When: Tue., Feb. 21 2012
Whether you call it Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, or Carnaval, it all boils down to the same thing: Eating, drinking, and partying on the last day before Lent. “That’s why it’s our favorite time of year,” says Paladar marketing director Scott Himmel. This year, the restaurant’s Carnaval theme is discovery — as in discovering new flavors and dishes. To that end, you’ll find six small plates typical of South American street food. Among them: chorizo-stuffed corn fritters, jibarito short-rib sliders, a trio of Brazilian-style grilled meats, and chile-spiked chocolate fudge served over fresh berry coulis. To go with, enjoy beads, a live band, and half-priced mojitos. The fun begins at 11 a.m., the band (Saborit Latin Soul) begins playing at 8, and you can make your reservations at the number below.