What is The Parker Palm Springs' 'Waz-Za?'
It's called the "Waz-Za?" and we're assuming that's because of the jealousy of other diners when this $20 Belgian waffle is deliver to you. Like a "what's that?" The menu description says only "fruit inside, fruit outsidecrackly brulee top," but the magic isn't in listing off ingredients; it's in seeing the blueberries and bananas right there, glistening under the hot desert sun.
The Waz-Za is something we recently tried at the emphatic suggestion of a good friend and Palm Springs veteran. Our waitress nodded approvingly at our choice, so we knew we'd done well.
Normally we wouldn't shell out $20 for a glorified fruit waffle, but this is Norma's at The Parker Palm Springs, where regular buttermilk pancakes are $18 and a Lobster Frittata can be ordered with 1oz of Sevruga Caviar for $100, or 10oz for $1,000. In other words, this hotel restaurant isn't your average diner breakfast. But alas, there is a way to get that Waz-Za without worrying at all about the cost...
When we stayed at The Parker, we opted for the Glutton's Delight package. That gave us one weekday night for $199, plus $200 in resort credit to be spent on food. That means in their restaurant or on room service, or both. For two people staying, we had a seriously indulgent dinner at their restaurant Mister Parker's, followed by this brekkie at Norma's.
Now that it's high season in Palm Springs, we're surprised the deal is still on. Get it here, and don't forget the Waz-Za.