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Culinary Trends Magazine
GETTING INTO PICKLES- To refresh their menus, chefs are reviving aging and fermenting practices, given their enduring popularity. Take the beet salad (on the cover) – it may not be groundbreaking, but diners gravitated towards the dish, earning its place on the menu as a staple. Copley’s Executive Chef Andrew Manion Copley, recognizes that such guest-adored dishes are important to offer; so in order to keep the menu interesting, he likes to revitalize crowd favorites. In his Palm Springs restaurant, he adds lightly brine-poached, red wine stained Asian Pears, hit with star anise, fresh chilies, ginger and cinnamon to his beet and goat cheese salad.
EVERYDAY with Rachel Ray
HIT-THE-SPOT SOUPS – The Spot: Movie buffs make a pilgrimage to Copley’s On Palm Canyon because its part of Cary Grant’s former estate, but regulars like it because of the garden-party atmosphere and the tasty, tropical-inspired food. The chilled asparagus-and-sweet pea soup, available in the spring and summer, is a blend of asparagus and sweet peas, accompanied by flash-fried Maine lobster.
The Washington Post
“Good Evening, would you like to sit outside or inside?” That’s how guests are greeted at the front door of Copley’s On Palm Canyon. I opt for a ceiling of stars and a curtain of mountains at this romantic restaurant. The chef knows his clientele, 80 percent of them from the area, want to see tuna tartare on the menu, yet he packages the commonplace appetizer in a fresh way, splashing the dewy cubes of fish with a lime dressing tucking them inside miniature “taco” shells made with sesame seeds, miso and ginger. House-made ravioli gets a filling of roasted butternut squash flavored with honey and garlic; the silky pasta, garnished with a foamy chardonnay butter sauce, sits on gratineed goat cheese. Herbs from the garden lend lushness to one of Copley’s best conclusions: lavender infused pound cake with basil ice cream, the flavors in each identifiable but used with restraint so as not to overwhelm diners’ taste buds.
Just Out Magazine
PALM SPRINGS- For gay and lesbian visitors, the positives are many: Downtown is pedestrian-friendly, and quite a few bars and restaurants popular with the GLBT set are within walking distance. Many of the longtime standbys—Hunters Video Bar, Score and Streetbar—are along Arenas Road. Several fun spots known for both food and drink are in the same vicinity, including Wang’s in the Desert, Hamburger Mary’s, Georgie’s Alibi and Azul, and arguably the best high-end dining option in the city, Copley’s on Palm Canyon (copleyspalmsprings.com). The lively mix of retail, dining and bar-hopping makes for a party-like atmosphere in downtown Palm Springs on weekend evenings, and during the winter and spring high season, it can feel pretty festive just about any night of the week.
The New York Times
WHERE TO EAT- The hottest place is Copley’s on Palm Canyon, a lively restaurant in a rustic-chic cottage that was once home of Cary Grant. Set deep inside a torch-lined garden, the restaurant, partly owned by the British chef Andrew Manion Copley, serves quirky American cuisine like “Oh My Lobster Pot Pie” and charred prawns and scallops over creamy sweet corn puree. Reservations are recommended: on weekend nights, the lines can stretch out the door.
THE RESTAURANT REPORTER- “Looking to soak up some rays? Or would you rather hit the slops? Either way, we go the favored – here are the best restaurants in the beach and ski spots across the country. Winter getaway, anyone?” Chef Andrew Manion Copley, and his wife, are the latest tenants in Cary Grants’ former estate, now home to Copley’s On Palm Canyon. The couple refurbished the property, exposing original hardwood floors to create an intimate and warm dining space, while transforming the garden into a picturesque outdoor dining patio. The char-grilled “huge” pork chop is a standout, as are the honey-mustard short ribs. For dessert, the homemade lemongrass ice cream is sublime.
SPICE UP YOUR VALENTINE’S DAY WITH CHEF ANDREW COPLEY- Nice, but let’s try something different this year. Why not beat the rush by staying in and cooking together? Do something different for a change. Put your take-out menus aside for the night and consider dining in. Cooking can be romantic, especially when done as a couple. Need some help? No worries! Andrew Manion Copley, Executive Chef and Owner of Copley’s on Palm Canyon (Palm Springs, California) suggests preparing a three-course Valentine’s dinner plan that’ll allow you to enjoy a Palm Springs meal, sans airport. You’ll definitely score major “brownie points” with this one.
Chef Andrew Manion Copley brings his European, Australian and Hawaiian culinary experience to a property in the heart of the downtown village that is said to have once bee actor Cary Grant’s estate. The hacienda is warm and inviting; the garden dining area feels festive and elegant; and the food is described as contemporary American.” To read the entire article visit the Alaska Airlines in-flight magazine….
REJUVENATING PALM SPRINGS, DESERT RESPORTS TAKE A DIP IN A RETRO FOUNDATION OF YOUTH- “Where to Eat” Copley’s On Palm Canyon in a house once owned by Cary Grant specializes in Contemporary Americana cuisine.
DIAMOND IN THE DESERT- Palm Springs has long been a celebrity escape in the dunes, and to capture that age-old Hollywood glamour, reserve a table at Copley’s on Palm Canyon.
Inland Empire Magazine
COOL DESERT SCENCE- Head over to Cary Grant’s place in Palm Springs for dinner, and you are in for a real treat. These days, the suave Brit greeting you with a twinkle in his eye is Chef Andrew Manion Copley, co-owner of the restaurant occupying Cary’s desert getaway.
THE PLACE TO EAT IN PALM SPRINGS- Copley’s on Palm Canyon Contemporary American cuisine in a Spanish-chic cottage once owned by Cary Grant.
HOLIDAY ROAST PORK WITH APRCOTS & CRANBERRY MOUSSE- Looking for something beyond the traditional Turkey this Christmas? Well, look no more. This roast pork with apricots and cranberry mousse is festive and scrumptious. (Courtesy of Chef Andrew Copley)
Los Angeles Times
UNIQUE SETTINGS HIGHLIGHT RESTAURANTS- Take Copley’s, for instance. Located in a remodeled building built in the 1920s that was once Cary Grant’s estate, the restaurant has kept the flavor of the original Spanish architecture with its red-tile roofs, gurgling fountains and a large tile patio. Copley’s is named after executive chef Andrew Manion Copley, who racked up a slew of awards for his menus in Australia, Hawaii and San Francisco. He brings his history to Copley’s, serving Hawaiian ahi tacos and pan-roasted Australian barramundi fish and offering entertaining cooking classes set amid his herb gardens in the patio.