Wilma & Frieda in Palm Desert
In another thread, "Beach Chick" mentioned that Wilma & Frieda opened over Labor Day weekend.
I'm watching some delectable photos of breakfast and lunch streaming from a friend's FB posts and wonder who's had a chance to try it.
Wilma & Frieda
73575 El Paseo Drive
Palm Desert, CA
8am to 6pm
re: Melanie Wong
The line being too long at Cheeky's, we drove over to El Paseo to give W&F a try and were not overwhelmed. We should have waited it out at Cheeky's. We would actually have saved time.
Despite many tables being open, we waited for 10 minutes to be seated. The service, while cordial, was slow.
I ordered the signature dish, mealloaf and eggs, with a muffin and hashbrowns. The ML was heavy and dry and its texture and flavor overpowerd the thin fried egg that topped it. Not a great pairing. The hashbrowns, ordered crisp, came dry and bland, which even a generous sprinkle of salt couldn't enliven. The muffin, like the meatloaf, was heavy and unmoist. However it served as a nice delivery system for a delicous fruit compote.
My wife ordered an omlet which, while solid, was nothing more than ordinary. .
After a waiter I flagged down finally picked up my credit card with the check, it was left deserted at the register for at least 10 minutes until I walked over to sign and retrive it.
We did not linger at all, but were there for well over an hour, waiting to be seated, served, and billed.
Not in same league with Cheeky's. However, their patisserie is outstanding. We took home a brownie, which was choclatey, moist and yes that d word -- decadent.