Good food and fun served with clever twists in private locations, and the only way to find out where is to be there.

Special experience dinners will be served up in style with “Taste of Rancho,” a new pop-up dinner series from Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Launching on Oct. 30, and continuing through 2016, each Taste of Rancho pop-up dinner will be held in a private location at the 240-acre Palm Springs resort and feature locally inspired menus paired with clever twists.

The Taste of Rancho series gets cookin’ right before the scariest night of the year, with the Halloween-themed Boo & Brew on Oct. 30, 2015. Featuring a special tasting of local brews from Coachella Valley Brewery, La Quinta Brewery, and Babe’s Brewery, special gourmet sliders will go down easy while a DJ and trick-or-treat party favors set the scene. Dress in your Halloween finest or come as you are! ($40 per person; 7 p.m.)

The 2016 Taste of Rancho events scheduled over the months ahead include:

Coppola Night on Jan. 14, 2016 – Coppola wines will be served with an exquisite menu by Chef Brandon Testi, and set in a private location featuring Coppola Films. Dress code is Red & Black attire. ($80 per person, 7 p.m.)

Burgers & Blues on Feb. 25, 2016 – Enjoy burgers, blues and cigar rolling by a local expert. The dress code is Blue Jeans & Bling. ($40 per person, 7 p.m.)

Wine Blending on Apr. 28, 2016 – Guests can make their own wine blend with Franciscan Estates while enjoying a delicious menu paired to perfection. There will be entertainment throughout the night, and the dress code is Black & White. ($80 per person, 7 p.m.)

Make a date for the first Taste of Rancho dinner, Boo & Brew, at Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, with a special room rate starting at $99 for one night only, Oct. 30, 2015.  For more information about Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa or to make reservations, please contact (866) 423-1195 or visit

Arnold Palmers


Arnold Palmer’s Restaurant has been serving delicious dinners to our patrons for twelve years now. Starting this season Arnold Palmer’s Restaurant now serves lunch in the Pub and Patio from 11:30 am-3pm.

The lunch menu has many choices including Arnold Palmer’s favorites like Arnie’s Chopped BLT Salad, Prime Rib Dip sandwich, Arnie’s famous Meatloaf, and his very favorite Montgomery Ribs with coleslaw and fries. The menu has many choices, something for everyone to enjoy with a nice glass of wine on their lovely patio. Their new and delicious lunch is followed by a happening Happy Hour in the Pub from 3pm-5pm.

Come enjoy live music in Arnie’s Pub from 5pm-9pm every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Mark Linford is playing acoustic guitar on the patio Friday and Saturday nights from 5pm-9pm and Sundays during Lunch from 11:30am3pm.

The weather is perfect to enjoy either lunch or dinner on their lovely Mountain View Patio with new dining available around the beautiful fire pit area. Beginning on Thursday, October 29 they will showcase live bands on the back patio from 6pm-10pm.

October 29th-Harmony Road, a five piece band from Murrietta, will kick off their concert series that evening. The varied music ranges from country to modern rock. “This band has been pleasing crowds all over Southern California, and we are honored and so pleased to have them kick off our Thursday Concert Series,” said Arnold Palmer’s Event Manager, Christiana Green.

November 5th, will feature Lakinni, a cover band with a Brazilian flair. Hailing from Sao Paulo Brazil, the lead singer, Kelly Anne collaborates with the band to put her unique style into each song. It may surprise people here in the U.S, but Lakinni is a devoted Blues fan — Buddy Guy, Lightning Hopkins, Clapton, Mayer, BB King, and also the Icons of Rock such as Little Richard and Chuck Berry.

November 19th Arnold Palmer’s welcomes Lifetime Rocker, a band that will truly rock the house. Lifetime Rocker is an old school rock and roll band. All members sing lead vocals and the talent they bring to the stage is truly off the charts. They will start lightly rocking at 6pm and rock the night away until 10pm. This talent group of musicians was voted “Best of The Valley” in Temecula last year.

You can find more information including full menus at their website You can also find them on social media on or


The first-ever Coachella Valley Beer Week (CVBW) will be take place November 13-22 at breweries, restaurants, pubs and other venues throughout the greater Palm Springs area. This valley-wide celebration will showcase local breweries, festivals, dinners, tours, pub crawls, tastings and meet-the-brewer nights.

The event is being organized by Erin Peters, a popular craft beer writer known as “The Beer Goddess,” and Brent Schmidmann, founder/former owner of Schmidy’s Tavern in Palm Desert and current Head of Sales for Coachella Valley Brewing Company.

“We wanted to give Coachella Valley residents the opportunity to taste a variety of rare and new beers, meet area brewmasters and mix with other beer drinkers, all while celebrating the culture and community of beer,” said Peters. “This is a great opportunity to raise a glass and discover the valley’s burgeoning beer scene.”

Some of the highlights of CVBW include a food and beer pairing event at The Purple Room in Palm Springs, a BBQ and Beer competition at the Indio Municipal Golf Course, a progressive “beer crawl” on Palm Springs’ Buzz trolley, the 4th annual Props & Hops Craft Beer Festival at the Palm Springs Air Museum, tastings, live music and much more.

“Coachella Valley Beer Week is an extension of the growing craft beer revolution and we invite all enthusiasts to come enjoy the festivities and learn more about the art of making it,” said Peters.

For a breakdown of daily events, happenings, pricing and all the latest information, visit