Coachella Valley Special Event Cooling Solutions

Koolfog Planning and Event Specialists work with customers to provide the best temporary cooling solutions for parties, festivals, and special occasions.  We provide cooling solutions for outdoor spaces at private residences, restaurants, hotels, country clubs, large festival grounds, golf courses, concert venues, street fairs and the like. There are many facets to planning both large and small events including number of guest, traffic flow, menu selection, entertainment, safety concerns, etc. It is our goal for t our clients understand how things work and what they can expect to make for the smooth programming of their event.  If our team is not familiar with a particular venue, our special events team may request to review a location layout, design schemas or do an on-site visit to consult on a variety of misting solutions.

Koolfog misting solutions use high-pressure pump systems to emit a dry “fog” that evaporates without leaving an area wet.  However, the outside temperature and ambient humidity can be a factor in the optimum use of misting applications.  The tiny atomized droplets that are released from our mist and fog nozzles can cling to moisture in the atmosphere so the dry desert heat found in the Coachella Valley most of the year is a great setting to use misters.

Our portable evaporative misting fans are easy to use and provide approximately 20-30 square feet of atomized water vapor to beat the heat.  They can be placed in different spots around the perimeter of the action or placed in a pod to create a type of 360 degree cooling station. These fans do require connection to a hose from a potable water source.  Finding a safe drinking water source is extremely important as the fans release tiny droplets of water into the air  that can be inhaled and using recycled or compromised water that may cause illness. A power source must also be found to plug in each fan.  Our tech team will deliver the fans to your venue to set up with Koolfog hoses and extension cords.  As the fans are moveable, it is important to make sure any cords and hoses are not exposed.  A spaghetti web of hoses and electrical cords can be a safety issue and cause injury to a guest that might trip over them.  If water and power sources are not easily accessible or located near the heart of your party, we suggest you use some type of resource to tape them down, use cable grips, or cover any loose parts completely so that everyone remains safe.  Our team will also walk our clients through the operating procedures for the portable misting fans.  As these are commercial use products, we suggest that the fans are set back from any sound systems.  While our misting fans may be noisy…guests usually don’t complain as they can find a bit of respite from sizzling temperatures.

Event Misting Fan

Our tech team is also available to install temporary custom cooling solutions for tents, cabanas, shade structures, patios, and loggias. A temporary misting install provides a slightly different vibe than our Koolfog fans which can be placed at satellite locations.  Custom temporary misters are not mobile and do not oscillate.  However, this installation option can cool a greater area and when installed properly, a gazebo or vendor tent with our misters can create a cooling barrier or curtain of mist that really works well to knock out the heat. Misting lines can be attached to a structure in many different ways including a custom wrap, by zip ties, or support suspension line.   We also have misting rings that can be attached to columns and trees to add to the ambiance.   Misters and misting fans not only provide cooling, they also create awesome visual effects that can add to overall feel of the festivities.  Please don’t hesitate to call our office at 760-321-9203 for more information on how Koolfog misting fans and temporary misters can enhance your next event.

 

 

 

 

Patio Misters at “The Nest”

The Coachella Valley has long been a resort destination attracting those sun seekers drawn to fine weather and amenities during colder Winter months. As Summer’s blistering heat fades, the desert comes alive and just as birds fly South for Winter, the “Snowbirds” arrive.  Snowbirds is an, aptly applied, endearing term referring to visitors that return to the desert each year to celebrate a new season of camaraderie and the best of California desert lifestyle.   

Since 1965, Snowbirds and locals alike have flocked to The Nest to reminisce, make new memories and have a great time. Located in the heart of Indian Wells, The Nest has become a gathering place to come together for a fond welcome, amazing food, entertainment, and old-fashioned hospitality.  The Nest serves up colorful cocktails and a masterful menu set to a lively scene in a warm and inviting atmosphere.  Not just for dining and private banquets, the venue is a destination for live entertainment, dancing, and revelry.  Earning its reputation as hot spot to be and be seen, The Nest mixes vintage charm with sophisticated tastes to please a crowd.

