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Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week

Updated: Jun 8


A large white plate on a stand with word Pacific Seafood Restaurant Watermelon Salad. Display for the open of Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week.
Pacifica Seafood Restaurant in Palm Desert Photo by Kathy Condon

Greater Palm Springs is known for events like the International Film Festival, Modernism Week, BNP Paris Open, Coachella, and Stagecoach. However, once the snowbirds leave, our world becomes a bit quieter, so Greater Palm Springs created Restaurant Week, and partnered with Agua Caliente Casino Rancho Mirage.


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What is Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week?

Each year, we locals look forward to this community-wide event. We are well aware that there are numerous restaurants that we have yet to visit. It's a big valley, and some of us appreciate the incentive to travel to one of the other eight cities that dot our community to try a restaurant we heard about yet have never dined.

Blue bag in background that says Greater Palm Springs. Food samples of restaurants are on a table in front of the bag.
Samples of Food from Participating Restaurants at Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week Photo by Kathy Condon

Our cuisine is diversified, allowing people to choose their food preferences because there will undoubtedly be a restaurant that suits everyone's taste. Plus, the abundance of fine restaurants attracts chefs with outstanding experience, often gained at some of the finest restaurants in the United States. Many of them were trained in Europe.


Recognizing the potential of an outstanding event, Greater Palm Springs implemented Restaurant Week Valley-wide in partnership with the Agua Caliente Casino Rancho Mirage. This year, their team has secured the commitment of 100 restaurants to participate by offering Prefixed Meals for both lunch and dinner from May 31 to June 9, 2024.


Most of the Prefixed Meals include three courses. Here's your chance to try something new or share with a friend a restaurant or cuisine you found particularly delightful.

Added Benefit of Restaurant Week.

Light blue, dark blue and orange sign with dates and donation to the Find Food Bank.
Sign to Advertise Great Palm Springs Restaurant Week Photo by Kathy Condon

When you go to Dinegps and make your reservation, $1 ($2.50 in Rancho Mirage Restaurants) will be donated to FIND Food Bank. FIND Food Bank has 150 distribution centers in Eastern Riverside and Southern San Bernardino Counties and works to help people with food insecurities.


Spotlight on one of Restaurant Week's Restaurants

Outside of the restaurant. Part of a living complex and looks like modular pieces.
Alice B Restaurant and Bar in Palm Springs Photo by Kathy Condon

Alice B. Restaurant and Bar

This new restaurant is located in the LGBTQ luxury community, Living Out, on Tahquitz Avenue, near the Palm Springs Airport. Open under the watchful eye of James Beard and Julia Child, award-winning chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken's efforts have quickly helped Alice B Restaurant and Bar to be recognized as one of the go-to restaurants in Palm Springs.


Working with Chef Lance Velasquez, they create and prepare menus that constantly evolve from local produce. One thing is for sure: after experiencing their brunch, every morsel is prepared to perfection.


I initially knew Chef Lance Velasquez for his biscuits. I was delighted to learn where he had landed and to see his culinary talent appreciated here at Alice B Restaurant and Bar.

Toast with feta cheese and toping adorned with a white flower.
Alice B Sampler at Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week Photo by Kathy Condon

This modernism-designed restaurant has a bar, where the addition of music enhances Happy Hour—a comfortable place to meet your friends. Or choose brunch on the terrace during Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week. Sign up at DineGps and make your reservation for brunch. Remember, when you go to this site, $1 will be donated to FIND Food Bank.


Check out the Alice B Restaurant Bar menu here.


Agua Caliente Casino Rancho Mirage

A special thanks to Agua Caliente Casino Rancho Mirage for helping gather the media and Greater Palm Springs members in their ballroom and sponsoring this expansive event with Greater Palm Springs. It was a delight to taste samples of foods from the participating restaurants.


Aqua Caliente Casino Executive Chef Juan Morales demonstrated how to make this canape.

Dark dish in the form of a shell with a shrimp light sauce and tiny flower on top
Executive Chef Morales Demonstrated How Make this Canape. Photo by Kathy Condon

From what I have experienced, you cannot go wrong with any restaurant you choose. Since so many restaurants are participating, your hardest decision is deciding what cuisine you feel like at the moment. The selection is vast—time is running out.


Make your reservations soon. It is the perfect time to get together with your friends or colleagues while supporting our restaurants and community during the low season.


Kathy Condon wearing a white shirt and big gold beads.
Kathy Condon Journalist and Travel Writer

Kathy Condon is a Journalist, Travel Writer, and Award-winning Author. Her niche is luxury experiences and communities living in the shadows of large cities. www.PalmSpringsInsiderGuide.com

  760-902-3094    Kathy@kathycondon.net

 

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