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CATALAN
MEDITERRANEAN  CUISINE

text SARA HYLAND

Indulge, drink, and mingle at Catalan Restaurant brought to you by the Davis family in Rancho Mirage. Drew and Cynthia reopened their Mediterranean restaurant with a Spanish twist at the beginning of September, and with this return came back a slew of dedicated guests and a welcome group of newfound fans. Famous for their insanely delectable tapas, at Catalan you can get a mixed plate of three for a low price.

A description of the origin of tapas is printed on the menu to invoke knowledge about Spanish culture. Catalan takes their guests on a journey overflowing with flavor as well as friendly faces. Armed with unique drinks like their homemade sangria (the secret ingredient is a little bit of brandy) and glorious dishes made from local ingredients, everyone leaves both refreshed and full. Guests have choices between small plates and salads, as well as large plates served family-style. Sides like the shaved sautéed Brussels sprouts with tomato bacon jam are savory additions to any chosen plate.

Catalan’s rustic ambiance puts guests in a cozy environment, allowing them to eat elegant food in a casual setting. The art decorating the walls celebrates the unique ingredients used in each and every dish, while the flowers adorn the dining room to bring a splash of color to the décor. Whether guests choose to sit inside or out, they are sure to be surrounded by beauty. The restaurant forms a U shape, leaving a delightful space in the center for a shaded patio, guarding guests from the harshness of the desert sun. In the middle of the courtyard is a stretching tree, ornamented with lanterns hanging from its branches.

The highly recommended Catalan Paella and Catalonian Seafood Stew are so tantalizing to the taste buds, new guests will be cleaning their dishes with the complimentary bread. These delicious meals, as well as the rest of the exquisite menu, are all prepared by owner and Executive Chef Drew Davis.

where 70026 CA-111, RANCHO MIRAGE, CA 92270
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