Tuesday, December 18, 2007

More about Tropicale...

After the open house event, we stopped by my newest favorite restaurant in Palm Springs, Tropicale, which I've written about enough that they owe me at least a darn glass of wine by now!

above: the restaurant has a very large mural above the bar, with an interesting Polynesian style scene. It is a focal point of the restaurant, adding character and style to the bar area. The restaurant was quite busy, so we enjoyed a glass of wine at the bar for awhile. I chatted with the Mayor over dinner, he had received his own "star" on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars earlier in the day, so this was his celebration dinner. My meal was delicious, John and I tried a few new dishes:
Above: Ahi tuna tartare

Above left : Maple barbecued chicken pizza with sweet red onion, cilantro, corn and jack cheese. Above right: Flat Iron Steak, with garlic mashed potatoes, & broccoli florets.

-Rick Rockhill

13 comments:

WAT said...

LOOK AT THAT PIZZA.

GOOD GOD THAT LOOKS SO DAMN GOOD.

jackie said...

I love that style of art, its so colorful and catches the eye.

Palm Springs Savant said...

WAT- yes! the pizza was so good! You need to make the drive from LA one of these days

karma lennon said...

Wow, that pizza looks so incredibly yummy!!!!

Sheila said...

They ought to give you a dinner on the house for all of your wonderful photos and praise.

Real Live Lesbian said...

I'm going out to dinner with you if I'm ever in Palm Springs! You go to the most fabulous places!

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

It seems every other time I come here you make me hungry. :-)

Sheila said...

Thanks for the gift idea you left on my blog. It was a very good idea. I stopped by to read your blog. Very cool.

Palm Springs Savant said...

Real Live Lesbian- well anytime you want, just let me know, I know all the fun places in Palm Springs.

Whimsical- Glad to hear I can make you drool so easily!

Mags said...

I served a salmon tartar at this weekend's party but not many people accepted it. They said it was a texture thing.

To that I say, "Whatever".

Palm Springs Savant said...

Mags- good on ya! I like Tuna tartare, and I am usually squeamish about such things. How I wish we could cook together sometime!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Restaurant and they are doing a great job of the food.....just beware of the host, he is going to chase off people right and left with his bitchy incompetence. If you can sneak by him, chances are you are going to have a great experience!

Naomi said...

You'd make a great food writer and restaurant critic Rick. Just looking at those photos made me feel hungry. Sounds like a great restaurant.

P.S. Merry Christmas to you and John. Blogger is playing up this afternoon so not sure if some of my comments went through.

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