The Alice B. restaurant is at Living Out Palm Springs. It includes both indoor and outdoor seating and offers catering services. The menu showcases the latest and greatest ingredients from around the world with a seasonal Southern Californian approach.
The name, Alice B., is inspired by the legendary California-born author Alice B. Toklas, who wrote, amongst other things, a memoir disguised as a cookbook chronicling her life with partner Gertrude Stein. Alice and Gertrude shared a publicly acknowledged and enduring relationship for nearly four decades and, as members of the Parisian avant-garde of the early 20th century, hosted regular salons attended by relative “unknowns” who would go on to become some of the world’s most influential and celebrated artists and writers.
Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger have been James Beard and Julia Child award-winning chefs, cookbook authors, television personalities, and entrepreneurs. They duo met working at Le Perroquet, one of Chicago’s finest French restaurants, and quickly forged a business partnership.
Mary Sue and Susan are highly successful individuals as well as an irresistibly dynamic team. From chef to television, their careers began in 1993, as two of sixteen chefs invited to cook with the legendary Julia Child in her PBS series “Cooking with Master Chefs.”
They brought their innovative approaches to The Food Network with nearly 400 episodes of the “Too Hot Tamales” and “Tamales World Tour” cooking series, have co-authored five cookbooks together, and were also the original co-hosts of the popular food-centric radio show, KCRW’s “Good Food”. They have both competed on Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters” series, each winning money for their selected charities.
Alice B. combines Southern California’s incredible seasonal bounty with French and Mediterranean-leaning flavors. The culinary vision is a collaborative effort between Feniger, Milliken and Executive Chef Lance Velasquez, who was named a “Rising Star Chef” by Esquire and a “Ten Best New American Chef” by Food & Wine Magazine. Velasquez brings his signature Cornmeal Cheddar Drop Biscuits and expertise to craft a menu featuring globally-inspired California cuisine. Add to that classic cocktails with exciting twists, craft beers, and a curated wine selection spanning California, Oregon, Mexico, New Zealand, France and Italy.
The bill of fare continues the chefs’ tradition of utilizing local, organic SoCal produce in dishes such as chicory salad, cauliflower leek soup, or vegan sweet potato stew. However, meat lovers will have plenty of selections to chose from including short ribs, chicken cutlet, and New York strip steak.
You can also order classic pepperoni pizza and a smash burger from the bar menu.
The restaurant is located inside the lobby of Living Out. Enter the gated parking lot on N. Hermosa Drive for self-parking.
Open for dinner Wed., Thur. & Sun, 5 – 9 pm.
Fre. & Sat., 5 – 10 pm
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