10 Best Restaurant Patios
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BY KATHY STRONG
“Magical” best captures the charm and Old World elegance of Le Vallauris’ outdoor dining. The romantic patio, born 37 years ago where a pool once graced the 1927 cottage, still thrives as one of the most coveted dining destinations in the valley. Eighty percent of the restaurant’s clientele request this locale — enveloped by a mini forest of light-studded ficus trees — for lunch and dinner. The restaurant came about when founder Paul Bruggemans was encouraged by the Hollywood crowd who wintered in Palm Springs to open a French-inspired counterpart to his famous Le St. Germain in Hollywood. Le Vallauris’ patio still reigns as a top choice for a special night to dine under the stars in the glow of the fireplace and with the tinkling of piano keys in the background. Read Full Article