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Palm Springs Art Museum (PSAM) is proud to announce the opening of Persimmon Bistro, a new restaurant serving rustic, eclectic cuisine with a twist in a unique café setting on the edge of the Museum’s sculpture garden. Combining fantastical wallpaper design and chic comfort food, the eatery is the brainchild of Candice Held and Tristan Gittens, owners of Frankinbun gourmet sausages in Palm Springs, which has been profiled in Hallmark Channel’s Home and Family series and on the Food Network.

Persimmon uses only the freshest ingredients, and serves the finest teas and coffees from around the world, as well as cold-pressed juices, delicious smoothies, soups and salads, sandwiches and paninis. Additional items include delicacies such as house-cured duck, charcuterie plates, and authentic French desserts like Baba au Rhum. The full menu can be viewed here.

“The ‘jungle-to-table’ theme, a play on farm to table, is reflected in everything from the menu to the wallpaper design,” says Held. “Tristan’s menu focuses on fresh vegetables, fish and poultry, using classic French techniques as well as other influences such as Indian, Italian and American. Overall, it’s a mix of the exotic and the unique.”

The creative impulse behind Persimmon occurred three years ago while having lunch in the Museum’s sculpture garden. The couple soon arrived at the concept of a French-American Bistro featuring jungle-inspired wallpaper and other eye-catching design flourishes.

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