by Coachella Valley | December 29, 2014 2:51 pm
By Michelle Roe
The Colony Palms Hotel has you covered this New Year’s Eve. Whether your party is content to celebrate with a gourmet extravaganza or up for a night of out followed by waking up in the New Year in grand style, this four-star boutique is the perfect hideaway to prepare for an eventful evening out.
The hotel itself is an homage to Hollywood’s Golden era with Spanish Colonial influences boasting 56 guest rooms and suites, stunning mountain views, and a dedicated staff ready to make your stay welcome. Elegant décor, modern amenities, and lavish comforts invite the most discerning guests to enjoy the luxurious surroundings including the lush garden courtyard, a stunning pool deck, and the tranquil Moroccan Spa.
Before your evening soiree, grab a pre-dinner cocktail and make reservations to experience the on-site, legendary Purple Palm Restaurant & Bar. Inspired by the interesting personalities that frequented this establishment, the restaurant is named after the infamous “Purple Gang”, where renowned mobster Ari Wertheimer and his pals gathered. The restaurant and terrace certainly have a sophisticated ambiance to delight today’s VIP’s; however, it’s Chef Cale Falk and his incredible cuisine that continues to draw food aficionados to this retro “clubhouse”. Chef Falk has crafted a well-cultivated culinary repertoire prepared with local ingredients when possible, bold seasonal flavorings and a flare for the eclectic.
In keeping with his talented abilities, Chef Falk has prepared a decadently delicious New Year’s Eve pre-fixe menu to ring in 2016 in style:
1st (choice of)
Roasted Cauliflower Soup
Gaufrette Potato, House Made Raisins, Horseradish
Roasted Baby Beets
Shaft Blue Cheese, Baby Greens, Pecan Pavlova, Herb Vinaigrette
2nd – Champagne Sorbet
3rd (choice of)
Vegetable Mille Feuille, Crispy Potatoes, Black Pepper Condiment
Crispy Pancetta, Glazed Chanterelles, Fava Beans, Corn-Lemongrass Pureè
Butternut Squash Pureè, Roasted Root Vegetables, Pomegranate Reduction
Portobello & Goat Cheese En Croute
Piquillo Pepper-Sherry Emulsion
4th (choice of)
Strawberry Mousse & Chiffon Cake
Flourless Chocolate Kahlua
After indulging to your hearts desire, head out to one of Palm Springs most anticipated bashes, the 2016 New Year’s Eve Countdown and Outdoor Block Party hosted by Spa Resort Casino. The event will sport numerous activities including a multi-media countdown that is free to the public as well as a limited ticket purchase for a concert performance by Starship featuring Mickey Thomas.
Or you just may want to stay and enjoy the moonlight as New Year dawns at one of the most fascinating and beautiful hotel properties in the desert.
The Colony Palms Hotel is located at 572 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262 . Phone (760) 969-1818 or go to www.colonypalmshotel.com.
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