Diners – start hitting the website Flavorpb.com to find deals as the month-long dining promotion, Flavor Palm Beach, continues for its fifth year to restaurants throughout Palm Beach County.
Whatever your fancy, there’s a prix fixe three-course menu for you out there to take advantage of at during the entire month of September. More than 40 restaurants will be participating, offering special menus and tastings for those who’ve reserved their seats.
Most offer several choices for each of the three courses – giving diners several ways to create a meal at both lunch and dinner. All are priced under $35; most complete lunches are $20 and dinners, $30-$35.
Special events for this year include tonight’s kick-off – Cocktails with the Chefs – for a cause. From 6-8 p.m. at III Forks and Cantina Laredo – both in Midtown, Palm Beach Gardens, there are samples of drinks, bites from both kitchens, and a silent auction with all of the proceeds benefiting Share Our Strength. Tickets are $15 online or $20 at the door. Diners have a chance to do a meet-greet-eat with the chefs.
Also new this year is the partnership with Share Our Strength, a national program for hunger relief that gives back to local organizations.
Focus on Palm Beach County restaurants
The real point of the promotion is to get people into the restaurants during the shoulder season in South Florida and give locals a chance to try restaurants that are relative newcomers, as well as some that are under the radar – Bistro 1001 in West Palm Beach, for example, where there’s a gourmet burger to be discovered, or Josef’s Table in Boca Raton. At Josef’s, their entire menu is available for dinner at $35 for three courses (don’t miss the crabmeat tower or apfel strudel).
Restaurants don’t skimp. From Cafe Chardonnay’s lunch menu, you could choose lobster bisque, pan-seared Gulf shrimp with lemon Parmesan risotto and a vanilla bean creme brulee – all for just $20. At Malcolm’s in the Omphoy, tease your palate with with a chilled prawn and corn soup with popcorn ice cream, seared laughingbird shrimp and brioche, and a hanger steak sous vide (with leek puree, potato galette and a red wine sauce) ending with a lemongrass creme brulee.
Seasonal and Florida dishes are available – like the grilled peach and baby lettuce salad, or summer corn “chowdah” from 3800 Ocean’s dinner.
Try a classic in its proper environment – a coq au vin or croque monsieur at Cafe Boulud, where you also can find a lemongrass coconut ginger floating island – a modern Asian twist on a classic dessert.
Local classics are here, too: The onion soup from the old Yesterday’s restaurant on the Intracoastal in Fort Lauderdale is now on the lunch menu at Rack’s Downtown Eatery in Boca. Testa’s in Palm Beach is offering up its famous chicken salad, and signature strawberry pie. There’s a reason they have remained popular all these years – try them during Flavor Palm Beach.
Eat with chefs who are shaking things up – Chris Miracola is the up-and-comer at Max’s Harvest in Delray Beach where there is a serious farm-to-fork theme involved in his menu choices. Try the golden gazpacho that has backyard Delray mangoes and the Space Coast’s famous rock shrimp in it.
Some restaurants, like Rosso in Boca Raton, change their menus each week – there’s no limit on how many times you can take advantage of the promotion, as long as you have a reservation – highly recommended for most.
When you reserve, make sure to mention you’re coming in for the Flavor menu.
Here’s the complete list of restaurants. Remember to reserve the Flavor Palm Beach menu for these specials online through FlavorPB.com.
NORTHERN PALM BEACH COUNTY
4645 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens
4533 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens
Cantina Laredo (Call for reservations)
4635 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens
11365 Legacy Ave., Palm Beach Gardens
Ironwood Steak and Seafood- PGA National Resort and Spa
400 Ave. of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens
Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort and Spa
3800 N. Ocean Dr., Singer Island
Ruths Chris North Palm
661 US Highway 1, North Palm Beach
11611 Ellison Wilson Road, Palm Beach Gardens
Talay Thai (Call for reservations)
PGA National Shoppes on the Green
7100 Fairway Dr., Palm Beach Gardens
Vic & Angelo’s
4520 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens
CENTRAL PALM BEACH COUNTY
301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach
Charley’s Crab – excludes Fri and Sat dinners
456 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach
The Flagler Steakhouse at The Breakers
2 S. County Road, Palm Beach
350 S. County Road, Palm Beach
The Italian Restaurant at The Breakers
1 S. County Road, Palm Beach
Leopard Lounge and Restaurant at the Chesterfield Hotel
363 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach
The Art of Food at the Omphoy Ocean Resort
2842 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach
Morton’s The Steakhouse
777 S. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach
251 Sunrise, Palm Beach
Pistache French Bistro
101 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach
87 Via Mizner, Palm Beach
Ruth’s Chris – CityPlace
651 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
Temple Orange at the Ritz Carlton Palm Beach
100 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach
Testa’s Palm Beach
221 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach
The Restaurant at the Four Seasons
2800 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach
Top of the Point
777 South Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach
SOUTHERN PALM BEACH COUNTY
6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton
213 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach
5030 Champion Blvd., Boca Raton
201 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach
169 N.E. Second Ave., Delray Beach
Morton’s the Steakhouse
5050 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton
800 Palm Trail, Delray Beach
Rack’s Downtown Eatery and Tavern
402 Plaza Real (Mizner Park), Boca Raton
Red, the Steakhouse
1901 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton
1901 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton
225 N.E. Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton
2300 N.W. Executive Center Dr., Boca Raton
25 N.E. 2nd Ave, Delray Beach
106 S. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach
399 S.E. Mizner Blvd. (Royal Palm Place), Boca Raton
Vic & Angelo’s
290 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach