On a recent weekend in October, Michael and I stayed at the Rowan Hotel and enjoyed several meals and cocktails. As the Coachella Valley’s only rooftop venue, 4 Saints offers a variety of different atmospheres, from the intimate lounge to the outdoor patio bar.
The highlight was dinner at 4 Saints, the fine dining option at the hotel.
As the highest restaurant in Palm Springs, 4 Saints raises the bar — literally — on desert dining. Perched on the seventh floor of the Kimpton Rowan Hotel, the rooftop restaurant showcases clever cocktails and the global cuisine, set against a backdrop of 270-degree valley views.
4 Saints’ beverage menu, with its creative cocktails, local brews and thoughtfully curated wine list, is designed to complement their seasonal menus of snacks, small plates and shareable entrees.
We started with the Pristine Oysters on the Half Shell with a Shallot Vinaigrette which were delicate and delicious. I then had the Seared Firecracker Tuna with Springtime Sprouts, Black Garlic and Chili Oil and the Crispy Spanish Octopus with Minted Peas, Blue Potato Salad, Yuzu, and Greens. The tuna was like butter, flavorful, spicy and perfectly seared. My favorite was the Octopus. Cooked to perfection, and the peas were like a taste of Spring.
Michael had the Fish in the Forest which was Steelhead Salmon, Spring Vegetables, Cedar, and Smoking Wild Juniper. He said that it was some of the best salmon he’d ever had.
I tried to resist, but Michael ordered The Four Sinners for dessert which is a Chocolate Cake with Ganache, Espresso Cream, and Mascarpone Mousse. Even with all that chocolate, it wasn’t too sweet and was wonderfully moist and decadent.
We enjoyed the hotel’s spacious guest rooms, gym, poolside lounge and the eating venues. All in all it’s a great addition to the Coachella Valley.
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:30pm – 10pm
Friday-Saturday 5:30pm – 11pm
Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 9am – 3pm
Bar: Sunday-Thursday 3pm – 11pm
Friday-Saturday 3pm – 12am