For cocktail and food combinations that bend the rules, visit the restaurant of the Palomar hotel. Though the decor is simple, the culinary pairings shock the palate (think: green strawberry turnip soup and black olive madeleine dessert).
Challenge the mixologist to turn the drink menu upside-down. Chief bartender and former physical therapist, Brian Means, can get mighty creative if you provide the right inspiration.
His concoction ‘The Sun Also Rises,’ a bitter blend of raw whiskey, black tea, citrus and peach, was inspired by a scene in Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.