With a hip, cool ambience, fabulous food and an ample wine selection, Cork & Fork in La Quinta has a winning recipe and has become one of the go to dining spots in the Coachella Valley.Lead up by Chef Audie Hubka, Cork & Fork was created from their “Cooking with Class” cooking school. It has since seeped into the fast lane of fave’s for many foodies.
The restaurant has a very stylish bistro feel, and a different vibe from most desert dining spots. It drips with a distinctive sense that this is something special. One of the things that makes Cork & Fork so unique, is their small plate offerings, bigger than Tapas, but smaller than a traditional entrée. The small plate practice allows guests to try out (and share) several dishes, without being completely anchored down to one section and becoming filled by it.
The restaurant serves wine and beer, and is known for their abundant selection of both. They even offer flights of wine and beer (small tastings of several options) which is beneficial for those who want to try out many selections before making a full-fledged commitment to a glass…sort of like alcohol dating.
Small plate offerings encompass the Crispy Cauliflower (sriracha aioli, pine nut gremolata, pomegranate molasses), Ahi Sesame, Poke ‘Nachos’(togarashi aioli, sweet soy, wonton chips, avocado, wasabi caviar), Filet Mignon (sriracha aioli, pickled red onion, avocado, micro cilantro), and Tequila Lime Shrimp (chipotle lime aioli, cotija cheese, Applewood bacon, tomato, micro greens) Street Tacos, and some awesome looking pizzas as well.
Dessert selections include a phenomenal Sunday, Sundae (dark chocolate brownie, salted caramel gelato, ganache, candied pecans) and King’s Hawaiian Bread Pudding (fresh banana, white chocolate chips, ’99 Bananas’, whiskey caramel) among others.
Cork & Fork is open all summer for dinner from 5pm (closed on Mondays), with their last seating at 8pm, reservations are suggested. Their prices are moderate, and they even have a great Happy Hour daily from 5-6, with $2 off all small plates and $6 glasses of selected wines.
With innovative recipes, excellent service and a cool ambience, there is no wonder why it has become a Coachella Valley treasured dining spot, and a true favorite of The Palm Springs Local!
Indoor/Outdoor seating, CC accepted, Wine and Beer, $$
47-875 Caleo Bay, La Quinta, Ca 92253
For reservations call 760-777-7555