(Greater Palm Springs, CA) - April 5, 2018–The most-anticipated and flavorful culinary event in Southern California, Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week, returns to the lush oasis June 1-17, 2018. Dining enthusiasts will definitely want to plan a self-guided culinary tour with family and friends, sampling this year’s inventive menus at participating restaurants throughout Greater Palm Springs.
For the first time, Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week will take place over three weekends, a fantastic opportunity for visitors to plan a long weekend getaway to our sun-filled hideaway. Restaurant Week culminates on Father’s Day, giving diners the option to celebrate dad at one of many diverse eateries offering special menus and pricing.
“Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week has found its recipe for success thanks to our dineGPS partners, and the creative chefs and industry professionals behind our thriving culinary scene,” said Scott White, President & CEO of the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Fine dining in midcentury retro or contemporary surroundings, cozy bistros, urban-inspired gastropubs, global cuisine, casual hangouts, stylish eateries with indoor/outdoor dining—we really have it all and invite everyone to visit our participating restaurants throughout Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week.”
During the 17-day event, many of the region’s finest restaurants and eateries will showcase their menu offerings with prix fixe menus. Dinner menus will be available for $29, $39 or $49 per person. Diners will also be able to sample oasis culinary offerings during the lunch period. Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week lunch menus will be available for $15, $20 or $25. Some restaurants may offer wine pairings and/or supplemental dishes for an additional charge. In addition to the Restaurant Week offerings, standard menus will also be available at regular pricing.
“The number and quality of participating restaurants continue to grow every year,” said Michael Botello, Board Member of the Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week Association and owner of Wally’s Desert Turtle.” “Restaurant week is an excellent way to showcase the diverse dining and culinary options located throughout the Greater Palm Springs.”
Restaurant Week was first unveiled in 2007 to help boost restaurant sales during what was then a slower time of year. Some 30 Palm Springs restaurants participated in the inaugural event. This year, more than 100 restaurants, located throughout the nine cities comprising Greater Palm Springs, will showcase their menus.
Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) serves as the producing partner of Restaurant Week in collaboration with presenting sponsors Sysco™.
Diners participating in Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week are encouraged to tag social media posts with #dineGPS and @dineGPS.
To learn more and see the list of participating restaurants, visit www.dinegps.com.
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About Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week
Founded in 2007, Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week is a showcase that highlights the diverse dining and leisure opportunities of the Greater Palm Springs area. Participating restaurants included some of the Oasis’ most beloved eateries as well as some of the newest venues to hit the culinary scene. Each participating restaurant offers multi-course lunch and dinner menus at pre-set pricing, designed to encourage exploring new items and sharing a great meal with friends, family and colleagues. This annual event celebrating its 12th year has grown from fewer than 30 participating restaurants to more than 100. www.dineGPS.com
Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. The company operates distribution facilities across a broad geographic presence serving approximately 425,000 customers.
About Greater Palm Springs, California
Greater Palm Springs is Southern California’s premier resort and golf destination. Discover a place of many experiences and surprises in nine distinctive cities: Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio and Coachella. As a respite for mind, body and spirit, Greater Palm Springs is ready to provide you with an unparalleled sense of escape, adventure, recreation, relaxation and your own unique way to play--anytime of the year. For more information on Greater Palm Springs, visit www.visitgreaterpalmsprings.com.