I really want to talk about the great golf opportunities in Palm Springs but an amazing restaurant experience forces me to bring it to the forefront.

Last night at the end of the day of pretty vigorous activity we, as tired as we were, we went to fulfill our reservation for dinner at the French restaurant Le Vallauris in downtown Palm Springs.

Le Vallauris is situated about two blocks off of the main drag Palm Canyon drive on a quiet non commercial street, 385 Tahquitz Canyon Way.

We were greeted inside by the soft music of a truly professional trio of musicians and soon ushered in to our table below the stars. Actually below the canopy of trees that were planted when the restaurant first opened 41 years ago by Paul and Tony Bruggemans.

You can choose to dine inside but why would you not choose the patio option considering its size, greenery coverings, and comfortable seating.

Carey and I would share appetizers here but after each almost wished we had selfishly ordered the entire dish for ourselves.

We started with the Ahi Tuna dish which we both agreed was way more than exceptional and perhaps the best either of us had ever tasted.

Then we shared the pear salad. Also exceptional it was stuffed with blue cheese and surrounded by a most delicious sauce.

Then we shared the goat cheese fritters with endive, also great.

For the main course we would not share the filet steak orders since we each want that for our main course to match the 2007 Chateau Pipeau St Emilion Bordeaux.

With this two inch steak came stuffed mushrooms with creamed spinach and savory mashed potatoes.

Desert…for Carey…. he chose the 3 tasty bites option, while the fruit tart with ice-cream.

I get to eat in a lot of very nice quality restaurants when I travel. This was a most positive experience and should you come to Palm Springs this is quality dining at its best.


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