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    Sumptuous Global Modern Cuisine

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    April 29, 2019 — Heading to a strip mall in Palm Springs on April 29, 2019, Chaine members were unprepared for the hidden gem they found in such an unassuming location. The story of the number 533 comes from the historic USS Cheboygan County, a Land Support Tanker (LST) in the U.S. Navy that had been one of the...

    Dinner at a Desert Classic

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    While casual eateries, communal dining, small plates, and ever-changing seasonal menus gain popularity, Wally’s Desert Turtle has remained a last man standing in the Coachella Valley. Wally’s is something of a novelty with its white linen tablecloths, heavy silver flatware, table captains, and classic French fare. Entering under twinkling lights, guests are swept away by the spectacular design by famed...

    Induction Dinner at Toscana

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    The Toscana Country Club evokes the warmth and splendor of an Italian Renaissance estate. On Jan. 13, 2019, the Palm Springs Bailliage members and their guests arrived through wrought iron gates forged with grape clusters and proceeded up the drive to the clubhouse perched on the top of a hill. They anxiously anticipated the dinner ahead with Executive Chef Alain...

    Dinner With a View

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    With stunning views of the surrounding Coachella Valley, the Edge Restaurant at the Ritz Carlton in Rancho Mirage, California offers an elevated experience at a timeless location. Located 650 feet above the desert floor, the restaurant is enveloped in glass and offers a desert-chic ambiance that embraces its beautiful natural setting.                 Executive Chef Bruno Lopez takes the culinary experience to...

    Induction with French Flair

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    The Palm Springs Bailliage held its annual black tie induction dinner on Jan. 13, 2020 in a French country farmhouse, or so it seemed. Cuistot, a culinary gem in Palm Desert, exudes a sense of French elegance and comfort. Executive Chef Bernard Dervieux was born in Condrieu, France. His family operated a farm and this is where he gained his...

    Celebrating the Holidays

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    Jillian’s in Palm Desert, California was the setting for the Palm Springs Bailliage’s holiday dinner on December 16, 2019. The guests were welcomed to the fireplace-warmed patio of this 1948 Spanish hacienda with Champagne and hors d’oeuvres. Surrounding the central court are four dining rooms with adobe walls and beamed ceilings. Owner June Trubee has heightened the atmosphere with holiday...

    A Bountiful Harvest

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    The first dinner of the season for the Palm Springs Bailliage was held on Nov. 18, 2019 at the beautiful Westin Mission Hills Resort in Rancho Mirage, California. Inside the entry there is an original water feature sculpted to echo the nearby Indian Canyon oasis, which provides a relaxing atmosphere as the water cascades over the structural rocks. The guests...