Top Chef Alumnus Dale Talde and Three Kings Restaurant Group Will Soon Launch Grandview Public Market
In the quiet heat of South Florida’s post-season slowdown, things are ramping up at Grandview Public Market, the food and beverage component of West Palm Beach’s new Warehouse District situated between Clare and Elizabeth avenues, just southwest of the city’s downtown area.
For Chef Dale Talde and partners David Massoni and John Bush, there’s a frenetic pace to keep these days, as the group prepares to open not only two new restaurants, but also Grandview Public Market’s signature bar early this summer.
Clare’s Chicken is the first of the Three Kings’ new offerings, where diners can expect fried and roasted chicken in flavors ranging from French and Thai, to Southern and Cantonese, with a variety of menu iterations like entrees, salads and sandwiches.
“The mainstay will be chicken,” Talde explained, “But it’ll be more than that too.”
Talde said that he and his partners see Clare’s Chicken as a “European type of establishment,” offering cheese boards to accompany a featured wine, and family-style special menu events like porchetta night and prime rib night.
Then there’s The Corner, named for the square Detroit-style personal pan pizzas Talde plans to serve up. The Corner will feature both traditional pies as well as pizzas with unexpected toppings.
“You’ve gotta have the classics,” Talde says, “Your pepperoni, your sausage and onions, your straight up cheese. But then there are some people who will want to be more adventurous, and will want something like a burrata pie with honey and black pepper, or a Spanish-inspired pie with chorizo finished with a cheddar cave age goat cheese and asparagus.”
For customers who choose to pass on pizza, Talde says The Corner’s menu will also feature Italian-inspired sandwiches and salads.
Patrons in search of a little libation will go to Little Red Truck. While each of the Three Kings’ venues will have a beer and wine component to them, Little Red Truck will offer a creative array of signature cocktails developed by mix-master Bush, plus an impressive menu of beers and wines. The wine list features both Old and New World varietals hand-curated by Massoni.
Talde says the local heat has inspired Bush and Massoni to put a number of frozen drink options on the menu, from familiar tropical concoctions to the newly popular frosé.
A graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, Talde has worked under some of the world’s most famous chefs, including Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Shawn McClain, and Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto.
Talde’s wide-ranging cooking style takes inspiration from his family’s Filipino roots and his Chicago childhood. His eclectic menus offer a tasty and contemporary mashup of the flavors and techniques of both Eastern and Western cuisines.
These three new culinary venues at Grandview Public Market are Talde’s first foray into the West Palm Beach dining scene, but he’s no stranger to South Florida. Together with his Three Kings partners, he owns Talde Miami Beach, as well as several restaurants in New York, including Massoni, Atlantic Social, The Heights and Talde outposts in Jersey City and Brooklyn.
Talde has starred as one of the most popular contestants on three seasons of Bravo’s Top Chef, Esquire’s Knife Fight and appeared on episodes of Food Network’s Chopped, Chopped Junior, Iron Chef America and Beat Bobby Flay. He was recognized by Food and Wine Magazine as 2013’s "People's Best New Chef,” and has been named a "Rising Star" by StarChefs.
Johnstone Capital Partners owns the sprawling six-building, 85,000 square foot Warehouse District property that will house Talde’s new concepts, along with many other businesses.
“We set out with an objective to build a cool, hip community in West Palm Beach that really captures the creative spirit in this town,” Johnstone’s spokesperson William Earl said. “It’s going to be unlike anything else in the area.”
Update: Grandview Public Market was recently called Grange Hall Market. Developer Chris Vila announced the name change for the forthcoming project on May 9.
Photos courtesy of Three Kings Restaurant Group
Map courtesy of Warehouse District, WPB