It is not uncommon during evenings to see a line of eager guests waiting outside the restaurant and bar ready to enter this exciting venue. Tempting guests with its festive vibe and what is known to be a great time, The Nest can be seen from Highway 111 with passersby intrigued by the haze of the patio misters. 

Koolfog patio misters help restaurants keep guests comfortable while they eat by combating heat while adding to the overall ambiance.  People that wish to enjoy their meal on the terrace can enjoy the fresh air and enjoy an outdoor dining experience.  The Nest recently renovated their patio area with a new shade structure…the perfect place for a Koolfog patio misting system.  Misting line was installed around the perimeter of the structure with a new Gibson series misting pump discreetly set upon the roof.  The misting pump comes with a wireless key fob remote module to make turning the misters on and off easily.

Dine under the misters with your choice of menus:  The Nest Menu, Early Bird Menu, Happy Hour Menu, Wine Menu, Summer Specials Menu and a Gluten Free Menu!

 

Try a Family Recipe:

  • Chevapcici – Sausage Style Ground Beef with Bosnian Pita Bread and Relish

Savor Chef’s Favorite:

  • Parmesan Encrusted Sole, Penne, Artichokes, Asparagus, Tomato, Lemon Cream Sauce

Indulge in a decadent dessert:

  • Panna Cota of the Day

 

The Nest
75-188 Highway 111
Indian Wells, CA. 92210
760-346-2314     

www.gotothenest.com

 

Park Misting Systems Coachella Valley

Recently a good friend asked our Koolfog Customer Service Team what Coachella Valley public parks have park misting systems to keep kids and critters cool.  Our team not only admires great work found amongst our misting industry community, we provide new misting system installation, repair and service to existing misters, take care of fogscapes across our local desert cities. So we thought we’d share a few of our favorite finds.

 

Freedom Park, Palm Desert

Freedom Park offers 26 acres of outdoor fun.  Designed with a ode to American History, this expansive park welcomes its visitors with a ton of amenities to indulge in sports activities, picnicking, and play.  Like baseball? Softball? Soccer? or football? The fields await. Enjoy a game on the court? Try basketball, pickleball or volleyball.  Take a walk on the path that winds around the park or take advantage of some of the areas skate features and don’t forget to pack a basket of snacks to share under the shaded picnic shelters. There truly is something for everyone…including our furry family friends.   Freedom Park has a very popular dog park boasting a green grassy area with trees to give your dog an amazing outdoor experience.  It’s been reported that there are even “baggies, scoops, balls, water bowls, and rinsing station” to pamper your pets. Of course, we are partial to the playground area at Freedom Park.  There are kids jungle gyms, climbers, slides, swings and so much more to explore! In the middle of the park there is a very cool immersive play structure in the form of a ship.  Children can use their imagination to champion the large vessel on a sea of calm waves with a lovely plume of mist gently moving through the air.   The fog fountain is comprised of a set of misting pads that are set into the ground at the front of the ship to create a sense of movement while providing a real visual and tactile experience.

 

Fountain of Life, Cathedral City

As you leave Palm Springs via Highway 111, you can’t help but know you’ve arrived at the heart of Cathedral City when you spot the spectacular “Fountain of Life”.  While not, technically, a park misting system, this beautiful piece of public art definitely gives off a mist sensation and has become a wonderful gathering place to cool off and chill. Inspired by the nature and history of the desert the large stone and mosaic fountain incorporates symbols of the areas birth and growth while surrounded by sculptures of creatures found in the Coachella Valley such as turtles, fish, wildflowers, and big horn sheep.  The artwork is colorful and tells a vibrant story of Cathedral City’s roots.  Families can been seen hanging out under the waterfalls, climbing amidst the multi-level tiers or playing in the water sprays that form lovely mist clouds around the soft surface.  According to www.cathedralcity.gov, the The “Fountain of Life” ‘s “underground tank contains two 5.5 h.p. pumps with a capacity of 450 g.p.m. The pumps process the water through a manifold for distribution among nozzles for 32 separate fountain features. Each nozzle is adjusted for quantity and pressure, which affect the height of the sprays.”  The fountain has become the centerpiece for area civic activities, shopping, and dining as well as a local  fan favorite for beating the heat.

