Update: Paloma is now open and here’s our review!
There have been lots and lots of rumors going around, you know? Did Aarón Sánchez‘s (Chopped, Heat Seekers, and owner/chef of Mestizo) deal to take over The Beer Garden at Harbor Point with his brand new restaurant Paloma fall through? Well, we got some confirmation from Hey Stamford! today that this isn’t the case. PJ Kennedy reported earlier this morning that not only will Paloma be opening up mid-June, you’ll also get some first tastes of the menu along with some nice drinks right outside where The Beer Garden used to be starting this week.
PJ stated that the following schedule starts this week (and might continue until the opening) at 15 Harbor Point Road:
“Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm – 11:00pm with food service by Paloma
Sunday: 2:00pm – 8:00pm; with a rotation of some of our areas best food trucks”
So, what can you expect at Paloma? First of all: drinks. They’ll have over 50 tequilas, mezcal, pisco, cachaca, rum, house infused spirits, homemade soda (like Mexican Coke and Grapefruit Crème Brûlée), and a craft cocktail menu that…well, we need to give the cocktail menu its own sentence. The menu will feature classic and modern cocktails from many of Chef Sanchez’s friends like Dale DeGroff, Steve Olson, The Tippling Brothers, Duggan McDonnell, and Junior Merino. As for the food, think of it as Latin, but with big boy pants. Heating it up the action (and food) will be a beautiful wood fire grill to infuse in that smoky flavor. Expect Chef Sanchez to use that grill for whole-roasted meat, seafood, and a variety of shareable plates. In addition, the menu will feature an extensive raw bar and ceviche. Oh yeah, he speaks our language!
And, there will be plenty of seats…250 of them! Sit down at a table for some food, at either of the two patios, lounge with some cocktails on some cabana beds, eat upstairs, and if you’re ever in need of private dining, they’ve got you covered with a room that features two-sided fireplaces.
If that’s not enough to get you all hot and bothered, not sure what else we could do to excite ya. As always, when we get more info, we’ll share it.
15 Harbor Point Road