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Got GARLIC? Morgan’s in the Desert Does!

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Garlic Festival Tasting Menu at Morgan’s in La Quinta

 

 

Morgan’s in the Desert Garlic Festival!


If you love garlic as much as I do… you may want to check out the “Garlic Festival” tasting menu at Morgan’s at the La Quinta Resort in La Quinta!  Now thru July 27th!



Garlic Festival Tasting Menu

* Monviso Garlic Tart
Caramelized Shallots, Parmesan & Almond Crusted
Topped with Wild Arugula & Meyer Lemon Emulsion

* Roasted Loin of Lamb
Sweet Garlic, Eggplant and Tomato Tian
Spiced Syrah Essence & Basil Oil

* Poached Garlic & Ginger Ice Cream
Curried Pecans & Lemon Scented Garlic
Caramel & Crispy Ginger

$38 Per Person Plus Tax & Gratuity

 

Morgan’s in the Desert

49499 Eisenhower Drive

La Quinta, CA 92253

760-564-7600

 

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New Restaurant at the Marriott: Rockwood Grill!

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Rockwood Grill Open at Marriott in Palm Desert!

The JW Marriott Resort in Palm Desert is a flag-ship hotel for the Marriott chain or hotels and resorts.  When I first moved to the jw marriottdesert in the late 1980′s I would take people there just to see the lobby!  It is truly a spectacular and stunning hotel!  How many hotels have you seen that have boats coming in and out of the lobby to deliver you to different restaurants located on the property?  Live parrots greet you as you come in the doors and real pink flamingos live in the lagoons and lush gardens.

rockwood grill

The brand new Rockwood Grill & Blue Star Lounge opened Thursday at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert.  Rockwood Grill was previously the LakeView restaurant and has undergone a complete renovation of the main dining room and other areas.

The all-day restaurant features an “upscale-casual menu of diverse American classics” and features a takeout counter for guests.

The JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa celebrated its 25th anniversary with a $25 million renovation that included improvements to the resort’s Ted Robinson-designed Palm golf course and updates to 884 guest rooms and suites.

Next time you visit the desert… visit the JW Marriott in Palm Desert on Country Club Drive & Cook Street and see this amazing hotel !

 If you are looking for a great real estate agent in the Palm Springs area… let me  one for you!

                                                        

Kathy Schowe   760.333.8886  

Intero Real Estate Services in Old Town La Quinta     

 SchoweProperties.com☼ KathySchowe.comLivetheDesertlife.com 

        

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Best French Bistro in the Valley!

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Best French Bistro in the Desert!

LA BRASSERIE BISTRO & BAR

One of our favorite newer restaurants in the valley is La Brasserie Bistro & Bar~  The menu is interesting and expertly prepared… and the service is attentive.  Lunches are very busy with locals and visitors alike… and the happy hour is one of the best in the desert!

Executive Chef Emmanuel and Kara Janin opened La Brasserie Bistro & Bar in the spring, enjoying a successful summer with community support. They transformed an existing building in La Quinta into a distinctive French brasserie. Keeping the brass ceiling, dark wood pillars, and tile throughout, the Janins remodeled the dining rooms with beige tapestry on banquettes, sheer curtains, copper chandeliers, brass and copper accents, and dark wood tables with black napery for dinner. The popular patio is misted and heated, and gives you the fell of a private patio outside a European bistro.

The orange-chicken salad is a favorite of mine, along with the spectacular crocque madame…and the short-rib grilled cheese!  If you ask for them… you can have your fries served “truffled”…( a little extra, but worth it!)  An extensive menu of meat, seafood, and chicken items with a French flair includes onion soup gratinée, baby leaf spinach salad, La Brasserie Tarte Flambée, steak tartare, Fillet du Perale Dover Sole Niçoise, and warm pear tart with almonds and salted caramel ice cream. Homemade honey from a family farm is used in menu items. The bar features international beers and wines, and there is soft jazz and contemporary entertainment on Friday and Saturday. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday, happy hour 4-6 p.m.

La Brasserie Bistro & Bar
78477 Highway 111, La Quinta, CA 92253
1-760-771-4400
www.labrasserielaquinta

     If you are looking for a great real estate agent in the Palm Springs area… let me  one for you! 

                                                        

Kathy Schowe   760.333.8886  

Intero Real Estate Services in Old Town La Quinta     

 SchoweProperties.com☼ KathySchowe.comLivetheDesertlife.com 

         

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Wine Tasting in Old Town!

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Wine Tasting in Old Town La Quinta–Grgich Hills Estate!

Saturday Wine Tasting   

The Wine Bar at Old TownGrgich Hills Logo

Saturday, March 17, 2012

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

The Wine Bar in Old Town La Quinta knows when to keep a good thing going.  This event follows the Taste of La Quinta…so you can move right into the wine tasting event, following tasting all the delightful dishes in Old Town!