 

Civic Center Park, Palm Desert

 Perhaps one of the most beloved parks in the Coachella Valley, Civic Center Park, Palm Desert is a picturesque destination to celebrate nature as well as exercise the body and soul.  The 70 acre park is one of the largest in the area with duck filled ponds, artfully arranged walking paths, public art pieces for reflection and contemplation, and a rose garden to breathe in the fragrance of floral beauty.  Large palm trees dot the landscape and surround a large grassy knoll with a huge amphitheatre that hosts concerts and special events.  In addition to the many sports fields and courts, the park is home to Palm Desert Parks and Recreation facilities Community Center, Aquatic Center, and YMCA.  The adjacent Skate Park and Dog Park are situated across from the College of the Desert and accessible to the public.  The Dog Park features a grass area with two seating ramadas for dog owners to relax and take shade.   The ramadas have park misting systems and make for a great respite from the heat.  Misting systems can also be found on the Picnic Pavilions located near the children’s playgrounds.   We think Civic Center Park in Palm Desert is a special place to put on your “must visit” list.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restaurant Misters & Spritzers at Kitchen 86

Recently, our Koolfog Taste Team found itself checking out the local scene on El Paseo Drive in Palm Desert. As we all know, the desert heat can cause malaise and it’s been brutal this season.  To our delight, we saw our restaurant misters blazing full of fresh air, cooling patio guests at Kitchen 86 + Bar.  Taking this visual note as a sign, we stepped in for a bite…and stayed for a cocktail. 

Even with typical decreased tourism throughout the Coachella Valley in July, there was a wait for a table (another good sign) so we decided to sit at + Bar to see what, all, the buzz was about.

As we tried to decide what to order from their amazing “Modern Eclectic Small Plate” menu, we were intrigued with the colorful cocktails being served in front of us.  We began with one of our favorites, Prosecco with a serving of the Kitchen 86 Bread with wood fired garlic, extra virgin olive oil, herbs and pecorino.

drinks at Kitchen 86 palm desert

This mixologist we encountered not only poured superb drinks… he introduced our team to what seems to be the “it” summertime spirit: The Aperol Spritz.

Ultra-refreshing and light, this Italian inspired gift truly is the perfect summer beverage.   Served with equal parts Aperol, Prosecco and a splash of San Pelligrino sparkling water, it blissly bubbles as you sip in its sunshine.  The classic orange citrus garnish hints to the mandarin orange flavor of the Aperol and adds a delicious desert hue to the glass that some have liked to that of a “sunset over the Italian Riviera”. Grazie!

aperol spritz palm desert

Speaking of good things Italian, as we enjoyed our cocktails, we found the Kitchen 86 restaurant menu to have many Italian influenced dishes infused with local and organic ingredients.  Feeling well-nourished with our starter and aperitif in hand, we moved to the outdoor patio to dine under the misters.  Sitting under the cool mist, we comfortably ordered our main courses.  We shared an, especially, tasty lasagna as well as a mouth-watering chicken pesto sandwich.  

pesto sandwich kitchen 86

 

The evaporative nature of the misting system gave us a true break from the heat by decreasing the terrace’s ambient temperature, giving us a wonderful opportunity to eat while gazing upon one of the most beautiful streets in the world.  El Pawseo Drive sits within the heart of Palm Desert and features a world class hub for shopping, dining, and culture.  Art galleries as well as public art pieces dot the rue flush with posh designer boutiques, Euro-styled salons, a high-end cannabis dispensary, and a bevy of swanky gourmet experiences to entice the most distinguished epicureans.  The al fresco dining options are plenty and you can be sure to identify them easily by, of course, looking out for those misters!  Prego!

You can check out the ever-changing menu at www.kitchen-86.com . However, we suggest you don’t overlook the + Bar to bring a smile to your lips! Kitchen 86 + Bar is located at 73-130 El Paseo, Suite I, Palm Desert, California.

