made reservations for sunday brunch at norma's which sounded like a must-do in palm springs. the outdoor patio alone got me from jump, and since temps were already in the low 80s at 11:15am, it provided the perfect backdrop. it's a beautiful space with striking whites and bold yellows and oranges, yet strategically covered up top to prevent the heat from permeating.
the menu - at least for breakfast - is basically fine dining diner food, if there is such a thing. they start us off with complimentary shots of their fresh pineapple smoothie (top right above), which is refreshingly cold and delicious.
we decide to order one breakfast item and one lunch item, so it's the papaya brown butter cinnamon crepes and the rock lobster salad & mango w/citrus vinaigrette:
norma's at the parker palm springs
4200 e. palm canyon dr.
palm springs, CA 92264