Old San Juan

Marmalade

80

317 Fortaleza St.,
San Juan,

Puerto Rico,
00901.

Behind its traditional old-world façade, Marmalade is like a Technicolor fantasy: bright white spaces punctuated by hot pinks, aquamarines, and sunburst oranges; alcoves draped with diaphanous red curtains; servers dressed in candy-hued tunics. Chef Peter Schintler (who cut his teeth at New York City's Le Cirque) has created a menu that's equally bold: his dishes include horseradish-potato gnocchi served with short ribs and wilted greens; halibut-and-prawn bouillabaisse; and pork loin with pineapples, cashews, and curry foam.