Coachella Valley’s fifth annual Restaurant Week brings together more than 100 top restaurants, hotels, and attractions, June 1-10, 2012
The Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week Association, Inc. announces the fifth installment of Pal, Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week, taking place June 1-10, 2012, throughout the Coachella Valley. Featuring dining deals, exclusive hotel packages, and special rates at area attractions, the Restaurant Week’s signature “Eat. See. Stay.” experience provides guests with a unique opportunity to explore Palm Springs and its neighboring communities.
More than 100 local businesses will be participating this spring, including lauded newcomers Augusta in Palm Desert, THE SPRING Resort & Spa in Desert Hot Springs, and Mary Pickford Theatre in Cathedral City, as well as Restaurant Week favorites, such as The Tropicale in Palm Springs, The Nest in Indian Wells, Okura Robata Grill in La Quinta, Jackalope Ranch in Indio,Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs Follies, and Desert Adventures-Red Jeep Tours in Palm Desert. For more information and a full list of participating businesses, visit www.palmspringsrestaurantweek.
Throughout the 10-day event, diners can choose from three-course, prix fixe menus, available for $24 or $36 per person, at over 65 participating restaurants in Indio, La Quinta, Palm Springs, Indian Wells, Desert Hot Springs, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, and Cathedral City. These value-driven menus enable restaurants to showcase their signature dishes and allow food lovers to explore the diversity of restaurants in the Coachella Valley. Rounding out the “Eat. See. Stay” experience and providing a unique component to the Restaurant Week, select hotels and area attractions-from golf courses to water parks and the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway-are offering special rates and perks available exclusively during Restaurant Week.
“The organizing committee embraces the ‘dining-plus’ philosophy so we can give visitors the opportunity to eat, sightsee, and stay throughout the Coachella Valley,” says Treasurer Juliana Manion-Copley, who also operates Copley’s on Palm Canyon in Palm Springs. “The week is not only a great way to thank our regular customers, but also an avenue for introducing ourselves to new ones and showcasing all that the desert community has to offer.”
ABOUT PALM SPRINGS DESERT RESORTS RESTAURANT WEEK
Founded in 2007, Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week showcases the diverse dining and leisure opportunities in the city of Palm Springs and surrounding communities of the greater Coachella Valley. In just five years this annual event has grown from fewer than 30 participating restaurants, hotels, and attractions to more than 100. Restaurant Week, in its fifth installment in 2012, offers 10 days (June 1-10) of its signature “Eat. See. Stay.” experience, featuring exclusive dining, hotel, spa, and attractions deals. Sponsors include Palm Springs Life / FOOD + WINE Festival Palm Desert, Kaminsky Productions, Savor a Taste of the California Desert, The Desert Sun (A Gannett Company), and Lamar, among others.
ABOUT PALM SPRINGS DESERT RESORTS RESTAURANT WEEK ASSOCIATION, INC.
The Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week Association, Inc. officers and committee members represent a cross section of prominent restaurateurs and hoteliers from throughout the Coachella Valley, as well as operators of local attractions and publications and executives of local tourism boards. Officers include Executive Director Kim Crandal, co-author of the book Savor a Taste of the California Desert featuring recipes from top Coachella Valley chefs; President Tony Marchese (Owner of Trio restaurant in Palm Springs); Vice President Eric Morcus (Director of Sales for the Kaiser Family Restaurant Group, with locations in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, and Indio); Secretary Marc Lodovico (General Manager of Vicky’s of Sante Fe in Indian Wells); Treasurer Juliana Manion-Copley (Owner of Copley’s on Palm Canyon in Palm Springs); and Director of Communications Bob Schneider (Operator of Desert Adventures-Red Jeep Tours in Palm Desert). Overall, the 19-member committee represents award-winning restaurants, acclaimed resorts, golf clubs, influential local publications, attractions, and area convention and visitor bureaus.