Jun 16, 200805:43 PMThe Life
Kip’s Baby Boomer Blog
Checking out the Boomer scene for recreation, dining, and entertainment in Palm Springs and the surrounding desert communities.
I find that as I age, I still have the body of a Greek god — unfortunately, it’s that of Dionysius.
Put in more pedestrian terms — I love to eat and drink.
Well, this weekend is the weekend for Boomers to give in to their inner Greek gods. There’s enough going on to satisfy even the appetite of those ancient deities.
First, Friday is the last day of the Palm Spring Restaurant Week. This is a delightful celebration of the many exotic cuisines found here in the desert. More than 40 different restaurants offered three-course prix fixe menus ranging from $26-$36 per person. And this food is truly world-class dining. It is an experience that creates memories. Check the Web site or call 943-2333 for more information.
Saturday is has a nice wine event. How about sampling some full-bodied reds from Napa Valley? For $50, JW Marriot Desert Springs Resort & Spa is offering a plate of some of the best cabernets, merlots and zinfandels of the region.
I admit to an ethnic preference in my wine. My mother’s family came from Germany and I picked up a fondness for Rhineland wines from her. As luck would have it, JW Marriot Desert Springs Resort & Spa’s Executive Chef Oliver Wolf just happens to be from Germany. Sunday, the chef will not only present wines from the Rhine and Mosel valleys, but will also pair these offerings with German regional dishes. For those who have not been exposed to German cuisine, I can’t recommend it highly enough. In America, we speak of French chefs; in Europe, they speak of German chefs. Sample this fare, and you’ll know why.
Call 341-1772 or check out their Web site.
So, Boomers, this is the weekend to get in touch with your inner Greek god.
Until next Monday, ROCK ON!