Begin with the King Tut cocktail, a light, summery blend of açai berry vodka and lemonade with fresh blueberries and a sprig of fresh mint. Then, work your way through the menu—$25 gets you a prix-fixe meal with three courses.
After sampling several dishes, my favorites, in order of course, are Taylor’s signature smoked sweet-corn soup, an intensely flavored thick, warm purée topped with a dab of guacamole and a barbecued shrimp. For the entrée, order the striped bass. Seared skin on, the delicate white fish is topped with a Mediterranean blend of briny capers, niçoise olives, wild mushrooms, slivered leeks, and a niçoise vinaigrette. For dessert, the surprisingly light fudge-chunk cheesecake with Oreo crust and milk-chocolate anglaise is the perfectly sweet meal ender—one the Pharaoh himself would have enjoyed.
Tip: For the duration of the exhibit, Palettes, which is normally open only for lunch, is extending its hours. Call for the the most up-to-date information.
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