Palm Desert in the heart of the Coachella Valley was the host of the 5th annual Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival. While the event gathered chefs, wine and spirits from around the country, it also showcased more than 30 local restaurants. This was a great way to get a taste (literally and figuratively) of the current restaurant scene in the valley. Here are the standout dishes of the weekend:
Breakfast SpotsWilma & Frieda's Cafe house-made English muffin with strawberry or triple berry jam
Walking into Workshop Kitchen + Bar, you might think you were in New York or Chicago or LA. But, it's in Palm Springs. This industrial chic restaurant made of concrete, high ceilings and long hanging lights sets a different tone for what you might think of Palm Springs - the home of spring breakers, a mecca for retirement and a weekend escape from the city.