Monday, November 10, 2014


I believe I have mentioned before that SWMBO (She Who Must Be Obeyed) and the BRD (Beautiful Rich Daughter) have lunch together most Fridays.  It's a great opportunity for them to catch up on each other's week.  Unlike me, they both love Thai cuisine and this past Friday they dined* at the new Tara Thai restaurant on Cortez Street in Prescott.

(Explanation of the * above: they like to take their time at these luncheons, sipping a cocktail or glass of wine or two, eating casually, and chatting leisurely.  Often they have to tell to tell their waitress that they are there not to eat . . but to dine.  So slow down the service . . they're going to be there for awhile.)

I'm told the restaurant is beautiful, with a long reflecting pool running the length of the dining room and a large Buddha anchoring one end of it.

But.  On to the food.  The BRD dined on sweet and sour fish, which was good but a bit too sweet for her taste.  She ate it but said she wouldn't order it again.

SWMBO chose Thai Phò, the traditional Vietnamese noodle soup. But she wasn't expecting this.

Understand.  These are ladies.  With somewhat delicate appetites. And they had already shared an appetizer plate.  Suffice it to say that SWMBO brought home enough for her to have at least two more meals at her own table.  She DID say it was delicious.

So, if you like Thai food, Tara Thai comes highly recommended.

By "The Ladies Who Lunch."


  1. I love Thai food. Haven't been to this new restaurant yet. I have eaten at Tara Thai 2 in Prescott Valley which was related (sister?) to Tara Thai in Sedona. Maybe the Sedona sister moved to Prescott. Also enjoy the Thai house on Cortez. But my favorite is the hole in the wall Thiafoon in the Goodwin Plaza but no place to sit down just take out. Also the Thai Palace in Cottonwood is enjoyable.

    1. The Prescott Valley location closed when the restaurant moved to Prescott.

  2. I've never had Thai, lots of other Asian food, but not Thai. It does sound interesting.

  3. I love Thai food and that looks like the soup I struggled to make at a Thai cooking school--deceptively complicated.

  4. I love that these ladies do indeed "dine" as in enjoy the moment(s). Hurrah and cheers to them.

  5. Not too much interested in Thai food but I would certainly make an exception for the soup. Enough for the week as it seems! Do you cook for yourself in the meantime?