Azucar Restaurant & Bar
Writer Madeline Rosene @madelinerosene
Azúcar, meaning “sugar” in Spanish is the charming poolside restaurant at Palm Springs hotel, La Serena Villas. The restaurant is especially cozy, with a rooftop lounge, fireplace and a view of the desert mountains. Hearkening to the name, the space has a vibrant Spanish-themed decor with single red roses atop each table, colorful fringed tapestries, Frida Kahlo portraits, caged hanging light fixtures, and woven wooden chairs. Upon each outside chair is a blue blanket for chilly evenings.
Photos Courtesy of Azúcar
The Spanish and Mediterranean-inspired menu is farm-to-table and includes small plates and full course options. “One rosé and three orders of Ahi bruschetta, please.” We could probably eat that many. This incredible appetizer is served on crostinis with a to-die-for edamame puree, fresh tomatoes, greens, and a sesame soy dressing.
339 S Belardo Road Palm Springs, California azucarpalmsprings.com
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