Event Will Showcase More Than a Dozen Restaurants, Feature Live Music

The City of Indio, in partnership with the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Indio Visitors Bureau, will present the Third Annual Taste of East Valley on Thursday, October 27 at Shields Date Garden. The event, taking place from 4 to 7 p.m. on the sprawling grounds of the 17-acre working date farm, will showcase many of the best restaurants and eateries in the eastern Coachella Valley, including:

  • The Café at Shields Date Garden
  • The Bistro at Fantasy Springs
  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • El Ranchito Restaurant
  • Ciros Italian Restaurant
  • RosAmarillo’s Restaurant
  • Y Porque No! Oyters Bar and Grill

“In just a few years, this has become an ideal fall experience in a really unique outdoor setting,” said Josh Bonner, Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce President/CEO. “Whether you’re a dedicated foodie or just looking to explore the culinary highlights of the region, you’ll find it at Taste of the East Valley.”

The 2015 edition of Taste of the East Valley featured 18 local restaurants serving signature dishes for a sold-out crowd of 400 attendees. The cost of this year’s event is $20 per person and includes sample plates from every participating restaurant.

“Taste of the East Valley is great way to become better acquainted with the many diverse dining options we’re lucky to have right here in Indio,” said Mayor Glenn Miller. “For both locals and visitors, it’s become one of the signature kick-off events of the season.”

The event will also include live musical performances, art installations and cooking demonstrations. Prospective attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets online, as last year’s event sold out quickly.

Shields Date Garden is located at 80-225 Highway 111 in Indio. For more information about the event or to reserve your ticket, visit www.CVDining.com or call (760) 347-0676.