creative atmospheres.

The Saguaro Hotel Scottsdale

Old Town Whiskey, features over 100 varieties of its namesake including bourbon, whiskey, rye and scotch, making the restaurant one of the most comprehensive collections of whiskey in Scottsdale. This bar is evocative of the old town American western saloon parlors offering artful beverages and classic American cuisine.

is a modern Mexican restaurant that shares the hotel's bright colors and aesthetic, offering a delightful feast for the eyes and stomach. The food is a celebration of the vibrant culture and food of Mexico.

The Saguaro Hotel Palm Springs

Tinto is a wine bar and restaurant inspired by the Basque region of northern Spain and southern France. Warm woods contrasted with cool gray shades of paint bring alive the artistic grid formations throughout the location.

El Jefe is a cool celebration of the culture and cuisine of Mexico City, with a menu focused on the cuisine of what is known by locals as the "Distrito Federal." With a premium tequila bar and lounge seating, El Jefe is a muted backdrop for Chef Garces' modern Mexican small plates. The design reflects the American West of the 1800s with an homage to the saloons, plus cowboy and biker memorabilia that dot the walls.

Chef Jose Garces

As one of the country's most distinguished chefs, Chef Jose Garces is a master of Latin cuisine. With 9 restaurants across the country from Philadelphia to California, a beautiful cookbook titled Latin Evolution (2008), and an award winner of the James Beard Foundation's prestigious “Best Chef Mid-Atlantic" in 2009, The Saguaro Hotel restaurants are sure to please.

For more information, see www.thesaguaro.com

All photography by Sara McLean and courtesy and with permissions of Joie de Vivre, M18 Public Relations, Sydell Group for Tim Street-Porter, official photographer