June 1 – 30, 2019

Cherries were brought to North America by Dutch settlers in the 1600s, long before George Washington
was rumored to have chopped down his father’s tree. The trees were then brought to California, Oregon
and Washington in the 1800s by pioneers and fur traders. Today, California is the second largest producer
of cherries after Washington State, with most grown near Lodi in the San Joaquin Valley. The Bing cherry
is California’s major varietal, and is a large, dark cherry described as sweet, slightly acidic, and firm. The
Black Republican cherry, on the other hand, is an extremely rare variety, as it is only grown on 200 acres
near Milwaukie, Oregon. Cherries are an excellent source of antioxidants and are known to curb cholesterol
and limit post exercise muscle soreness. Cherry varieties ripen within weeks of each other during
May-June, making this month the perfect time to indulge in this sweet berry.

Starter
Bing Cherry Glazed King Salmon
Chili Infused Brooks Cherries, Basil Emulsion, Micro Field Greens,
Cherry Vinaigrette
Sauvignon Blanc, Jayson by Pahlmeyer, Napa Valley, CA

Main
Grilled Kurobuta Pork Tenderloin & Lapins Cherries
Shallot Compote, California Almond, Fresh Fava Beans and Green Peas,
Grgich Hills Merlot Essence
Pinot Noir, Davis Bynum, Jane’s Vineyard, Russian River Valley, CA

Dessert
Amaretto Marinated Black Republican Cherries
Roasted Pistachio, Chocolate Sponge Cake, Bourbon Vanilla Ice Cream
Eroica Riesling, Dr. Loosen, Columbia Valley, WA

Three Course Meal | $79* per person
Wine Pairing | $39* per person

Individual Course Pricing Available
Starter $22* | Main $49* | Dessert $15*

*Prices do not include tax or gratuity

To make a reservation, please contact Morgan’s in the desert at 760.564.5700 or book on Opentable.

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