Acqua California Bistro Celebrates Its Opening in Rancho Mirage & The New Year With A Day of Giving
Acqua California Bistro celebrates its opening at The River in Rancho Mirage and the new year with a day of community giving on Wednesday, January 10, when 50% of revenue will support valley charities Jewish Family Service of the Desert and Sunshine Circle.
To help create a happier and healthier New Year for residents of our valley, Acqua will donate 50% of breakfast and lunch revenue to Sunshine Circle and 50% of dinner revenue to Jewish Family Service of the Desert.“Our family has been welcoming back loyal friends and guests since Acqua opened in July, and now Barbara and I would like to thank everyone for their support by honoring two valley charities that do so much good work here,” said Acqua and Lulu California Bistros creator Jerry Keller.
Acqua is serving delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners and marks the return of the Keller family to the location they made popular with their original Acqua Pazza over 15 years ago.
The new Acqua has expanded along The River’s promenade on Highway 111, offering amazing views of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountains from its lively bar, elegant dining rooms, patio, and waterfront terrace and now seats about 500 guests. The restaurant façade showcases the unique art of local artists Tony and Karen Barone called “Forks on Their Way to Nirvana”. Their gorgeous sculpture flows into a playful installation of colorful over-sized forks dancing across the building and is quickly becoming the latest Instagram-able attraction in the Coachella Valley.
Acqua’s day of community giving supports two valley charities. Sunshine Circle is an organization that connects Jewish teenagers with local Holocaust Survivors and for nearly 30 years, Jewish Family Service of the Desert has provided important social services to the people of the Coachella Valley – regardless of religious affiliation.
The Keller family is active in philanthropic work throughout the Coachella Valley and over the past six years their Lulu California Bistro has become the single largest contributor to Dining Out for Life in support of Desert Aids Project.
Acqua is the latest creation from the Keller family. Jerry and Barbara Keller are also the owners of Lulu California Bistro, a staple of downtown Palm Springs that is often credited for being an integral part of the revitalized energy along Palm Canyon Drive. Lulu has been honored with multiple annual “Best of” dining awards, including Open Table’s “Best Brunches in America”. Lulu celebrated its sixth anniversary in August.
Acqua is open daily from 8 AM to 10 PM, with later hours on weekends, and is located at The River in Rancho Mirage, at 71-800 Highway 111. Reservations can be made by calling 760-862-9800, or visiting Acqua’s website: acquaranchomirage.com.