Some people claim their appetite wanes come the high temps of summer. Not me. If anything, I get more ravenous June through August! It should therefore come as no surprise to you, dear reader, that some of the best news I’ve received of late is that the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce has joined forces with more than 35 local eateries and drinking holes to present Dine Rancho Mirage, a summer promotion featuring specials, specials, and more specials from now through August 31. If that’s not enough to make you hunger for all manner of culinary delights, I don’t know what will.
Many of the participating restaurants have chosen to offer their deals daily, such as Wally’s Desert Turtle, where you get 20% off all food items…or Sunnylands, where you receive a free iced tea with the purchase of any salad or sandwich. Lord Fletcher’s is vaunting its five complete dinner specials for $22.75 each, nightly. And at Brandini Toffee, you can pick up something sweet for yourself or for the sweetheart with 20% off your entire purchase. One of the best dinner deals in town has to be what’s going on at Pinzimini, the signature restaurant of The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, where the chef’s six-course tasting menu is a steal at $75. Morning person? Not a problem. Si Bon has a full Belgian breakfast every day for a mere $10.
Some venues are offering specials on only some days of the week, such as Kobe Japanese Steakhouse, which has its 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Early Bird Menu available Sunday through Friday…or D’Carlos Italian Café, where Monday is All Night Early Bird, Tuesday and Wednesday are Early Bird from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., and Wednesday is one dollar off all wine.
Not that the city thinks the only way to you is strictly through your stomach. At the Hilton Garden Inn, you can book a specially rated Romance Package with sparkling wine upon arrival and breakfast for two.
To see the entire list of promotions, please visit www.dineranchomirage.com. And, “Bon appétit!”