New executive chef Stephen Lyons adds seasonal classics and original dishes

matchboxfoodgroup is thrilled to announce the addition of several new menu items at matchbox Palm Springs. The new menu includes curated classics and original creations by Vice President of Culinary Operations Stephen Lyons, who brings a career in fine dining and an inspired, fresh take on upscale casual dining to the desert.  Showcasing the best of both worlds, Lyons’s seasonal menu features fresh ingredients prepared in-house and executed by a talented culinary team.

On site, executive chef Keith Schneider will prepare the new options starting with appetizers like the ginormous meatball made with beef, veal and pork, served with matchbox’s signature pepperoni sauce, and sprinkled with Pecorino Romano. With spring comes a new bounty of fresh produce, utilized in new salads like the fresh seared tuna nicoise with French beans, fingerling potatoes, olives, egg, and romaine, all topped with a citrus vinaigrette, or the triple beet with tender salt roasted beets topped with a creamy goat cheese mousse, pistachios for crunch, and orange blossom honey for balance. New sandwiches and hearty entrees offered include a hearty take on a breakfast classic, the bloody mary burger loaded with bloody mary spiced mayo, a fried egg, bacon, crispy onion rings and two types of cheese, and the classic Italian sausage rigatoni with a zesty tomato sauce, Pecorino Romano and peas. As it wouldn’t be a matchbox menu without a new pizza, Mark’s pepperoni + banana peppers with mozzarella is a new addition worthy of the roster of originals.

Old favorites like the 3.6.9 mini burgers, double cut pork chop and the spicy meatball pizza are not going anywhere, nor is the bestselling appetizer, the wild murasaki calamari.

matchbox Palm Springs is located at 155 s. palm canyon drive and is open Sunday-Thursday 11am-10pm and Friday & Saturday 11am-11pm. For more information on matchboxfoodgroup please visit www.matchbox369.com, follow the team on Twitter (@matchboxdc) or call 760.778.6000 for reservations.

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