Meet the Executive Chef at Mr. Lyon's - Q&A with Eddie Moran

We would be remiss to not sit down with Chef Eddie Moran - Executive Chef at Mr. Lyon’s Steakhouse and Culinary Director of F10.  If you know Chef Eddy, he’s impossible not to love, if you don’t know him, you will love him after reading his words.  He is a thoughtful, kind, intelligent and incredibly talented at what he does and we are lucky to have him with us. Read on below to find out what restaurants are on Chef’s culinary bucket list and more!

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8 of the Top Things To Do in Palm Springs This Summer

Everyone knows that it’s hot, hot, hot in Palm Springs in the summer.  Although there is no shortage of establishments with the AC cranked - we wanted to highlight some additional ways you can stay cool and enjoy all that Palm Springs to have offer! From museums to epic stargazing, homemade gourmet ice cream and luxury spas, Palm Springs really is the perfect getaway, even in the summer.

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Real Weddings: Green + Blush Color Palette Inspiration

One of our favorite wedding trends is the use of neutral color palettes - like green and blush! With the San Jacinto Mountains and Palm Springs as your backdrop you really don’t need much to wow your guests! Here are a few of our favorite details from Mimi + Joshua’s wedding, photography by the talented The Times We Have.

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F10 Catering, Zenyara, + Adidas Mash Up - Where Desert Living Meets Resort Luxury

Complete with a tennis court, basketball court and soccer field, Zenyara really has something for everyone. As you can imagine its a perfect property for a large scale event, like this past season’s Adidas Sport Club - hosted in April and catered by F10 Catering during Coachella weekend.

We had so much fun working with the Adidas and our friends at Zenyara to bring this event together.

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A Guide to Breakfast the Morning After - Playboy Feature

Our very own Tara Lazar was asked to write up a little Morning After Breakfast Guide for Playboy in May! If you don’t have time to head over and read her editorial in full, here are some of the highlights -

“Few experiences quite compare to the taste of great food after great sex. Of course anyone can figure out a brunch reservation to replenish those calories lost between the sheets (or on the floor..or outside, if you're into that sort of thing), but following up your bedroom skills with a display of morning culinary talent? That's hot, impressive and likely to inspire a round two.” - Tara Lazar, Playboy, May 2019

What recipes did she include you might ask? Well - some of our absolute favorites including Huevos Rancheros, Breakfast Tartines and a delectable Buckwheat Dutch Baby with Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraiche - can we get an AMEN! Read on below for recipe goodness —


Huevos Rancheros

“For a breakfast that hopes to carry over some spice from the bedroom to the kitchen, but without a big production. Even if you weren’t planning this, ahem, sleepover, you can still whip this dish up if you haven’t seen the inside of a grocery store in ages.”

Ingredients
• 4 corn tortillas
• 4 eggs
• 1 jar of salsa
• 2-3 tbsp oil (olive or neutral)

Prepare
Put salsa in blender. Blend until smooth, but not watery. Grab your frying pan and drop in two tbsp oil. Slowly add blended salsa. Cook for about 5 minutes. Keep the heat low so it doesn’t dry out. Add hot sauce if you want more of a kick. Stir occasionally. 

While the sauce is simmering, crack four eggs into an oiled frying pan. Cook sunny side up. Once the eggs start to sizzle, cover for about 30 seconds (until the whites right around the yolk don’t jiggle). Take the cover off and turn off the heat. Heat up the tortillas over an open flame and toss until to your liking.  

Serve eggs layered on tortilla, topped with salsa.


Breakfast Tartines

“These look great, are seasonal and easy to prepare with ingredients you might already have. Another option? If you live near a market—and trust your lover enough to leave them alone in your place—you could run out to grab a few of these fresh ingredients. (It will also give them time to freshen up in case there is an encore performance.)”

Ingredients
• 1 good quality, fresh baguette
• Salt and pepper to taste

Ricotta Toast Tartine
• 4 tablespoons fresh ricotta
• 1 pint fresh strawberries (or another seasonal berry/stonefruit) 
• 1 teaspoon sugar 
• 1 lemon

Scrambled Egg Tartine
• 2 eggs
• ¼ cup grated cheese (any kind, I prefer a good cheddar, jack or goat)
• 2 slices of good quality prosciutto
• A few sprigs of watercress or micro greens

Caprese Tartine
• 2 balls (ovaline) fresh mozzarella
• 10 cherry tomatoes (the reddest you can find), halved
• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• 4 leaves of fresh basil 

Prepare

Slice baguette into pieces about a quarter of an inch thick. Spread olive oil on top. Broil for two minutes. Slice the berries to combine with lemon juice and one teaspoon white sugar in a bowl. Let it marinate, about ten minutes, so the berries soften.

