With a dozen or more 4.5 Zagat rated fine dining restaurants in the area, and many more outstanding restaurants offering fine dining nearby, Sun City Palm Desert residents have a fantastic array of choices to satisfy their craving for gourmet dining. We also have gourmet dining opportunities right here, on property. Many of our residents wanted to add the experience of socializing, meeting new friends and dining with others, to their fine dining pleasure, so three clubs have formed at Sun City Palm Desert to accomplish this mix of socialization and gourmet experiences.

Food & Wine Connoisseurs – Members learn the tasting principles of wines and the broader art of wine by focusing on quality premium/estate grown wines. They can also participate in fine dining gourmet meals with Chef designed menus, typically, five courses with fine wine pairings, served every other month during the season, in our own Ventana restaurant. See a sample menu below.

Gourmet - The Gourmet Club dines at local fine dining restaurants once a month from October thru May.

Wine Tasters - Meeting the third Thursday of every month - September through June, the club members enjoy exceptional food, friends and, of course, WINE served in our large Sierra Ballroom. At the conclusion of the dinner, members have the opportunity to order their favorite Extraordinary Wines at an Exceptional Prices.

Food & Wine Connoisseurs Sample Menu