Taste and enjoy a sampling of wines from Grgich Hills Estate in Napa Valley at The Wine Bar at Old Town on Saturday, March 17th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  The tasting will include a variety of fantastic wines from the Grgich Hills portfolio for $10 per person.

 

Stay for Live Music after the wine tasting!  Pop and jazz keyboardist Denise Motto will start entertaining at 6:30 p.m.
The Wine Bar is located in the heart of Old Town La Quinta and has a retail store, wine bar, serves food and features live music on weekends.  For more information call 760-564-2201 or visitwww.thewinebaratoldtown.com.

     If you are looking for a great real estate agent in the Palm Springs area… let me  one for you! 

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Taste of La Quinta– Great Food & Wine Event!

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Taste of La Quinta 2012 !

Taste of La QuintaTaste of LQ 2012

Saturday, March 17, 2012

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Old Town La Quinta Event Lawn  

 

We had so much fun the last two years at this amazing food + wine + beer event in Old Town La Quinta!  The food is incredible, the people watching is fascinating and the music keeps you movin’ !!

 

The La Quinta Chamber of Commerce hosts the 3rd Annual “Taste of La Quinta” on Saturday, March 17th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the Old Town La Quinta Event Lawn.

 

Attendees can purchase a block of tickets to sample food from more than 20 participating La Quinta restaurants and taste from a selection of over 50 wines. There will be live entertainment to enjoy and a large, limited edition commemorative wine glass is included with the wine tasting!

Tickets sell out fast for this delicious, fun-filled event. Get your advanced tickets today by calling 760-564-3199.  www.lqchamber.com; Click here to see flyer!

     If you are looking for a great real estate agent in the Palm Springs area… let me  one for you! 

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Desert Tasty Tour on El Paseo

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Walking Food Tour of El Paseo!

WALKING FOOD TOUR OF EL PASEO!

Sample the best of El Paseo while you stroll from restaurant to restaurant! Taste your way through Palm Desert’s upscale shopping and art district while enjoying an entertaining, cultural and educational journey. Walk away from your adventure with a newfound culinary perspective, a satisfied stomach and a local’s knowledge of this fun, interesting and beautiful destination.

Tasting locations may include:

  • A popular Island themed restaurant el paseo tour
  • Genuine Italian Ristorante
  • A spice & herb specialty shop
  • Authentic Mediterranean restaurant
  • Bistro and wine shop
  • A bakery and dessert house

Eating your way through the tour is just one of the tasty ingredients…add a dash of history, a cup of culture and a dollop of famous-resident name dropping…and you get a delicious day of fun.

Tickets are $45 and must be purchased in advance.  If you have dietary restrictions please inform your guide.  Suitable for teens, but not for young children.  If you would like to taste wine at the wine shop– please bring valid ID.

For more information visit:  http://www.deserttastytours.com/

     If you are looking for a great real estate agent in the Palm Springs area… let me  one for you! 

                                                        

Kathy Schowe   760.333.8886  

Intero Real Estate Services in Old Town La Quinta     

 SchoweProperties.com☼ KathySchowe.comLivetheDesertlife.com 

         

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Best Wine Bar in La Quinta!

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Wine Tasting this weekend in Old Town La Quinta!

Saturday Wine TastingWine Bar At Old Town

The Wine Bar at Old Town

Saturday, February 11, 2012
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.


We are so lucky to have The Wine Bar... right here in Old Town La Quinta!  As a matter of fact… I am meeting my husband there right after I finish this blog!  It is just 200 yards from our Intero Real Estate Old Town La Quinta office!

Taste and enjoy a sampling of wines from Kimberly Jones Selections at The Wine Bar at Old Town on Saturday, February 11th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Mark Wheadon of Kimberly Jones will be pouring a variety of wines from his stellar portfolio for $10 per person.

The tentative wine tasting list includes: Neyen Red Blend, Orin Swift D66, Melka CJ, The Paring, Heron Chardonnay, Entre Nous Sauvignon Blanc, Chasseur “Durell” Chardonnay, Road 31 Pinot Noir and Barrel 27 Head Honcho Syrah.Stay for Live Music after the wine tasting!  “Bobby Nichols Duo” will play pop and jazz music starting at 6:30 p.m.

The Wine Bar is located in the heart of Old Town La Quinta and has a retail store, wine bar, serves food and features live music on weekends.  For more information call 760-564-2201 or visitwww.thewinebaratoldtown.com.

     If you are looking for a great real estate agent in the Palm Springs area… let me  one for you! 

                                                        

Kathy Schowe   760.333.8886  

Intero Real Estate Services in Old Town La Quinta     

 SchoweProperties.com☼ KathySchowe.comLivetheDesertlife.com 

         

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Arnold Palmer’s 80th Birthday in La Quinta!

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Arnold_Palmer_173382We celebrated Arnie’s 80th in La Quinta at Palmer’s Restaurant!

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