Morgan's In The Desert
49499 Eisenhower Dr
La Quinta Resort and Club
La Quinta, CA 92253
At Legendary La Quinta Resort & Club
Morgan's in the desert is the highly acclaimed signature restaurant at the legendary La Quinta Resort & Club. Nationally renowned chef and cookbook author Jimmy Schmidt, a pioneer in the farm-to-table movement, has applied his vision and considerable talents to Morgan's overseeing all culinary operations.
Located within the historic property, Morgan's pays homage to its storied past while its modern cuisine is inspired by the bounty of the Coachella Valley.
Joining Morgan's team this year as sommelier, Jane Benjamin brings more than 20 years of experience as a wine professional who has created award-winning wine programs at resorts and restaurants throughout California. Benjamin holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in fermentation science from UC Davis and an advanced sommelier degree from the International Sommelier Guild, and earned the 2011 Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence at her most recent position.
Morgan’s is open nightly for dinner and offers world-class winemaker dinners most Fridays and for special events through May. Winemaker dinners featuring some of California's most notable vintners inspire Schmidt and Morgan's Chef de Cuisine Brian Recor to create multicourse seasonal repasts that complement the wine flights. Upcoming Winemaker dinners will feature Heitz Cellars, Trefethen Family Vineyards, J Winery, Pruett Vineyard, Justin Vineyard, Pfendler and Stanton Vineyards, Foley Winery, and Levendi Winery.
On February 24, Morgan's will host a James Beard Foundation celebrity chef tour dinner featuring Long Meadow Ranch Winery and Pruett Winery. Schmidt and a celebrity guest chef will create a special dinner to showcase seasonal dishes along with lush, complex wines.
La Quinta Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, is a historic, picturesque Hollywood hideaway set among citrus groves at the base of the majestic Santa Rosa Mountains.
49999 Eisenhower Drive, La Quinta, California 92253
Text by Pamela Bieri
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