When you think of Palm Springs, the glamour of Old Hollywood often comes to mind. An exciting, elegant era of young movie moguls and starlets who pushed the limits is still very much a part of the city’s lore. Today, many of Palm Springs’ landmarks have been converted into popular eateries—the most notable being Le Vallauris, which proudly occupies the former 3-bedroom, red tile roofed, Spanish revival house of hotelier, George B. Roberson.
Roberson would be proud, just like his hotel was considered the best in its day, Le Vallauris is touted as the most fantastic French restaurant in Palm Springs. A media darling, Le Vallauris is often featured in the pages of area papers, most recently the LA Times and Palm Springs Life Magazine.
Widely known as the best Palm Springs restaurant, you’ll often find Barry Manilow enjoying one of Chef Jean Paul Lair’s delicious dishes in the impeccably landscaped outdoor dining garden. Not to be outshined by the al fresco oasis, Le Vallauris’ indoor lounge and dining room are beautifully appointed with rare Louis XV furnishings and original Flemish tapestries.
Regulars often stop in for Chef Lair’s signature foie gras ravioli and Grand Marnier soufflé; while others come in for a weekly surprise for the prix fixe menu. One thing is for certain, no matter when you decide to dine at Le Vallauris, the food will be scrumptious. Earning a near perfect Zagat rating in 2010 and an annual fixture on Donna Curran’s Best of list in Palm Springs Life Magazine, Le Vallauris is often referred to as the best restaurant in Palm Springs.
Le Vallauris is open 7 days a week from 11.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. and 5.00 p.m. to 10.30 p.m. You can visit Le Vallauris online at www.levallauris.com.
Once you experience the palate pleasing dishes of Executive Chef, Jean Paul Lair, and the hospitality of General Manager, Tony Bruggemans, you too will be singing its culinary praises.