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Opening tonight: Paloma

And here's the menu.

Opening tonight: Paloma

Adan Saavedra and his wife/partner, Barbara Cohan-Saavedra.
Adan Saavedra and his wife/partner, Barbara Cohan-Saavedra.

Chef Adan Saavedra is known as a perfectionist, and he just now sprung his dinner menu for  Paloma.

Which makes sense because Paloma's opening is tonight (July 15) at 763 S. Eighth St. in South Philly.

Saavedra, whose kitchen background includes Taquet, La Truffe, Ciboulette, Michel's and the Four Seasons, started his haute Mexican restaurant a decade ago on Castor Avenue. (It got a solid two-bell.) That location closed last year.

He is partnered with his wife, Barbara Cohan-Saavedra, a former U.S. attorney who whips up mean desserts.

Paloma is BYOB, dinner only for now, though the couple eventually want to take their liquor license out of safekeeping.

Click here for the menu.

Regulars will remember his wild mushroom flan appetizer, of which Craig LaBan wrote: "What herbiness emerges through the silky custard and woodsy snap of mushroom flan? It is the usually pungent epazote weed, hovering oh so faintly, but only like a tease."

Fare ain't cheap; entrees start at $22 for a dish of fettuccine, vegetables, and truffle oil, and quickly head north.

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Michael Klein
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