By Pamela Bieri
Owned by the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation and managed by Troon Golf, The Classic Club specializes in weddings, charitable golf, social, community and business events, and is one of the desert’s most sought-after locales. The Classic Club has four ceremony and reception options for up to 500 guests.
Bellatrix Restaurant and Wine Bar’s warm and gracious Mediterranean ambience offers intimate, romantic dining to magnificent settings for formal and informal gatherings. With sun-warm walls and linen-clad tables, Bellatrix decor flows from wine themed oil paintings and a wood-andglass walled wine cellar. Its 180-degree golf course and mountain vista from the covered wrap-around terrace is incomparable, truly a spectacular destination for any event or celebration.
Classically trained Executive Chef Gerard Brunett enjoys experimenting with Coachella Valley’s bounty of products, from heirloom tomatoes, bell peppers, lettuces, corn, and asparagus to chilies, citrus, dates, and figs. Strongly influenced by modernists Hubert Keller and Jacques Pepin, Brunett defines his cuisine as “American Continental with a touch of Asian and Mediterranean influences.”
His varied influences may be seen in diverse dishes such as his Moroccan Spiced Grouper, Southwest Style Honey BBQ Short Ribs, Sesame or Spice Crusted Ahi Tuna and Soba Noodle Salad and the popular Bellatrix Capreccio — a beef tenderloin Carpaccio topped with classic Caprese ingredients.
Brunett enjoys changing menus often to reflect seasonal ingredients available both locally and regionally.
Extensive wines complement the Bellatrix menu with an array of California Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs, and Cabernet Sauvignons from great vintners to elegant boutique wineries. A full selection of specialty cocktails and beers are available, as well as an appetizing bar menu.
Open for lunch daily from 11 a.m. and dinner Tuesday through Saturday at 5 p.m. Call the Classic Club’s catering staff for your next event.
Bellatrix at the Classic Club
75200 Classic Club Boulevard, Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-601-3690 • www.classicclubgolf.com
• Pan-Seared Scallops
• Bellatrix Capreccio
• House-Cured Basil and Vodka Salmon
• Chicken Carter
• Sesame or Spice Crusted Ahi Salad
• Mango Grilled Chicken Salad
• Moroccan Spiced Grouper
• Pan Seared Pork Loin
• Crab Fettuccini
• Tahitian Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée
• Donut Cake with Salted Caramel Gelato
• Taittenger Brut Champagne
• Armand de Brignac Ace of Spades
• Grgich Hills Fume Blanc 2006
• Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2009
• Paul Hobbs “Hyde” 2007 Pinot Noir
• Joseph Phelps Insignia 2008
• Pahlmeyer Merlot, 2008
• Alpha Omega Era Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
• Palmaz Cabernet Sauvignon 2005-2010
• Clear Creek Cranberry Cosmo
• Jalapeño-Mint Margarita
• Salt & Sour Apple