A new wine bar Palate was opened at the car dealership part of Glendale city. The wine selection is impressive, we tried a few glasses including two ‘biodynamic’ wine from France. The food menu is smaller but creative, it covers quite a range.
The neon pink lights, giant potted grapes and drapery reminds me of a technicolor greek mythology movie. We tried the Mason jars: potted duck rillettes. The preserved duck meat was very moist and smokey (especially good with wine). it’s our favorite of the night.
Persimmons, Speck, Wild Arugula Salad with Cider Vinaigrette: the persimmons was so sweet, while the arugula was too rough and bitter. The opposite flavors and texture was too jarring. Agnolotti: Sweet Potato, Ricotta, Brown Butter, Sage. Even though the pasta was cooked al dente, there wasn’t much of a texture to grasp on. The ingredients on paper sounded more interesting than the outcome. It is still a lovely dish to eat though.
The creative menu sounded very promising but I didn’t find a MUST-GET dish this time. But I want to come back to try other dishes. Their menu was at least thoughtful and tried to please your palate, especially compare to many lazy chichi wine bars in Los Angeles that offered the likes of ‘proscuitto wrapped date’ or ‘mac and cheese’.
Palate Food and Wine 818-662-9463
933 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91204