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Desert Trip's All-Star Culinary Lineup Is Almost as Good as the Music

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'Oldchella’ just got better

Desert Trip
Desert Trip
Desert Trip

Excitement has been building for Desert Trip, Goldenvoice's rock & roll answer to Coachella with headliners like The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, and Bob Dylan. Much like its millennial counterpart, the new festival, which takes place in Indio's Empire Polo Club, is offering a stellar culinary lineup that might even rival the music (well, in this case, perhaps the music overshadows the food).

There are several options to match a range of budgets, from a la carte dining (that full offering list is forthcoming) to an all-inclusive culinary experience to seated Outstanding in the Field dinners. First off, the all-inclusive "culinary experience" is essentially a roving food festival, with an all-you-can-eat approach.

Culinary Experiences

This afternoon dining option is $179 per day or $499 for a three-day bundle. Over a dozen national restaurants will each offer an entree, side, and passed appetizer paired with wine by Rajat Parr, beer by Greg Koch, and cocktails by the Houston Brothers. So instead of small bite sized portions, you're getting a full tray from each restaurant.

Participating restaurants are: Roberta's (NYC), Cassell's Hamburgers, Sotto, Hanjip, Pok Pok, The NoMad, Top Round, Broken Spanish, Terrine, Beefsteak, Wolf, Plant Food + Wine, Rose Café, Esh (Brooklyn), Badmaash, The Cannibal, Woodley Proper plus Mallow Mallow, Rocco's Sweet Shoppe, and CoCo Bakes

Outstanding in the Field

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Desert Trip will see the return of Outstanding in the Field dinners, a four-course prix fixe seated experience on those long, gorgeous tables. The more upscale option will feature dishes by some of the country's most well-known chefs paired with wine and beer throughout the meal. Tickets are $225 for each dinner.

Participating chefs:

Marcus Samuelsson (Red Rooster NYC)
Alex Guarnaschelli (Butter NYC)
Scott Conant (Scarpetta)
Jamie DeRosa (Izzy's Fish & Oyster, Miami)
Kris Yenbamroong (Night + Market)
Bradley Kilgore (Alter, Miami)
Phillip Frankland Lee (Scratch Bar)
Duff Goldman (Duff's Cakemix)
Tal Ronnen (Crossroads)
Michael Voltaggio (ink.)
Michael Hung (Viviane)
Chris Oh (Hanjip)
Kris Morningstar (Terrine)
Jason Neroni (Rose Cafe)
Christian Page (Cassell's Hamburgers)
Elia Aboumrad (Cassell's Hamburgers) 
Marcel Vigneron (Wolf)
David Varley
Dakota Weiss (Estrella)
Bruce Kalman (Union)
Jenn Louis (Lincoln, PDX)
Jonathan Waxman (Barbuto, NYC)
Jonathon Sawyer (Greenhouse Tavern, Cleveland)
Ray Garcia (Broken Spanish)
Steve Samson (Sotto)
Nicole Rucker (Rucker's Pies)
Neal Fraser (Redbird)
Evan Funke (Felix)
Vartan Abgaryan (71Above)
Nyesha Arrington (Leona)
Chris Crary (Hyde Sunset)

Desert Trip is October 7-9 and 14-16. Tickets for the culinary experiences and Outstanding in the Field can be purchased here.