Monday, March 21, 2016

Palette 22 Debuts New Beverage Program Bringing an International Flair to Arlington

Photo: Goran Kosanovic

From our friends at Palette 22...

Unique Beverage Pairings Are Crafted to Engage the Senses

Palette 22, the newest venture from Alexandria Restaurant Partners (ARP) located in the heart of The Village at Shirlington at 4053 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA, 22206 unveils its new beverage program to pair with the menus of globally-inspired small plates. Thirsty diners and art lovers alike can take pleasure in unique, original craft cocktails highlighting international flavors and spirits, which are influenced by world famous art and artists. Palette 22's signature red and white authentic Spanish sangrias with apples, oranges, limes, lemons are priced at $6.50 per glass, or $23 when ordered by the pitcher. The restaurant’s expansive 45-seat island bar also features an extensive wine list of international varietals by the glass and bottle, as well as draught beer lines, featuring seasonally rotating beers from local, regional, and nationally popular craft and small brewers.

Craft cocktail highlights include Pina A La Parilla with Slow & Low rye, smoked pineapple syrup, and habanero water; Jamaican Daiquiri with Appleton V/X rum, coconut, hibiscus-all spice syrup, and lime juice; Impressionism with Tanqueray Sterling vodka, prosecco, lemon juice, Asian pear, sake, and clove; Van Man Gogh with Gran Centenario Azul Repo tequila, mango syrup, orange & lime juices, cumin, and white pepper; Kiwi Ginger Collins with Citadelle gin, kiwi & ginger syrups, and lime juice; Peruvian Negroni with Macchu pisco, Campari, Dolin Blanc vermouth, and orange bitters, and the What The Fuzz? with Tanqueray Sterling vodka, Massenz Crème de Peche, ginger syrup, and lemon juice.Craft cocktails range in price from $10 to $12. Additionally, guests can enjoy two Japanese Sakes, Sasanigori, ShirakawagoChubuJP, available in a 300 ml bottle and priced at $32, as well as Dry, OzekiHollister,CA priced at $6 by the glass, and $20 by the bottle.

Palette 22 also features local, regional and international craft beers available on draft, bottle, and cans.  Draught selections are rotated regularly with currently highlighted craft beers-on-tap include Devil’s Backbone Gold Leaf Lager from Lexington, VA; Champion Shower Beer from Charlottesville, VA; Port City Optimal Wit from Alexandria, VA; Midnight Not My Job English Brown Ale from Rockville, VA; Duck Rabbit Milk Stout from Farmville, NC; SweetWater 420 Extra Pale Ale from Atlanta, GA; Hardywood Singel Belgian-Style Blonde Ale from Richmond, VA; Evolution Lot # 3 IPA from Salisbury, MD; Dogfish Head 90-min Imperial IPA from Rehoboth Beach, DE; Brothers Brewing Seasonal/Rotating from Harrisonburg, VA, and Dominion Seasonal/Rotating from Dover, DE. Canned and bottled beer options include Erdinger Weissbier; Michelob Ultra Pale Lager; Bud Light Light Lager; Corona American Adjunct Lager; Heineken Euro Pale Lager;Stella Artois Euro Pale Lager; Budweiser Adjunct Lager; Blue Moon Belgian White Wheat Ale; Jack’s Apple Hard Cider, as well as Widmer Brothers Gluten Free Omission Pale Ale. Draft Beers are available in 16 oz. glasses ranging in price from $6.50 to $9, and in 20 oz. glasses ranging in price from $8.50 to $12. Canned and bottled beer range in price from $4 to $7.50.

An extensive wine list of international varietals featuring four sparkling wines, 17 white wines, and 29 red wines offered by the glass and by the bottle can also be enjoyed at Palette 22. Featured sparkling wines include Prosecco, LaMarca, Prosecco, IT; Brut, J Vineyards, “Cuvee 20,” Russian River Valley, CARose, Jaume Serra Cristalino, Catalonia, SP, and Rose Sauvage, Piper Heidsieck, Champagne, FR. Highlighted white wines include Riesling, S. A. Prüm, “Essence QbA,” Mosel, GE; Albarino, Martin Codax, Rias Baixas, SP; White Blend, Piccini, “Memôro,” IT; Sauvignon Blanc, Vavasour, Awatere Valley, Marlborough, NZ; Chenin Blanc-Viognier, Terra d’Oro, Amador, CA, and Chardonnay, Steele Shooting Star, N Coast, CA. Highlighted red wines include Rosé, Planeta, Sicily, IT; Pinot Noir, MacMurray, Central Coast, CA; Cabernet Franc, Peju, Napa Valley, CA; Zinfandel, Moss Roxx, “Ancient Vines,” Lodi, CA; Malbec, Don Miguel Gascón, Mendoza, AR; Cabernet Sauvignon, Kuleto “Native Son,” Napa, CA; Syrah, Cusumano, Sicilia, IT; Petite Sirah, Ravenswood, CA; Red Blend, Las Rocas, “Renegado,” Calatayud, SP; Red Blend, Kuleto, “India Ink,” Napa, CA, as well as Cabernet Sauvignon, Kuleto Estate, Napa, CA. Wines by the glass are price from $8 to $15, and wines by the bottle range in price from $28 to $126.

Additionally, guests are invited to enjoy Happy Hour at Palette 22, available all day on Mondays and Tuesday through Friday from 4 PM to 7 PM. Guests can take advantage of special prices on a selection of Palette 22's modern street food small plate dishes with an international flavor including Wild Mushroom Flatbread with roasted garlic and truffle oil; Fried Eggplant Flatbread with roasted garlic, mozzarella, tomatoes, and olives; Jerk Chicken Flatbread with mango-pineapple salsa; Asado De Cordero Flatbread with roasted lamb, eggs, and muhammaraBacon & Eggs Flatbread with pork belly, caramelized onions, and smoked cheddar; Jucy Lucy Sliders with American cheese stuffed Creekstone Farms beef, 1000 island, and pickles; Cuban Sliders with pulled pork, sweet ham, pickles, and Swiss cheese; Baja Fish Tacos with crisp Mahi Mahi and cabbage-jalapeño-cilantro slaw; Tacos Vampiros with skirt steak, Serrano rajas, avocado, chipotle salsa, and queso cotija, and Tacos Al Pastor with achiote marinated pork, charred onions, and pineapple salsa. Happy Hour food ranges in price from $2.22 to $5.22. For the perfect pairing, guests can enjoy incentive-priced libations such as Main Street Chardonnay or Cabernet, signature Red and White Sangria, Rail Liquor, and all 16 oz. Draft Beers priced at $4.22, as well as all Signature Cocktails priced at $7.22.

Palette 22 is located within The Village at Shirlington at 4053 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, Virginia, 22206. Lunch is served Monday through Friday, from 11:30 AM to 3 PM. Dinner is served Sunday through Thursday, from 3 PM to 1 AM, Friday, from 4 PM to 2 AM and Saturday, from 3 PM to 2 AM. Happy Hour is served Monday through Friday from 4 PM to 7 PM. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday, from 10 AM to 3 PM. For reservations or additional information, please call (703) 746-9007 or visit