Workshop Kitchen + Bar — Photo courtesy of Workshop Kitchen + Bar
With summer closures a standard of the Palm Springs restaurant scene, fall always brings exciting new restaurant openings and remodels. After months of anticipation, Workshop Kitchen + Bar opened its doors in late September to crowds of eager locals. Executive Chef Michael Beckman and partner Joseph Mourani are bringing the farm-to-table concept to Palm Springs proper in full force, working with about a dozen local farms to create fresh fare with a creative flair. Workshop offers farmhouse-style tables and large format dishes to encourage a communal and social experience. Sample menu items include octopus carpaccio, market veggie enchiladas and braised oxtail cannelloni.
The bar area is just as dedicated to local farms, using seasonal produce to create delectable punches and unique cocktails. In addition to serving Sunday brunch, the restaurant also hosts an on-site farmers' market on Sundays to encourage diners to incorporate local produce at home.
Wang's in the Desert — Photo courtesy of Wang's in the Desert
Meanwhile, the popular pan-Asian fusion restaurant Wang's in the Desert recently redesigned its ambiance and dessert menu, leaving locals drooling. Fresh paint and a newly decorated dining room have updated this Palm Springs staple, and in turn, Wang's in the Desert debuted a new dessert menu in October. With new offerings like ginger pudding, Asian flan, lava cake, oversized fortune cookies and red velvet, there's no better place to indulge a sweet tooth than Wang's in the Desert.