By Marissa Willman

If you’re a food and wine lover looking for a special night out, look no further than Morgan’s in the desert, the signature dining venue at La Quinta Resort & Club. This top-rated restaurant is reintroducing their Wine Dinner Series through June, celebrating different regions of renowned wine country each month.

April kicked off the series with its “Spring in Tuscany” theme, highlighting expertly paired bottles from various Northern Italian regions with an exquisite four-course menu for an incredible dinner experience.

April’s menu truly whisked patrons away to the lush countryside of Tuscany, with a four-course menu that offered an ode to springtime in Italy. The first course included an Arugula and Roasted Beet Salad that truly looked like a Tuscan countryside, thanks to edible flowers with a bright palette. The salad was perfectly paired with the Northern Italian 2020 Corte all Flora Venezie Pinot Grigio.


The second course is also a perfect pairing: handmade Linguini Pasta with sauteed tomato and mushroom, and parmesan cheese, served with a 2015 Corte alla Flora Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva.

The main course featured a Lamb Loin, served with polenta with truffle gouda cheese and seasonal vegetables, and the expertly paired 2015 Corte alla Flora Pugnitello.. And then finally, to end the evening on a sweet note, the dessert course included a Caramel Gelato and Chocolate Mousse, served with rich sea salt caramel sauce paired with the light, bubbly N.V. Corte alla Flora Vino Spumante Brut Rose.

In May, the Wine Dinner Series will shift its focus to “California’s Hidden Gems,” followed by “The Oregon Wine Trail” in June. Each updated menu features wines from the highlighted region, paired with the chef’s handcrafted menu to perfectly complement each featured wine.

So why not treat yourself to a night of unforgettable dining and wine pairings at Morgan’s in the desert? The prix fixe menu is priced at $200 for four courses with wine pairing, with reservations highly recommended. To learn more or to make your reservation, visit