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Coachella’s Dining Secret

April 07, 2017

With Radiohead, Lady Gaga, and Kendrick Lamar headlining, it’s no wonder that tickets for Coachella, the world’s hottest music and arts fest, have already sold out. But sssh! We know a secret way of getting past that red rope...

There’s more to this 3-day blowout than tunes with a Colorado desert view; enter the keenly awaited Outstanding in the Field, a four-course, family-style alfresco foodie experience characterised by its snaking communal tables. Seated in a luxe, shaded setting in the beautiful Hacienda del Toro, diners can sample dishes by celebrated chefs. Expect delicious treats by Paul Kahan (Chicago’s avec, Blackbird and The Publican), Donnie Masterton (Mexico’s The Restaurant), Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer (Boston’s Toro and Coppa), and Jamie DeRosa (Miami Beach’s Izzy’s Fish & Oyster).

But here’s the snag: to gain entry into the festival, if you don’t already have tickets, buy an Outstanding in the Field meal and tack on general admission or VIP tickets, no questions asked! Choose from two dinner sittings on each of the six nights – as the festival’s long weekend repeats – with a welcome cocktail plus wine and beer pairing throughout, and access to Coachella’s VIP Rose Garden for the day.

Swaying palms, majestic mountains, a great soundtrack, and the scent of fab food in the air…? Rave on!

14-16 & 21-23 Apr, 2017.

Empire Polo Club / Indio / +1 855 771 3667 /