So, #bae has been hinting for another date night. Instead of going to another popular restaurant that’s likely to be crowded, you’re looking to impress. You want a discreet venue that sets the mood and dishes out amazing cuisine.
We’ll let you in on a little secret: suss out The Palmary, a quaint little eatery situated along Owen Road, for a tranquil getaway that you and your partner deserve. Choose from the selection of course-meals available and prepare yourselves for a night to remember!
The Palmary’s known for Head Bartender Moses’ inventive tipples but if there’s one drink that they’re known for, it’s their Matcha Sour. For those who don’t like alcohol, this may just be the drink to start you off proper.
It’s an extremely smooth cocktail, despite containing matcha which is known to be extremely earthy. The description beneath the drink on the menu aptly says: “We got creative one drunken night and created this smooth and tangy baby”. And what a creation they have made! It’s light, it’s easy, it’s everything you never thought you needed – until you take your first sip, that is.
Searching for something a little stronger before your meal? Enter the Lavender Negroni. This is probably what we’d imagine a femme fatale would be sipping on at the bar after hours. A Gin, Aperol, and Rosso concoction that’s laced with lavender bitters, this floral tipple packs quite an alcoholic punch. If you love your drinks with a little kick, you can’t go wrong with this one.
Ease yourself into the courses with a Soup of the Day, in which case we had the privilege to sample the luxurious Lobster Bisque. And trust us, The Palmary doesn’t just do an average lobster soup – it’s all about flavour, flavour, flavour.
Chef Timothy transforms good lobster into a creamy bowl of comfort. Your first mouthful (and all others that follow) conjures up the essence of the sea. Meanwhile, flavours from the garden – onions, celery, and carrots – help to round off the palate. Creamy and pleasant, it’s a great way to start the meal.
Forget about everything you know about laksa because The Palmary will have you rethink your allegiance for the local favourite. Again, Chef Timothy does justice to the fresh Boston Lobster, cooking it to perfection and plated with a creamy laksa sauce, topped with crisp laksa leaves. The Palmary’s Boston Lobster Tail Laksa has all the flavours that it’s meant to have, but the fresh sweetness of the lobster still shines through.
Once you’re done with the lobster, return to land and tuck into the Westholme Wagyu Beef Rump Cap. With a marbling score between 6 and 7+, you know you’re getting the good stuff without breaking the bank.
Utmost care has gone into the grilling that ensures a beautiful charring on the beef, lending a deeper flavour to the meat. A dashi reduction is cooked with burnt shallots and a medley of mushrooms, amping up the earthiness.
Everyone knows that after the mains, it’s on to sweeter indulgences – and might we interest you in the Grapefruit Crémeux, Lavender Jelly, Berry Granita? Cleanse your palate with a refreshing berry granita nestled in a light grapefruit pudding, finished with berries and lavender jelly. Inviting, soothing, and overall revitalising, this little treat will brighten up your taste buds. Essentially, it’s the ultimate balance of goodness in a dessert.
If you’d rather have something warm, look no further than the Black & Red Jujube Pudding Gelato. Give your heart a little hug with a pudding consisting of the perfect blend of smokey black and sweet red dates, accompanied with a light salted wolfberry toffee. That’s how you end a smokey hot date on a sweet note.
Here’s a pro tip to give your plus one a meal they deserve without burning a hole in your wallet: plan your date night between Tuesdays and Thursdays and purchase a time-based discounted voucher to score 30% off your bill!