Restaurant Reviews


So you can't afford to dine at La Vieille Maison, the highly regarded French restaurant on Palmetto Park Road in Boca Raton. Here's a solution: Go across the street. The restaurant also runs a charming wine store called Great Taste (285 E. Palmetto Park Rd., Boca Raton, 561-391-6701). The store stocks the same vintages as the restaurant at retail rather than markup prices. Great Taste also offers some striking gifts, such as carved African animals, which would make great wedding or birthday presents. So for a fraction of the price of a meal at La Vieille Maison, you can put together a picnic basket featuring a cabernet, a Camembert, and a menagerie.

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Jen Karetnick is an award-winning dining critic, food-travel writer, and author of the books Ice Cube Tray Recipes, Mango, and The 500 Hidden Secrets of Miami.
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