Talay Thai

Talay Thai Dim Sum Comes to Rancho Mirage

There’s a new Thai in town—and it’s terrific! Longtime desert restaurateurs Ally, husband Charlie (who spends his time in the kitchen), and Charlie’s sister Tuk unveiled their Highway 111 eatery last New Year’s Eve, and have been doing bang-up business ever since. The restaurant is open for its regular menu from 11 a.m. to 2:30…

Catalan Babes Pig Paella

Pigs Meet Paella and Brews as Babe’s and Catalan Join Forces in Rancho Mirage

Two of Rancho Mirage biggest and best epicurean brands—Babe’s (California’s 2015 Brewery of the Year) and Catalan (the Mediterranean restaurant celebrating its fourth spectacular year)—join forces on Tuesday, April 5 for “Pigs, Paella, & Brews.” Held at Catalan on Highway 111—doors open at 6:00 p.m.; dinner served at 6:30 p.m.—the $49-per-person event (exclusive of tax…

Gioia staff

Luca Ricca Overjoyed with His Gioia in Rancho Mirage

It’s hard to believe it’s been almost three months since chef-owner Luca Ricca, his uncle and partner Salvatore Evangelista, and right-hand-woman to both men, Giada Ingegnoso, landed at The River in Rancho Mirage via their home country to spread joy—or gioia—to desert aficionados of genuine Italian cooking. Personally, I’m just happy to hear that more…

Gioia Chef Luca

Delightful Dining at Rancho Mirage’s The River

I love my job. Although, really and truly, how can you call drawing attention to all the fabulous attributes of my beloved home town of Rancho Mirage “a job”?! Everywhere I turn there’s something to boast about, whether it’s our gorgeous resorts; a year-round, never-ending parade of events; the Palm Springs Valley’s spectacular weather; or…