Zin American Wine Bistro, Palm Springs
Palm Springs , California
Tel: 760 322 6300
Concierge.com's insider take:
This storefront bistro, named after the popular grape, is a real find on fast-food-heavy Palm Canyon Drive. Belgian chef Nicolas Klontz turns out exceedingly good dishes from his homeland, including steamed mussels, pommes frites, and signature escargots with garlic-Zinfandel butter. He also excels at international comfort food, including buttermilk fried chicken, ribs, the Zin burger, and apple pie. Desserts are also top-flight, especially the banana cream pie napoleon and the chèvre cheesecake with crème fraîche and balsamic-infused raspberries. Wines are handpicked by the chefs exclusively from small producers, and the list highlights, of course, Zinfandel and other American wines.