A few weeks ago my mom and I took a mother/daughter trip to Palm Springs. Her parents, my grandparents, retired out in the desert. I think that is one of the reason’s that I love that area. And my mom hadn’t been out to the actual Palm Springs area in about 10 years. So we decided to head out on a Sunday for two nights of rest, relaxation and yummy food. I’m going to warn you. This post pretty much only contains food. No joke. We got in to town right at lunch time on Sunday and since I had never been to the Saguaro, I thought we should have lunch there.
My mom is a very safe eater. And by that I mean that she will usually only order what she has had before and knows she will like. While I am not a very adventurous eater, I definitely like to try new things. So she got crazy and let me direct most of the ordering. At first she turned her nose up at my suggestion of this Duck Queso Fundido at El Jefe but it was delicious! And I think it really showed her that she doesn’t need to be afraid to try something. I’m not sure why I find this so funny but I have no idea how I turned out willing to try new things coming from a lady that never did!!
I had been wanting to stay at the Alcazar for a while and was so glad to finally have the opportunity. I’m going to do a full review over on The Trend Tribe soon so I will be sure to point you over there when it is up. What I will mention here, though, is that the location is kind of amazing for this kind of a weekend. The Alcazar is located in the North end of town near Trina Turk and all the home design stores. There are two restaurants that are sort of part of the hotel but there as well as a few other great options in the area as well. What we loved about this is that you could walk to dinner, have a few drinks and then walk back. No one had to drive and you could immediately return to the room and get in to pajamas. Wild, I tell you.
I had been hearing amazing things about both restaurants run by the hotel, Birba and Cheeky’s, but every time we had come to Palm Springs in the past, both had been closed. For the first night, we walked down a short path to the Birba.
My mom hates to have her picture taken but I managed to sneak her in as I was trying to take a photo of the rest of the patio (PS, this restaurant is pretty much all patio – perfect for Palm Springs).
Next we shared a pizza topped with potatoes, a whole bunch of cheeses and pesto. The crust was insanely good! I totally want to go back to try more kinds of the pizza. Had enough? Click through to read more! [Read more...]