Next, scramble two eggs with cheese. Take the eggs off the stove and place to the side. Slice the mozzarella about one-fourth of an inch thick. Separately slice cherry tomatoes in halves. Mix them in a bowl with torn fresh basil and a nice helping of olive oil, salt and pepper.

Lay the six slices on a long plate (or nice wooden cutting board if you have one) and start building. First, place a little ricotta on the toast but not all the way to the edge, then some marinated berries. On the second slice, add scrambled egg, plus a slice of prosciutto and watercress. On the third, add mozzarella slice on the bottom with the tomatoes overflowing, adding the oil that the tomatoes were marinating in on top. Repeat so you have two of each.


Buckwheat Dutch Baby with Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraiche

“This is for the person who understands time spent in the kitchen can be rewarded in the bedroom, no matter who the chef may be. The preparation of this beauty justifies wearing an apron, which sparks a whole other set of naughty thoughts. Who doesn’t love a lover in uniform?”

Ingredients 
• 3 tablespoons buckwheat flour 
• 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
• 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
• 1/8 teaspoon table or fine sea salt
• 1/2 cup whole milk
• 2 large eggs
• 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

Toppings
• 4 slices of smoked salmon
• 1 avocado, sliced
• 2 tablespoons of crème fraiche

Prepare 

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Combine and whisk sugar, both flours, salt, milk and eggs in a medium bowl. Melt butter on a 12-inch cast skillet (or heavy oven proof skillet). Pour in batter and transfer skillet to the oven. Make a big announcement when it goes in the oven to build some anticipation. Bake for 15 minutes. 

Slice avocado and have your crème fraiche and salmon ready. Once pancake is ready, add  salmon, drizzle crème fraiche, and scatter avocado slices and chives. Serve in the skillet with some side plates to share.


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Local 622 @ BIRBA - June, 2019

JUNE 2019, LINE-UP

6/6 -  Desert Rhythm Project  Acoustic (Soul, Funk, Reggae)  Desert Rhythm Project is a neo-roots, reggae, funk, soul band from California's Mojave Desert. Fronted by desert natives Michael Reyes and Bryanna Evaro who have created their own unique style comprised of soulful harmonies, effortless melodic guitar techniques and smooth elemental bass rhythms. Michael Reyes' dynamic presence on lead vocal and guitar is reminiscent of the soulful and energetic James Brown combined with the appreciative ethereal consciousness of reggae legend Bob Marley. Bryanna Evaro's timeless velvety folk-roots presence on bass guitar and vocals is the crowning essential counterpart of this celebrated divine duo.  Look and listen:   http://www.desertrhythmproject.com    http://www.facebook.com/desertrhythmproject.com

6/6 - Desert Rhythm Project Acoustic (Soul, Funk, Reggae)

Desert Rhythm Project is a neo-roots, reggae, funk, soul band from California's Mojave Desert. Fronted by desert natives Michael Reyes and Bryanna Evaro who have created their own unique style comprised of soulful harmonies, effortless melodic guitar techniques and smooth elemental bass rhythms. Michael Reyes' dynamic presence on lead vocal and guitar is reminiscent of the soulful and energetic James Brown combined with the appreciative ethereal consciousness of reggae legend Bob Marley. Bryanna Evaro's timeless velvety folk-roots presence on bass guitar and vocals is the crowning essential counterpart of this celebrated divine duo.

Look and listen:

http://www.desertrhythmproject.com

http://www.facebook.com/desertrhythmproject.com

6/13 -  Nick Sosa  (Atomspheric Jazz, Latin)  Nick Sosa is a live and session guitarist local to the Palm Springs and greater Coachella Valley areas. His solo guitar sets include elements of pop, classic jazz, latin, flamenco, fusion, blues and rnb; providing the perfect social atmosphere . Since graduating Musician’s Institute in Hollywood California he has performed, recorded and composed with many artists in a variety of styles. He currently does recording sessions in collaboration with grammy award winning producers and performs regularly as a solo artist, the guitarist of "Trio NV" and with The Slim Man Band  Look and listen:   https://www.facebook.com/nicksosaguitar/

