by Valerie Schroth
Nov 15, 2012
10:30 AMTable Hopping
A New Restaurant from One of Our Best
Great news for fans of Pacifico in New Haven: Chef Rafael Palomino returns to his roots once more with a new tapas place in Greenwich called Bistro Latino. The stylish contemporary restaurant, in the spot on East Putnam Avenue where Palomino’s Greenwich Tavern used to be, is actually his second Bistro Latino (the first one’s in Tuckahoe, N.Y.) and makes for an exciting addition to Greenwich’s percolating international dining scene.
Sparkling menu offerings include salmon Napoleon (salmon tartar with capers, shallots, mustard-citrus vinaigrette, between crispy potato waffles), Atun al sarten (seared Hawaiian yellowfin with fingerling potatoes and saffron aioli), blue crab croquettes, and the chef’s standout “Paella Palomino” (with lobster, mussels, clams, scallops shrimp & chorizo)—to name a few.
Chef Palomino has worked with some of the greats, including Larry Forgione, Charlie Palmer at the River Café in Brooklyn, and Michel Guérard at Les Prés d’Eugenie in France. He’s also a prolific writer of cookbooks, among them Bistro Latino, Viva la Vida, Nueva Salsa, Fiesta Latina and Latin Grill (all co-authored by Arlen Gargagliano). In addition to the two Bistro Latinos, and Pacifico, he also owns popular Sonora in Port Chester, N.Y., and Tapas on Main in Bethlehem, Pa.
We can’t wait to go—maybe we’ll see you there!
Bistro Latino, 1392 East Putnam Avenue, Old Greenwich, 203/698-9033, bistrolatinogreenwich.com.A New Restaurant from One of Our Best