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A Creative Club Chef and Chateau St. Michelle

With Indian Ridge Country Club Chef Ralph Fernandez

With Indian Ridge Country Club Chef Ralph Fernandez

Would you believe me if I told you one of the most creative, satisfying and entertaining dinners I’ve had so far this year was at a country club? In Palm Desert, no less? I’ll avoid repeating what I wrote in the article for The Tasting Panel (see below) and just post some pics… Chef Ralph Fernandez, I like your style.

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Palm Springs’ Hipster Haciendas

After staying away for a few years, it was remarkable to return to the Coachella valley and note the cultural changes in Palm Springs, a once-sleepy, retirement-centered town which has now re-embraced its Hollywood connections and surviving midcentury modern architecture. Several boutique hotels have been restored to create some of the hippest resorts anywhere. Take a look at my feature article for Dallas/FtWorth’s 360 West magazine, or just enjoy some of my candid pics…

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