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Morgan’s in the desert is La Quinta’s signature dining venue showcasing contemporary American cuisine inspired by the bounty of the Coachella Valley. The restaurant’s local focus includes sourcing the top of the region’s products, crafted with traditional cooking methods to offer deliciously simple and healthful dishes. Join us at the piano bar, in the dining room or on the fire-lit courtyard. Gather round.

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Upcoming Events

Grgich Hills Estate Wine Dinner

 

Morgan’s in the desert invites you to join us for our monthly Winemaker Dinner on Tuesday, November 14, featuring Grgich Hills Estate.

Miljenko “Mike” Grgich is a legendary winemaker and founder of Grgich Hills Estate in Napa Valley, California. Born in Croatia in 1923, he began his winemaking career in Europe before coming to the United States. In 1976, he gained international recognition when a Chardonnay he created won the famous “Judgment of Paris” wine tasting.

He went on to establish his own winery, Grgich Hills Estate, in 1977, where he produces world-class wines that reflect his commitment to quality and sustainable farming practices.

Today, at the age of 100, he continues to be actively involved in the winery and is an icon in the wine industry.

A special prix fixe dinner menu created and prepared for the occasion by Morgan’s culinary team will be served with the evening’s wine selections – paired in perfect harmony, of course.

We look forward to sharing with you a memorable dining experience of fine wine and exceptional cuisine as we “take flight” on this very special evening.

1ST COURSE
Smoked Hawaiin Tuna with Saffron Lavash, Pumpkin Aioli, Tobiko Caviar
Grgich Hills Estate Rose 2022

2nd COURSE
Seared Stone Sea Bass, Crisp Potato, Béarnaise Foam
Grgich Hills Estate Chardonnay 2021

3rd COURSE
Snake River Short Rib, Pumpkin Risotto, Crisp Parsnip, Caramelized Balsamic Onion
Grgich Hills Estate Cabernet 2019
Grgich Hills Yountville Old Vine Cabernet 100 Birthday Commemorative Wine

4th COURSE
Brie Couronne with Prosciutto, Puff Pastry & Candied Bosc Pear
Grgich Hill Estate Late Harvest Violetta 2018

Four Course Experience | $150 Per Person*

*Prices do not include tax or gratuity

To make a reservation, please contact Morgan’s in the desert at 760.564.7600 or on our website.

Rodney Strong Wine Dinner

 

Morgan’s in the desert invites you to join us for our monthly Winemaker Dinner on Wednesday, April 10, featuring Rodney Strong.

A special prix fixe dinner menu created and prepared for the occasion by Morgan’s culinary team will be served with the evening’s wine selections – paired in perfect harmony, of course.

We look forward to sharing with you a memorable dining experience of fine wine and exceptional cuisine as we “take flight” on this very special evening.

1ST COURSE
Scallop Crudo, Ginger & Lemon Broth, Crisp Ginger, Chardonnay Granita
Upshot White Blend California 2019

2nd COURSE
Mushroom Tartar, Onion Puree, Hazelnut Oil, Leek Powder
Davis Bynum River West Chardonnay Sonoma 2021

3rd COURSE
Grilled Colorado Lamb Rack, Crispy Asparagus, Roasted Fennel Puree, Rodney Strong Symmetry Wine Reduction
Rodney Strong Rockaway Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Rodney Strong Brothers Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

4th COURSE
Lychee Pannacotta, Guava Gel, Raspberry Sorbet
True Gentleman’s Port

Four Course Experience | $150 Per Person*

*Prices do not include tax or gratuity

To make a reservation, please contact Morgan’s in the desert at 760.564.7600 or on our website.

Taste of France Wine Dinner

 

Morgan’s in the desert invites you to join us for our monthly Winemaker Dinner on Wednesday, May 8, featuring a Tour de France.

A special prix fixe dinner menu created and prepared for the occasion by Morgan’s culinary team will be served with the evening’s wine selections – paired in perfect harmony, of course.

We look forward to sharing with you a memorable dining experience of fine wine and exceptional cuisine as we “take flight” on this very special evening.

1ST COURSE
Lyonnaise Salad
Baby Arugula, Marinated Poached Egg, Lardon, Champagne Vinaigrette
TBD

2nd COURSE
Maple Leaf Duck Breast, Truffle Onion Purée, Roasted Shiitake Mushroom, Bordeaux Wine Sauce
TBD

3rd COURSE
Beef Bourguignon, Garlic & Herb Pomme Purée
TBD

4th COURSE
Feuilletine Mousse Cake, Amarena Cherry
True Gentleman’s Port

Four Course Experience | $150 Per Person*

*Prices do not include tax or gratuity

To make a reservation, please contact Morgan’s in the desert at 760.564.7600 or on our website.

TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR

Customers

  • “Morgan’s Restaurant is a top class restaurant in the LaQuinta Resort complex. They do things right with exquisite service, attention to detail and serve great dishes.”

    David B L
  • “This is a very thoughtful menu. You will find something that appeals to your culinary senses. In fact there were so many I let the server surprise me. I was absolutely not dissapointed. Top notch service.”

    Lynn S