Lord-Fletchers

Fletcher’s Is Simply One of a Kind

My dear friend Robbie, a recent transplant from the U.K. to L.A., is special on many counts, and I always welcome his visits to Rancho Mirage. Not only is my pal a native Londoner who sorely misses his former hometown—he’s an inveterate fan of prime rib. So naturally, there’s only one place in the desert…

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Modernism-Week-Preview

Modernism Week Kicks Off With A Fall Preview

Modernism Week has become one of the Palm Springs Valley’s signature events, growing and growing in both scope and popularity over the last few years. And now comes a quite clever way for the powers-that-be behind the scenes to not only draw attention to this great mid-February happening but to capitalize on its heightened elite…

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Rancho Mirage Wins First Chef Challenge

Rancho Mirage Wins First Chef Challenge

If you are—like me—a foodie who loves a good contest, then have I got the place for you! Every Wednesday through October 22, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Pirch (the amazingly cool interactive bath, kitchen, and outdoor showroom located just across from The River in Rancho Mirage at 71-905 Highway 111) is hosting the Crater…

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bluEmber Chef de Cuisine Brandon Testi

bluEmber Chef de Cuisine Brandon Testi

Spend any time with Brandon Testi—chef de cuisine at Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa’s signature restaurant, bluEmber—and you’ll see how seriously this gastronomic wunderkind takes food. The handsome, 28-year-old Orange County native invariably stops by my table whenever I’m dining at bluEmber, regaling me and my guests with stories from the kitchen—not to…

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Palm Springs International Film Festival 2015

Palm Springs International Film Festival 2015

It may be too early to know which fantastic feature films and indelible documentaries will unspool at the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival come January 2015—or to know which megawatt Hollywood superstars will be on hand in the desert to present and receive trophies at the famous Awards Gala on January 3—but passes…

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CHEF SPOTLIGHT – DREW DAVIS, CATALAN

Born in Los Angeles, Drew Davis knew at a very young age that he had a true passion for food. While working at food establishments in high school he was convinced he had found his life’s calling. After finishing school, Drew recognized the need to refine his craft at more prominent establishments. He wanted to…

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