Imagine the perfect blend of California and Mediterranean flavors, an art gallery featuring local talents, live entertainment, and a dash of mid-century modern charm—all wrapped up in one fantastic culinary adventure. Sounds like a dream, right? Well, it’s a reality thanks to the culinary powerhouse duo of Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken.
More Than a Restaurant – The Alice B. Experience
These two culinary maestros have been making waves in the food world for over 40 years, and their latest masterpiece, Alice B., is causing quite a stir in Palm Springs. But here’s the twist—it’s nestled inside Living Out, a swanky LGBTQ+ senior community. Don’t worry; it’s not exclusive; it’s open to everyone looking for a memorable dining experience.
Culinary Magic – Alice B.’s Irresistible Menu
Now, let’s get to the good stuff—the food. Alice B. is like a symphony of flavors orchestrated by Executive Chef Lance Velasquez. But wait, this isn’t the Mexican or Latin-inspired cuisine you might associate with Feniger and Milliken. Nope, it’s a fusion of global influences with a spotlight on fresh Californian ingredients. Picture dishes like short rib and potato croquettes, yellowtail amberjack crudo, and a mouthwatering bone-in New York steak with black pepper crema that’s drool-worthy.
Artistry on Display – Local Talent Takes Center Stage
What sets Alice B. apart is its commitment to local art and culture. As you savor your meal, you’ll be surrounded by the works of talented female and LGBTQ+ artists, adding an extra layer of vibrancy to your dining experience. Plus, there’s live entertainment to keep things exciting. It’s not just dinner; it’s a full-blown sensory experience.
Chic Ambiance and Tribute – The Alice B. Experience
Step inside Alice B., and you’ll be transported to the chic mid-century modern vibes that Palm Springs is famous for. Inspired by the legendary Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein, the restaurant exudes a welcoming ambiance that invites you to kick back, relax, and enjoy every moment.
Sip and Savor – Alice B.’s Bar, Drinks, and Bites
Now, let’s talk drinks. Alice B. boasts a bar where skilled mixologists whip up classic cocktails and innovative creations. Try “Gertie’s Perfect Date” for a delightful blend of date-infused rye, vermouth, and bitters. Wine enthusiasts, rejoice! The wine selection spans regions from California to New Zealand, ensuring the perfect pairing for your meal. Hungry for some bites while you sip your drinks? Alice B. has you covered with tempting bar bites, from hummus to cheddar drop biscuits. And let’s not forget about the grass-fed chuck burger; it’s a must-try.
Plan Your Visit to Alice B.
Alice B. is located at 1122 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA, 92262. As of now, they’re open for dinner on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., and extend their hours to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. While they’re currently closed on Tuesdays, they’ve got exciting plans in the pipeline, including weekend brunch, catering, and private events.
In the words of Mary Sue Milliken, “Alice B. represents a new era for us, a departure from the bold Mexican and Latin-inspired flavors we’re known for.” So, if you’re ready to embark on a culinary adventure that’s as unique as it is delicious, Alice B. is waiting to welcome you into its world of flavors, art, and entertainment.