Elements, Paradise Valley
Situated on the northern side of Camelback Mountain at the Sanctuary Resort and Spa, this flagship contemporary American restaurant has panoramic views of Paradise Valley. Executive chef Beau MacMillan crafts a seasonal rotating menu of Asian-infused dishes, such as bacon-wrapped beef filet with a miso mustard crust or escargot and mushroom pot pie in a soy caramel sauce. Renovated in 2008, white lights hang from the wood-paneled ceiling and soft gray booths line the wall-to-wall windows overlooking The Praying Monk Mountain. A list of signature cocktails from the adjacent Jade Bar includes the "Moscow Mule," a mix of vodka, ginger beer, and house-made syrup.