Royal Palm Village Wine and Tapas

RB sign
296 Royal Palms Dr
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

This spot was a fun find for a Friday, well any night, it just happened to be Friday.  My friends have been telling me about the Royal Palm Wine and Tapas for a few months, so last night when they went I was on the invite.  The only thing I can say is, wow what a cool place. Large open room, surrounded but wine on all sides, they have a huge selection of wines from all over the world, and one  of the best beer selections at the beach!  Local art work hangs from the walls and most of it can be purchased.

large interiior, beer, wine and local art for sale

Large space lots of wine and art

We settled in to sample some of the many items available from the menu

From the Tapitas menu we chose the Warm Prosciutto Dates w Balsamic Glaze; sweet pieces of wonderful salty Prosciutto rolled and secured covered with a perfectly balanced glaze.

Warm Prosciutto Dates Balsamic Glaze

Warm Prosciutto Dates w Balsamic Glaze

Next up from the Garden selection Curried Cauliflower  w Tahini dipping sauce.  Popping with curry flavors, golden in color from the spices, the cool of the Tahini added the perfect balance.  Beautiful dish all around.

Curried Cauliflower

Moving into the Tapas zone we added on Baked Macaroni and Cheese as well as the Roasted Brussel Sprouts.   Macaroni a departure from the usual, being made with Pimento cheese and shell pasta.  Tangy from the pimento the cheese nested nicely in the pockets of the shell.

Baked Macaroni Cheese

Baked Macaroni and Pimento Cheese

Sprouts were cooked al dente that along with the crispy Prosciutto and blue cheese delivered a punch of flavor.  These might change you mind about eating your veggies.

Roasted Sprouts

Last dish from the Tapas menu, Polenta Cakes Truffled mushrooms and a savory  shaved Monchego cheese curls.  This dish was so refined each flavor stood out on its own.  No flavor was lost.

Polenta Cakes

Polenta Cakes

We were almost sated, but there were three more items we wanted, from the Fish list we chose the Cold Atlantic Oyster Rockefeller.  I have never liked this dish, mainly because the oyster are normally cooked into some overly done chewy unpleasant mass.  Not so here, oysters were warm and plump, really a nice size, topping savory with just a hint of salt.

Mid-Atlantic Cold Water Oysters Rocafeller

Mid Atlantic Cold Water Oysters, Rockefeller

The last two selections were from the meat  offerings; Tea Braised Smoked Duck Breast,  with sweet potatoes, sesame, ponzu and radish sprouts.  Duck was a nice medium rare cook, warm and tender.  The smoke flavor melded with the tea for a delightful treat to the senses.

Tea Brined Smoked Duck Breast

Tea Brined Smoked Duck Breast

Last up Pepper Seared Black Angus Sirloin, Portobello and Sweet Onion  Confit, Arugula w Barley Pilaf.  Again a perfect balance of  earth from the Portobello, sweet  from the onions, with a hint of pepper from the arugula,  the confit played well with the meat.  I was not inspired by the barley, but the others found no issue with it.

Pepper Seared Black Angus Sirloin Barley Pilaf Portobell

Pepper Seared Black Angus Sirloin

This is certainly a spot, that will be on my regular route.  Along with some of the finest dishes, fine wine and beer selection  this spot offer weekly promotions.

Monday night;  No corkage applies to any bottle of wine

Thursday night; Local live music

Friday Night;  Complimentary  wine tasting anytime between 5-8pm

Please take the time to check out the web site for additional events.

So I thank my friends for introducing me to a hot new place, and I will certainly pay it forward.  As always I encourage to go out there and find the new local owned spots that survive because  we continue to support them.  It’s our community and our neighbors.

bon-appetit_63

 

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