 

Dining Under the Misters at La Brasserie Bistro & Bar

restaurant mistersAt the corner of one of the busiest intersections in the Coachella Valley, La Quinta’s La Brasserie Bistro & Bar stands out.  Plumes of beautiful mist create a welcome approach to the restaurant by bringing attention to this fabulous foodie find. La Brasserie prepares classic Parisian bistro style fare with an abundance of farm fresh and seasonal menu items in an authentic European setting. Serving up an elegant spread of food, wine and aperitifs, awarding winning French chef and owner, Emmanuel Janin and his wife Kara have blended traditional European influences with modern California cuisine.

 

Koolfog “Taste Team” Favorite:

Escargot de Bourgogne : Baked in Parsley-Garlic Butter this mouthwatering dish delicately delights the palette with authentic French flare.

La Brasserie’s friendly staff and impeccable service compliment the cooking to make for a perfect spot to enjoy good food and friends.  As always, our Koolfog “Taste Team” prefers dining under the misters…in this case, the sun-drenched patio garden area. The terrace is always full of life with an open and airy atmosphere to match its sophisticated yet casual charm.  Shade umbrellas and a robust misting system make dining al fresco comfortable and cool to ensure the lively environment maintains its pulse.  During summer months, La Brasserie celebrates the treasures of the Mediterranean showcasing lighter plates inspired by Spain, Greece, Italy and of course, France.  

Each week during the summer months, Chef Janin offers a special, every-changing prix fixe menu to entice the most discerning gourmands and fans of simply amazing epicurean experience.  The combination of pairings and flavors is a treat for the senses….colorful, fragrant, and sensational to the taste.  Like many desert restaurants, La Brasserie Bistro & Bar will close for vacation Sunday, July 28th.  We encourage you to take advantage of the diner feasts of the week in a fitting send off to Chef Janin, his family, and friends before they reopen for season on Wednesday, August 29th at 4:30pm.  We also suggest reservations for their first evening open to celebrate their return and the joy their kitchen has given to the area. 

Sample Bistro 4-Course Menu $42 
Menu Changes WeeklyAperitifGlass of Crémant “Queen Bee Royale”

Soup Choice Of:

Soup du Jour
French Onion Soup Gratinee
With Cave Aged Gruyere Cheese

Salad Choice Of:

Grilled Stuffed Calamari, Arugula Salad
Chopped Hearts of Romaine “Caesar”

Entrée Choice of:

Roasted Jidori Chicken Breast
Buttered Noodles with Pancetta, Riesling-Porcini Veloute
Pan Seared Atlantic Salmon
French Green Lentil Salad, Sauteed Fingerling Potatoes
Whole Grain Mustard Vinaigrette

Dessert Choice of:

Crepes Soufflees
Blood Orange Sorbet

Artisanal Cheese Plate
Citrus Honeycomb

Enjoy a glass of Anjou Cabernet Franc included in your menu
(no substitutions)

 

La Brasserie Bistro & Bar is located on the southwest corner of Highway 111 and Washington Street in the Vons shopping center. 760-771-4400;

www.labrasserielaquinta.com.

 

Dining Under the Misters: Palm Springs Restaurant Week, May 31st- June 9th, 2019

Now in its 13th year, the upcoming Greater Palm Springs Area Restaurant Week shines a sunny spotlight on the delicacies of over 100 participating restaurants as it celebrates the Coachella Valley food scene.   This year’s theme, “’TREAT’ your heart out” brings out the best in foodie finds to indulge, without breaking the bank.  Participating eateries are offering a valued selection included in a 3 Course prix fixe menu for $29 (a $45 value). Don’t miss this opportunity to feast, and feel good too, by making a reservation to give back to our community.

According to the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), the organization is Restaurant Week’s producing partner in collaboration with Sysco ™

and Agua Caliente Casinos.  For every reservation booked via the dineGPS.com website, $1 will be donated to the FIND Food Bank, The Desert’s Regional Food Bank.   FIND Food Bank assists approximately 85,000 Coachella Valley individuals each month. A $1 donation will provide 7 meals.

