Combining passion, simplicity, and excellent ingredients, Catalan has become a staple in the desert's culinary community. This family-owned and operated Rancho Mirage restaurant is lead by Culinary Institute of America graduate and accomplished Chef Drew Davis.
Davis' seasonally changing menu reflects a farm-to-table concept using sustainable, locally sourced products from organic produce to natural hormone-free meats and sustainably raised seafood. Signature specialties include Catalan Paella and Grilled Swordfish. A variety of cold and hot Spanish tapas, such as Goat Cheese Stuffed Piquillo Peppers and Authentic Patatas Bravas, are available to share. Desserts like the Catalan Nutella Cream Custard with Sea Salt is a must-try.
Just as the food is inspired by the Mediterranean, Catalan's mood conveys the art and music of this region in a comfortable, unpretentious ambiance. Lofty ceilings, contemporary furnishings and artwork, and a tree-shaded inner courtyard set its welcoming tone.
Happy hour all evening at Catalan's full bar features the restaurant's signature red sangria and limoncello, the Pomegranate and Basil Martini, and Pineapple-Infused Vodka. Dinner is served from 5 to 9 p.m. — with a three-course "Taste of Mediterranean" prix fixe menu from 5 to 6 p.m. in the dining room. Live music three nights a week, October through May.
Pretty much anything can be a tapa. More than a particular recipe, tapas are a style of eating, an informal way of sharing small dishes. Throughout the year, Catalan features a true Barcelona tapas bar eating experience.
Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine
70026 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage 92270