As I told you in an earlier blog, Melvin and I went to Palo restaurant the other night. It is an adult-exclusive restaurant featuring northern Italian cuisine. We had about six courses. I had a huge “food baby” afterwords. Our server, Toni, was featured in World Traveler magazine for excellent service. He’s a 6’5″ nice guy from Croatia. He was very knowledgeable about the dishes and how each dish was prepared. Working in Palo is a promotion from the rotational restaurants so you have to be top notch to work here. All of his recommendations were spot on.
We started with antipasti from the antipasti table. The 400-day aged parmesan cheese along with the 8 year old aged balsamic vinegar was a great start. For appetizer, I had the northern bean soup with prosciutto. Smooth and smoky. Melvin had a shrimp dish. For entree, I couldn’t decide on the lasagna or the lobster & mascarpone ravioli. Toni recommended that we get a small pasta dish such as the lasagna and get a meat entree for our main course. So we both got a small lasagna and lobster ravioli. Lemon sorbet to cleanse the palate. Next was the beef tenderloin w/ gorgonzola cheese. Melvin had the sea bass in parchment paper. Palo is known for their chocolate souffle which they pre-order for you. Toni recommended a light panna cotta with delicious berries at the bottom. And they give you a small lemoncello mixed with lemon sorbet to finish the night. Bon appetit!
White Bean Soup with Prosciutto, Red Cabbage & Radishes
We are going back for brunch and another dinner later this week. The brunch is absolutely out of this world!
We are now in Cartagena Colombia. Will share pix of our city tour tomorrow. Then its’s two more sea days before Costa Maya. Have a great day!