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Le Vallauris Restaurant Review: Vintage Palm Springs, Le Vallauris has aged gracefully. Housed in an historic building, the dining room is outfitted with Louis XV furnishings. Warm lamplight illuminates snowy linen table settings and Flemish tapestries. But the real heart of the place is outside, where at lunchtime, sunlight dapples the diners, and in the evening’s encroaching darkness, sparkling fairy lights and the 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 good selection of salads, as well as a spare but good choice of entrées. At dinner, appetizers include escargots, foie gras, and porcini mushroom raviolis. Be sure to check the board for daily specials---Lair's spins on foie gras and duck dishes are particularly successful. The extensive wine list mainly contains California and French offerings.