Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Power Dinner At The Palm
The Palm is well known as a dining spot in the financial district but, as in the business district of most major international cities, it gets quiet on the weekends. Which is all the more reason to go. They've recently introduced a special dining option called the "Power Dinner." We were invited to try it out.
We went on a Friday night, sitting on the patio as a light fog rolled in over the Greenway, that Echelman sculpture practically hanging over our heads, thinking what a beautiful spot it is.
We began with the Beer Steamed Prince Edward Island Mussels. One just can't go wrong with the PEIs, succulent and free of any grit. And the broth was not bad either.
Shredded Kale Salad with Strawberries, Feta Cheese, toasted Walnuts and Raspberry Vinaigrette. Any salad with fruit and feta just says summer to me and this one did not disappoint.
Veal Malfata with Baby Arugula, Shaved Fennel, Red Onion and Burrata. Yeah, we know, you're not a fan of veal. Too bad. It also made for a great leftover breakfast with mimosas on Saturday morning.
Filet Mignon and Nova Scotia Lobster Oscar: Butter-poached Lobster Meat, Asparagus and Bearnaise Sauce. I mean, really, what's not to like? Classic surf and turf protein sopped in butter. It's a financier's dream.
We also tried a few sides. This is the Four Cheese Lobster Mac and Cheese with Bacon Crust. If maybe we were 1950s magazine style restaurant critics we'd be searching for words in our thesaurus. As if the words "bacon crust" can be improved.
Creamed Corn Au Gratin with Lime and Roasted Jalapenos. At this point we cannot help thinking that this is male food on a pedestal. This is the midnight snack of frat house dreams and, of course, another doggie bag delight.
Salted Caramel Vanilla Bean Cream Cake. Going with the minimalist theme, it's sweet. It's good.
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Bean Sauce. It's heavier. It's less sweet. It's also good.
If you choose to dine inside the space is date impressive and far less noisy and crowded than during the week. This would be the absolute perfect date night dinner for suburban couples who have not experienced the beauty of the Greenway, steps away from the Seaport, the super fun and outrageously popular Lawn on D, and and area pulsing with millennial club-goers and international visitors. It's a very interesting and cool new section of Boston.
And, of course, there's that after dinner stroll under the massive Echelman sculpture that floats above and changes shape and color moment after moment. Well worth the visit. Three courses for a mere $49.00 per person.
One International Place
Boston, MA 02110