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gertrudes restaurant frontGertrude’s Restaurant in the Desert Botanical Garden opened its doors to the public January 2013. The restaurant is named for Gertrude Divine Webster the primary founder/backer of the Garden. The restaurant is unique in that it uses fresh ingredients grown on premise in raised-bed gardens, and items from local farm and pasture. The restaurant’s hours are 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. daily and features indoor and patio dining. Reservations are recommended. Following are photos I captured during my recent dining experience at Gertrude’s. If you decide to dine at Gertrude’s, I hope you enjoy the experience as much as I did!

art in gertrudes

Wall art greets the diner upon entering Gertrude’s.

the beer in gertrudes

Starter: Sun Up Brewing Co. IPA “Trooper” – YUM, YUM!

Gertrudes patio eating

Gertrude’s outdoor dining patio.

Salad at Gertrudes

Salad: Garden Beets, Season Lettuces, Crow’s Dairy Chevre, Maple-Sherry vinaigrette, Hazelnuts – YUM!

short ribs gertrudes

Entrée: Red Chile Short Rib: Crow’s Dairy Goat Sour Cream, Fingerlings, Mango, Pickled Red Onion – YUM!

art in the garden gertrudes in backgroun

Afterwards: Walking to rid the calories: Art in the Garden with Gertrude’s in the background – heavenly!