Match of the week
Salmon Uri with spicy ginger beer
It’s always good to find a restaurant that takes non-alcoholic drinks as seriously as it does boozy ones so it was an easy decision to order a spicy ginger beer cocktail at The Palomar the other day.
It’s a new modern Israeli restaurant in Rupert Street just off Piccadilly Circus which serves really original brightly flavoured Mediterranean food with a few Asian touches. The ‘Uri’ was a bit like a sashimi but with a cured onion and ginger vinaigrette - too much ginger you might have thought but there was also citrus peel (orange, lemon and lime) in the drink and salmon is so good with both citrus and ginger that it just worked brilliantly.
The drink also matched well with the other dishes we ordered including an excellent fattoush and kubania, their middle-eastern style take on a steak tartare.
Desserts, including basboussa - a semolina cake with whipped yogurt, orange syrup and ground walnut brittle and malabi (a rose-scented milk pudding with raspberry sauce, coconut meringue pistachio crunch, fresh raspberries & kataifi were delicious too.
The restaurant is tiny but they take walk-ins at the bar.
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