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Palette revisited

Sylvia G | Jun 17, 2002 06:44 PM

We went back to Palette with another couple - the first time it was just the two of us, so we couldn't taste everything. We all enjoyed the experience, and I would recommend it.
The appetizers were all excellent. My husband and the other guy split the wings, which are slightly sweet (honey mustard) and very delicious. There are 12 to an order; too much for one person, in my opinion, though my husband managed it the last time. The other woman had the sampler of three chilled summer soups, and raved about it. I had wanted to try the parsnip soup, but it is not on their summer menu. Instead, I had the tomato bisque "grilled cheese" which comes with crustless - yes - grilled cheese wedges. Again, excellent.
The two best entrees were what they call "macaroni and cheese", except it's topped with bonesless barbecued ribs that got another rave. My husband had that the last time and said it was great, though rich. He had the bouillabaisse, which he liked very much. The weakest entree was the veal; our friend who ordered it found it a bit too chewy. My steak frites was good, though I could only manage a fraction of it after that appetizer. There were fish entrees on the menu; maybe next time.
For dessert, the four of us shared the Napolean, which was different and delightful - crisp flaky crust, some wonderful filling, warm, and with blueberries. I know that's a terrible description, but it was really good.
Service was top notch. Good bread, constant refills on water, etc. I'm sure if our friend had complained about his veal, he would have been offered something else.
Most appetizers were 6 or 7 dollars; most entrees were under 20, though the steak frites was 23. Portions are generous.
Palette is a friendly, comfortable place and we will return. Not BYOB; they have a nice bar.

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