California Dining

La Quinta, California

Figue Mediterranean Restaurant
47-474 Washington Street
La Quinta, CA

Cuisine with roots in Spain, France, Provence, Italy, Greece, Lebanon, Cyprus and Morocco, is combined in unique and unforgettable ways, just like the large custom made slab Acacia Wood Sharing Tables and the huge wood sculpture complex that greets guests at the entrance to Palm Desert's hippest, new restaurant. Contrasting with the refinement of nearby Carerra marble and Pistaccio onyx, the sculpture's weathered organic form ties indoors to the desert floor seen through huge glass panels.

People go to Figue because of the buzz, but once you've tasted beguiling dishes you'll be hooked on the special something you can't quite put your finger on. Absolutely committed to sourcing the freshest and highest quality ingredients money can buy, newcomers to the 'fresh' concept don't initially recognize that the food really is special, though they know something's uniquely different.

Kick-start your tastebuds with 2 year Iberico Ham served with Alain Milliat Green Tomato Jam or a Selection of Salumi and Cured Meats, served with house made pickles and Figue Jam. Meat selections include 18-Month San Daniele Prosciutto, Fra Mani Mortadella, Meat Men 'Spicy Chorizo', Meat Men 'Juicy Scandal' Soppressata, Fermin Lomo de Bellota, Salametto Piccante, Creminelli Wild Boar Salumi, Boccalone Capocollo and Berber Speced Chicken Liver Mousse.

Appretizers range from Lebanese Lamb meatballs to salads, pasta (all made fresh in-house) and plenty of fresh fish such as Charred Ahi Tuna.

Dinner main meal selections or 'Big Plates' such as Spit Roasted Jidori Chicken, Mediterranean Sea Bass, Wood Rotisserie Fired Suckling Pig, Seafood Stew, and the list just goes on...and on.

Desserts are too good to pass up, but we'll save them for another time.

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