On the weekend of January 29th, Le Bilboquet Palm Beach will celebrate its one-year anniversary on Worth Avenue. Meet Libation ‘21. Taking a page from the finest Parisian perfumeries that commemorate a special occasion with a limited-release fragrance, Le Bilboquet is gearing to start its own Palm Beach tradition. The weekend of January 29th, Le Bilboquet will offer their loyalists ‘in the know’ a complimentary cocktail, Libation ’21. Afterward, it will be available, as an off-menu request, for the entire month of February.
Libation ‘21 was created by internationally-acclaimed mixologist Benjamin Wood, and is based on Italicus (a bergamot liquor), lemon oil, sparkling wine and Peychaud’s bitters. It is garnished with an edible orchid and upcycled, pineapple fronds. “The flavors are incorporated using the old technique of ‘swizzling,’ derived from Tiki cocktail culture,” says Wood. “This drink is an homage to the island of Palm Beach, its rich history, and the sweet future that lies ahead. It’s a light, luxurious, celebratory, and easy-to-drink concoction that embraces the past and gazes towards the future.”
The minute I heard Le Bilboquet was looking for a Palm Beach location, I got on the phone with [owner] Philippe and told him that I had the perfect spot for him,” says Jane Holzer, a.k.a. Baby Jane, Palm Beach’s beloved entrepreneur, and international art collector. “Who knew Via Encantada would become such a hot dining destination? Then again, Philippe has that magic sauce.” Palm Beach follows in the footsteps of other successful restaurant openings for Philippe Delgrange’s Bilboquet Group, which includes dining destinations in Manhattan, Sag Harbor, Atlanta, Denver, and Dallas.
Le Bilboquet began in 1986 as an intimate boîte in Manhattan’s Upper Eastside. What started as a word-of-mouth space with 17 tables, quickly became Manhattan’s hottest ticket among the cognoscenti. Le Bilboquet attracts the most diverse and fascinating clientele from around the globe. And to commemorate its Palm Beach anniversary weekend, Le Bilboquet will offer their loyalists a complimentary cocktail called Libation ’21, a light, celebratory drink paying homage to the beauty of Palm Beach Island. “Moving to Palm Beach was a natural extension to our brand,” says Delgrange. “It’s been wonderful to see so many of our loyal New York clientele here, as well as getting to meet so many terrific, wonderful locals.”
A typical lunch at Le Bilboquet Palm Beach
Le Bilboquet Palm Beach, located at 245A Worth Avenue, is also open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. The lunch menu is served from 12 to 3:00; the dinner menu begins at 5:30 pm. Kitchen closes at 11 pm. A special brunch menu is available on Saturday and Sunday. The outdoor courtyard offers al-fresco dining. It will also be open for breakfast starting on February 16th. For reservations, please go to: www.lebilboquetpb.com or call 561.812.2363.  Walk-ins welcome, subject to availability. Strict elegant dress code enforced.