Our Koolfog “Taste Team” thinks you need to “TREAT” yourself at this year’s GPSA Restaurant Week, with an immersive sensory extravaganza at TRIO Restaurant.  Visit TRIO to indulge in a unique experience that delights with aromas from the kitchen, visually stimulating and colorful décor, lively conversation, and amazing flavors designed to satiate.  TRIO is a desert hot spot known for its welcoming atmosphere and top-notch hospitality.   This friendly venue sets the mood with great food, music, and a quintessential Palm Springs vibe.

Want to feel cool, at this local favorite? Dine on the patio under the misters!   Fresh air meets California sidewalk style as Trio serves up dishes infusing traditional Midwest Comfort Food al fresco.  And the patio, well, of course, we are partial to this fun outdoor setting sporting a miraculous misting system.  Koolfog cool water mist provides comfort and cooling to create a relaxing ambiance for customers to enjoy their meal and the view. Sitting under the patio misters at TRIO is the perfect place for people watching while seated along one of the most popular destinations to witness “what’s hip?” in Palm Springs famed Uptown Design District.

 

 TRIO Restaurant offers a diverse and mouth-watering menu. 

 

May We Suggest?

 

First Course

 Coachella Valley Bacon Wrapped Dates

Bleu Cheese Stuffed, Applewood Smoked Bacon Wrapped

 

Second Course

Butternut Squash Ravioli

Brown Butter, Crispy Sage, Bread Crumbs

 

Third Course

House-made Pudding

This sounds so good, the Koolfog “Taste Team” says, “This!”

 

For complete Restaurant Week menu and details, vegetarian and gluten-free options, as well as regular priced menu selections, go to TrioPalmSprings.com.

 

Find your Foodie Fix and “’TREAT’ your heart out” at:

Trio , Where Palm Springs Eats
707 N Palm Canyon, Uptown design district
Palm Springs, CA 92262

760-534-2851

www.triopalmsprings.com

 

 

Behind the Scenes at Koolfog: Meet Adriana!

Koolfog has been delivering cool mist systems and developing interesting fogscape designs for over 30 years in the Coachella Valley.   We are proud of our growth and the innovative misting and fog atmospheric applications that have evolved over the years.  We are also aware of the impact our amazing employees have had on serving our Greater Palm Springs community and our desert customers.  We wouldn’t be where we are today without the Koolfog team that work hard behind the scenes and we want to give you a glimpse of these contributors that make our team shine!

 

Meet Adriana:

Adriana has been with Koolfog for over 13 years and has witnessed how our outdoor cooling systems and our fog systems have provided comfort and great visual effects for an international clientele.   As our human resources liaison, Adriana has been instrumental in growing our team and building our corporate culture.  She handles this responsibility with ease while, also, taking charge of Koolfog’s invoices as well as A/R and A/P accounting needs.  She administers contracts, works with our insurance requirements, and keeps our front office on track.  Adriana loves a challenge and thrives in keeping on top of her work during our fast-paced busy season.

 

 

Adriana is a desert native, born and raised in Mecca, California.  She enjoys our Coachella Valley hiking trails, the mountain scenery, and of course, our colorful desert sunsets. While she loves the weather most of the year, she appreciates the value of Koolfog’s outdoor misting and fog systems as the temperatures heat up.

 

Adriana is a mother of two children who she says, “inspire her to be a role model”.    She likes to take her children to the Palm Springs Art Museum followed by a trip to Crazy Mel’s restaurant.  You’ll find Adriana and her family on the outside dining area cooling off under the misters while feasting on the eateries’ delicious burgers.

 

The La Quinta Cliffhouse is another one of Adriana’s favorite haunts.   She loves this destination location offering al fresco dining set among the rocks where you can take in a sunset dinner while relaxing comfortably under the venue’s patio mist systems. Adriana loves the diverse menu options and the amazing seafood appetizer selections.

