They open at 5pm daily.
Punters can finally get a look inside the stunning new Latin American-inspired Paladar following a seven-month-long renovation of the premises on Cork’s Bridge Street.
The latest launch by Andy Ferreira, the creative force behind the award-winning Cask cocktail bar around the corner on MacCurtain Street, Paladar is a spicy, soulful addition to the family… and packed to the rafters with art, including a spectacular glass installation by Glanmire-based Eoin Turner Studio, and personality.
Every square inch of the place is custom-built and carefully considered, from the handsome black bar to the bold bespoke planters hanging from the ceiling, bursting with greenery from Cork Rooftop Farm.
The name is a reference to the paladares of Cuba, small cosy restaurants run by families out of their homes.
What’s on the menu?
Latin American spirits like rum, cachaça, tequila, mezcal, and pisco will form the backbone of the cocktail menu at Paladar so you can expect classics like the margarita, pisco sour, and caipirinha. The team also plans to revisit some lesser-known Latin American classics such as the Night Cap, a mix of Bolivian gin, cognac, house-made creme de cacao and lime.
The food menu consists of small plates from the Caribbean Islands, Central and South America, with sample dishes including cured mackerel with raspberry aguachile and green apple; deep-fried beef empanadas; picanha anticucho, salsa creola and grilled sweet corn; and monkfish with moqueca sauce, seasonal vegetables, coriander and biquinho chilli.
“Paladar is an homage to Latin American culture,” Ferreira told us.
“The vibrance and energy found there is so infectious and it’s epitomised in their food and drinks culture.
“Our goal is to present an ever-evolving cocktail and food menu, letting seasonality and availability guide us along that path.”
As with Latin American culture, music will play an integral part at Paladar with DJs taking to the decks at weekends, offering great music and laid-back vibes.
With countless national awards under their belts for Cask, we’re expecting big things from the team behind Cork’s newest spot.