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Le Vallauris

385 W. Tahquitz Canyon Way (Palm Canyon Dr.) Send to Phone
888-525-5852, 760-325-5059 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
A meal at this classic French restaurant results in a true dining experience, with the occasional famous face noshing nearby.
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Lunch Fri.-Sat., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun. (closed during summer)
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4.5 rating over 3 reviews
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Le Vallauris Restaurant Review

: Housed in a vintage home filled with warmth and elegance is this classic Palm Springs retreat. Co-owner Paul Bruggemans makes the rounds most evenings to greet old friends and welcome new guests. The main dining room is outfitted with Louis XV furnishings with warm lamplight illuminating white-linen table settings and Flemish tapestries. But it's the outdoor space that lends itself to a romantic meal day or night. Sunlight bathes the space at lunch, but sparkling fairy lights and shadows of the enormous Ficus trees create a chiaroscuro effect reminiscent of village restaurants in the south of France. The menu has aged gracefully, too. Always dedicated to traditional French cuisine, chef Jean Paul Lair has moved with fashion and the times to put a lighter, more delicate and imaginative spin on the classics. Lunchtime has a selection of salads as well as a spare but good choice of entrées. At dinner, appetizers include escargots and porcini mushroom raviolis. Be sure to check the board for daily specials --- Lair's spins on duck dishes are particularly successful. The extensive wine list mainly contains California and French offerings.

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