23 May 2022
Think Pink Party in Palm Springs
Our Double Decker umbrella in Cabana Pink Dot inspired Palm Springs couple Paul and Lissa Gruman to host a “Think Pink” party, which was featured in this month’s issue of Palm Springs Life magazine. Read on for some highlights…
Hot summer weather in the desert calls for a casual, late-afternoon get-together with a few good friends, delicious nibbles, and fabulous rose. These new Palm Springs residents invited a few pals to think pink and join them on their front courtyard patio under their big pink polka-dot umbrella for French rose, canapes, and small bites. The Grumans brought out their vintage gold and-white Limoges china and a vintage bar cart for beverage service.
Trio Restaurant’s chef Phillip Martin, a culinary newcomer from Los Angeles, crafted dishes as pretty to look at as they were delicious to eat. Heis inspired by the varied microclimates in the Coachella Valley that result in gorgeous seasonal ingredients that support his passion for farm-to-table cooking. Noting that he loves a good challenge and the use of flamboyant color, Martin took the pink theme to heart. His menu included heirloom beet salad served on endive; watermelon, tomato, and mozzarella skewers; cauliflower ceviche served on mini corn tortillas, and ahi tuna poke in cucumber. For a sweet finish, individual strawberry shortcakes came out on a tray just as the sky was turning pink.
The Pink Dot Double Decker Umbrella that inspired the theme is from Santa Barbara Designs. Catering by Trio Catering & Events by chef Phillip Martin paired with rose from Rumor, a vineyard in Provence. Enhancing the party backdrop is a concrete sculpture by Birgit Piskor.