+

1 Place

Expand Map

1 Place

Restaurants & Bars

Squash Blossom Tagliatelle @ Birba | Palm Springs

Melanie Wong | Apr 15, 201701:13 AM    

A couple nights after reveling in the squash blossom enchiladas at Cheeky's, ordering the day's special pasta, squash blossom tagliatelle, at its sister restaurant next door, Birba, was a no-brainer. An Italian Greyhound (vodka, Aperol, grapefruit, smoked maldon salt, rosemary) to start the evening made for a delicious attitude adjustment.

Fresh pasta cooked very firm, chewy cubes of salty pancetta, sweet and bright squash blossoms, all swathed in a rich creamy reduction. I loved everything about this dish of tagliatelle.

Roma Roma pizza from the wood oven topped with romesco as the sauce, then romanesco, brussel sprouts and gorgonzola was fine. The thin crust was too blonde on top for me but nicely scorched on the bottom.

To end, an outsized piece of salted caramel tart. This is the favorite dessert of Tara's mom. I had thought I was too full to eat dessert, but I found room for this silken wonder.

Nearly all the seating is outdoors with a lively patio scene. Lit by custom lanterns made of wispy Italian fishermen's nets, sitting under the palo verde in full bloom was magical.
http://tucson.com/news/local/palo-ver...

Birba
622 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 327-5678
Closed Monday and Tuesday

Birba-home

www.birbaps.com
Birba Palm Springs
Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

More from Chowhound

BBQ 101: How to Grill for Beginners
Guides

BBQ 101: How to Grill for Beginners

by Greg Stegeman | The weather is getting nicer, Memorial Day is on the horizon, and summer is right around the corner...

The Best Grills, BBQ Tools, and Grill Accessories
Guides

The Best Grills, BBQ Tools, and Grill Accessories

by Jen Wheeler | If you're in the market for a new grill, grill brush, or basically any other BBQ tool, grill accessory...

A Comprehensive Guide to Barbecue Sauce Across the Country
Guides

A Comprehensive Guide to Barbecue Sauce Across the Country

by Greg Stegeman | Barbecue sauce is a blanket term that doesn't necessarily do justice to all the regional styles of...

Battle of the BBQ: Where Can You Find the Best in the South?
Guides

Battle of the BBQ: Where Can You Find the Best in the South?

by Joey Skladany | As a self-proclaimed sauce connoisseur and fan of barbecue varieties specifically, I was more than...

See what's new!

View latest discussions ›

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.