72 hours in Palm Beach & Boca, and you don’t know where to eat ……
Check out what Bon “Viv”ant (Viv Edery) ~ Guest Blogger has to say….
Dishing up where, what, why and how to the best in food and entertaining!
Thinking about getting out of cold New York and heading South for a few days for some warm R & R? So, book the tickets, rent the car, pack and get on the plane, and check into your favorite hotel or your other home.
As the day progresses and you’re so happy to feel the warm sun on your face, you begin to wonder where to eat dinner?
Palm Beach ~
Try Bice for sumptuous Italian, on Worth Avenue, (valet parking is available on Peruvian Avenue during dinner hours only). So, if you haven’t been, go! This isn’t a stodgy PB haute. Whether you dine in the courtyard, or the main dining room, the food is the same, Delish!
Their salads, some familiar ones and some other creative ones are fresh, crisps delights with crumbled gorgonzola, goat cheese, parmesan or buffalo mozzarella, all are dressed perfectly.
Antipasti’s some traditional and others, contemporary, lend themselves to today’s lighter dining trends.
Pasta’s are divided into two categories, dried, and fresh homemade. Some of my favorites are the Tagliolini Bolognese and Cavettellli (theirs, hand rolled ricotta pasta) with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe, delicioso, both Ravioli options are flavorful and melt in your mouth. Risotto’s both so yummy.
Fish and Meat entrees, do Nonna proud. So pick up your fork, and dig in! Special requests are no problem.
As I am not a sweets girl, savory is my thing, but I appreciate their desserts, which are vast and this foodie can recommend the Ricotta Cheesecake and/or Tiramisu.
Looking for something with a cultural experience and tangy culinary flair, head to Echo for Asian fusion. Whether you’re craving sushi, Chinese classics with a twist or flavorfully prepared Asian dishes. If you’re savvy with chopsticks or prefer the fork, Echo doesn’t disappoint.
The cocktails are luscious and colorful; happy hours are loud and crowded.
Warm breezy evenings remind you of your summers in St. Tropez or Cannes, head to family owned Chez Jean Pierre. This wonderful bistro serves up Country French cuisine. The menu features all the classic delicacies, from foie gras and escargot, and yes, perfectly prepared Dover Sole Meuniere.
Boca Raton ~
When is Florida, the home of stone crab, If you can’t or don’t feel like driving down to Miami to Joe’s, head to Jake’s Stone Crab, on Via de Palmas. David will hook you up with plates of these crimson crustaceans! There are plenty of other moderately yummy menu options for those not willing to wield a cracker. Valet parking and patio seating available.
Where’s the Beef? New York Prime is the place when you are craving steak. It’s a bit difficult to find, located in the back of the center, persevere, it’s worth the trip to get to 2350 Executive Center Drive.
The bar draws a lively crowd, and offers live music. While serving up great cocktails, and an extensive wine list that offers something for everyone!
NYP offers only aged Prime beef, cooked to your choice with perfection. The baked potatoes, Idaho’s of course, and as big as footballs, more sour cream and chives please. Shrimp, such an oxymoron, are HUGE and succulent. Other non-bovine menu options are available, but didn’t you come for the BEEF? Oh, and the freshly baked variety in the breadbasket, Amazing, pass the butter! There is absolutely no reason a restaurant should serve inferior quality bread! At NYP everything is first rate!
Head over to Mizner Park, take a stroll and when hunger strikes, grab a table at Truluck’s for delicious seafood. They offer a vast selection, and steaks too. Cocktails are mixed and shaken and poured with precision, especially during their Half Price Happy Hour 4:30 – 7:00pm daily. Monday’s are all you can eat Stone Crab night, totally the best deal in town, priceless.
Visit Truluck’s anytime, the fish and seafood choices are just terrific; you will be Truly Lucky to experience such a wonderful meal.