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EatBeat: Food Events – Oscar Night Dinner, Organic Greenmarket, AFWC Gala, Savor the Avenue and Boca Bacchanal

March 6th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Oscar Dinner at Bogart’s

Matt Damon, up for Best Supporting Actor for Invictus /photo by Nicolas Gemin, Paris

Get your Oscar ballots ready and head to Bogart’s in Boca – they’re hosting an Oscar night dinner Sunday night, with a 3-course special dinner and a group party to watch the awards show on their big-screen TVs.

It’s always more fun to dish about the stars with others…might as well do it where you can get decent eats, too.
Not sure about Matt Damon as a winner this year – he’s again  nominated as Best Supporting Actor with great company. He looks good for it, but we’ll see.
Bogart’s in the Cenemark Palace 20, upstairs
  • 3200 Airport Road, Boca Raton
  • Hours: 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Monday-Thursday; till midnight Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday
  • For reservations and info: (561) 395-4695; www.bogartsofboca.com

Green Gourmet Now Open for Dinner, and Greenmarket

Chef Joey Giannuzzi is already growing a huge fan base out in west Delray with his Green Gourmet prepared foods market. He decided last week that dinners would be a good idea, and put in a few tables, and now offers table service after 5 p.m.
We had a great dinner at this all-green spot (even the china is recycled from thrift stores and family stashes), which included his fresh-made silky mozzarella atop a very thick, juicy slice of organic tomato with a perfectly balanced fresh basil pesto vinaigrette. Couldn’t make the bites come out even – and will definitely have to order two next time with even more bread.
He also offers green drinks – including wheatgrass juice and organic smoothies – at half off during happy hour, 3-5 p.m.
On Sundays, from 8 to 4 p.m., Giannuzzi  has started an organic greenmarket in the parking lot in front of the Green Gourmet. He’s sourced organic produce and products from all over the state and two tents of vendors are selling. you can go inside and get breakfast or lunch from Giannuzzi, too.
Green Gourmet Cafe and Greenmarket
  • 16950 Jog Road (in Shoppes of Addison Place), Delray Beach
  • Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
  • More info: 561-455-2466; www.thegreengourmetdelray.com
Upcoming: American Fine Wine Competition Gala Dinner, Savor the Avenue, Boca Bacchanal
Mark your calendars for several food events this month:
March 13 – The 3rd Annual AFWC Gala Dinner: At the Lincoln Culinary Institute in West Palm Beach, more than 500 wines, including the winners from the American Fine Wine Competition, will be poured at this fancy feast. Dinner is a collaborative meal from five notable chefs: Johnny Vinczencz of Johnny V’s Las Olas, Michael Wagner of Lola’s on Harrison, Oliver Saucy of Café Maxx and Cindy Hutson of Ortanique on The Mile, and Pastry Chef Juan Valesquez of Paradiso. Jazz singer Nicole Henry will perform. Tickets are $195 per person and include the Sparkling White Party of American bubbly pourings, seated dinner and entertainment. A silent auction also is featured. The Red Cross Haiti earthquake relief, the Quantum House and the scholarship fund at Lincoln Culinary Institute benefit. For information, go here or call (561) 504-8463.
 March 18 – Savor the Avenue 2010: The longest dinner table imaginable goes the length of Atlantic Avenue in Delray, where chefs from participating surrounding restaurants offer up dinner for the Office Depot Foundation. Wines, food and crazy dining partners are all part of the fun. Costs run from $49 to $85 per person, depending on the restaurant. We warn you it will sell out very soon – don’t wait to make a reservation with the restaurant of your choice. For all the details, including menus of those participating, go here. …
March 19-21 – Boca Bacchanal 2010: The huge food and wine event  features noted chefs (Paula Desilva of 3030 Ocean, this year) and boatloads of great wines. The tony vitners’ dinner is sold out months ahead (plan ahead next year) but there are still tickets to the Bacchanal and the amazing Auction ($225) at the Boca Raton Resort & Club Saturday night; Sunday’s Grand Tasting at the Mizner Park Amphitheatre ($85 in advance; $100 at the gate) and at the Wine Seminar, Therapy of Aromas, at the Boca Museum of Art on Sunday ($25). For tickets and information, go here, or call (561) 395-6766, ext. 101.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Juan // Mar 7, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    I came across your site awhile back. I really enjoy how you keep us updated to all happenings in our area. Juan
    Boca Raton, Fl

  • 2 Jan Norris // Mar 8, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Thanks, Juan – feel free to shoot me an email (go to Contact Jan) and let me know about things I might otherwise miss.
    You can check in with me, too, and other food writers on the New Times Blog, where we write about the dining scene and food interests: http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/cleanplatecharlie/

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