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Bellatrix at Classic Club

Map75200 Classic Club Blvd.
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-601-3690
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Description

World Cuisine and Mediterranean Luxurey in a World-Class Golf Setting

By Pamela Bieri

Owned by the H.N. and Frances C. Berger, 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, accommodating up to 500 guests.

Bellatrix Restaurant and Wine Bar’s warm and gracious Mediterranean ambiance offers intimate, romantic dining to magnificent settings for formal and informal gatherings. With sun-warm walls, generous dark wood armchairs, and linen-clad tables, Bellatrix’s decor flows from wine-themed oil paintings to the wood-and-glass 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 passion for Mediterranean regions can be seen in the Granola Crusted Salmon with Black Mission Fig Gastrique and Tarragon Yogurt Sauce, Sesame Crusted Ahi to filler-free Lump Crab Cakes with Cucumber-Sesame Salad with sweet Thai reduction.

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, Pinots and Cabernets 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


Additional Information

Price Range: $$$
Great Restaurants: 2012
2013

Quick Facts

MENU HIGHLIGHTS

APPETIZERS
• Tuscan Salad
• Crab Cakes
• Chilled Prawns

LUNCH
• Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad
• Shrimp BLT
• Ahi Salad

DINNER
• 10-ounce “Barrel Cut” USDA Prime Filet Mignon
• Pan Seared Pacific Halibut
• Shellfish Linguini

DESSERT
• Tahitian Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta
• Donut Cake with salted caramel gelato
• White Chocolate Chip and Macadamia Pizooki

BEST OF
THE CELLAR

WHITE WINES
• Taittenger Brut Champagne
• Armand de Brignac “Ace of Spades”
• Grgich Hills, Fume Blanc, 2006
• Shafer “Red Shoulder Ranch” Chardonnay, 2009

RED WINES
• Paul Hobbs “Hyde” 2007, Pinot Noir
• Joseph Phelps “Insignia” 2008
• Pahlmeyer Merlot, 2008
• Alpha Omega “Era” Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009
• Palmaz Cabernet Sauvignon, 2005-2008

COCKTAILS

• Clear Creek Cranberry Cosmo
• Jalapeño-Mint Margarita
• Salted Caramel Apple-tini

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