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Palermo Brings Argentinian Fire to Little Bourke St

Palermo is a new Argentinian inspired restaurant full of menu hits, from the same team behind San Telmo and Pastuso, with a focus on Parrilla charcoal-grilled cuisine. Having been highly impressed by these restaurants we attended the launch of Palermo (named after a precinct in Beunos Aires (a place we have visited). 

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With much expectation we rolled up to Palermo; Salsa dancing in Little Bourke St was a vibrant start to proceedings.

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Palermo provides an intimate dining experience with the use of fire (coals). For those of us who are carnivorous and love a blazing fire pit, this is the place to be! 

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The launch was like a "who's who" of Melbourne media and the foodie scene.

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Palermo is referred to as the sexy little sister of San Telmo, with a portrait of Argentinian screen siren Coco Sarli. Meat is a highlight and the ability to utilise the asado fire pit is a joy for Chef Ollie Gould (formerly of The Stokehouse).

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Groups will love these leather booths and marble top tables, next to an open kitchen.

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The menu for the launch gave us a broad sample of all things Palermo, and had a fun tone.

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The ambience at Palermo is top notch, including artwork and a sleek bar, and a cow hide feature wall. 

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We were introduced to the team including acclaimed chef Ollie Gould.

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Empanadas were a highlight with delightful crispy outer layer and flavoursome filling.

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Beef tartare with pickled cabbage was also rewarding. It seemed like Palermo features hits from both San Telmo and Pastuso in a casual setting.

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We love a top notch ceviche and this White fish ceviche with jalapeno was exceptional.

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Rustic and attractive light fittings.

Blood Sausage is a personal favourite and a serving of this dish disappeared quickly!

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Carrots, eggplant puree and smoked almonds with brown butter dressing was considered a side to go with the meat, but was like a meal in itself.

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Palermo prides itself on its treatment of top grade cuts of meat, with wines to match (many of them sourced from Argentina). O'Connors Premium Pasture Fed Flank Steak was a melt in your mouth highlight! Cooked to perfection by Ollie Gould.

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Fried potatoes with garlic aioli were another attractive side dish. 

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We were highly impressed with the beef, and the Gippsland Suffolk Lamb cooked over the charcoal coal fire pit was tantalising melt in your mouth goodness.

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Dessert was another highlight with Dulce de Leche Creme Caramel with salted peanut praline.

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Palermo is a fun and smart dining destination with exceptional use of its fire pit; a restaurant we would like to return to and the perfect destination for your next romantic dinner or group catch up.


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