Bloody Mary ceviche from Wildest Restaurant and Bar (Michele Stueven)Bloody Mary ceviche from Wildest Restaurant and Bar (Michele Stueven)

As Modernism Week kicked off over the weekend in the Coachella Valley amid comfortably lower temperatures than usual for this time of year, more than 30 food and wine vendors convened at the Classic Club golf course in Palm Desert for the Greater Palm Springs Food and Wine Festival.Presented by the Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella and part of the Desert Woman’s Show, some of the valley’s most popular and new restaurants lined up outdoors along the golf course.

Big Rock Golf & Pub at Indian Springs from Indio teed off lunch with 120 pounds worth of brilliantly deconstructed barbecue deviled eggs – diced whites and whipped yolks on a dollop of barbecue sauce topped with pickled onions and microgreens in a cup.Wildest Restaurant and Bar served up Bloody Mary ceviche with banana chips and the new Cowboy Cantina in Palm Desert handed out barbecue beef sliders topped with coleslaw. Coachella’s 29 Brews was on hand to help wash down spicy wontons from Malie Asian Cuisine and the Daou Vineyards rose was the perfect dipping vehicle for The Real Italian Deli’s biscotti.

2022 Showcasing Coachella Valley Eats at Greater Palms Springs Food and Wine Festival


The Greater Palm Springs Food and Wine Festival and the Desert Woman show at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort
Michele Stueven

Koutouki Greek Estiatorio cooked up shrimp with ouzo and Indio favorite Big Rock Golf & Pub provided the music, vegan cauliflower ceviche and house ghost pepper and aged tequilas. The Woman’s Show included chef demos and food lectures, with It’s a No Grainer cookbook author Barbara Rogers sharing her recipe for green chili and egg casserole.

Coverage by CV Weekly:

by Tracy Dietlin


Press Releases:

Palm Desert, CA –   Ladies grab your date and join us for the season kickoff of the Desert Woman’s Show this Friday, January 11th at TOSCANA Country Club. SAKS WINE & ROCK’N ROLL will be a fun and fashion filled evening featuring the Best of SAKS 5TH AVENUE fashion presentation, free flowing SANTA MARGHERITA WINES, tasty appetizers by TOSCANA Country Club and entertainment sponsored by Big Rock Pub.
Get your pencils ready for the Silent Auction as you could win a $1000 shopping spree at Saks 5th Avenue, $500 shopping spree at Mares Menswear on El Paseo, $500 shopping spree at Gaby L’s Boutique, BNP Paribas Open $800 Tennis Package, Fit’n 42 ‘get fit’ Fresh Juice Package valued at $1700, Golf & Dinner at Big Rock Pub valued at $600, a Macy’s Fragrance Gift Basket, a $750 Coolsculpting Package from Eko Plastic Surgery, Date Night at the Parker Palm Springs, EMK Hollywood Skincare Set and so much more!
This event has been generously underwritten by our sponsors including Toscana Country Club, Santa Margherita USA, Saks 5th Avenue, Big Rock Pub, Desert Vein & Vascular, Barbara Rogers & Gary Geske, Marlo Productions Inc. and KESQ NEWS Chanel 3.
Tickets are $75.00 per person with ALL ticket and silent auction proceeds benefiting SAFEHOUSE OF THE DESERT.
A little about our featured charity:  SafeHouse of the Desert provides immediate help to youth and families experiencing crisis situations. Their staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for teens and their families who need help negotiating the often challenging road from childhood to independent adult life.
For more information please visit
Indian Wells, CA –  Ladies make a day of it!  Mark your calendar for the 12th season of the DESERT WOMAN’S SHOW on Saturday, February 16th from 10am – 5pm  at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort.  With over 60 displays, daily fashion presentations, keynote speakers, Chef demonstrations and food & wine tasting, this Show has something for everyone!
Plan your day and enjoy shopping in the fashion boutique, makeovers by Macy’s cosmetic team, visit displays on wellness, home products, massage, fitness and much more. Experience the food, wine and craft beer tasting area featuring 25 local vendors including delicious sampling from Mastro’s, Babe’s BBQ & Brewhouse, Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion, Daniel’s Table, Wildest Greens, Haus of Poke, Koutouki Greek, California Pizza Kitchen, Big Rock Pub, Ben & Jerry’s, Nothing Bundt Cakes and Fresh Juice, paired with Quintessential Wines, Santa Margherita Wines, Hangar 24 Craft Brewery even Coachella Valley Coffee.   Tasting wristbands are available for $20 per person per day online or $25 per person at the door. Guests must be 21 years of age for this area where wine and spirits are served.
Join the conversation with a full line up of guest speakers including Dr. Naoto Hashimoto with STEM CELLS DEMYSTIFIED at 11:30 am, Dr. Frederick Eko with PLASTIC SURGERY BEST KEPT SECRETS at 12:30 pm and host Charissa Farley and her guest Dr. Michael Klaper with a “DIET FOR ALL REASONS” at 2:30 pm.
Be sure to catch the fashion presentations daily on the Macy’s Main Stage starting with Pete Carlson’s Golf & Tennis at 10:30 am, Eileen Fisher & Free People at 1:45 pm and Gaby L’s Boutique at 3:30 pm.
If cooking Raw & Fresh is your passion you will want to join our featured Chef’s as they share their secrets and their favorite dish with a tasting opportunity.  Chef Joey from Roy’s Hawaiian will demonstrate preparation of SUSHI at 11:00am, Chef Jeffrey from Wildest Greens will prepare a VEGAN CESAR SALAD at 1:00pm and Chef Daniel from Daniels Table will surprise you with something seasonal and fresh at 3:00pm.
If that’s not enough you can choose our mini sessions on the Clark’s Nutrition Stage featuring Author Barbara Rogers with her new cookbook “It’s a No Grainer”, Jennifer Montgomery from The Lighthouse Dispensary helping you understand CBD, learn the benefits of Bone Broth with Cynthia Cruz from Clark’s Nutrition or catch a Personal Style demonstration by Kim Richards, Macy’s Personal Shopper.
The Desert Woman’s Show is pleased to support community charities, featuring The Unforgettables Foundation, Loving All Animals, Safehouse of the Desert, the Girl Guides of San Gorgonio, UCR (University of California Riverside) Palm Desert Center and the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce.  
The 2019 Desert Woman’s Show is presented by Desert Vein & Vascular Institute and sponsored by Desert Care Network, Clark’s Nutrition, Desert Medical Care & Wellness, HighTower Palm Desert, Mercedes-Benz of Palm Springs, Eko Plastic Surgery, The Lighthouse Dispensary, Macy’s Palm Desert, PostNet Printing, Desert Golf & Tennis Magazine, Alpha Media and KESQ NEWS Channel 3.
Complimentary general admission tickets are available online at courtesy of Desert Care Network while supplies last and at the door for $15.00 per person per day.  Guests can also purchase a tasting wristband for GREATER PALM SPRINGS FOOD & WINE (formerly Taste of the Valley) for $20 advance or $25 at the door and enjoy over 25 food and wine vendors and live entertainment from 11 am to 4 pm sponsored by Big Rock Pub and presented by Hot Purple Energy.
For more information on the 13th annual Desert Woman’s Show contact Diana Marlo   [email protected].