TRIO Delights with Midwest Meets California Cookery
“Located in an historic mid-century building in Palm Springs sophisticated Uptown Design District, TRIO is lively and up beat all year round. Locals (Trio’s regulars) love its varied menu combining traditional Midwest comfort food with a California contemporary edge like Yankee Pot Roast, Calamari with Thai Dipping Sauce, Braised Lamb Shank, and Roasted Baby Beet Salad.”
Palm Springs is a locale with great culture and community. Executive chef and owner Mark Van Laanen began as a restauranteur in Wisconsin. Tony Marchese, general Manager and owner, heralds from Chicago, Illinois where he was in business sales marketing. In 2009, the two opened Trio in Palm Springs, California.
The city’s restaurant scene builds upon the Golden Age of celebrities, furturism, and crisp modern taste. Bob Hope, Elvis and Pricilla Presley, Ronald Reagan and more called the desert their home. TRIO is rooted in that history of the desert and is focused on fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients.
1. The restaurant is located at 707 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, California. This is a walkable distance in most months of the year from nearby resorts, bars, and shops. In times of extreme high or low temperature, or from further distances, use a taxi or car service.
2. Peak times occur during week days and nights, especially weekend nights and during special events in the city. Make reservations to ensure a table.
3. The menu at TRIO has many tempting choices, such dishes made with couscous, caramelized onions, miso mango reduction, sweet chili soy sauce, and seasonal vegetables. The following were my favorites from the three-course prix fixe menu and bar.
St. Louis Style Spare Ribs: Chipotle Rub, House-made Barbeque Sauce, French Fries, Coleslaw. *Substitute the fries for green beans.
Australian Sole: Oven Roasted, Parsley, Capers, Lemon Zest, Bread Crumbs, Brown Butter, Israeli Couscous.
TRIO Bread Pudding
Carrot Cake (A favorite of mine!)
Green Walnut Boulevardier: Knob Creek Rye, Walnut Liqueur, Orange Bitters, Campari, Sweet Vermouth, Orange Peel.
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