Address:180 NW 29th Street, Miami, FL 33127
This tasting menu deal in Wynwood is not to be missed.
By: Sarah Dunn
WHAT TO EXPECT
The modern Chinese gem in Wynwood recently featured as one of Bon Appetit’s 50 best new restaurants in America is serving a tasting menu you need to try. Now that restaurants have begun to reopen, the city has quietly started Miami Spice two months early, giving us four months of discounted deliciousness in order to draw us to eager eateries. While some spots are participating in Spice, others are offering their own specials. One of our favorites is Palmar, the modern Chinese gem in Wynwood recently featured as one of Bon Appetit’s 50 best new restaurants in America. Now that we’ve learned of this amazing deal, we can’t keep it to ourselves!
Palmar is offering a six-course dinner tasting menu for $49. Yes, $49 for six courses. Would you like wine with that? $19 for three glasses (yes!). What does this include? 3 Dim sum, a rice or noodle dish, the main course, and dessert. The menu changes weekly, and there is a plant-based option available. The Dim sum selections are set each day based on availability, but you get to choose between four rice/noodle options and five entrees. Dim sum will vary but we enjoyed the Pork Siu Mai, flavorful dumplings filled with tender pork and seasonings. For the next course, we recommend the Palmar Special Fried Rice and the Egg Noodles with Pork Belly.
The egg noodles were al dente and tasty, with a generous portion of rich pork belly mixed in. The three dim sums and the first course could be a meal on their own. But if you paced yourself for the main course, you have to try the Palmar Special Wagyu Burger. We’ve had a lot of burgers, but this one is unforgettable. Burgers are usually all about the toppings and sauces, but Palmar’s is simple: wagyu beef seasoned with sea salt, on a potato bun, the ultimate blend of salt and fat. If you’re looking for a more traditional Chinese dish, you can’t go wrong with the Roasted Duck, crispy and succulent with Hoisin sauce and pickles. There are two dessert options, so your best bet here is to get one of each so you have no regrets! We loved the Raw Dark Chocolate Tart with vegan dulce de leche.
While the dinner option is incredible, there is also a lunch version with three courses served on weekends ($29). Both tasting menus have to be reserved via Tock beforehand and there are limited seatings available. Dinner is at 5, 7, or 9 PM, and lunch seatings begin at noon on weekends.
COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
The limited seatings help ensure social distancing. There are only a few tables inside, spaced far apart. We reserved for the 7 PM seating and there was only one other table eating at that time. They also have outside seating. The team at Palmar has also hung huge price tags on the bottles in the fridge so you can see wine sake prices etc without touching the bottles. They are also using paper menus that are disposable.
HOW TO SCORE A TABLE
Just CLICK HERE and book a spot!!