The ladies and gentlemen who serve fine food and beverages to the ladies and gentlemen who dine and drink at the Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage’s State Fare Bar & Kitchen have more than one trick up their immaculately maintained uniform sleeves. Yes, as has been widely discussed since this venerable institution opened its velvet arms to patrons in the Palm Springs Valley, the dining experience at the resort’s chief restaurant is outstanding, and the people-watching of the desert’s who’s who is—to this gadabout—divine.
But one thing that may be overlooked in the dining mix is the “bar” part of State Fare. The Ritz has designed a beautiful indoor/outdoor venue that includes plenty of seating to satisfy both air conditioning aficionados and those who prefer the desert heat in all its iterations. With a topnotch selection of spirits, wines, and beers—as well as interesting and creative non-alcoholic beverages—guests will have no problem quenching their thirst.
And speaking of creative…how about an intoxicating teetotalling tonic that with the simple addition of alcohol turns into a superbly crafted cocktail? State Fare’s deliciously tart Rosemary Lemonade magically morphs into its signature “Wolfskill + Pine” with the simple addition of premium lemon vodka and a splash of sparkling white wine. Delicious in either incarnation, it’s just one more example of the Ritz’s superb attention not only to detail but to all of life’s finer things.
So whether you’re dining, or just looking for a nice place to chat and have a drink, the Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage’s State Fare Bar + Restaurant offers countless food and beverage options with superior indoor/patio/cliffside service. www.ritzcarlton.com