SBYD TRAVEL: Palm Springs (Part II)

After having recently read a blog post on Palm Springs from the talented Yellowtrace, I was eager to try for dinner, the recommended Workshop Kitchen + Bar

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Hidden in amongst the collection of vintage and mid-century styled furniture stores on Palm Canyon Drive, Workshop Kitchen + Bar presented its understated charm to us.

Designed by New York's CIty's SOMA Architects, this restaurant represents the true meaning of Industrial Chic. A complete contrast to the eclectic and vibrant Palm Springs, but a welcoming relief to its customers. 

The interior stole my heart. I completely fell in love with it.  Extremely chic with superior industrial elements including clean lines, monochromatic palette and minimal design aesthetic. Its hard to fathom that this restaurant is nestled in the heart of Palm Springs. But that's the point I think and that's why I loved it.

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The lighting was a key feature for me.  Although nothing original in its design, the repetitive use of the low hanging light bulb accentuated the height of loft-style ceiling without compromising on the intimacy of the space.  In addition, the no-frills exposed bulb softened the feel of the somewhat sterile interior and created unexpected warmth and comfort.

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As I am no "foodie", I won't begin to critic the quality and presentation of the food on offer here, except to say that it will not disappoint.  It was sublime.  This was my chosen cuisine for the night:

+ Farro Calamari Salad with cucumbers, olives, tomatoes, fresh herbs, red wine vinaigrette (delicious).

+ Black Burgundy Truffle Risotto (amazing). 

There is also a lovely wine list to choose from offering many local varieties as well as a highly stocked bar for either pre or post dinner drinks.

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Highly recommended! You can make a reservation on-line at Workshop Kitchen + Bar here.

SbyD x

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