Palm Desert Food & Wine 2017...  All Flavor.

Catering chef and former owner of Palm Springs' Balisage Bistro Daniel Villanueva discusses the upcoming Palm Desert Food & Wine festival.


Local chefs shine at recent Food and Wine Festival

Daniel Villanueva Jr., owner and chef at Balisage Bistro, recently started to source all of his produce from local farmers and farmer's markets. On his demonstration stage, he cooked but also used the platform to talk at length about the value of eating local, fresh food and drinking organic wine. It was a laid back but engaging presentation and Villanueva would occasionally bring the big salad bowl he was mixing out into the audience for people to sample.



Balisage Bistro Joins Restaurant Week With Mediterranean Menu

Article about previous restaurant, Balisage Bistro. Pan roasted sea bass with braised fennel in an herb, garlic and white wine sauce; seafood paella with sautéed shrimp, white fish, mussels and squid with preserved lemon and saffron rice; and chicken with Spanish chorizo in Romesco sauce are items already popular on the regular menu.









"The Palm Springs Orchestra has come to rely on Chef Daniel when entertaining patron events. The media, donors, celebrities and politicians have all raved about Chef Daniel's exquisite cuisine. We are honored to have Chef Daniel Villanueva as part of the PSO family"




Chef Dan and Beyond Balisage service many of our guests each month and every time our guest is always so thankful for the wonderful + delicious meals that he creates. Chef Dan goes above and beyond for each guest by adding special touches; whether it be attention to detail, customized menus, or a special dessert. Our guests continue to praise Chef Dan for the outstanding experience that he provides time and time again! 

-KEY Concierge - Christina


"We had an excellent dinner with Chef Daniel Villanueva. The menu turned out just great. He and his assistant were delightful to be with and we felt very relaxed and pampered." -KEY Concierge Guest


"Daniel is a very talented chef. I have hired Chef Daniel as a private chef for a Christmas Party and also for a Birthday Party. Both events were amazing and received rave reviews from my party guests.  I've also been a guest at a friend's Dinner Party where Chef Daniel was the private chef. 

His menus are creative, diverse, and delicious. From appetizers, to salads, to entrees, and also desserts, his culinary skills are top notch! 

I look forward to the next opportunity to eat his creations... which will be in October for a Halloween Party."

-- Dr. Steven D. Roffers