Saturday, December 8, 2007

The Tropicale, Palm Springs

Friday evening I went to check out Tropicale, a hip new restaurant in downtown Palm Springs. It bills itself as having a chic sophisticated d├ęcor. Inside the dining room there are tables and high-backed half-circular leather booths in a plush dining room with chandeliers. The Coral Seas Lounge offers retro cocktails such as The Pink Pussycat, Just Peachy Martini , Chi-Chi Coconut Martini, Carmen Miranda Sangria and the Havana Banana Sparkling Sangria, just to name a few. We had a late reservation, 10:00pm, and although things had calmed down, there was still a very respectable crowd dining and having cocktails. There was some confusion about our waiter- four different servers took care of us with varying degrees of attention. After some confusion with the appetizers available, I enjoyed the Organic lettuce salad with toasted walnuts, gorgonzola and balsamic vinaigrette dressing. The entrees were delicious, with generous portions. although I didn't order them, the pizzas on the menu looked delicious.

above: exterior photos ot Tropicale at night, with dramatic lighting and swank palm trees and neon lights.

above left: I had the Japanese-Style Rice Bowl with Teriyaki King Salmon, Steamed Baby Bok Choy, Asparagus Tips, Tomatoes & Wild Mushrooms and above right: John had the Rare-Grilled Ahi Tuna Steak with Lime Ginger Butter, Black Sesame Seeds Green Papaya Salad Wasabi Dipping Sauce

above left: the waiting area- the "fireplace" is actually a plasma screen TV of a fireplace- very clever for our desert climate, above right: the interior bar of the Coral Seas Lounge.
above: the Coral Seas Lounge back patio and outdoor bar
-Rick Rockhill


Marlupe said...

the food looks fabulous, what a fun place. Palm Springs looks like it has a lot of great places to eat.

Superstar said...

You can order for me ANYTIME and twice on Sunday!!!

That food looks fantastic!

Better than that, your drink choices are THE bomb!
~tips back xantini~

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Canadian flake said...

ok now I am totally all looks so yummy. The restaurant looks very chic..

Thanks for sharing.


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