6/13 - Nick Sosa (Atomspheric Jazz, Latin)

Nick Sosa is a live and session guitarist local to the Palm Springs and greater Coachella Valley areas. His solo guitar sets include elements of pop, classic jazz, latin, flamenco, fusion, blues and rnb; providing the perfect social atmosphere . Since graduating Musician’s Institute in Hollywood California he has performed, recorded and composed with many artists in a variety of styles. He currently does recording sessions in collaboration with grammy award winning producers and performs regularly as a solo artist, the guitarist of "Trio NV" and with The Slim Man Band

Look and listen:

https://www.facebook.com/nicksosaguitar/

6/20 -  Symara Stone  (Smokey Blues, Jazz, Singer Songwriter)  Born in Sunny Palm Springs California, singer/songwriter Symara Stone was a born a performer! Known for her incessant humor, deep direct raw lyrics, & jazzy motown bluesy croon this girl has been taking the stage since she was a youngster. Her passion for writing songs fueled with her life experience has created an ongoing self-taught creative process that she can't stop. Writing a song per day is common in the Stone residence. Symara loves people, animals, music, art, dance, self-expression of all forms, & yoga! Her songs deal with death, love, heartbreak, nature, sobriety, & addiction. She is said to channel all the bad & good she feels into song, and uses songwriting as a way to heal herself with sound. Open to all genres, Symara's songs never are catapulted into one box. When a country song appears in her heart, a country song she will write. Electronica, Downtempo, Ambient, Indie, Indie pop, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Techno, Dub-step, Tribal, Folk, Mantras, Gospel, Ska, Dixie, Reggae, Funk, Motown, & Soul are just some genres that leap into her fingers when plucking her Ibanez Acoustic Electric Guitar. Piecing together the melody and lyric in her head, her songs come to life and even more so when she's on stage singing in front of you with her big smile & big soul.  Look and listen:   https://www.facebook.com/SymaraStone/    www.soundcloud.com/symarastone

6/20 - Symara Stone (Smokey Blues, Jazz, Singer Songwriter)

Born in Sunny Palm Springs California, singer/songwriter Symara Stone was a born a performer! Known for her incessant humor, deep direct raw lyrics, & jazzy motown bluesy croon this girl has been taking the stage since she was a youngster. Her passion for writing songs fueled with her life experience has created an ongoing self-taught creative process that she can't stop. Writing a song per day is common in the Stone residence. Symara loves people, animals, music, art, dance, self-expression of all forms, & yoga! Her songs deal with death, love, heartbreak, nature, sobriety, & addiction. She is said to channel all the bad & good she feels into song, and uses songwriting as a way to heal herself with sound. Open to all genres, Symara's songs never are catapulted into one box. When a country song appears in her heart, a country song she will write. Electronica, Downtempo, Ambient, Indie, Indie pop, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Techno, Dub-step, Tribal, Folk, Mantras, Gospel, Ska, Dixie, Reggae, Funk, Motown, & Soul are just some genres that leap into her fingers when plucking her Ibanez Acoustic Electric Guitar. Piecing together the melody and lyric in her head, her songs come to life and even more so when she's on stage singing in front of you with her big smile & big soul.

Look and listen:

https://www.facebook.com/SymaraStone/

www.soundcloud.com/symarastone

6/27 -  Davis Macias  ( Spanglish Jive, Latin Fusion)  Bio:  “A journey through the fusion of rhythm and music.“ My name is David and I play guitar as well as write original songs. My passion has always been music and now I am living my dream doing what I love. I am currently a student at Musicians Institute in Hollywoo, Ca. And I am getting ready to release my first album, recorded in the beautiful Joshua Tree, Ca. at the amazing High Lonesome Studio.  Look and Listen:   http://www.DavidMaciasMusic.com    https://www.facebook.com/davidmaciasmusic/

6/27 - Davis Macias ( Spanglish Jive, Latin Fusion)

Bio:

“A journey through the fusion of rhythm and music.“ My name is David and I play guitar as well as write original songs. My passion has always been music and now I am living my dream doing what I love. I am currently a student at Musicians Institute in Hollywoo, Ca. And I am getting ready to release my first album, recorded in the beautiful Joshua Tree, Ca. at the amazing High Lonesome Studio.

Look and Listen:

http://www.DavidMaciasMusic.com

https://www.facebook.com/davidmaciasmusic/