We will be closed July 12th — 16th for a team retreat

Bar Program

In tandem with our culinary values, the bar program at Palette is a reflection of Bay Area seasonality. Bar Director Trevin Hutchins and Bar Manager Michael Nathan collaborate to create a rotating list of classically inspired cocktails with a unique and modern twist. By utilizing unexplored spirits and uncommon ingredients, our bartenders take pride in introducing unfamiliar flavors in an approachable way. 

 

With a focus on sustainability, no shortcuts are taken in sourcing and products are only served in their prime. We strive to use every part of what we receive and innovate new techniques in repurposing what could otherwise be considered waste — like a garnish of pineapple ash or dehydrated rhubarb fibers.

 
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Featured Cocktail
 

Foraged Old Fashioned
Root Cocktail: Old Fashioned, 1862

Wright & Brown Bourbon, Cane Sugar, Rotating Foraged Bitters

Our interpretation of this true classic starts with bourbon from Wright & Brown, an artisanal distillery in West Oakland that pays homage to the tradition of American whiskey. Dense caramel, vanilla, and herbaceous notes are complemented by changeable house-made tinctures derived from ingredients like porcini mushroom, pink peppercorn, and Ponderosa pine, foraged by Bryan Jessop of Morchella Wild Foods.