Cuistot, Palm Desert
During last month's Fashion Week, one of the pre-show places my girlfriends and I got a bite to eat at was Cuistot in Palm Desert.
We started off with an avocado fan with warm goat cheese, in a shallot, olive oil and cracked black pepper dressing which was one of our favorite items.
We also had a fresh beet and cream cheese Napoleon with a smoked salmon and horseradish herb vinaigrette along with a salad of mixed baby greens and smoked salmon.
The service was superb, friendly and the staff couldn't have been nicer.
Cuistot is proud to be the only restaurant in the valley to have earned the Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator Magazine every year since 2005. They’re also the valley’s only recipient of the Award of Unique Distinction from Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
Regular Business Hours: Tuesday to Friday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Saturday 11 am - 2:30 pm, Dinner every day from 5:30 pm
Happy Hour every day from 4-6 pm
Live Entertainment (Video)Thursday Evening: Eric Frankson, Piano
72-595 El Paseo
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Counter Reformation at The Parker, Palm Springs
On a recent visit to Counter Reformation at the Parker, Palm Springs, my friends Don, Sharon and I shared some of the best food we’ve had in a long time.
We shared Blinis and “Caviars”, Braised Baby Artichoke Hearts with Mediterranean olive oil and wild arugula salad, Grilled Prawn Brochette with sun dried tomato Panzanella and an Avocado, Haloumi & Rye Tartine with shaved Iberico.
Nothing on the menu is over $14 and it was all exquisite. The bartenders were some of the most knowledgeable wine experts in the valley. Those ladies know their stuff! Needless to say, they have a wonderful wine list.
After one visit, you will be a convert. I'm looking forward to trying Mr. Parker's next!
Thursday, Friday, & Monday 3pm-10pm
Saturday & Sunday 12pm-10pm
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday
Address: 4200 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Phone: (760) 770-5000
Champagne, Tennis, 72 degrees at night...pretty much says it all. We'll be back next year!