Friday, July 15, 2011

Birba

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Palm Springs, CA. Birba is literally an oasis in the desert. While the food is good, not great, its outdoor patio is exquisite. It's a fine place to have drinks and split a dish or two with someone whether it be business, friends, or a date. I wish more restaurants in California would take advantage of the good climate and be set up like this.

Di Stefano Burrata Insalate
Some of the dishes are pricey, and if they are going to charge L.A. prices for small salads and pizzas then the food should be of that caliber. Overall the food was better than most of the places I've tried in the desert, but there were some hits and misses.

Di Stefano Burrata Insalate - burrata cheese paired with cherry tomatoes, English cucumbers, fresh basil, frantoia olive oil, and toast points. It was the highlight of the night, and an absolute must try. The cheese was so creamy and slightly sweet. It went perfectly with the tomatoes and bread. The cucumbers were irrelevent, but the dish itself was fantastic. 

San Daniele Prosciutto and Arugula Pizza - The saltiness of the sauce and the prosciutto did not compliment each other well - sodium overload. The crust was pretty basic. It was a so-so pizza, but I'm not sure if this dish is representative of the other pizzas on the menu.

Tuna Conserva Insalate
French Lemonade
Tuna Conserva Insalate - This simple salad is tuna, potatoes, cherry tomatoes, and green olives in a grainy mustard dressing. It had very muddled flavors. Nothing about the dish stood out. It tasted like a pre-made salad you could get at a grocery store, pretty disappointing after the burrata insalate. 

French Lemonade - This refreshing cocktail is a mixture of Kettle One vodka, Lillet, St. Germaine, and fresh lemon with a splash of sour and soda. It absolutely hit the spot in the warm weather, and was surprisingly strong. I highly recommend you have one, or two, of these.

Birba, despite its 'ok' eats, is by far one of the most memorable places I've been too in the Coachella Valley, and definitely a place I will recommend and visit again during one of those hot desert nights.


Birba
622 N. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 327-5678

http://www.birbaps.com/

2 Responses so far.

  1. The Di Stefano Burrata Insalate sounds so good and sounds like something you could make your own rendition of at home!

  2. Have you ever had Burrata cheese? It is heavenly! You could easily make this dish at home, and I think you should try to!

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