After more than two decades as neighbors catering to Manhattan's Upper East Side clientele, Chef Charlie Palmer and luxury retailer Bloomingdale’s finally get together under one roof at Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale’s South Coast Plaza, an ultimate luxury destination. The restaurant and its affiliated Next Vintage Wine Shop are located on the ground floor of Bloomingdale’s, and one can expect the celebrated chef’s signature elevated American cooking as he opens in early May.
Based on culinary tradition with a deep and lasting infusion of classical French cuisine, Palmer’s food has always been an extension of his personality – generous, robust and bold. Showcasing these flavors through artisanal ingredients, the menu reflects the master chef’s innovative style in entrées such as Crisp Black Sea Bass and Red Wine Poached Beef Tenderloin, accessorized by dishes like white artichoke “barigoule” style, truffle potato gnocchi, or coriander scented basmati rice.
Palmer’s innovative retail shop Next Vintage allows shoppers (as well as diners) to bring home selections from Palmer’s trademark, award-winning restaurant wine list. Next Vintage is staffed by the sommeliers from the restaurant, bringing service up to an award-winning wine list level. Palmer’s innovative approach to wine continues throughout the restaurant wine experience. At Bloomingdale’s, Palmer offers a special kind of fine dining wine service: more affordable – even in the hard to find bottlings. Palmer believes diners deserve the opportunity to experiment rather than be confined to one bottle due to pricing alone.
Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale’s South Coast Plaza, designed by CMS Architecture and Design PC, combines a masterful mix: fine cuisine and couture, with an innovative approach to wine, all set in a luxurious environment. “We make a good team, as luxury shopping and dining go hand in hand,” states Palmer.