Architecture and design buffs from all over the country will soon descend on the desert for Modernism Week, a celebration of Palm Springs’ signature Midcentury Modern architecture. And if you happen to be one of those buffs, you’ll surely work up an appetite admiring all the clean angles and breeze block around town. These five Palm Springs restaurants have taken cues from the area’s marked look and feel by incorporating its revered design elements into their dining rooms.
Dining and golf can often prove boorish playing partners: Grab an energy bar while running to the first tee; pound a hot dog at the turn; drink a fast can of macrobrew post-round. But at Escena in Palm Springs, golfers come for the fairways and stay for the fare. Surrounded by views of the San Jacinto Mountains, Escena’s 1950s-style clubhouse and the Grill & Lounge therein, present a vibe of classic Palm Springs cool.
If you’re looking for a golf course that is not only well-groomed but also includes a remarkable view, then look no further. The Escena Golf Club does a wonderful job of combining championship golf with the classic Palm Springs desert setting we all know and love.
In enjoying Escena’s second summer wine-pairing dinner—besides the fantastic quality of the meals and wine, again I am struck how the entire evening comes off like an intimate dinner party. With such a limited gathering, the conversation becomes electric and the merriment of the evening is continually fueled by wonderful cuisine.
Quelle Chance! How fortunate for the intimate party of diners to be enjoying the first of the 2013 Around the World Summer Wine Dinner Series held last week, where the focus of the evening—mais oui, but of course—was France and its famed wine producing regions. Escena Lounge and Grill is one of Palm Springs’ beautiful restaurants on every level.
After a wonderful (or even not so great) game of golf or tennis, it’s hard to beat a relaxing meal or drink with friends, while you replay the outing.
For anyone who wished to practice their Italian, their appreciation for classic Italian wines, and the delicious cuisine at the Escena Grill & Lounge—well perhaps we met while dining at the excellent wine pairing dinner featuring Beni di Batasiolo Winery & Vineyards.
In keeping with the “hip” theme of the Escena Golf Club, architect Douglas Fredrikson updated the clubhouse, paying homage to the prevalent design styles of the 1950s.