Prime Rib at the Kaiser Grille

 Carey and I landed in Palm Springs shortly after noon.

The Hyatt Palm Springs, where we are staying, is less than 10 minutes from the airport so we had the entire afternoon to do a bit of exploration.

I am not much of a shopper but my vote didn’t count as soon we were on the way to the Desert Hills Premium outlet Mall in Cabazon, about a 20 minute drive.

True to form, Carey bought a number of things for himself and Rachel as I got frustrated looking for a big and tall shop, of which there were none.

Actually I did find a few stores that had my size in a few items, but as I said, I am not much of a shopper.

Finally we were back at the Hyatt for a short rest before heading out for dinner to the Kaiser Grill.

Our room at the Hyatt is perfect. This is an all-suite hotel so Carey and I can watch our own televisions, and since there is also a pull out couch, even though we have two double beds he can escape to the living room area if one of the people in the bedroom happens to snore.

The view from our bedroom balcony is truly magnificent with the swimming pool and lounge area immediately below us, the greenery of a golf course just across the road, and all this framed by a mountain in the background.

I will try to post both hotel photos and the view from here later today.

I have to credit Hillary Angel of the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism for recommending the Kaiser Grille where we dined last night.

This truly was a magnificent experience from both  service and quality of food perspectives.

We shared appetizers. Mussels and sauce were spectacular!

Carey and I shared three appetizers. As good as the mussels were, should you get to this restaurant you need to try the Ahi Tuna Poke. A blend of mango , avocado, cucumber, seaweed salad, sake soy sauce served in a tuile cup made it an absolutely delicious treat; one of the best appetizers I have ever had.

I chose a beet salad while Carey went with the Caesar.

We shared again and the Caesar was truly a traditional Caesar with anchovies included. You can leave them out if you want but they sure added to the taste.

Carey and I agreed we were going to go with different main courses but with the raving reviews of the server neither of us wanted to switch from our salivating desire for prime rib.

While I missed the idea of reviewing another option both of us were extremely pleased with the choices we had made.

There were fancy desserts but I stayed with a scoop of ice cream while Carey went with a sorbet type option.

Mark Anderson, whom we met is the affable and interesting manager of the Kaiser Grille. Originally from Great Britain he has travelled around, working with Wolfgang Puck and other top chefs, he finally settled in Palm Springs, an interesting story unto itself.

If you are receiving this blog as I complete it on Sunday morning, be sure to listen to the Journeys Travel Show on at noon CST.  Mark will be my guest as will people from the Hyatt who will talk about the region as well as their own property.

If you don’t listen live you can also listen to it later by going to the audio vault past shows which are posted within a couple of hours after the live show runs.

You can see some of the menus of the Kaiser Grille at http://www.kaisergrille.com .

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