Palm Springs à la Carte:

The Colorful World of the Caviar Crowd at Their Favorite Desert Hideaway
by Mel Haber with Marshall Terrill

December 2008 | $23.95 | Hardcover | ISBN: 978-1-56980-353-0

In 1975, Mel Haber, a former automotive-accessory manufacturer, opened Melvyn's Restaurant and the Ingleside Inn in Palm Springs. With no restaurant experience, Haber made every mistake in the book—and still, his business thrived. He has spent twenty-five years catering to the beautiful people who have frequented Palm Springs—from French chefs to lovable con men, Ava Gardner to Arnold Schwarzenegger. Here are just some of the hundreds of stories in Haber's repertoire.