Europa Restaurant at Villa Royale Inn - Old World Charm, Innovative Cuisine
Made-to-order dishes with sustainable and locally-sourced ingredients are the hallmark of Europa’s innovative menu. Shown here are (clockwise, from bottom) Korobuta Pork Osso Bucco, a slow-braised Berkshire Shank in its own sauce on a bed of saff ron risotto; a seasonal Tomato Caprese tower with fresh mozzarella and basil; and Pan Seared Wild Scallops crusted with lemon pepper and finished in a White Truffle Aioli. Complementing the dish is Chateau Montelena 2010, Cabernet Sauvignon
Photography by Ethan Kaminsky
Tucked inside the three-acre, walled, Tuscan-inspired estate of Villa Royale Inn, Europa Restaurant embodies the rich luxury of Old World Europe with innovative cosmopolitan cuisine.
With texture and warmth, the restaurant’s rich brocade fabrics, rustic brick floors, hand hewn walls, tear-drop crystal chandeliers, and lovely arched French doors frame gardens verdant with bougainvillea, citrus, lavender, and jasmine. Stone fountains around the grounds and patios spill their refreshing sound.
Once the home of Olympic figure skaterturned actress, Sonja Henie, Villa Royale has welcomed celebrities, artists, authors, scientists and other luminaries into its tranquil sanctuary since the 1940s. With Hollywood connections until 2006, the Inn and Europa were owned by actress Amy Quino and Emmy award-winner Tony Shaloub and his actress wife Brooke Adams. Today, owner David Shahriari continues the legacy of warm, attentive service to guests at this historic 32-room inn, where each guestroom is individually decorated.
Award winning Chef Alen Badzak brings a made-to-order menu to the storied Europa Restaurant using sustainable and locally sourced products whenever possible. Badzak was recently named one of America’s top chefs in Best Chef America’s inaugural edition.
Badzak’s opulent menu changes seasonally, bringing the freshest ingredients to the table, and creating dishes that tempt the most discriminating diner.
Europa Restaurant at Villa Royale Inn
1620 S. Indian Trail, Pam Springs, CA 92262