 

Adriana loves seafood, especially, shrimp ceviche. A natural cook, she uses her senses to take over the kitchen.  Typically, she usually prepares her dishes using visual and tasting cues. In sharing her favorite shrimp ceviche recipe (below), she encourages the gourmet chef within to put your own spin on it. 

 

Adriana’s “Chill Mist” Shrimp Ceviche

 

2lbs – raw shrimp (peeled, deveined & chopped) 

2 to 3 tomatoes (finely diced) 

1 white onion (finely diced) 

½ cup of cilantro (finely chopped) 

¼ orange juice 

Salt to taste 

Black pepper (ground) to taste 

2 – finely diced serrano chiles (seeded)

 

A lot of lemon juice (fresh lemons) enough to cover entire ingredients

*Avocado wedges for garnish. 

Mixed all the above ingredients using the lemon juice to thoroughly “mist” the contents of the bowl. “Chill” in the fridge overnight. (5 – 8 hours) 

Serve on a tostada and garnish with avocado wedges!

 

 

 

 

 

HGTV’s Desert Flippers

HGTV’s Desert Flippers

In a recent episode of HGTV’s Desert Flippers, “Go Bold or Go Home”, Koolfog plays a key role in the house’s transformation. The show follows couple Lindsey & Eric Bennett who buy and refurbish homes in the Palm Springs Desert area. “Go Bold or Go Home” features a mid-century modern home in a desirable neighborhood that needs some tweaks to live up to its full potential. As part of the reno the Bennett’s focus on the backyard of the home, as Eric notes that “people come to Palm Springs for indoor/outdoor lifestyle” so they work to increase the usable outdoor square footage and create an appealing outdoor space. However, as the couple knows, heat can be a definite problem for potential buyers if an outdoor space is not cooled properly. Koolfog to the rescue!

We don’t want to spoil the show but can say that Lindsey raved about the “huge outdoor dining area” that was made possible by the addition of the misters to “cool the outdoor living space.” Clearly, adding a misting system helped the couple reach their goal of a successful flip!

Johannes Patio Misters Tune Up

Johannes Restaurant in Palm Springs serves European Cuisine from Austrian born Chef/Owner Johannes Bacher. Their patio utilizes a misting system to ensure comfort at all times of the year. The system was tuned up at the beginning of summer ’17 and working perfectly! Our patio misting systems are great for restaurants because they don’t leave any wet residue behind, which means your tables and guests’ food will stay dry.

Our patio misting systems are designed to enhance your restaurant patio dining areas with a cooler atmosphere during the hotter months of the year, to extend your rushes, to increase your capacity and to enhance your ambiance. Misting can provide even the most distracted person relief and relaxation. Food is meant to be, as it always has, a place for all of us to come and be together.

Empowering your restaurant to maintain a consistent revenue stream throughout the year can be a challenge. The very nature of a restaurant circles around “rush” hours and “dead” times. Utilizing patio misting systems can lengthen or even maintain existing peak periods for optimal table turn-over rates while giving your guests the subtle statement that you have carefully considered every detail of comfort. Smoking areas become welcoming and the passing crowds are drawn to your call of comfort.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to make your restaurant a hot spot all year round. Contact us to get started with a patio misting system installation.

Valley View Under Patio Misting System

What a view! Made possible at all times of the year with a Koolfog patio misting system, sitting outdoors, relaxing and just taking it all in becomes possible! The home is the basis of family connections, memorable bar-b-ques and the best birthday parties. Extend the square footage of your house, the time you can spend outdoors and the memories you make with a thoughtfully engineered and meticulously manufactured Koolfog high-pressure misting system.

Koolfog high-pressure misting pumps and misting nozzles deliver temperatures up to 35 degrees cooler. Using pressures of 1000 PSI to produce atomized water particles, Koolfog leverages the energy in the air, in the form of heat, to process the water particles effectively removing the heat from the air. In short, we drop temperatures significantly.

It’s about the times we share together; when there is only family and friends, and nothing really matters except that you are all together. These are the beginnings of the best memories, and they all start in your backyard. Koolfog’s high-pressure misting systems keep temperatures moderate so the most treasured experiences can extend well into the hottest times of the year.