May is off to a busy start and a date night was much needed. We try to go out just the two of us at least twice a month just to reconnect. On Friday, we dined at Palomino downtown.
My family and I had been to Palomino several times, although the last time was several years ago. This restaurant is a good happy medium between St. Elmo's and Bru Burger as far as dress code and prices, except think delicious European inspired dishes.
To start, I enjoyed a seasonal watermelon martini which quite literally tasted like a watermelon Jolly Rancher. We ordered the Caramelized Cauliflower as our appetizer which Collin was hesitant about, but ended up appreciating the cheese and cauliflower pairing.
For our main course, we each ordered a steak. I always go with a filet because I know it's generally the perfect size for me. For my side, I enjoyed the cauliflower mashed potatoes which sounds interesting, but don't knock it until you try it. I am now on a mission to figure out how to make these at home because they were so spectacular. Our waiter suggested a soft red blend vino that paired nicely with my medium-well filet.
Palomino won my heart with gluten free doughnuts for dessert. Yep, that's right. Warm, sugar-coated, gluten free doughnuts with raspberry and Nutella for dipping sauces. I would honestly go back to that restaurant just to enjoy wine and dessert.
I do suggest a reservation especially on the weekends since this is such a popular Indianapolis spot. Palomino's location is basically in the center of the city, just a few blocks away from Georgia Street so you could really make a whole night in Indianapolis.
Cheers to many more date nights in Indy this summer,
Special thank you to Palomino for hosting us on Friday night.