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The Insider’s Guide To Dining In Palm Springs
With mid-century charm and streets named Bing Crosby Drive, Bob Hope Drive, and Frank Sinatra Drive, this California city retains an air of old-school Hollywood glamour while attracting a new, younger crowd eager to escape the city.
Though it’s not a secret location, something about being tucked away in the dessert comes with a feeling of exclusivity. Between the burgeoning art scene, natural wonders, lots of new exceptional hotels and restaurants, and the close location to the Coachella Valley, people are flocking to this desert paradise to enjoy the diverse and exciting city.
Here’s everything you need to know about eating well in Palm Springs in 2018.
Palm Springs Dining Trends & Cultural Influences
More people are coming to, and dining in, Palm Springs thanks to Airbnb and the many Coachella Valley events.
In Palm Springs, a whopping 10% of homes are used as short-term rentals – opening up new vacationing options for visitors and allowing significantly more tourists to enjoy the area. Palm Springs is once again a hot destination and the trend doesn’t look like it’ll change anytime soon. Especially with Coachella taking place only 25 miles away in Indio, Palm Springs attracts the overflow of festival goers.
Another Palm Springs short-term rental trend is hiring a Private Chef. When people want to really enjoy the incredible homes they’re renting and crave one-of-a-kind dining experiences, hiring a Personal Chef to cater your meals is the best way to ‘have it all’ while experiencing the best of Palm Springs!
Old-school steakhouses are modernizing to attract new diners.
Continuing the trend of what was old is new again, Palm Springs has been in the national spotlight because of its new hotels, restaurants, and residents. And while seafood rules the coast, from fillets to tomahawks, in the desert – steak is king.
Dining in Palm Springs is still synonymous with the steakhouse but innovative touches like in-house butchering, sourcing the highest quality meats, seasonal sides, and playfully named cocktails paying tribute to the golden age of mid-century Palm Springs give it a modern, exciting update worth checking out.
Old-Hollywood charm still lingers at Cheeky’s and Birba – where you can order Beef Wellington and a Manhattan while surrounded by dark wood and green velvet. The Purple Palm was originally owned by Al Wertheimer, a bootlegger and Purple Gang member who used the restaurant as a gang hangout complete with Prohibition-era basement speakeasy. But charm aside, this isn’t your grandparents’ Palm Springs!
Authentic Mexican cuisine is easy to find – and easy to eat when the weather is hot.
Palm Springs is home to some of the best Mexican food in Southern California. And with people like the Lua family, originally from “the Soul of Mexico” (Jiquilpan, Michoacán), and Ernesto Gastelum who immigrated from Sinaloa to Los Angeles when he was 13 – who brought rich traditions and irresistible family recipes with them, it’s no wonder.
You can enjoy stuffed Chile Relleno or cobb salad with a special twist at Soul of Mexico or head to El Mexicali Cafe for their famous enchiladas and high chances of a celebrity spotting. For authentic tacos with goat meat or brain, head to Taqueria Tlaquepaque. Or wash down Chef Ernesto Gastelum’s grandmother’s meatball soup (albóndigas) and with a refreshing margarita.
Because when 4 months out of the year have an average high over 100 degrees – you’ll find a new appreciation for spicy, bright, light Mexican fare in Palm Springs.
Where to eat in Palm Springs in 2018
Workshop Kitchen+Bar – This James Beard Award-winning restaurant (best restaurant design) brings a modern and refreshing culinary experience to the Southern California desert. Dishes range from market-driven small plates like shaved Brussels sprouts, persimmon, and pepita salad to wood-fired ribeye with bone-marrow butter. The same variety is reflected in the dining areas where you can choose between an industrial-chic dining room or an al fresco under the restaurant’s olive tree. Chef/Owner Michael Beckman delivers seasonal, local food transformed into delicious and beautiful art.
Mr. Lyons – Classic cocktails, retro-style, old-Hollywood glamour, tableside service, steakhouse favorites… Mr. Lyons has taken the most quintessentially Palm Springs dining components and elevated them into something familiar but modern. The updated menu focuses on sourcing from small farms. Classic cocktails can be enjoyed in the nod-to-the-past lounge. Dining at Mr. Lyons is dually a step into the past and into the present. A must-try restaurant in Palm Springs.
Farm – On their website, Owner Liz Ostoich states, “Traveling through the south of France forever changed my life and I want everyone to have that experience through Farm.” This Provincial-style restaurant serves French dishes made with locally sourced ingredients and while dining here, you may just forget that you’re not in Southern France! Details like the house-made jams, French-pressed coffee, and local eggs elevate dishes to a new level of delicious. Farm is a desert oasis.
Copleys – Experience old-Hollywood when you dine at Copleys… it’s located on Cary Grant’s former estate in the redesigned guesthouse! This award-winning restaurant delivers innovation and sophistication. Even if you’re not a regular, you’ll almost certainly feel like one here. With a reputation for contemporary and creative American cuisine, the most delicious part about eating at Copleys might be the sincere and warm hospitality showered on every guest.
Azucar – Azucar combines Mediterranean and Mexican flavors together in a natural, exciting way. The plates are made to share – with the watermelon, pepita, and mint pesto salad as a crowd favorite. High quality local ingredients bring irresistible flavor to each bite. Located in the renovated La Serena Villas, Azucar offers two dining atmospheres – the Spanish-tiled indoor dining room or the breezy patio.
Bring the best food in Palm Springs to the comfort of your home with a Private Chef
You never have to leave the comfort of your home (or home away from home) to enjoy the best food in Palm Springs! Because At Your Table makes it easy for anyone to hire one of our Personal Chefs for any occasion. Bring the very best Personal Chefs into your home or chosen venue to create the perfect Palm Springs dining experience.
Just imagine one of these accomplished and talented chefs cooking a private meal for you…
Chef Jennifer Lewis – Chef Jennifer has an impressive, glamorous resume! She’s cooked for private celebrity clients in LA, in some of the world’s most exclusive restaurants including Whale Beach in Australia, and on private yachts in Galapagos and Costa Rica. As a Private Chef in Palm Springs, Chef Jennifer’s clients seek her out for her versatile style primarily focused on Classic California cuisine. You can learn more or book an event with Chef Jennifer here.
Chef Wayne Smith – This New York native brings decades of experience as an Executive Chef and restaurant owner to each meal he prepares. Chef Wayne is trained in classic Italian cooking (which old-school Palm Springs regulars like Frank Sinatra would have approved of). But his specialty is creating fusion dishes; incorporating Asian, Spanish, French, and old-school American techniques and ingredients into each dish. In addition to an exotic and worldly experience Chef Wayne focuses on delivering nutritional cuisine by incorporating gluten-free, vegetarian/ vegan, organic, and farm-to-table elements into his food. You can learn more or book an event with Chef Wayne here.