Pan roasted U-10 scallops – Workshop Kitchen + Bar

Pan roasted U-10 scallops - Workshop Kitchen + Bar
Green apple emulsion, braised leeks, hazelnuts. With extra scallop $40
Workshop Kitchen + Bar, Palm Springs CA

Mmm, this was SO delicious! The green apple emulsion went perfectly with the scallops. The whole dish tasted fresh and new. BUT I think $40 is pretty steep even with an extra scallop added. This restaurant was good overall, but they’re on the border of being overpriced. Just sayin’.

Wood-charred brussels sprouts - Workshop Kitchen + Bar
Wood-charred brussels sprouts, aged balsamico, herbes de provence. $9

Bread and olive oil - Workshop Kitchen + Bar
Bread and olive oil. Complimentary

Boomers Palm Springs
Boomers Palm Springs. This park is fairly small, but it’s Palm Springs so that’s expected.

Cocktails – Workshop Kitchen + Bar

Town and Desert cocktail - Workshop Kitchen + Bar

“Town & Desert, the original name of one of our favorite local mid-modern hangouts (orbit in’s hideaway). White whiskey, solerno blood orange liqueur, lemon and egg white bring vintage Palm Springs to mind with its abundant citrus, bright flavors and creamy texture.” $10
Workshop Kitchen + Bar, Palm Springs CA

I was really impressed by the cocktails at Workshop. They were expertly made and while not all of them agreed with me in flavor, I appreciated the thoughtful ingredients they used to make these concoctions.

Ward 8 cocktail - Workshop Kitchen + Bar

“Ward 8, rye, house made grenadine, fresh lemon and orange juices, originating in Boston around the turn of the 20th century and named after a notoriously corrupt voting district; fortunately for us the political corruption of yesteryear is virtually extinct (insert big wink here). However, this drink is as delicious and morally in debt as it ever was.” $10

Old fashioned - Workshop Kitchen + Bar

Old fashioned with Eagle rare single barrel 10 year bourbon. $10

Workshop Kitchen + Bar sign
Workshop Kitchen + Bar sign.

Farro calamari salad – Workshop Kitchen + Bar

Farro calamari salad - Workshop Kitchen + Bar
Lemon, cucumber, fresh olives, herbs, red wine vinegar, olive oil. $13
Workshop Kitchen + Bar, Palm Springs CA

I enjoyed the firm texture of this salad at first. It was refreshing and different since I rarely eat farro, but it quickly got boring and my jaw began to tire from chewing the farro. I did like the flavors in the salad however. The bright citrus and herbs helped to balance the dull farro.

Morgan McMichaels as Pink

Morgan McMichaels as Pink at Toucans.

Octopus carpaccio – Workshop Kitchen + Bar

Octopus carpaccio - Workshop Kitchen + Bar
Cooked sous vide, pickled cauliflower fleurettes, peppers, cilantro, lemon and olive oil. $14
Workshop Kitchen + Bar, Palm Springs CA

Mmm, this was beautiful and delicious! And I loved the pickled cauliflower. Is it me or does octopus carpaccio always seem to be on the pickled/sour side? Every time I’ve ordered octopus carpaccio at different restaurants, they’re usually sour-ish.

Mt. San Jacinto hike

Large boulders and pine trees, Mt. San Jacinto hike.