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Le Vallauris Restaurant Review: Every town has a go-to restaurant for special occasions. For Palm Springs, it is Le Vallauris. 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 area at lunch, and sparkling fairy lights and shadows of the enormous Ficus trees create a chiaroscuro effect reminiscent of village restaurants in the south of France. Chef Jean Paul Lair embraces the classics, but with a lighter touch. Lunchtime features salads and ahi tartare. Foie gras is back on the menu, along with sautéed sweetbreads. At dinner, appetizers include escargots and porcini mushroom raviolis. A prix-fixe menu is announced each week and is a good value at less than $60 per person for three courses. The wine list is a mix of French and California labels. Save room for the silky crème brûlée or dark chocolate mousse.