Tara Lazar Joins the Palm Desert Food and Wine Dinner at the James Beard House in NYC

For the second year in a row, Palm Desert Food and Wine will be hosting a contingency of Palm Springs chefs at the Beard House. Among them will be our very own Tara Lazar, in good company with local Chef’s Andrew Copley, Andie Hubka, Kenneth Williams and Gabriel Woo. What are they cooking up you might be asking? Read on to find out more!

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Get to Know Steen Bojsen-Møller - F10 Creative Beverage Director

The man, the myth, the legend, Steen Bojsen-Møller. Steen is not only our beloved New Zealander, complete with an amazing accent and sarcastic personality but he is also the Beverage Director of F10 Creative and Co-Owner of Seymour’s and Toucans Tiki Lounge.

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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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Meet Chef Marco - Q&A with The Man Behind Birba's Homemade Pasta

Our little Italian eatery has become well known and loved for its variety of handmade pastas - the Tagliatelle being a personal favorite of mine. The secret behind our beloved Tagliatelle is the man who makes it, Chef Marco Saba. He was born and raised in Italy, which means his passion for quality food and his straightforward, but jovial nature is pretty much a birthright.

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Interview - Brent Kanbayashi, Architectural Designer of Mr. Lyon's

Brent Kanbayashi is a designer with a background in architecture and fine art from UC Berkeley.  As both an artist and designer, Brent brings an extraordinarily high level of craftsmanship to every project that he participates in.  His love of Japanese art combined with his understanding of design, composition and form has developed into an aesthetic revolving around the core concepts of minimalism, balance, and austerity.  He has the innate ability to design things that are both beautiful yet understated at the same time.

Brent has worked with Foundation 10 on multiple projects including designing both Birba and Jiao and now our soon to open, Mr. Lyon’s.  I had the pleasure of sitting down with him to discuss Mr. Lyon’s and its design as well as its place here in Palm Springs.  Brent approached the project as an exercise in learning how to successfully embrace the building's history and character yet provide something new at the same time.  The restaurant is designed to give a romantic nod to where Palm Springs came from, early Hollywood and the 1940’s art deco period while simultaneously having a contemporary feel.  He said one of his favorite parts of the project so far has been uncovering original facades and figuring out a way to adaptively reuse elements of the building in a new way.

A similar approach has been taken when designing the restaurants culinary program, as a classic steakhouse with evolved sides the goal will be creating fresh, inspired, seasonal dishes while maintaining respect for the classics. Tara Lazar (Chef/Owner) "Mr. Lyons is a a modern steakhouse with its roots in the past- timeless cocktails in the tobacco stained lounge will offer a distinctly more casual experience, while a grand marble dining room with side table service brings back the elegance and warmth of personal hospitality." I think it will be a great addition to the Palm Springs Steak house experience-It’s all for the food in the end,” says Brent and the same level of care and thoughtfulness that has been given to the menu at Cheeky’s and Birba will be evident in the menu at Mr. Lyon’s as well.

"Mr. Lyon's re-imagined spring of 2015"

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We are currently hiring for all positions at Mr. Lyon's, if you are interesed in applying please send your resume to eva@f10creative.com!