Fresh from his September appointment as Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa’s new Executive Chef, Billy Deaver has unveiled a new Market Showcase – a local farmer’s market program through relationships with local purveyors.
Capitalizing on his strong passion for farm-to-table dining, Chef Billy Deaver is bringing the concept one step further with a monthly on-property produce market, in the heart of the resort’s plaza. One Thursday every month, a select group of local farmers will feature an array of succulent vegetables, fruits, herbs and other specialty items, harvested or produced in the desert’s rich agricultural region. The Market Showcase will also feature a $5 tasting of wine and seasonal beverages.
For the ultimate dining experience, guests can deliver their fresh bounty direct to Rancho Las Palmas’ signature restaurant, bluEmber, where Chef Deaver will prepare a specialized menu complete with wine pairings. On Friday nights, Chef is also available to share his expertise during intimate culinary events while guests and their small parties can enjoy their perfectly cooked hand-picked ingredients from the Rancho produce market.
Chef’s Market Showcase is just one of the newest offerings in the newly revamped food & beverage department. Last month, Chef Deaver rolled out “Billy’s Burger Bar” at R Bar; a small plates menu featuring 10 different varieties of sliders highlighting regional flavor profiles from across the country.
Chef Deaver’s enthusiasm as he joins the Rancho team shows no bounds and the coming months will also showcase seasonal cooking demonstrations and wine dinners held at bluEmber. For more information on the resort’s culinary programming, guests can call 866-423-1195 or visit www.rancholaspalmas.com.
About Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
The 444-room Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa is classic Rancho Mirage re-imagined for the 21st-century traveler. The resort’s new offerings include stylish guest rooms, the signature bluEmber restaurant, R Bar lounge, and Splashtopia, an exciting water playground complete with water slides, lazy river and sandy beach. The resort also features a 20,000-square-foot spa, a 27-hole Ted Robinson-designed golf course, a 25-court Peter Burwash International tennis center, and 41,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space. For more information on Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, call (866) 423-1195 or visit www.rancholaspalmas.com.
About KSL Resorts
Founded in 1992, KSL Resorts manages nine time-honored resorts with outstanding recreational amenities including spa, golf, tennis and ski. Each is refined yet unpretentious, rich in legacy and genuine in service. The KSL Resorts portfolio of properties includes:
• Hotel del Coronado (San Diego, Calif.)
• Beach Village at The Del (San Diego, Calif.)
• La Costa Resort and Spa (Carlsbad, Calif.)
• Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa (Rancho Mirage, Calif.)
• Montelucia Resort & Spa (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
• Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa (Vail, Colo.)
• Barton Creek Resort & Spa (Austin, Texas)
• The Homestead (Hot Springs, Va.)
• The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa (Asheville, N.C.)
For more information, call (866) KSL-7727 or visit www.kslresorts.com.