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Ever since Paladar opened, it's been one of my favorite spots in Cleveland. It's a fun stylish restaurant with delicious food and drinks, a lively bar, and a patio. When I heard that they were closing for a complete renovation, my first thought was "Why mess with perfection?" and then my second thought was "How am I going to survive without them during the closure." My fears were in vain because Paladar is officially reopened - and it's better than ever! And you can win a $100 gift card to experience it yourself.
Cleveland Restaurant Paladar

The renovations doubled the size of the bar area and added a custom guacamole bar. They kept the star lights and got rid of that weird step leading up to the bar area - yay!
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I recently was invited to visit the new space and preview the Carnaval menu. You are definitely going to want to check out both!
Carnaval, Paladar, Woodmere, rum, party
Thursday, February 28 through Fat Tuesday, March 5 there will be quite the party at Paladar.

The special Carnaval menu is full of tasty bites:

- Peri Peri Chicken Skewers
- Charred Spanish Octopus
- Lamb & Rosemary Cheesebread Sliders
- Brazilian Beef Empanadas
- Duck Mole Masa Fries
- Crispy Masa Fries (Vegetarian) 
- Feijoada Tasting
- Spicy Salt & Pepper Whole Shrimp

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 Lamb & Rosemary Cheesebread Sliders

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Peri Peri Chicken Skewers
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Sweet Potato Donuts

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Feijoada Tasting
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Charred Spanish Octopus

And these delicious specialty Caipirinhas:
- Coconut Pineapple Caipirinha
- Blood Orange Caipirinha
- Passion Fruit Caipirinha 
- Caipirinha Flight Trio
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Pro Tip: Get the flight so you don't have to choose. My personal favorite was the Passion Fruit but they were all delicious and refreshing.
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We also did a rum tasting and I was blown away by the diversity of flavors that rum can have! Some tasted like a whiskey or scotch - not at all what I expected. They created a Rum Bible to help guests learn more about this under-appreciated spirit.
The Rum Wheel, rum, cocktails, Paladar
You can win a $100 gift card to celebrate Carnaval at Paladar! Use the Rafflecopter below to enter. 

Contest ends Wednesday 2/27 just in time for you to experience Carnaval at Paladar.

*** Disclosure: I was invited to the event and was provided complimentary samples of the Carnaval menu and $100 gift card for this giveaway. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. ***
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