Restaurant Week; Meet Dish Creative Cuisine
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CATHEDRAL CITY - It's the official kick off to Restaurant Week here in the Coachella Valley. It’s the fifth time the Valley has put it together and it runs through June 16th. Folks will get discounts at over 100 businesses. The theme this year is Eat. See. Stay. That means, over the next two weeks restaurants, hotels and attractions across the valley will be offering you discounted prices. Dish Creative Cuisine is one of the restaurants new to Restaurant Week this year but more than 70 restaurants will take part. Customer Janet Janes says Dish Creative Cuisine holds a special place in her heart. "I came with my son and we both really loved it. So we came back. He has to go back to Afghanistan on Monday,” says Janes.
Chef and owner Joane Garcia-Colson says they use a mixture of chemistry, molecular gastronomy and delicious ingredients to prepare their food. The food is basically deconstructed and the physical and chemical products that come from the cooking process are used to create a dish. "People eat with their eyes first so we like to make our plates really beautiful, really eye appealing, really appetizing,” says Garcia-Colson. She decided to get in on the Restaurant Week action because she knew they offered something most hadn't seen before. "It’s great opportunity to showcase what we do here and get people who might not have tried us before or who are looking for something new to come in and give us a try,” says Garcia-Colson. "One of the things we had was the scallops and they were done to perfection,” says Janes.
The chef says all the creations are her own with a little inspiration from other talented chefs. "You get ideas that will stimulate your own creativity to springboard off something else that someone else may have created so that you can take it to another level and do something different,” says Garcia-Colson. A level that Janes says is perfect. "We didn’t even know it was Restaurant Week. The fact that the prices were discounted didn't really matter to us. We came for the food,” says Janes.
All the restaurants will have their regular menus plus will have a three-course fixed-price menu ranging from $26-$38. The Living Desert and the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway are just a couple of the attractions and hotels offering discounts.
For a link to a complete list of restaurants, hotels and attractions taking part, just click the link below: