GREATER PALM SPRINGS, Calif., April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The most-anticipated event on Southern California's culinary calendar, Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week, is set to return June 2-11, 2017.
"Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week is a highly-anticipated event in the oasis," said Scott White, President & CEO of the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau. "I am looking forward to seeing what inventive menus our restaurant partners will feature every year. Whether you're looking for throw-back dining, a la Frank Sinatra, a cozy neighborhood experience, a trendy hangout or even the best locally brewed beer in California, Greater Palm Springs culinary scene is exploding and Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week is a great time of year to sample the region's eclectic offerings."
During the ten-day event, many of the region's finest restaurants and eateries showcase their menu offerings with prix fixe menus. Dinner menus will be available for $29, $39 or $49 per person. And for the first time ever, participants will also be able to sample oasis culinary offerings during the lunch period. Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week lunch menus will be available for $15, $20 or $25.
"The number and quality of participating restaurants continue to grow every year," said Eric Morcus, President of the Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week Association." "Restaurant week is an excellent way to showcase the diverse dining and culinary options located throughout the Greater Palm Springs."
This year, Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week will undergo new management, as the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) assumes the role of producing partner with presenting sponsors Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, Spa Resort Casino and Sysco™. While Restaurant Week's once-a-year deals are always highly anticipated by locals, new management this year by the CVB will add an increased emphasis on encouraging visitors to learn about the oasis' culinary offerings.
First introduced 11 years ago, restaurant week was a way to help boost restaurant sales during what was then a slower time of year. Some 30 Palm Springs restaurants participated in the inaugural event. This year, more than 100 restaurants, located throughout the nine cities comprising Greater Palm Springs, will showcase their menus.
To see the list of participating restaurants, visit www.dinegps.com.
About Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week
Founded in 2007, Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week is a ten-day showcase that highlights the diverse dining and leisure opportunities of the Greater Palm Springs area. Participating restaurants included some of the Oasis' most beloved eateries as well as some of the newest venues to hit the culinary scene. Each participating restaurant offers multi-course lunch and dinner menus at pre-set pricing, designed to encourage exploring new items and sharing a great meal with friends, family and colleagues. In just ten years this annual event has grown from fewer than 30 participating restaurants to more than 100. www.dineGPS.com
About the Agua Caliente Casino Spa Resort and Spa Resort Casino
Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, a AAA Four Diamond hotel property in Rancho Mirage, and Spa Resort Casino in downtown Palm Springs offer the hottest slots, a variety of table games, and high-limit gaming, plus award-winning fine dining and premium entertainment all in a gorgeous resort setting. Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa is also home to The Show, the premier concert theater in Southern California featuring headliners like Sting, Steven Tyler, Alan Jackson and more.
Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. The company operates distribution facilities across a broad geographic presence serving approximately 425,000 customers. For Fiscal Year 2016 that ended July 2, 2016, the company generated sales of more than $50 billion. Subsequent to fiscal year 2016 the company completed the acquisition of the Brakes Group, a leading European foodservice distributor with operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Sweden, Spain, Belgium and Luxembourg.
About Greater Palm Springs, California
Greater Palm Springs is Southern California's premier resort and golf destination. Discover a place of many experiences and surprises in nine distinctive cities: Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio and Coachella. As a respite for mind, body and spirit, Greater Palm Springs is ready to provide you with an unparalleled sense of escape, adventure, recreation, relaxation and your own unique way to play--anytime of the year. For more information on Greater Palm Springs, visit www.visitgreaterpalmsprings.com.
Joyce Kiehl, Director of Communications
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SOURCE Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau