Coachella Dinner Series Makes a Case For Planning Ahead

Sometimes it takes a little advance thought to make a weekend standing around in the dessert a special occasion

For the eighth year, the beloved Coachella Arts and Music Festival in Indio will add an exclusive dinner series during two festival weekends (April 14-16 and April 21-23). Attendees will enjoy before-dinner cocktails while watching the spectacular desert sunset from the Coachella VIP Rose Garden. Dinner is served at a 200-seat communal table.

Prepared by award-winning restaurateurs, each meal is calibrated to the individual chef’s talents; some come from as far away as Lagos and as near as Los Angeles.

The four-course, family-style meal will be orchestrated by Outstanding in the Field’s specially-trained staff. Since 1999, they’ve been doing pop-ups, drawing guests into the natural environment.

The evenings in April are guaranteed to be a charming respite from the festival crowds.

Coachella Arts and Music Festival, VIP Rose Garden
$350 pp, all dinners begin at 6 p.m.
Tickets include a welcome cocktail, a four-course dinner served at the table, and access to the garden during the day of the dinner. Dinner attendees must have festival passes; advance purchase is required for dinners.