Jardin Restaurant To Open On Clematis April 25, Serving Global Cuisine And Eye-Popping Desserts
A new restaurant in West Palm's theater district is about to raise the curtain on its establishment.
Jardin, set to open Monday, April 25, will offer a menu of globally influenced cuisine focused on seasonal ingredients. Located on Clematis Street, the restaurant will also cater to the after-dinner crowd by serving craft cocktails and show-stopping desserts.
The couple behind the restaurant, chefs Jordan Lerman and Stephanie Cohen, bring with them experience from such top New York restaurants as Eleven Madison Park and Momofuku Ssam Bar, and most recently, Rebel House in Boca Raton.
Jardin will launch with daily lunch and dinner service; a late-night menu and weekend brunch will be offered soon after. The 150-seat restaurant will have an open-kitchen plan and courtyard full of lush landscaping for al fresco dining.
From appetizers like duck choripan (an ode to the South American chorizo sandwich that swaps duck for the traditional sausage) to entrees such as gator ribs and fresh-caught black grouper, the menu will draw on locally sourced ingredients.
Creative cocktails like La Abuela—a blend of brown butter-infused rum, maple, cashew orgeat, blueberry and lime—and dessert cocktails, including the Hot Chocolate Créme Brulee, will be accompanied by a rotating list of obscure global spirits to introduce guests to hard-to-find selections.
Guests with a real sweet tooth will be happy to know Cohen, the restaurant's pastry chef, is an alum of Dominique Ansel Bakery—home of the Cronut. At Jardin, her eye-popping pastry selections will include a chocolate and caramel sauce fondue platter with cinnamon marshmallows, orange madeleines, donut holes, key lime bites and carbonated fruits, as well as the Donut Tower, a vertical stack of donuts (maple Bavarian cream, chocolate glazed and candied bacon) served with honey-soaked churros and orange-glazed sour cream.
Jardin's late-night grub menu—which features street-food items from countries around the world—will be offered Thursday through Saturday from 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Menu items ($5-$11) will be geared toward locals wrapping up a night at the theater or out in downtown. In May, the theme will be Asian-influenced eats, from several ramen options to crispy rice cakes served with mojo pork ragu, sweet plantains and crispy shallots.
Jardin; 330 Clematis St., West Palm Beach
Roasted Spring Salad
Hudson Valley Roasted Foie Gras
Hot Toddy Chocolate Créme Brulee
(Photos courtesy South Moon Photography)