V Palm Springs Opens Restaurant In Time for Coachella

Hotel will debut second restaurant in September.

Filament Hospitality, a full-service lifestyle management company overseeing the newly opened V Palm Springs Hotel, will open the first of two restaurants ahead of Coachella, which starts April 15. The 140-room V Palm Springs, which opened last month, is owned by Mark Garages, the celebrity lawyer known for representing Michael Jackson and Winona Rider, and fellow lawyer Brian Kabateck, whose $4.7 million purchase of the Capri Hotel in Southampton last year made headlines.

New York-based Blank Slate Group developed the concepts and currently serves as the culinary creative partner for the hotel’s food & beverage outlets. Blank Slate was founded by Culinaria Group Principals Gregory L. Grossman and Evan FinkelsteinElixir, the hotel’s pool bar & grill, will debut on April 14 with Solstice, the restaurant & lounge, to follow in September.

To celebrate the launch, Elixir will kick off each Coachella weekend with a party debuting their innovative cocktails and food. On Sundays, they will wrap up the festivities with a “Recovery Lounge,” featuring a Bloody Mary bar, yoga, IV cabanas by the IV Doc—all designed to help guests reenergize.

“With the goal of cultivating longstanding culinary destinations that offer exciting experiences, both of the concepts at V Palm Springs will be community-focused, ensuring that locals and visitors alike enjoy a wonderful atmosphere accompanied by quality cuisine and cocktails,” Chef Grossman said in a release.

Elixir will be a Polynesian-inspired poolside hotspot, Black Slate says, with a new take on Asian-Fusion BBQ fare featuring sharable items like green curry guacamole and larger dishes like fried rice noodles with sautéed vegetables, avocado puree, kombu-infused white soy ponzu, and candied sambal.

Blank Slate Group has partnered with mixologist Shannon Stiggins, most recently of New York’s Cosme and EDITION Hotel to offer a menu with a modern-Tiki influence, focusing on inventive and flavorful drinks, frozen beverages and sharable cocktails.

The hotel’s restaurant & lounge, Solstice, is scheduled to open in September with a desert-inspired theme serving creative farm-to-table fare.


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