Palm Springs, CA
Zadie Cafe is the newest restaurant addition to the Hilton in Downtown Palm Springs. It is specifically located in the lobby of the hotel, at the former space of Heyday, who recently moved to their own location in Uptown Palm Springs.
Their options include a full array of Mediterranean cuisine with a bit of an emphasis on Israeli inspired fare. Take for instance their Chicken Schnitzel sandwich, a delightful fusion of flavors inspired by Israeli cuisine, paying homage to its diverse culinary heritage. This delectable creation features a tender, crispy breaded chicken breast as its star ingredient. Nestled alongside is roasted eggplant with the whipped feta lending a creamy and tangy element, imparting a Mediterranean twist to the sandwich.
The use of challah bread, with its soft, slightly sweet interior and golden crust, pays tribute to the Jewish culinary tradition. Its presence elevates the sandwich, offering a warm, comforting embrace to the robust flavors within.
This Chicken Schnitzel sandwich reflects the mosaic of influences that shape Israeli cuisine, blending elements from various cultures that have converged in this vibrant culinary landscape. It embodies the fusion of Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and Eastern European culinary traditions, showcasing the diversity and creativity that characterize Israeli gastronomy.
Other notable dishes include bourekas, a delectable pastry dish, with origins to the Sephardic Jewish communities of the Mediterranean and Middle East, the mezze, a cherished culinary tradition in the Middle East and Mediterranean, originating in ancient Persia and Greece, and the arayes burger, a delicious fusion dish that combines elements of both Middle Eastern and Western cuisines.
Zadie Cafe, a modern Mediterranean kitchen is located at 400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way in Palm Springs and can be found online, here.