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La Spiga

Last weekend, we went out to dinner with our friends, Fiona and Steve. We tried a new, upscale Italian restaurant in Palm Desert called "La Spiga". The building itself is beautiful, and looks like a lovely Tuscan villa.

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We started with a cocktail in the comfortable lounge near the cozy fireplace. They made a great pomegranate martini.

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We were seated for dinner on the terrace. It was quite comfortable, as the daytime high was 77 that day, and there were heaters on the patio as it cooled off. The restaurant has a huge "back yard", complete with Italian fountain, covered "smoking area" by an outdoor fireplace for cigar lovers and diehard smokers, and a large herb garden and lawn.

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Brad and I shared an appetizer of the "house" homemade Italian sausage. It was spicy, and quite good. (Sorry about the blurry photo, but that was right after the martini and a glass of wine.)

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Brad had the seabass, and enjoyed the preparation.

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My veal medallions, topped with prawns, topped with mozzarella were fabulous!

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Price per couple with a drink, wine and tip: $156.

Comments (2)

Looks like a good restaurant, Palma. No tomato sauce in sight. Imagine that ;)

These look fabulous Palma. I'm counting done the days til we return to Italy.

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