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Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage

Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage begins tomorrow in Rancho Mirage, California- near Palm Springs!  Sponsored by the City of Rancho Mirage this event features 30 local restaurants.  Wristbands are $10 and the participating restuaruants will have $4 Drink specials, $4 Appetizers, and $4 Desserts.

Si Bon Rancho Mirage


Some of my favorite restaurants in the valley are participating including Si Bon, famous for it's Belgian Cuisine including a Lobster Taco made with a savory waffle! 

Another favorite is Norma's Italian Kitchen.  A true Mom and Pop Italian place that has a strong local following.  

Normas Italian Kitchen


  • Brandini Toffee

Another favorite of mine that is participating in Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage is a locally owned business- Brandini Toffee.  It began with two high school kids making toffee to raise money for a trip to Italy.  They began selling toffee from a family recipe and it was in such demand that they started a small business.  It has grown into a thriving huge business!  Founded in the Palm Springs area, Brandini Toffee is enjoyed by chocolate-lovers and toffee aficionados around the world.  The family owned business as been a featured favorite on Oprah Winfrey's O List, The Martha Stewart Show, The Food Network, and has even been served to the President! It is featured for sale at our local Costco and it makes a perfect gift to give it to friends and family visiting so they can take home a sweet treat from the Coachella Valley.  The recipe has led to three Brandini Store Locations, a fast growing wholesale segment, and ships world wide!  Pretty good for a couple of local kids!



  • Taste of Summer Kick-Off Party: July 11, 2019, from 5pm-7pm at PIRCH, Rancho Mirage – $10 Wristband Purchase at Door for Entry. Please RSVP for the Kick-Off Party at (760) 568-9351 or Info@RanchoMirage.orgTaste of Summer: July 12 – August 18, 2019 Purchase Wristbands >>

If your charity (501c3) or restaurant or resort wishes to participate, contact the chamber of commerce at (760) 568-9351.






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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Have a good time with your tastings. This should be a lot of fun.

Jul 11, 2019 05:52 AM #1
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That sounds like it will be a really fun event and the food certainly looks delicious!

Jul 11, 2019 05:54 AM #2
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Kathy Schowe -  this is a great idea for a restaurant week.  I always love them no matter how they are planned.

Jul 11, 2019 09:29 AM #3
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - a lobster taco in a Belgian waffle - now, that is unique(at least to me).  Although rarely am I surprised by the enormous creativity found in many restaurants today.  Have a gastronomically good time at the Taste of Summer in Rancho Mirage.  

Jul 11, 2019 10:23 AM #4
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Kathy Schowe hey if you expand this fun post just a bit and add another photo you can enter it into the Summer Fun Contest - Show Off Your Town.

Jul 11, 2019 01:30 PM #5
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

These are such fun events and so great to sample local eateries all in one location. I loved the story of the toffee - that's very cool. 

Jul 13, 2019 07:48 AM #6
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

That lobster Taco looks absolutely scrumptious, Kathy.  It would be livin' high to sink your teeth into that!

Jul 14, 2019 03:15 AM #7
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh my goodness - love your photo! Charlotte restaurant week begins this week too - and boy, we don't miss any opportunities to try new restaurants!

Glad I read this one, Kathy - reminds me to get mine done!

Happy Tuesday...

Jul 16, 2019 08:54 PM #8
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