Le Vallauris, Palm Springs
Palm Springs , California
Tel: 760 325 5059
Concierge.com's insider take:
For more than 30 years, chef-owner Paul Bruggemans has fed Hollywood royalty—Zsa Zsa Gabor, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Gregory Peck and so on—with his trademark French cuisine. Be prepared to spend a small fortune for such delicacies as foie gras, cured duck breast salad, rack of lamb, veal chop, or the popular seared whitefish with mustard sauce. For high rollers, there's the $85 Russian caviar appetizer or the $70 grilled rib eye. Daily specials are scribbled on a chalkboard at the landmark Roberson House, built in 1924 and now filled with Flemish tapestries and Louis XV furnishings. There's also a lovely patio shaded by ficus trees.
Lunch and dinner. Closed July and August.