Meet Top Chef Steven Duarte

Meet Our Top Chef | Blackstone Country ClubAccording to Steven Duarte, Executive Chef at Blackstone Country Club at Vistancia, “Everything tastes better when it’s in season,” and we think you will agree. Chef Duarte has been cooking up local favorites at Blackstone Country Club at Vistancia in Peoria, Arizona since 2012.

He previously served as Executive Chef at Firerock Country Club in Fountain Hills, Arizona and Arrowhead Country Club in Glendale, Arizona. Chef Duarte has a comprehensive understanding of how the optimal kitchen functions thanks to his breadth of experience. He’s served as a chef, pastry cook and line cook and has paid his dues in the industry for more than 20 years.

Duarte’s menus are seasonal and use the freshest of ingredients, he takes pride in his recipes that are offered for a wide variety of member experiences including:

  • Prime Rib Dinners
  • Holiday-Themed Events
  • Burger Night
  • Farmer’s Market Buffet
  • Murder Mystery Dinners
  • Sunset Happy Hours
  • Cooking Demos
  • Take-N-Bake Pizzas

Dining Features Offered to Blackstone Country Club at Vistancia Members

  • Wine Room – Attached to the Blackstone wine cellar, this room has beautiful Mediterranean charm and a special area for wine tastings.
  • Cantina Bar – This festive Cantina restaurant and bar features a casual outdoor setting and serves lunch and dinner as well as Sunday brunch.
  • Library Room – Beautiful views of the rose garden lawn and outside patios are featured adjacent to this room, which contains a fireplace and bookcases in dark wood cabinets.
  • The Tea Room – A more formal option, the tea room features a chandelier and oval ceiling lighting along with patio access to overlook the main event lawn.

The main dining area and special dining features are only available to club members and their guests. Blackstone Country Club is located at 12101 W. Blackstone Drive in Peoria, near the 303 and Happy Valley Road (Exit 127). Make plans today for a private tour of Blackstone Country Club’s dining and Clubhouse facility.


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