One Tank Getaways: Palm Springs Restaurant Week. Part 1: Eat

Photo of Paul & Teresa Lowe
9 February 2017

This three-part One Tank Getaway series will focus on Palm Springs, the town made famous by past Hollywood stars such as Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and singing cowboy Gene Autry. The first days of June in Palm Springs begin with Restaurant Week. Approximately 100 hotels, sandwich boutiques and fine restaurants of many genres offer you a chance to experience full courses of exquisite cuisine in one sitting. Check out the first part of The Culture Trip’s three-part guide to where to eat, what to do and where to stay in Palm Springs.

Sumptous rack of lamb at The Purple Room in Palm Springs

The Purple Room

The Purple Room Supper Club is like a time traveler’s portal, complete with a nostalgic menu, bar, decor, photo-murals and an easy-listening style of music featured on an up-close, intimate stage. Imagine living in the 1960s, hanging out with Sinatra’s rat-pack buddies and dining on a late evening meal of flavorful Italian-style seafood, premium beef steaks or delicately seasoned lamb chops, with smooth Moscow Mules to wash it all down.

Purple Room Restaurant and Stage, 1900 East Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, CA + 1 (760) 322-4422


Comfort foods, such as slow-roasted leg of lamb and scrumptiously-prepared steak salads served at Trio’s restaurant are popular among Palm Springs locals. Owner Tony Marchase is also the director of Palm Springs Restaurant Week, an event he started eight years ago as a way to give back to his growing and evolving community. He says that ‘people wanted a way to enjoy a stay, play and dine experience in their own backyard.’

Trio Palm Springs, 700 North Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, CA + 1 (760) 864-TRIO (8746)

Clementine Gourmet Marketplace

Step into the foyer of the Clementine Gourmet Marketplace and Café and it’s like you’ve been transported to a European market place. Foods offered on this menu feature French, Italian and Spanish-inspired sauces, along with a variety of breads, fun drinks, soups and fish plates featuring locally-grown garden veggies. The ambiance here is similar to a trendy street corner in Paris, but with the bonus of a gentle desert breeze.

Clementine Gourmet Marketplace and Café, 72990 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA +1 (760) 834-8814

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