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Summer Specials at Cafe Boulud

Another sort of tart on Palm Beach.
Another sort of tart on Palm Beach.

Just two months ago, New Times called Cafe Boulud the best restaurant in Palm Beach County, a place where local and season ingredients are transformed into perspective-changing meals by Executive Chef Zach Bell. We mentioned then that you don't have to be an Everglades Club member to afford a meal there, and at no other time has this statement been more true. Cafe Boulud is running a host of summer specials that are priced well enough to beat down any recession-related food blues.

All summer long, diners can enjoy a three-course menu for just $35. It's not skimpy either. Start with the house-made charcuterie with artisenal mustard, soup inspired by the freshest ingredients at market that day, or a mesclun salad with shaved fennel and black olives. For your main, tuck into Florida red snapper bouillabaisse-style (bouludabaisse?), mushroom bolognese with fresh pappardelle, or sinful-sounding grilled skirt steak with fried yucca and chimichurri. After a dessert of flourless chocolate cake, chocolate and pistachio profiteroles, vanilla-mango vacherin, or a seasonal fruit strudel, you'll require personal transport to come back down to Earth.

The three-course dinner menu is offered daily, but Boulud doesn't

stop there. On Tuesdays, Bell and company are doing $10 tapas plates

with $6 glasses of red or white sangria ($18 by the carafe). On

Wendesdays, pastry chef Matthew Petersen stops tableside to prepare

old-school flaming desserts for $10 a pop -- think Rainbow Room in the

tropics. On Friday nights, Boulud ups the ante on bar food in the lounge

with a specialty beer selection. And Sundays aren't just that other

weekend day anymore, not when a three-course brunch clocks in at $25

and you can pony up to $12 bottomless bloody marys or mimosas.

Bottomless? Sounds a little dangerous, Daniel.

Cafe Boulud
301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach
561-655-6060
www.danielnyc.com 


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