Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Dinner at Copley's on Palm Canyon

Saturday night we went to dinner at the renowned Palm Springs restaurant, Copley's on Palm Canyon. The restaurant is the former home of Cary Grant, who lived in Palm Springs and was known for lavish parties. We arrived a few minutes early, so we enjoyed a glass of wine by the fire pit. We were dining with family this evening, and Greg, the co-owner of Copley's had selected the perfect table on the outdoor patio for our group of five. Situated under a massive ficus tree, and adjacent to a lion's head fountain, it was the ideal setting for a casually elegant dinner outside. Chef Andrew Copley creates the most dazzling menus to tantalize the pallet; it's difficult to decide which one entree to order.
Above: as a starter, I had the "Untraditional Wedge Salad" with Organic baby lettuce, grape tomatoes, olives, marinated mushrooms, cucumber, blue cheese crumbles and a creamy garlic-herb dressing.
above left: Kobe Beef topped with Lobster Claw, and above right: Ahi Tina topped with Tiger Shrimp on Wasabi mashed potatoes. Both were magnificent.

above: An amazing dessert: Chocolate-macadamia nut tart with homemade hazelnut chocolate ice cream.

above: Copley's has a great ambiance and atmosphere. It's my favorite restaurant in Palm Springs.
-Rick Rockhill

15 comments:

Tod said...

Wow, you do go to some amazing places. I love dining out and this weekend we went to Krispy Kreme... hmmm. :)

Jeni said...

LOL -Tod's comment sounds a bit more like where I might "dine" but boy, this place sounds gorgeous for atmosphere but the foods you showed looked and sounded really enticing too. Now, get me a winning lottery ticket so I can make a trip to California and check it out for myself!

Tea N. Crumpet said...

Do you know what is amazing? Any of these dishes can be made relatively easily. I have a very limited budget, but I could make these, minus the Kobe beef and lobster claw ;) That's just a little bit out of my budget!

My 12 year old saw this and she says she wants to meet you. She wants to be a chef and she wants to "talk food" with you. I love it. I can have a terrible budget and she figures out how to dress it up and decide on good dinners.

Have you ever met Martha Stewart? (She asked me to ask you!)

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I'm glad that salad wasn't named, 'Untraditional Wedgie Salad.'

I'd like to write the menu description for the beef entree.
"Surf And Turf Combines Forces In An Ultimate Battle To Delight Your Tastebuds!" Coming soon to a dinner plate near you.

Palm Springs Savant said...

tea- I've not met Marta yet...but one of thee days I'm sure I will! I love to cook, I'm a "foodie" and like to experiment. Being creative in the kitchen is a great outlet for me. Even on a budget, the kitchen is one place a person can easily make magic!

captain corky said...

If I went Copley's, I would never get up from the fire pit. I love drinking by a fire. Really I just love drinking period. Not bad portion sizes.

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

Oh that looks sooo good!

Steven said...

Looks like you made the right choice for a place with a pleasant ambience and delicious food. All key to a fun evening with friends and family.

Mags said...

Oh! I was just thinking about making a chocolate macadamia tart for the cafe-it think it would go very well with their gelato actually....hmm....yes-I think I'll do it!

Lois Grebowski said...

YUM! You had me at blue cheese...LOL!

Lewis said...

Amazing, I'm sure, to sit in Cary Grant's house! Wild times. The salad looks fantastic.....I'm afraid I'd have to pass on the meat and fish dishes, as good as they look. I love the things you're involved with, the places you eat, the activities you do.

Mona said...

Wow! Macadamia nut tart & HAZELNUTS chocolate icecream! !!! SWOOOONNNN

Anne said...

Love that you preview the restaurant ...if only restaurant critics around here would use more pictures.

Cheryl said...

What a charming life you have. I'm so glad I can be a voyeur and live vicariously through your posts.

Marlupe said...

When I get to Palm Springs I am going to have to check out this copley's place. You've written about it several times so it must be good!

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