Indio, California: My Brother and Kris have returned to their home in Colorado. Very sad having them gone - their visit was too quick.
But they had to go. New visitors arrive tomorrow!
My Driver spent the day driving (golf) and I spent the day baking breads and pastries for our next guests. Wouldn't want anyone to
lack carbs starve on My Watch. But after he returned to me, we once again went out in search of a new Tuesday Happy Hour hangout.
Research for the Blog.
I hesitate to mention this just-opened (and so close to us) venue, as I am pretty sure it will soon be swamped and we won't be able to get a table. I am also here to tell you the Motorcoach Country Club is not the only place in town with a large lake and electric boats.
I know. I know. Shhhhhhh.
There is a man-made 25-acre lake, just a mile or so west of this resort, rimmed with beautiful homes. The gated community of Lake La Quinta have private boat docks and a great location for enjoying all the valley has to offer. At a central location on the lake sat a small Bed & Breakfast... until recently, when the small inn underwent a huge transformation from a B&B to a hotel - The Chateau at Lake La Quinta - with an on-site restaurant, Mélange.
Dinner is served.
Everything was simply delicious, especially that lovely salad. An early dinner for the T's tonight. I had a martini and DT had their house special margarita (with muddled jalapeno).
The Chateau at Lake La Quinta offers 30+ rooms on a quiet lake-front street, yet walking distance to restaurants, shops and a movie theater. There is a pool at the hotel.
Mélange Restaurant at The Chateau at Lake La Quinta
78-120 Caleo Bay
La Quinta, CA 92253
Toll Free (888) 226-4546
Open Table for reservations
Happy Hour daily 3-5p with several very good food options and lower prices cocktails, beer and wine. Martini's are $8 at Happy Hour; domestic beers $4.) Free parking.
We will be back.
Until my next update, I remain, your Happy Hour correspondent.
RV PARK: The Motorcoach Country Club