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Palm Desert, CA—Palm Desert, CA – Villa Portofino is pleased to announce the appointment of Chef Gavin Grabe as executive chef. Chef Gavin was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, into a family of foodies. His first teachers were his mother and grandmother, both phenomenal home cooks, and an uncle and cousin who both own their own restaurants. He graduated from Wits University, Hotel School in Johannesburg in 1994, where he received a degree in catering management as well as obtaining an award for the highest achievement ever awarded at his alma mater for the studies of practical kitchen management. After only one year of employment...
Gavin Grabe Named New Executive Chef at Villa Portofino
Palm Desert, CA —The Palm Springs area is a hot spot in Southern California that consists of popular cities like Palm Desert, Indio, Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, La Quinta, and Indian Wells just to name a few. It was made famous a few decades ago thanks to celebrities like Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope who would flock to this desert oasis for a fun and quick vacation, escaping the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles.
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Palm Desert, CA —Comstock Homes is proud to announce that Villa Portofino has received the 2014 Best of Palm Desert Award in the Retirement Communities and Homes category at the annual Palm Desert Award Program. The achievement honors the success and accomplishments of the 55+ Comstock Homes community, which offers new one- and two-bedroom luxury Italian villas in the heart of the Coachella Valley.
Palm Desert, CA —The Villa Portofino Clubhouse is the first Clubhouse in Coachella Valley to create a permanent space for an art gallery. The Clubhouse exclusively showcases the photography of Brian Vikander, who has created some of the most iconic, analog photographs of the last 40 years. Currently, three of Vikander’s photographs have been jury selected to feature in an exhibition at Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California that reflect the concept of age. They are Simple Pleasure, Transcendence and Like Father, Like Son.
Villa Portofino Clubhouse Art Gallery Hosts Brian Vikander International Photography