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Dining Around the Desert: AC3 in Palm Desert

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About AC3 Restaurant + Bar
New American Food With A Twist

AC3 Restaurant + Bar is a collaboration of two of the valley’s best restaurants, Trio Restaurant and Copley’s On Palm Canyon. Juliana Copley, Andrew Copley & Tony Marchese make the “Perfect Trio” to bring this hot new concept to El Paseo in Palm Desert, California.

AC3’s light & bright modern interior is full of energy featuring high ceilings, a large patio for cocktails & dining as well as stunning views of the San Jacinto Mountains.

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Award-winning Chef/Owner Andrew Copley and Executive Chef Brandon Testi have created a “New American” dining experience highlighting familiar dishes using local ingredients from The Gardens on El Paseo, located just steps away. Guests of AC3 will also experience craft cocktails, California craft beers, and a curated wine list.

This Zagat rated restaurant team is bringing breakfast, lunch, dinner and happy hour to the most popular hot spot in Palm Desert for both locals and tourists alike.

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I’ve been fortunate enough to enjoy AC3 about half a dozen times in the past month and it hasn’t disappointed.

Not only is the food outstanding, the staff is lovely. I’ve seen at least 6 servers that are friends from other restaurants that have moved to AC3, along with the General Manager.

When you go, tell them Sheri Dettman sent you!

Some of the items my guests and I have enjoyed have been:

BLISTERED SHISHITOS / $8
Firecracker Sauce, Sesame Seeds

CRISPY BRUSSELS SPROUTS / $8
Smoked Jalapeno Vinaigrette, Pomegranate Seeds, Cotija

LOBSTER MAC ‘N CHEESE / $12
Gigli Pasta, 3 Cheese Sauce, Buttered Topping

JUMBO LUMP CRAB CAKE / $16
Wasabi Avocado, Sweet + Sour Sauce, Tobiko

BLACK TRUFFLE POMMES FRITES / $8
Aged Grana Padano, Truffle Aioli

AHI TUNA POKE / $15
Avocado, Sesame Salad, Soy Lime Emulsion, Fresno Chilies, Seasoned chips

CALIFORNIA / $12
Petite Spinach, Frisée, Orange, Grapefruit, Pomegranate, Cotija, Marcona Almonds, Herb Vinaigrette

ROASTED BEETS + BURRATA / $14
Baby Arugula, Hydrocress, Seasoned Walnuts, Pickled Mustard Seeds, Champagne Dressing

POACHED PEAR + COACHELLA DATES / $13
Triple Cream Brie, Watercress, Frisée, Spiced Walnuts, Honey Dijon Dressing

ENTREES

MARY’S CHICKEN BREAST / $25
Brown Butter Panzanella, Butternut Squash, Asparagus, Tomatoes, Kale, Lemon Thyme Jus

STRIPED BASS / $27
Black Lentils, Grapefruit, Tinkerbell Peppers, Dinosaur Kale, Mushrooms, Smoked Citrus Butter

SEARED SALMON / $26
Forbidden Rice, Wilted Chicories, Wasabi Peas, Sour Plum Vinaigrette

SESAME CRUSTED AHI TUNA / $29
Ginger Sticky Rice, Asian Herb Slaw, Citrus Soy Dressing

PAPPARDELLE CARBONARA / $22
Dijon + Garlic Cream, Bacon, Spring Peas, Sunny Up Egg, Tendrils, Aged Grana Padano

AC3 BURGER / $16
Kobe Beef, Melted Onions, Smoked Cheddar, Baby Arugula, Tomato, Toasted Brioche Bun, Fries

Cocktails

Dinner

Lunch

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