7 Palm Beach-Area Restaurants You'll Want To Try During Flavor Palm Beach
Brace your stomach.
Flavor Palm Beach kicks off Sept. 1, and there are more than 50 restaurants to choose from. And when three-course lunches and dinners start as low as $20 and $30, respectively, it's practically mandatory to try several of them.
Here are seven eateries in the Palm Beach area we think will be worth heading to during the monthlong restaurant promotion.
Cafe Boulud, Palm Beach
Why: Because chef Rick Mace works wonders with Daniel Boulud's Palm Beach outpost, and our last dinner experience at Cafe Boulud was easily one of our favorite meals of the past year.
What we're ordering: Doing lunch: House-made charcuterie, smoked mushroom pappardelle (because, frankly, we're mushroom-obsessed), and key lime pie with lemon coulis and pink grapefruit sorbet
Imoto, Palm Beach
Why: We were going to say "to try the sushi," but you'll notice in our menu choices that we went in another direction entirely…
What we're ordering: This might sound like a crime, but at least we're being honest—Passing up the sushi and going for: Pork belly banh mi slider, Duroc pork loin ramen, Ice cream/Sorbet
Jardin, West Palm Beach
Why: We trust the talented chef duo of Jordan Lerman and Stephanie Cohen to come up with something fresh, seasonal and satisfying, and that plate of oven-roasted chicken on the Flavor Palm Beach menu is picture-perfect.
What we're ordering: Beef tartare, oven-roasted chicken (but is it weird that we almost want to choose the vegetable dish?), and the You're Welcome deconstructed sundae with brownie madeleines and brûlée banana
Jove Kitchen and Bar at Four Seasons Palm Beach, Palm Beach
Why: A chance to dine at the Four Seasons and enjoy a tasty Italian dinner with a twist.
What we're ordering: Buffalo mozzarella and peach caprese, crispy Chilean seabass, deconstructed cannoli
Meat Market, Palm Beach
Why: One word: Steak. Fine, a few more words: So many appetizer options. How do we choose?!
What we're ordering: Buffalo sliders? Wagyu carpaccio? OK, how about blue island oysters with a trio of dipping sauces? Final answer: 8-ounce prime ribeye and bone marrow duo, chocolate panna cotta
Pistache French Bistro, West Palm Beach
Why: French food is about treating yourself, and at this Clematis Street bistro, all of the Flavor Palm Beach menu items sound too tempting to pass up.
What we're ordering: Appetizer: Literally any of them (seriously, how do we choose between escargot in lemon-garlic butter, salmon tartare, and a golden beet and goat cheese salad?); Pork "Short Rib;" Tart au Citron with candied preserved lemon, blueberry compote, and vanilla créme
Why: Being at the hip, vibrant Eau Palm Beach Resort immediately puts us in a good mood. Dining at Eau puts us in an even better mood. We know from experience that brunch at this Mediterranean bistro is a delectable to-do, but we'd love to return for an elegant dinner, too.
What we're ordering: Matzo ball soup, Florida red snapper, Chocolate "Eau"verload