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#1 Rail Paul

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 03:04 PM

The Iron Chef continues to expand his reach with a new place in Palm Springs, CA. This will join a soon to open place at the Revel casino in Atlantic City. Fourteen places in all, the article says

n a long-rumored deal announced today, the Iron Chef will carry the executive chef's title at The Saguaro, a new luxury property in the Mojave Desert owned by the Sydell Group and Joie de Vivre.

Garces will oversee room service and poolside food and will run a Wild West-themed modern Mexican frontier bar-restaurant called El Jefe (complete with biker gang memorabilia) and an outpost of his more refined Rittenhouse Square hit, the Spanish tapas bar Tinto.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:54 PM

I have a reservation at Tinto on Saturday. I will report back.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:04 AM

I don't eat at chain restaurants.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:18 PM

I don't eat at chain restaurants.


You would if you had to eat in Palm Springs!
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:29 PM

I didn't know that....sucks.
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:26 PM

Tinto is, by far, the best restaurant I have eaten at in Palm Springs.

The menu is made up of small plates designed for sharing, and there were four of us, so we got to taste a lot of the menu.

Arugula salad with serrano ham, persimmon and fried goat cheese
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Pork belly canapes
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Duck confit and serrano ham canapes - these were one of my favorite dishes. The duck was super condensed and yummy.
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Short rib bocadillo - one of the only dishes that was just so-so
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Lamb brochetas - another star of the meal. They called the sauce a sherry jus. It was rich and lovely.
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Truffled chestnut soup - this was kind of boring
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Mussels with chorizo and frites - under the frites is a lemon aioli
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House made sausage with lentils - the sausage was good but a tad dry
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:41 PM

Continued....

Green beans with almonds and dates - I do loves me some dates
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Bomba rice with white asparagus and maitake mushrooms - this was a fantastic dish. My family thought it was boring - I thought it was delicate and lovely
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Diver scallops with bacon and cider demi-glace - my poor Mother. She usually eats early in the evening and like a bird and doesn't drink much. Except when I'm in town :lol: Diver scallops are her favorite thing on earth and she always orders then. Unfortunately by the time these came to the table she was toast. I thought they were great!
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Iberico pork loin - OMG, this was another show stopper. The meat was so moist and... porky.
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Baby artichokes with pappardelle and meyer lemon sauce - this might have been my favorite dish of the night. I which it had come earlier and not with all the heavier meats.
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Bread pudding with caramel sauce, creme fraiche ice cream and champagne jelly - my brother is the dessert fan. I had a bite. It was fine.
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Donuts with Acadia honey and olive oil date ice cream - a much better dessert, imo.
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A Spanish blue that I don't remember much about - I love cheeses but let my Mom choose this time
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The space was nice and the service was good. The hotel itself is crazy! I hope the rooms aren't the same colors as the exterior!
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