Every year, my husband and I make the trek from L.A. to Phoenix. It's a long trip, and we're always on the lookout for something to break up the trip. This year we found an absolute gem of a restaurant: Dish Creative Cuisine, in a nondescript strip mall in Cathedral City. Nevertheless, the service is fine dining, with white linen tablecloths and an attentive staff. Amuse-bouche is the star of the show. Throughout our dinner, including appetizers, entrees and desserts, our waiters continually brought these little masterpieces to our table. We didn't know what was coming, and we loved the surprises. Prices were very reasonable.
Dish Creative Cuisine, 68525 Ramon Road, Suite A-101, Cathedral City; (760) 832-6526, http://www.dishcreativecuisine.com