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Phone: (714) 931-0203

The following is another testimonial from a visitor to our condo at Desert Falls in the Palm Desert of CA.

Hi Shauna, 

We have just returned to the UK having spent 2 weeks holiday in this wonderful condo and resort.  The condo has absolutely everything you need for a peaceful and relaxing break in gorgeous sunshine with breathtaking views of the golf course and surrounding mountains - it was our oasis in the Desert!  The grounds and pools are all very well maintained and for the duration of our stay we pretty much had ‘our’ pool, which was less than 50 meters from the front door, to ourselves, bliss!  The location is also superb and you are just a short drive from the many restaurants and fabulous shops!  (we particularly liked ‘The Outback’ for fabulous steaks and El Paso for fabulous shopping).

One last word of encouragement to anyone who might be doing this for the first time or met with ample choice…  When we were searching on the internet for a condo in Palm Desert we too had ample choice, preceded with a lot of two-ing and frow-ing with emails to the various owners and rental agents, but we decided fairly quickly on this one because of the very pleasant, straightforward, honest and down-to-earth communication in which we had with the owner, Shauna, plus not forgetting to mention its beautifully maintained interior and resort location sealed it.
We are so glad we made the right choice and will certainly be keeping in touch with Shauna and Jim in preparation for our next visit to the Californian Desert.

Marina & Gary Telford
Northern Ireland

Desert Falls Dining

Desert Falls Clubhouse:
30,000 sq. ft clubhouse with exquisitely designed interiors and exceptional food and beverages with premier service and smiles. There are various themed dinners or parties (most events require reservations).

Grill Hours
Sunday - Thursday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Saturday -Saturday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Tempting Tuesday Dinning
Rotating Menu 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Prime Rib Buffet
Friday 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Leo is proud to announce the newest drink at our Club ...the Bubble Gum Martini.

Elaine Strom introduced this drink to us and if you like pink bubble gum, then this is your drink. It's good enough to chew. Stop by the Grille Room anytime and have the bartender make you up one of these refreshing drinks!

Social activities include monthly functions, holiday parties and entertainment, as well as a new group of friends to last a lifetime.

Palm Desert Dining


Palms Cafe
44150 Town Center Way
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 779-1617

Hidden in the southeast corner of Town Center Way and Fred Waring Dr., this Palm Desert restaurant serves a mean Banana Nut Pancake. Whether you go for an omelet, Eggs Benedict (Sundays) or their famous pancakes, you're in for a treat.


Sammy's California Woodfired Pizza
73595 El Paseo
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 836-0500

The pizza is thin-crusted and the salads are huge. This is a great place for a casual lunch with friends or family. On cooler days, and also in the evening , the outdoor seating is delightful.


Pacifica Seafood Restaurant
73505 El Paseo
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 674-8666

For the freshest seafood, Pacifica Seafood Restaurant is the place to go. Their early dinner specials are a great value. Save room for dessert. Steak lovers are also accommodated. Located at The Gardens on El Paseo, the restaurant conveniently accepts reservations from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.


Le Basil
72695 Highway 111
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 773-1112

Located in the Pines to Palms Shopping Center this little restaurant is wonderful for lunch or dinner. The Southeast Asian cuisine can be spiced to your pleasing. The wait-staff is exceptionally pleasant.


Native Foods
73890 El Paseo #8
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 836-9396

Seemingly unique for the Palm Desert area, Native Foods is a refreshing change in local dining. This is not the usually heavy fare many vegan restaurants offer. The menu is diverse and the food is fresh and tasty. A meal here has been known to leave meat-eaters begging for a return visit.

Desert Falls Recipes

Cajun Crab Cakes
2 lbs. fresh or frozen Snow Crab meat
1 each Red onion (diced)
1 each Green Bell Pepper (diced)
2 each Whole eggs
1/2 cup Bread crumbs

1. Place crab, red onion, bell pepper, eggs and bread crumbs together in a bowl and mix completely.
2. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper, tobasco and the juice of one lemon.
3. Portion into 1/2 oz cakes and sauté in a Teflon pan until golden brown.
4. Serve immediately.

Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
1 c. Balsamic Vinegar 1c. Fresh Basil Leaves
1/4 c. Chopped Garlic S&P to taste
1/4 c Dijon Mustard Fruity Olive Oil
1/4 c. Brown Sugar

This one's easy. Just put all ingredients (Except Oil) in a blender and blend until smooth. With the blender running, remove center cap and drizzle enough olive oil into mixture to emulsify it. It will hold in the refrigerator for about two weeks.

Spicy Ceviche
2 lbs. Halibut (fresh)
1 lb. Shrimp 21x25 (raw)
1 bunch Green onions
3 Roma Tomatoes
4 1 bunch Cilantro
3 limes -juice
3 lemons -juice
splash tobasco
dash salt and pepper

1. Dice halibut and shrimp then pour lime and lemon juice over and place in the refridgerator for 3-4 hours.
2. Dice onions,tomatoes and cilantro and combine with seafood mix after the initial 3-4 hours.
3. Season to taste with tobasco,salt and pepper.
*Diced jalapenos can be added for those spicy eaters

BBQ Shrimp Panzanella Pasta Salad
Serves 4
-1 lb. Fusilli Pasta (Cooked and Chilled)
-16 1"x1" Toasted French Bread Cubes
Seasoned with Garlic and Virgin Olive Oil
-1 C. Diced Summer Tomatoes
-1 C. Diced Zucchini- Seeds removed
-.5 C. Black Olives (I like Kalamata)
-1 C. Chopped Fresh Herbs (Basil, Oregano, Mint, Chives, Parsley, Tarragon or
Whatever else you like)
-.25 C. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
-.25 C. Balsamic Vinegar
-.25 C. Feta and or Reggiano Parmegiano
- Salt and Pepper to Taste (I like to use red chili flakes)
-16 (16-20) Shrimp, Grilled and Basted with Barbecue Sauce

Method- Mix all ingredients in a bowl and divide amongst four plates. Top with BBQ Shrimp and Serve

                                     Desert Falls Country Club Clubhouse

                                               Palm Desert, California


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